SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will kick off their 2012 XFINITY Youth Soccer Clinic Series with an event at Watson Park (San Jose) on Friday, May 11, the club announced today. Registration is free and open to all boys and girls ages 8-12. Parents can register their children by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com/xfinity.
The clinic series returns for its third-consecutive season. Along with the May 11 date in San Jose, the Earthquakes will host four more clinics at locations around the Bay Area with dates yet to be announced. Over the last two years, the club has partnered with XFINITY to organize a total of 10 free soccer clinics to enrich the lives of local youth players.
Earthquakes players are a part of each clinic, interacting with and instructing participants throughout the night. Each child also receives a soccer ball, ticket to an upcoming Earthquakes home game and the chance to meet and greet club players during an exclusive autograph session following the clinic. Along with the match ticket, families of all participants will receive a special offer to the same game.
Check-in for the May 11 clinic starts at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. The event begins at 6 p.m. and closes with a 30-minute autograph session from 7-7:30 p.m. Drills will include lessons on the fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting.
In order to participate, parents must register their children online at www.sjearthquakes.com/xfinity. Each clinic has a capacity of 100 kids. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Who: Four Earthquakes players and club ambassador Kelly Gray
Club Team Partner: New Stars of San Jose
What: Opening XFINITY Clinic Series of 2012
Where: Watson Park, San Jose (Jackson St. and N 22nd St.)
When: May 11, Check-In from 4:45-5:45 p.m., Clinic from 6-7 p.m.