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August 21, 2012

USMMA Soccer Athletes Instruct at Youth Clinic

The United States Merchant Marine Academy soccer team took time out of their pre-season preparations this past Saturday to serve as instructors at the Long Beach Soccer Club skills clinic hosted by Long Beach public schools.

Kings Point players and coaches organized drills and competitions for youths ranging in ages from six to twelve, while teaching the fundamentals of soccer and sportsmanship.  

"It was a great experience for everyone involved," said Mike Smolens, Head Soccer Coach at USMMA.  "The kids learned some soccer and had fun; our players had a great time giving back to the community." 

The Long Beach Soccer Club strives to provide developmental and competitive soccer
for community children in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Mariners will begin their season on September 1st when the travel to Springfield, MA for the WNEU tournament.