Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Do you have a child who wants to improve their skills? Raise your hand if your amateur adult team wants some tournament action. Where are the soccer players with a passion to go pro?
If you or someone you know falls in one of these categories, mark your calendars because Verizon is bringing free youth clinics, an amateaur adult tournament and open professional tryouts to 18 cities across the United States. The 6th Annual Copita Alianza youth clinics/ tournament, Verizon Copa Alianza adult amateur tournament and Alianza de Futbol open tryouts will take place from April to October.
The youth soccer clinics are free and open to youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Participants will engage in soccer drills and learn from professional players. Also, it is an opportunity for your child to meet Futbol legends Ramon Ramirez, Luis "El Matador" Hernandez, Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama and Jorge "El Brody" Campos, who are scheduled to participate in the festivities this year.
Each youth player will leave with a Verizon soccer jersey, ball and sack pack. Registration is required and parents can sign up at designated Verizon Wireless location one week prior to the clinic. To find the select store location in your area, go to www.alianzadefutbol.com
Verizon's Youth Soccer Clinic Registration Schedule is as follows:
• Dallas Clinic Registration – April 9-10
• Houston Clinic Registration – April 9-10
• Atlanta Clinic Registration – May 7-8
• Washington, D.C. Clinic Registration – May 21-22
• Chicago Clinic Registration – June 2-3
• New York Clinic Registration – June 4-5
• Denver Clinic Registration – June 11-12
• San Antonio Clinic Registration – June 25-26
• Los Angeles Clinic Registration – July 16-17
• Kansas City, Mo. Clinic Registration – July 16-17
• San Francisco Clinic Registration – Aug. 6-7
• Fresno, Calif. Clinic Registration – Aug. 20-21
• Miami Clinic Registration – Aug. 20-21
• Philadelphia Clinic Registration – Sept. 3-4
• El Paso, Texas Clinic Registration – Sept. 10-11
• Newburgh, N.Y., Clinic Registration – Sept. 24-25
• Yakima, Wash. Clinic Registration – Oct. 8-9
• Hawaii Clinic Registration – Oct. 22-23
Monday, March 7, 2011
Happy Monday! It's time for the third installment of our exclusive interview with Tom Kundert of PortuGoal.net. Kundert gives a quick lesson on the top clubs in the Portuguese First Division and a brief history of their efforts to stay at the top of the table.