By Igal Treibatch
More than 400 Madera-area kids were treated to a soccer clinic taught by Chivas USA last month and 100 of those children won free tickets to watch the Chivas in action at the StubHub Center in the Southern California city of Carson.
The special event and charter bus trip was sponsored by South-East Madera County United, a non-profit mutual benefit organization that represents the interests of residents and businesses in the southeastern part of the county.
Chivas USA, a Major League Soccer club based in Los Angeles, provided professional coaches from their youth development program to hold clinics at Liberty High School and Madera High School over four days in August for youth ages six to 18.
The younger children learned the fundamental components of soccer and the older youth were provided a deeper understanding of the game and techniques, all in a positive, enjoyable learning environment...