Herd of tie dye-clad Blue Moose kick it at Porter Park

The young academy participants started the session off with a run led by SM East senior Mitch Kaskie, who was serving as a coach for the day.

They say there’s nothing harder than herding cats.

Tell that to the people charged with herding a bunch of mini-moose.

Prairie Village’s Blue Moose Soccer Club kicked off its annual “Mini-Moose” spring sessions Sunday, with dozens of 3 to 6 year olds getting their first taste of the world’s most popular sport. After being issued their club-standard tie-dyed t-shirts, the kids sat down for an opening talk from head coach Nick Garcia, a two-time NCAA soccer champion who played 11 years of Major League Soccer (eight of which were with Kansas City), who encouraged the youngsters to run and kick to their heart’s content.

I can’t tell you where the ball went after the shutter snapped — but that looks like pretty good form to me.
Coach Nick Garcia gathered a group of mini-moose for a drill before scrimmages started.