FC Tampa Bay teamed up with the "My Body My Life" Youth Health and Fitness Summit on Wednesday in what will likely be the world’s largest soccer clinic. About 1,800 youth participants ranging from eight to 15 from St. Petersburg’s 13 youth and teen camps participated in the "My Body My Life" Health and Fitness Summit – a movement to eat right, be physically active, and make healthier choices. The daylong event took place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with several downtown stops, one being the FC Tampa Bay clinic at Al Lang Stadium.
The camps cycled through many different sessions with FC Tampa Bay players such as Chad Burt, Jeremy Christie, Yendry Diaz and Daryl Sattler, and got a sneak peak of the FC Tampa Bay locker room. After a few hours of rotating through soccer drills, the camps were organized into different groups. For the world record to be official, the kids had to attend the soccer clinic and all participate in the same activity at the same time for at least 30 minutes. With Sattler leading the way, the camps started off with a stretch and warm-up, which then led into two different soccer drills, and concluded with a cool down. With about 1,800 kids in attendance, after 30 minutes, the kids likely broke the Guinness world record for largest soccer clinic.
The children involved with the "My Body My Life" Youth Health and Fitness Summit cheered loudly and were thrilled to be a part of a such a great experience. Before leaving, the campers were able to get autographs from the players, as well as Amanda Arlauskas, who was NBC’s Biggest Loser 2009 America’s Choice winner. Not only were those involved a part of breaking a world record, but they learned a valuable lesson in health and fitness.