TULLY, N.Y. -- Not only does practice make perfect, apparently, if you're timing is right, it gives you a chance to meet the president.
President Obama stopped by Tully Junior-Senior High School Friday when the girls' and boys' soccer teams were practicing.
The motorcade rolled up to the field and the President was not afraid to get into the act, taking a few shots on goal and passing the ball around. And from the looks of it, he has a little soccer in his background.
The President also spent a few minutes on the sidelines mingling with people before hitting the road to head to Vestal.
As you might imagine, it was quite the surprise for the students.
"I was thinking, run over and give him a hug," said David Johnson, a junior at Tully.
"Did you?" we asked.
"No, no I didn't. I'm pretty sure secret service wouldn't allow that," Johnson said.
"It was amazing. I never thought the president would come to Tully, but he did. And it makes you realize he's just a guy," said Tully junior Evan Visconti.
For the record, the President was described as "pretty good for his age." He definitely left a lasting impression.
Some photos of Obama interacting with the teams in Tully are in our photo gallery below:
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