Ardmore G.O.A.L.S. Opens Spring Season - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Ardmore G.O.A.L.S. Opens Spring Season

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Atoka Co. Man Still Missing After Leaving For Town A Month Ago

    Atoka Co. Man Still Missing After Leaving For Town A Month Ago

    ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- It's now been more than a month since an Atoka County man with dementia disappeared without a trace.
    More >>
    ATOKA COUNTY, OK -- It's now been more than a month since an Atoka County man with dementia disappeared without a trace.

    More >>
  • Diseases Can Spread During Back to School; How to Keep the Kids Healthy

    Diseases Can Spread During Back to School; How to Keep the Kids Healthy

    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Back to School season is in full swing here in Texoma and local health directors are reminding parents to keep your kids healthy through the change. Experts say this time of year is prime for children to pick up diseases because school's back in session. More >>
    GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Back to School season is in full swing here in Texoma and local health directors are reminding parents to keep your kids healthy through the change. Experts say this time of year is prime for children to pick up diseases because school's back in session. More >>
  • Local Foundation Gathers Items For Military Care Packages

    Local Foundation Gathers Items For Military Care Packages

    ARDMORE, OK -- A local organization is helping several Oklahoma service men and women feel the comforts of home. It's the first year that employees at the Noble Foundation are collectively donating care package and some say they hope it's the start of a community movement.More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- A local organization is helping several Oklahoma service men and women feel the comforts of home. It's the first year that employees at the Noble Foundation are collectively donating care package and some say they hope it's the start of a community movement.
    More >>

ARDMORE, OK -- A non-profit youth organization in Ardmore is opening it's spring season Saturday.

It might be a little cold on the sidelines.

But if you're running and kicking a ball around, it's not so bad.

"This is opening day!" said Brad Williams, a board member for G.O.A.L.S. "We kind of got a little chilly on it."

The Greater Oklahoma Ardmore League of Soccer or G.O.A.L.S. kicked off it's spring season on Saturday.

It's run by about 75 volunteers who come together to make the soccer league possible.

"It's really a fantastic deal to watch everyone come together," said Williams.

Kids can begin playing in the league at three to four years old and progress all the way through high school until age 18.

G.O.A.L.S. was kick-started about 16 years ago, and has now grown to an organization with more than 400 kids playing soccer.

Those that grew up in the system are now giving back.

"I grew up in the community and the club," said Brady Hunt, a former player, referee, coach, and board member. "I played since I was four so now I'm coaching."

In addition to coaching, Hunt also officiates and serves on the board of directors.

Parents say through volunteerism and the team orientation of G.O.A.L.S, it has built strong community ties between participating families.

"I just love watching the kids play, I like it it's exciting," said Steven Scott. "Our family just likes to come out here and have fun, and enjoy the game."

While some may take it a little more seriously than others, the main goal is this.

"It's really everybody together working to watch these kids grow," said Williams.

Williams says the organization hopes to grow its membership numbers to 600 players next year.