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HWYSA is offering *FREE* soccer clinics for the next 5 weeks, for travel and intramural age soccer players. Drop in – no registration needed.

MAY 8 – JUNE 8 – 4:30-5:30 PM, IRON RAIL FIELD

Open for any registered HWYSA players in these age groups. Bring your own ball, and water.

Parents are welcome to stay during sessions. HWYSA coaches are welcome to come learn new ways to add fun and technical development to their own practices.

MONDAYS – Ages 6-8 4:30-5:00 PM / Ages 9-14 5:00-5:30 PM

1-v-1 Skill Sessions. Focused on the “Samba 13” which are the 13 most valuable 1v1 skills to master.  They include moves to beat defenders when positioned in front, at the side and behind as well as hesitation and escape moves.  Defending is also introduced in the 1v1 format. Mastering these skills builds success in the game!

WEDNESDAYS – Ages 6-8 4:30-5:00 PM / Ages 9-14 5:00-5:30 PM

Finishing and shooting. Focused on proper ball striking for shooting and the basic nuances of finishing well for your team.  Shooting is when you create your own shot, finishing is when you “finish” in one touch off a pass from a teammate. Let’s score! Aspects of defending are also introduced as players progress.

THURSDAYS 4:30-5:30 PM – Ages 8 > 16

Goalkeeping Foundations. Goalkeeper training: covering ball-handling and shot-stopping from the ground up. Teaching technical aspects of this important position. Open to anyone wishing to learn or advance their goalkeeping skills, no prior experience needed.

We welcome Coach Chuck Breton, founder and technical director of Samba PDA to bring added player development and technical skills training and games for our HWYSA players. We’re particularly glad to be able to support goalkeeping for any player wishing to learn. Coach Breton began Samba PDA in 2006 in New Hampshire. Coach Breton recently relocated to Essex, Massachusetts, and is the Head Coach of the Gordon College Women’s Soccer program.

Questions about this program can be sent to the Player & Coaches Development Team:

Chris Carlson (chriscarlson303@gmail.com), Kristen Monahan (klmonahan1019@gmail.com), and Martha Hale-Farrell (halefarrell@gmail.com).

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HWYSA would like to thank the following companies for their generous donation of time, materials and equipment to help with Grapevine parking lot renovation at Iron Rail:

The Patio Company
Araneo Landworks
Danversport Yacht Club

Volunteers Needed!

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If you’re not comfortable coaching, you can still help! Running the program takes a lot of work and we are always in need of assistance, whether it’s helping to coordinate uniform purchases, scheduling field time, organizing picture day, or helping set up/take down goals.

If you would like to coach or volunteer, please contact the Age Group Coordinator or Director for the Program you’re interested in. If you’re unsure, any member of the Board will be able to point you in the right direction.