Midfielder Chris Henderson To Host Charity Soccer Clinic This Sunday January 16

ColoradoRapids.com - Colorado Rapids midfielder #19 Chris Henderson has announced plans to run a one-day All-in-One Soccer Clinic on Sunday January 16 in Centennial Colorado.

This soccer clinic will be run for kids ages 7-14 and will include 3 hours of specialized soccer instruction from Henderson and some of his Rapids teammates at the indoor facilities of the Centennial location of Velocity Sports Performance an organization that facilitates many professional and youth performance demonstrations and clinics.

Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Chris Henderson Foundation Chris's official non-profit charitable foundation which was started in January 2004 as a way to assist and motivate underprivileged children in the Denver area. The Chris Henderson Foundation supports sports and mentoring programs that help kids learn sportsmanship teamwork determination and self-esteem. (To learn more about the Chris Henderson Foundation click here).

WHAT: Chris Henderson Charity Soccer Clinic

WHEN: Sunday January 16.

WHO: Open to boys and girls ages 7-14. (Kids 7-10 from 9am-noon; kids 11-14 from 12:30-3:30pm).

WHERE: Velocity Sports Performance located at 6981 S. Quentin Street Unit B Centennial CO 80112 (near the Family Sports bubble).

WHY: It's your chance to get one-on-one specialized soccer training from professional player Chris Henderson while at the same time helping out a great cause!

REGISTRATION INFO: Call 303-768-8988 to register your child today or to print out the Registration Form click here.

"I'm really excited about the possibilities associated with the Velocity Sports partnership explained Henderson.

"The relationship is great for me and the Chris Henderson Foundation but it will also benefit soccer as a whole. With this relationship and maybe with future participation from other players of the US National Team we can start holding these camps everywhere. They have locations across the country."

The clinic will be designed to help participants shoot faster and with more accuracy improve balance and improve their dribbling and agility skills.

"I've been doing Chris Henderson Speed Camps for a while where I teach sprint techniques proper running form explosive speed etc said Henderson. "This is the first time I'm going to hold a combination camp. The Velocity Sports staff will work with the kids on speed and agility but I will do the soccer portion using quick feet and speed work with a soccer ball."

Chris Henderson along with help from some of his other Rapids teammates will teach during the entire clinic. From 9:00am until 12 noon the clinic will be geared toward youth aged 7-10 and from 12:30 until 3:30 PM the clinic will be for 11 to 14 year olds.

The clinic will be held at the Velocity Sports Performance Centennial location near the Family Sports Bubble.

The cost of the one-day clinic is $59 and space is limited! Call 303-768-8988 to register your child today or to print out the Registration Form click here.

"The Chris Henderson Foundation benefits underprivileged kids in the Denver area as well as kids with leukemia and other blood-related disorders said Henderson.

"Every year I buy 30 season tickets to Rapids games. This seating section is called Henderson's Heroes and these are for kids with leukemia. We also run the regular Chris Henderson Speed Camps in the summer which are targeted towards underprivileged kids.

It’s a base I can work for my own retirement one day. The Chris Henderson Foundation also awards scholarships to six soccer clubs in the Denver area awarding grants to pay registration and equipment fees for kids who need them."