Monday’s matchup against Grand Rapids FC marks the second annual Memorial Day Classic. Prior to Monday’s match, AFC Ann Arbor will be hosting “Science of Soccer” at the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum (selected by Crain’s Detroit as Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend).
The event was created to help kids of all ages learn more about the game of soccer through fun and educational workshops that will be hosted by AFC Ann Arbor players themselves.
Kids who attend will be able to participate in a variety of activities including a coloring station, learning more about how to curve a kick and why the ball bends, how much running a player does in one match and more about the athletic apparel and training equipment that helps these athletes compete at such a high level.
Co-owner, Bilal Saeed, who helped organize the event is thrilled about involving the youth in different aspects of the game.
He added, "Hands on Museum is a place where you learn and have fun at the same time. To encourage kids to see the game from a different perspective will help them appreciate it that much more, and hopefully continue to grow their passion for soccer."
The event will take place from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Noon-4pm on Sunday. For more information on the Science of Soccer Event, visit the Hands on Museum website.