Big Hearts in the Big Country: Mother of Three Volunteers to Coach Youth Soccer

Published 04/03 2014 09:17PM

Updated 04/03 2014 10:23PM

"I could be doing cooking, cleaning, there's a lot of other things I could be doing but I choose to be out here," says Britney Roberts, a volunteer at the YMCA of Abilene. 

For the past five years, Britney Roberts has dedicated her time to coach youth soccer at the YMCA of Abilene.

"Dribble, dribble, now I want a big hard kick from you," Roberts says to one of her athletes.

"I'm out here Tuesday and Friday and I come out here at least for an hour, sometimes two," Roberts says.

The goal for this mother of three is to teach them the basics, "Just to try and get the skills down that the kids need to further their sports," Roberts adds.

Roberts aims to leave lasting impression on them, "We come out here and we have fun. What I like about it is most of them do request me another time. I feel privileged that their parents think that highly of me to continue to stick with me through all the sports that we do here at the Y.

She's not getting paid to coach, but she leaves each practice with something money can't buy. 

"What I get out of this is, I feel like the kids do bond with me. I get to have a relationship with kids other than just mine. So we come out her and have fun," says Roberts.

Roberts says if it weren't for volunteers, her own kids and so many others wouldn't get to play soccer at the YMCA. 

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