soccer Youth soccer clinic a success
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 covered 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.