Kickin' It With Abby Wambach

By Kelly McCarthy

December 22, 2012 Updated Dec 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) One of the most well-known faces of Women's Soccer is in Binghamton to show the younger generation what's to love about the sport.

Abby Wambach visits a training camp at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, and Action News was there.

There was only one thing on the minds of these soccer players as they arrived to camp on Saturday

"It's Abby Wambach!"

Ad the Gold Medalist is making sure her time here goes to good use.

"There's definitely a responsibility for all professional athletes to grow the game and to give all the players that are in the next generation a better opportunity than we had," said professional soccer player Abby Wambach.

Teaching them at a young age the kind of skills it takes to bring home the gold.

"She did a demonstration earlier of her heading the ball, and I'm not very good at heading the ball so I took away a lot from her," said Chloe Tracy of Sayre.

"The only way they're going to get better is if they make mistakes, the only way they're going get better is if they do something they don't feel 100 percent comfortable with, even in front of me," said Wambach.

Abby Wambach owes her success to passion and a lot of hard work, and she's in good company, the players at this camp have big plans for their future.

"My coaches will make me better and hopefully I play division 1 in college," said Tracy.

"I'm thinking of Division 1 soccer in college," said Christina Sculley of Endicott.

They're working towards a future goal and scoring a few along the way.

"I just love it. It's just so fun and you get a really good rush when you score and stuff and when your team wins," said Sculley.

And Wambach's certain this camp is full of winners.

"The truth is, there are champions in this dome, there are, there are kids that will make it to the next level whether it's playing soccer, whether it's being a doctor, whether it's being a lawyer," said Wambach.

But until then, meeting Abby Wambach is the next best thing.

The camp will continue Sunday at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.

Other US National Team players that are participating are Shannon Boxx and Sara Huffman.

There are about 300 players enrolled.