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Soccer Club hosts youth skills challenge

Tianna Daniels (left) of the West Fargo Soccer Club fights for possession in a league match.

The Fargo Soccer Club is hosting the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge at Kennedy Elementary School soccer fields from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, September 8. The event is a US Club Soccer special event in conjunction with iSoccer.

The event is open to any male or female both between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2004. Pre-registration at is required. There is no cost to register. A limited number of onsite registrations will be accepted.

The event is being sponsored in Fargo by Luther Family Ford.

The challenge helps promote exercise and competitive fun for kid between the ages of eight and 13, with tons of great personal and community rewards.

Winners of the Fargo Skills Challenge will advance to the regional finals at the NSC Fall Cup soccer tournament, taking place October 6-7. Fargo will crown 3 female and 3 male winners. Similar finals will be held in Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit and Pittsburgh.

In anticipation of a great season of soccer, Luther Family Ford of Fargo-Moorhead is working with US Club Soccer, iSoccer and the Fargo Soccer Club, Moorhead Soccer Club and West Fargo SC Soccer Club to launch the challenge.

Running through mid-September, Ford Dealerships will work with youth soccer clubs, YMCAs and schools to sponsor hundreds of skills challenges in the Great Lakes Region. Parents or guardians of participants will have a chance to win a two-year lease on a new 2013 Ford Escape.

The six skills in the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge are:

1. Toe Taps

2. Foundations

3. Juggling Right Foot Only

4. Juggling Left Foot Only

5. Figure-Eight, Dribbling Right Foot Only

6. Figure-Eight, Dribbling Left Foot Only

All age-eligible youth born between 1998 and 2004 are welcome to participate. Affiliation with any of the area soccer club is not required.

Visit to learn more about the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge.

To get started, register at