Written by Arielle Cotoia
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Athletic Department will host a soccer clinic from noon-8 p.m. Aug. 17-19. This clinic is for boys ages 13-18. Tuition is $100. All funds will support Eastern's soccer program.
The clinic is designed to lead into high school athletes' preseason. Players can attend individually or as a team. Each player will go through three to four training sessions and play in three full matches over a three-day period. Each day will consist of one to two training sessions and one match. Players coming as a team will train and play with their teammates. Sessions will consist of technical, tactical and fitness training.
Men's soccer head coach, Greg DeVito and Adam Phaiah, men's soccer assistant coach, will lead the clinic, along with current and former college soccer players. DeVito was the 2007 Little East Conference (LEC) Coach of the Year and Phaiah was the 2007 Thomac Kruseski Young Coach of the Year.
"Players will be put into competitive situations designed to make them better players," said DeVito, who is the clinic director. "It's a great way for them to prepare for their high school season."
Participants include soccer teams from Windham Technical High School, Tolland High
School, RHAM High School, Cromwell High School, Coventry High School and Bacon