2009-06-05 / Sports

Rockaway United Club Hosts Red Bulls Soccer Camp

For those youngsters eager to learn how to play the game of soccer, the Rockaway United Football Club will be the host for the New York Red Bulls Soccer Camp in August at Fort Tilden.

The Rockaway United Football Club is a youth soccer organization featuring three girls teams and one boys team from the ages of 9 to 12 which plays in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League.

The organization will host a training camp taught by instructors from the Red Bulls, a team in Major League Soccer, August 24 to August 28 at Fort Tilden.

Registration is currently ongoing for the week-long session, which will provide a training program in all aspects for boys and girls from the ages of6 to 14 to either learn how to play soccer or refine an individual's skills.

Joe Braskey, a coach with the Rockaway United Football Club, was interested in hosting a soccer camp which would invite any player throughout the Rockaways to attend.

Braskey, along with his fellow coaches John Dipaolo, Brian Baldwin and Anthony Dicarlo, was looking to involve more kids to join the fledgling RUFC program.

In speaking to the Red Bulls, he agreed that the MLS team would organize a camp which will significantly improve any player's technical and tactical skills.

"I stumbled onto their website online. I spoke to Adrian Moses [the Red Bulls manager of training programs] and went to a game at the Meadowlands and we did the contract," Braskey said.

"I think it's going to be a great learning experience for kids who want to play high quality soccer."

The Red Bulls conduct a youth academy program that develops young soccer players and participate in competitions throughout the country and some parts of the world.

Registration is $225. Campers will receive plenty of time with instructors as the camp goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided every day and all campers receive an Adidas ball, t-shirt and a player evaluation.

All registration for the camp will be online at www.newyorkredbulls.com. For more information, contact Joe Braskey at 347-558-6231 or email joe braskey@yahoo.com.

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