☷Youth sports return to Fort Carson
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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FORT CARSON , Colo . — Benjamin Tucker - Zhao , Fort Carson youth center soccer goalie , makes a save and looks up to make a play during youth soccer action April 23 , 2022 , at Pershing Field on post . FORT CARSON , Colo . — Otis Forrest , left , youth sports director , takes a class through a tennis training workout April 25 , 2022 , at the tennis courts in the Mountain Post Sports Complex . FORT CARSON , Colo . — Young athletes from Fort Carson , Peterson Space Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy kicked off the spring soccer season April 23 , 2022 , at Pershing Field on Fort Carson . The kids were eager to start the new soccer season , and the parents were thrilled to be able to watch their kids compete once again . Otis Forrest , Fort Carson youth sports director , said the sights and sounds of youth sports playing again was music to his ears . Forrest said the youth sports departments at each of the competing installations put a lot of time and effort into making the season possible for the young athletes . “We have wanted to get the children back to playing for some time but , because of the world situation that wasn’t possible . We had no idea what the future was going to hold as far as when we would be able to play youth sports again . As directors , we knew we wanted to be ready at the first possible chance we got to get our children active and playing sports again , ” Forrest said . Forrest said in addition to the youth soccer games that will be played at Fort Carson and Peterson SFB during the spring , the post has a flag football season that will take place each Thursday beginning at 5:30 p . m . at Pershing Field . Forrest has also brought back the tennis program that he coaches each Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p . m . at the tennis courts in the Mountain Post Sports complex . “We are crossing our fingers that the worst of the pandemic is behind us , and we can continue to have youth sports be a part of our children’s growth and development . Judging by the enthusiasm we are seeing , both the players and the parents miss it , and we are so happy to be able to offer the programs again , ” Forrest said .
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