Featured Player of the Week: published 1/26/2017

Name: Chelsey

Our Player of the week for this week is Chelsey. 10 year old Chelsey is on Active Children Portland’s Whitman Elementary 4th-5th grade basketball team. If Chelsey could be any superhero, she would probably be Batwoman. She chose Batwoman because they have similar traits, for example, their personality. Basketball is the sport where Chelsey can connect with her friends really well. On the weekends they gather together and practice some more and just have some fun pickup games. For Chelsey being a good teammate is you have to be respectful. This could go in depth with caring about each other’s feelings to taking turns. Basketball helps Chelsey stay healthy by providing exercise, making it a good excuse to move around. Also it allows her to do some stretching before and after every day. Chelsey’s appreciates her coach’s honesty. She lets her know on what she needs to work on and puts just enough pressure for her to improve.  If Chelsey could change one thing in the world if she could, it would be hatred. “Sometimes people make mistakes, people need a more positive view instead of just hating” said Chelsey.

Featured Player of the Week: published 12/21/2016

Name:  Charlie

Our Player of the Week for this week is Charlie. 10 year old Charlie is on Active Children Portland’s Whitman Elementary 4th-5th grade soccer team. Given the choice to be any superhero, Charlie would be superman! He wants to save people and save the world from those who want to commit crimes against other people. What Charlie enjoys most about soccer is learning how to kick and dribble the ball. Raymond, a good friend of Charlie, helps him out in regards to always being there for him to pass the ball. For Charlie, being a good teammate is helping out others and being able to pass/assist to someone else so they can score. Soccer helps Charlie stay healthy by providing exercise, and building muscles. That way when he wants to play a game, he grows better every time. His coach helps him by teaching them how to dribble a ball, how to pass, and how to control it. If Charlie would change one thing in the world if he could, he would give homeless people shelter and
food so they won’t have to go hungry.

Featured Player of the Week: published 10/21/2016

Name:  Mose Anchor

Our player of the week for this week is Mose Anchor. Mose is on the Active Children Portland’s James John Elementary 4th-5th grade soccer team. 10 year old Mose has a huge passion for soccer that he would rather just play soccer instead of being any superhero.  The thing Mose enjoys most about soccer is that his team work as one. You can count on your teammates and know they will be there for you.  For example; Will, friend of Mose, helps him out with some of his soccer skills. For Mose, the meaning of a good teammate is being able to rely on them, and listen to what others have to say. Soccer helps Mose with good exercise, like running. And also it’s good for your brain to work well with others. His coach helps him out with his dribbling and ways of passing the ball. If Mose could change one thing in the world, if he could, it would be that everyone is treated equally and there should be no racism.

Featured Player of the Week: published 10/14/2016

Name:  Luis Angel Fulgencio

Our player of the week for this week is Luis Angel Fulgencio. Luis is on the Active Children Portland’s Parklane Elementary 4th-6th grade soccer team.  A couple of fun facts about Luis are that if he could be any superhero he would be the Flash. He would love to be the Flash because he runs super fast. The things Luis enjoys most about soccer, since he is a goal keeper, is being able to block goals and score them. He loves his teammates and how they work together. For Luis being a good teammate is not putting players down for a mistake they may have done. Goal keepers have an important role and you shouldn’t blame them if they can’t block all the goals. Also as a team you should be one and have good sportsmanship. Luis says soccer helps him stay healthy by providing exercise with running a lot and moving your body around. Luis tries very hard every day at practice because like coach says “with a little of practice every day we can get better every day.” Pollution is one things Luis would change if he could. Pollution provides bad air and we need good air to breathe and be healthy.