Canadian soccer legends’ Carl Valentine and Sam Lenarduzzi, along with other members of the Vancouver Whitecaps development staff, shared some of their expertise with upwards of 1,000 youth players from the Comox Valley United Soccer Club in a two-day clinic last weekend at the Valleyview fields.
Training sessions for players five to 17 emphasized balance, agility, co-ordination, skill development and fun.
Two members of the Whitecaps men’s team, Russell Teibert and Michael Boxall, were flown in for autograph sessions.
Players also trained with former CVUSC youth players Nolan Wirth and Penne Hughes, who are part of the Whitecaps Residency Program and women’s team respectively.
“This was just a fantastic clinic thoroughly enjoyed by all CVUSC house players,” said CVUSC VP development and organizer Ash Mohtadi. “I’m already working with Sam to put together the second phase of this partnership by having the Whitecaps come back to the Valley to train Select players in the very near future and beyond.”
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