Soccer players vie for the ball during a game of futsal hosted by the Soldotna Community Schools program on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Futsal, a type of soccer, is a South American tradition in which players compete on a hard court rather than on turf for short games with five people on each team. Joel Todd, who coordinates the Community Schools program for the city of Soldotna, said the games on Wednesdays attract people of both genders and a variety of ages. Kids play from 6&

Soccer players vie for the ball during a game of futsal hosted by the Soldotna Community Schools program on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Futsal, a type of soccer, is a South American tradition in which players compete on a hard court rather than on turf for short games with five people on each team. Joel Todd, who coordinates the Community Schools program for the city of Soldotna, said the games on Wednesdays attract people of both genders and a variety of ages. Kids play from 6&

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Soccer players vie for the ball during a game of futsal hosted by the Soldotna Community Schools program on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. Futsal, a type of soccer, is a South American tradition in which players compete on a hard court rather than on turf with five people on each team. Joel Todd, who coordinates the Community Schools program for the city of Soldotna, said the games on Wednesdays attract people of both genders and a variety of ages. Kids play from 6–7 p.m. and adults and teenagers play from 7–9 p.m. every Wednesday night at Soldotna Prep School on Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna. The Soldotna Community Schools programs run on a variety of dates from January through April and again in the fall. A full list of programs is available on the city’s website. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

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