Youth soc­cer clinic a suc­cess

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Sports - STAFF RE­PORTS

More than 50 Bridge­port youth soc­cer play­ers gath­ered at Kennedy Sta­dium on Satur­day, Nov. 4 for a free clinic and were then treated to a match be­tween two of the state’s top semi- pro teams fol­low­ing the skills ses­sion.

The event was part of a 10- week Satur­day soc­cer acad­emy . The pro­gram, at no cost to Bridge­port chil­dren, is a part­ner­ship of area com­mu­nity minded non- profit groups, in­clud­ing DIGUSA SOC­CER, the Kick For Nick Foun­da­tion, Bridge­port Field of Dreams Foun­da­tion and the Fair­field County Sports Com­mis­sion.

The 90- minute clinic for chil­dren from kinder­garten through high school cov- ered four tech­ni­cal skills: pass­ing, shoot­ing, drib­bling and 1- on- 1 de­fend­ing for half of the clinic. The other half had mini- fields set up and the play­ers were put on teams by age divi­sion to scrim­mage. The semi- pro play­ers served as guest clinic in­struc­tors for the young­sters.

Af­ter the clinic con­cluded, Mayor Joseph Ganim greeted the par­tic­i­pants be­fore two of Con­necti­cut’s premier semi- pro teams took cen­ter stage on the field. The New­town Pride FC beat Polo­nia Fal­con SC, 6- 1, as Bridge­port res­i­dent Tavoy Mor­gan tal­lied twice for New­town.

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More than 50 Bridge­port youth soc­cer play­ers gath­ered at Kennedy Sta­dium on Nov. 4 for a free clinic and were then treated to a match be­tween two of the state’s top semi- pro teams fol­low­ing the skills ses­sion.

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More than 50 Bridge­port youth soc­cer play­ers gath­ered at Kennedy Sta­dium on Nov. 4 for a free clinic.

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