Wisconsin highschool soccer gamers evolve from event on the Packers facility | WFRV Native 5
(WFRV) – Kids may dream of playing in the NFL, but on Friday select high school teams across Wisconsin were invited to an event organized by Nike at the Packers’ Don Hutson Center.
The ’11-On Tournament ‘took place in the shadow of Lambeau Field. It is an event to develop high school football players on both sides of the game and learn lessons for life. 200 high school football players across Wisconsin participated in a 7v7 tournament, lineman challenge, and various skill competitions.
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Training at the Packers facility was surreal for the players given the history of the Green Bay organization.
“I mean, it’s just great to see where legends get through when they play here. It was really cool to see the old historical stuff here, ”says Wesley King of Appleton North.
For the coaches, it was something that made them happy to be there and see their players back in football activities as they know the rigors of athletics in 2020.
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“To be honest, it got my batteries charged up pretty well. You know, we had a spring football season in the spring and it was a fight. The whole thing was a struggle. Being here with the maskless kids, just being able to have those relationships and the normal communication that you normally do, it was just amazing, ”said Rob Salm, Head Coach of Appleton North.