ATLANTA (Feb. 24, 2011) - Members of the Georgia State men's soccer team helped out in the community last Saturday at the Tucker Youth Soccer Association clinic.

"As a program we always enjoy getting out and working with the youth clubs in the area," said head coach Brett Surrency. "The younger kids get to take away some great information, not only about the game but also with regards to how our current college players got to where they are now."

The Georgia State men's soccer team is gearing up for the 2011 spring season, and giving back to the community has been a focal point for the program.

The Tucker Youth Soccer Association had approximately 50 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 years at the clinic. The children participated in various stations run by the college players and then finished with games.

The children also were able to hear from a couple of the college players about what it takes to be a college student-athlete.    

Georgia State's student-athletes have a combined goal of serving 4,000 total hours of community service this year, which averages out to 15 hours per student-athlete.