The header challenge calls for a soccer team to have every member of the team head the ball before a final player sends it through a basketball rim or other difficult target with a particularly well-aimed header. So far, we’ve seen college men’s soccer teams pull off the feat. Now you can add a group of female youth soccer players to that list.
That’s the Carolina Rapids 98 Girls Burgundy South Charlotte squad, a group of girls who were all born in 1998 (so they’re 16-17). It’s not just that the Rapids’ header came among players who are so young. It’s also how clean they put on that performance. It was like a clinic.
Of course, the Carolina Rapids 98 Girls Burgundy South Charlotte team happens to be the current U.S. Club Soccer National Champion in its division, so perhaps we should expect these kind of things.