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Two Time World Cup Gold Medalist Ali Krieger returns to Reading this Weekend

by Big Vision Foundation

Nov 15, 2019
Fresh off the 2019 World Cup in France, U.S. Women’s National Team defender Ali Krieger will return to Reading, Pennsylvania this weekend.

In partnership with the BIG Vision Foundation, AKFC (Ali Krieger Football Camps) will be holding an indoor youth clinic this coming Sunday, November 17 for co-ed players ages 7 through 18 at the Hillcrest Fieldhouse in Exeter. The camp was originally scheduled for July 23 and 24 at the BIG Vision Sports Complex.

Krieger holds a U.S. Soccer “C” License and leads every aspect of her AKFC venture, which launched in 2018. All participants learn “The Warrior Way” – the mentality and core values of positivity, confidence, trust and passion that have helped Krieger achieve success both on and off the field. She selects skills and activities for both attack and defense which she has learned are essential in today’s competitive environment.

“AKFC was started because I wanted to help develop young players and help them to understand what it takes to play at the highest level.” Krieger stated.

The camp will include a warm-up conducted by a professional performance trainer with safety and injury prevention in mind. For each phase of training, players will be divided into groups, according to age and skill level and will learn from top coaches, along with Krieger. For each section, Krieger will gather all players to demonstrate and give context to each activity.

After training, the session will end with Ali speaking to the group followed by questions, and photos with each participant. Players may bring items to be autographed. Parents are encouraged to attend, take pictures, and participate in the Q&A after training.

“Although we originally had this camp scheduled to take place back in the summer at our complex, it was important for us to make sure that we brought yet another world class athlete to our area.” Said Dan Clouser, President of the BIG Vision Foundation.  “Creating opportunities for our local youth to be exposed to positive role models in sports is a driving force as to why we do what we do.”

About Ali Krieger: Ali Krieger has won back-to-back Women’s World Cup Championships in 2015 and 2019 with the United States Women’s National Team, also playing on the 2011 World Cup team that made the final and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. One of the best defenders in the world, Krieger has played professionally in Europe and the United States since 2007 and holds a US Soccer C Coaching license. She plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Career Highlights: 

2019 World Cup (Champion) 
2016 Rio Olympic Games 
2016 FIFPro Women’s World XI 
2015 World Cup (Champion) 
2011 World Cup (Runner-Up) 
2008 UEFA Women’s Championship (Champions League)

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BIG Vision Foundation Mission Statement: The mission of BIG Vision Foundation is to:  develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders through sports and community service;  promote volunteerism and giving back; and drive our local economy. Our Vision: We impact millions of people, every year, through sports and community service, and we, as a premier sports destination, are a major economic driver in our community.

About Us: By utilizing the three distinct pillars of our organization, we intend to build on the limitless nature of human potential by providing the opportunity to interact using sports, culture, and community service. Our goal is that our programs will unify our community through encouraging positive behavior and reinforcing life and leadership skills.

Through our youth programs, we develop individuals who desire to give back to their communities through serving others. Additionally, we strengthen their capacity building and decision-making skills.

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