Feb 5, 2013

FASA to host USL-National Guard clinic, Feb. 23-24

TAMPA, Fla. – In the first of several camps designed to benefit youth soccer, the Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association will host a soccer clinic, presented by the National Guard, February 23-24 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Thanks to the USL-National Guard partnership, USL youth clubs will host a series of camps throughout the U.S. in the coming months.

Youth_FASA.jpgThe FASA clinic is for high school-aged boys and girls and is free to all 76 players who will be in attendance. The clinic will be managed by professional trainers that will include a combination of college coaches, USSF-licensed coaches and college players, and is designed to introduce, sharpen, and challenge every player, help prepare them for their upcoming season, and take them to the next level of their development.

“We are thrilled to be in on the ground floor of this program and able to contribute to getting it off the ground,” FASA General Manager Pete Cinalli said.  “We run a lot of camps and academies throughout the year and the key is always maximizing the value for each and every player that attends.  The format of this program, which focuses on high school-aged athletes, is so important and timely since college is right around the corner. 

“Running the first clinic is a huge honor for our entire organization, and we are prepared to do our part to make sure this is a great experience for everyone and repay the confidence USL and the National Guard have shown in us.”

Lunch will be provided both days and clinic personnel will be available to answer questions about the college recruiting process and potential financial aid. The clinic curriculum will focus on individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games and coached scrimmages, all presented in a fun, positive learning environment.

"The National Guard is honored to be working in conjunction with USL and FASA to host local high school-aged soccer players in an upcoming clinic,” SFC David Therrell said. “Our goal is to provide these young athletes with exceptional training and an opportunity to learn about the benefits of the National Guard. It is important to us that these players are given the opportunity to learn more about playing soccer in college from college coaches and what it's like to serve in the National Guard from local Guardsmen, all at no cost to them."