Martins and Cosmos Soccer Clinic Scores GOAL!
Although the registration for the Senator Jack Martins Soccer clinic with the NY Cosmos began at 11:30am, parents starting lining up at 7:30am to get a coveted spot in the program. In all, over 270 children packed the clinic put on by expert trainers and former soccer stars of the New York Cosmos Soccer team.
The NASL league championship organization teamed up with Senator Martins to put on the free clinic for youngsters. The second installment of the clinic takes place this Saturday at Floral Park Memorial High School.
“The clinic was set up so that children regardless of whether they were a beginner or a pro could get expert instruction and have a lot of fun,” said Senator Jack Martins adding, “from the turnout we have today we definitely scored a goal.”
The clinic concentrated on fundamental drills, special games, skills challenges and more. Clinic participants broken out by age group and were assigned trainers based that concentrated on different skill sets.
As an added bonus treat, Senator Martins and the Cosmos arranged to have Cosmos Team Captain Carlos Mendes drop by and speak to youngsters about the game, working hard in school and “striving for your dreams.”
Community leaders from throughout the area dropped by the clinic to watch our community soccer stars. School Trustee Jenell Horan, Village Trustees Dominic Longobardi and Kevin Fitzgerald, Elmont Panthers Sports Club Executive Board Members Claudio Ramirez and John Watkins, Christopher Alexander of the Chris “Queek” Alexander Leadership Foundation and Elmont Soccer Star Jules Riche.