It’s the third annual clinic, put together in part thanks to school board member Jack Rivas. Rivas is a UCSB academic counselor who works exclusively with athletes, so he knows all of the players, he said.
The older students recognize and remember some of the players, who come to UCSB from all over the world, said Lauren Macioce, a physical education teacher at Adelante.
“This is a mentoring experience that really motivates our students to work hard and start thinking about where they are going to college,” she said.
Younger students learned to shoot goals and dribble the ball while older students scrimmaged with some of the Gauchos themselves.