Lil' Bombers Soccer Club
Team Andersen's Lil' Bombers soccer club welcomes all youth soccer stars who are interested in playing soccer and getting involved in the community. The Lil' Bombers soccer club began with twenty players in 2011 and now has seventy-four players on seven teams. While fun is the primary focus, exercise, training, and experience are also important to those involved in the club. Players in the under 8 and older divisions are also provided the opportunity to train with the Guam Football Association's National Academy.
Lil' Bombers soccer club board members, coaches, and volunteers are all part of the Team Andersen Family. They kindly give up free time each week to encourage and support our kids and help them become skilled soccer players and caring athletes.
"The main reason for creating this club was so military families could put their kids in a club on base that allows them to compete competitively downtown," said Staff Sgt. Christopher Kitts, formerly of the 36th Operations Support Squadron and Lil' Bombers founding president.
"It's good because the kids get to play downtown, and it's a good way for them to get out in the community," said Ruth-Lee Bermudez, military spouse and club founding secretary. "Everyone with base access is eligible to participate and the skill levels in each team vary, so no one is turned away."
This Spring season is nearing the end. Early Fall registration is April 16 and 18 from 4:30pm to 6pm located at the practice fields next to Andersen Gateway Inn at the corner of Santa Rosa and Davis and again at the end of July. Divisions include under age 6, under age 8, under age 10 and under age 12, and the club is looking to begin under age 14 teams.
The seasons consist of nine regular games, and the tenth game is a jamboree, which is several games throughout the day while spending down time with friends from the community of soccer players and fans. The club is a part of the Guam Football Association. Games are held downtown at the GFA fields in Dededo, while practices are held on base Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The club would appreciate regular or single practice volunteers to offer assistance to coaches. No previous experience or skill is required, especially for younger players or those playing for the first time; a voice of encouragement or additional guidance makes all the difference! If you have technical skills, the older players can benefit from your knowledge and ability.
Kerensa Ward, military spouse and current club president, has this to say about volunteering her time, "I get great enjoyment watching our players have so much fun playing such an active team sport and am amazed every practice by their improvement in skills."
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