ACCS to get new soccer fieldPublished 12:01am Thursday, June 20, 2013
NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School has been going through a lot of changes to get ready for the upcoming school year, but one change must be made within a short time limit.
ACCS is in the process of building a new soccer complex on 6 acres of land on the campus.
ACCS boys and girls soccer coach Jimmy Allgood said the process of turning the land into a soccer field is going well.
“First, we had the trees cut down and cleared off the 6 acres, and now we’re moving dirt around to where it shapes what will be the soccer complex,” Allgood said.
He said their only obstacle is the time limit — soccer season begins in late July.
“We’re working feverishly hard, trying to get this established,” he said.
With all the changes ACCS is going through, Allgood said it took a lot of helping hands to achieve it all.
“There have been many folks that have come to the table to help make this possible, especially the alumni and other volunteers,” he said.
Allgood said the new soccer field is in line with the quick success he has brought the program in his four-year tenure.
“We went from worst to almost first in a very short span,” he said. “I attribute that to the players and their love and passion for the sport.”
The ACCS soccer players aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the new complex, as Allgood has started a school-wide soccer program at the school.
“During the last month of school we had an elementary soccer program where all kids, kindergarten to sixth grade, can participate,” Allgood said. “My philosophy is, if you plant the seeds at a young age, it produces beautiful roses when they get older.”
Allgood said the soccer field is not the only aspect of ACCS athletics that is getting a makeover.
“This is the first of many upgrades going on at ACCS,” Allgood said. “The weight room is being renovated, there’s a whole new backstop system at the softball field and we’re also doing upgrades at the multi-purpose building.”
Allgood said these upgrades will lead to great things from the athletic program.
“Many of the things that are happening athletically will make our athletes stronger, faster and more successful,” he said.
Beyond athletics, ACCS students will have remodeled classrooms and hallways, too, Allgood said.
“I’m excited not only about where we’re going academically at ACCS, but the athletic future for so many students is so bright, and I’m so proud to be an ACCS graduate,” Allgood said.