The UCSB Men’s Soccer team started off the first week of September with their guest coaching sessions with the young soccer players of Santa Barbara. Each team had a great time running drills and honing their skills with their new coaches. By the end of the season, the Gauchos will have hosted over 100 of these guest coaching clinics.
The Gaucho Guest Coaching program gives the Men’s Soccer team the opportunity to volunteer their time to give back to the Santa Barbara and Goleta area. Through programs like these, our student athletes end up donating over 5,000 hours of community service, while also interacting with their biggest fans: Santa Barbara’s future soccer stars! Each guest coaching session pairs players from the Men’s team with local youth soccer teams to teach basic soccer skills.