Adarsh Padala is an avid soccer player and junior at Algonquin High School. He plays for his school’s varsity team as well as for the National Premier League team at the Boston Bolts Football Club. Playing locally, nationally, and internationally, Adarsh has won many soccer accolades over the years. At a tournament in West Virginia, he won the state cup, and he has placed highly in international tournaments in Ireland. He has also come in first place at the prestigious International Management Group (IMG) invitational tournament. For his talent, he is being recruited by major colleges to play at the collegiate level. But it is more than talent that makes Adarsh stand out. This past summer, upon realizing that official town soccer programs could not run, he set up a summer camp to allow younger students to continue developing their skills. Over the course of 10 weeks, Adarsh coached about 10 students aged 10 to 12, helping them with their technique, running through drills, and organizing small games. Throughout the summer, he put in over 40 hours of service into the camp. IAGB congratulates Adarsh Padala on being the May 2021 Youth of the Month.
~ IAGB Youth Editorial Director, Aarushi Pant