Penn State Soccer Programs to host 10th Annual Mack Brady Memorial Clinic
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – The Penn State Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, in conjunction with the Brady Family, will host the 10th Annual Mack Brady Memorial Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Holuba Hall on the University Park campus .
The clinic is free and open to children 16 and under, but all participants must complete and bring with them two forms. Participants will not be allowed to participate without a medical release form. Please complete the forms prior to your arrival at the clinic, as it will not be possible to complete them at the clinic.
** Complete the forms (2) below and submit them upon arrival at the clinic. There is no online registration.
Treatment consent form (PDF)
Disclaimer and Press Releases (PDF)
Please also be aware of the following COVID-19 precautions:
- NOTE: A COVID-19 test is not required to attend the clinic.
- Parents, family members and other guests will be allowed to watch during the clinic in a designated area.
- Indoor Clinics – ALL INDIVIDUALS, regardless of immunization status, are required to continue to wear indoor masks in any university space.
Participants will also need to bring their own ball and are kindly requested to bring shin guards, crampons and / or sneakers.
Mack Brady has been a big part of Penn State’s football programs since the late 2000s, when at the age of five he said he wanted to someday be the goalie for the Nittany Lions. Tragically and sadly, Brady’s dreams were cut short when he died of a blood infection on December 31, 2012, almost two weeks before his ninth birthday.
The clinic was set up just weeks after his untimely death, with help from Penn State coaches as well as current and former players. It was to coincide with his birthday (Jan. 16) in order to give other Penn State football fans his age the chance to enjoy the game he loved with the team he loved.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the Mack Brady Clinic in person in January,” said head coach Jeff cook. âThis event, associated with our ongoing Mack Brady Foundation, is a highlight for our football programs at Penn State. We look forward to honoring Mack and sharing our collective passion for football. It is yet another example. how proud we are to represent Penn State, to work with our Center County community and to continue the wonderful legacy of Mack Brady. â
âOur program looks forward to sharing our love of the sport with children in the community through the Mack Brady Clinic,â said the women’s soccer head coach. Erica Dambach. “This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate the life of a very special person who had a truly contagious enthusiasm and passion for football.”
Mack Brady’s spirit lives on through this clinic as well as a special âMack Brady Matchâ that is played annually by Penn State Men’s Football in the Big Ten opener at Jeffrey Field. In the 2021 Mack Brady match, liam’s buttocks scored two quick goals in the second half to lead the Nittany Lions to Northwestern, 2-1. Penn State is 6-1-2 all-time in the annual Mack Brady game.
The Brady family also established a fund on Mack’s behalf as an endowment for Nittany Lion goalies to help them with equipment, recruiting, scholarships and other needs. To date, over $ 255,000 has been raised in honor of Brady for his favorite soccer program.
In accordance with NCAA guidelines, all Penn State University athletic camps and clinics are open to all participants, subject to the number, age, grade level, and / or gender of its participants.