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NY Cosmos holding free ‘Back to School’ soccer clinics  

BY PAULINA TAM 

This and next week, children between the ages of six and 14 and their parents are invited to attend five free “Back to School” soccer clinics hosted by the New York Cosmos and collaborating youth organizations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island.

Professional training coaches as well as several players from the soccer club will be in attendance to personally work with the kids. Children will also be given the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from the players afterwards.

“The Cosmos are committed to grassroots soccer in New York,” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “Providing local kids with the opportunity to learn from our coaches and players is just one of the many ways in which we can continue to give back to the community.”

A free Cosmos t-shirt and a free redeemable voucher for themselves and a chaperone for one of the club’s final four home matches will be given out to each child.  Parents will receive automatic entry for a child if they present a ticket stub at either the Sept. 6 or Sept. 13 soccer match.

Space is limited. Visit www.nycosmostdp.com to secure a spot for any of the five days listed below.

Monday, Sept. 8
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center in Upper Manhattan
(Between 111th and 114th Streets off 1st Avenue)
Starts at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(Corona, Queens Field #7)
Starts at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
Rocky Point High School
(Rocky Point, NY in Suffolk County, Long Island)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Bushwick Inlet Park
(Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Starts at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
Mitchel Field
(Cosmos training pitch in Hempstead, Long Island)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

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