Olympic gold medalist inspires young soccer players

By Dan Watson

Last update: Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm leads a soccer camp with 80 attendees. The two-day TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 was held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita.

Attendees of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 wait to start their training at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, greets the 80 attendees of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, applauds some of the 80 attendees as they work on their ball handling drills during the two day TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, works on ball handling drills with Olivia Moultrie,11, during the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Olympic gold medalist inspires young soccer players

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, right, gives tips to the 80 attendees of the two day TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master's University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm leads a soccer camp with 80 attendees. The two-day TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 was held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita.

Attendees of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 wait to start their training at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, greets the 80 attendees of the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, applauds some of the 80 attendees as they work on their ball handling drills during the two day TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal
Two time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup National Champion Mia Hamm, left, works on ball handling drills with Olivia Moultrie,11, during the TeamFirst Soccer Academy for ages 7-18 held at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

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Dan Watson

Dan Watson

Dan Watson, Director of Photography, has worked in community news on many local newspapers for decades and has worked at The Santa Clarita Signal for a combined total of 13 years.

Dan Watson

Dan Watson

Dan Watson, Director of Photography, has worked in community news on many local newspapers for decades and has worked at The Santa Clarita Signal for a combined total of 13 years.