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U.S. WNT to Join First Lady in Hosting Let's Move Clinic at White House


Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn Will Take Part in Event on South Lawn

CHICAGO (Oct. 3, 2011) – Members of the U.S. Women’s National Team will join First Lady Michelle Obama in hosting a Let’s Move! clinic on Thursday, Oct. 6 on the South Lawn of the White House to teach kids soccer skills and highlight the importance of physical activity.

Six players from the U.S. team that reached the final of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn – will lead local kids through a soccer clinic based on the principles of U.S. Soccer’s coaching curriculum. The curriculum is designed to improve development of players in the U.S., concentrating on creating more organized, age-appropriate training sessions, developing coaching practices and creating a fun environment.

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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will continue preparations for 2012 Olympic Qualifying with a friendly on Nov. 19 against Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. It will be the team’s third match since its dramatic run at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, where it captivated the country with an inspirational march to the final, coming tantalizingly close to winning the world championship before Japan scored a late overtime equalizer and then won the tournament in a penalty shootout.

 

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