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CCS offers sports clinics

Christchurch School will offer one-day instructional sports clinics in boys basketball and girls soccer.

The boys basketball clinic will be Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. for boys ages 11-15 and will be instructed by CCS basketball coach Glen Taylor. Taylor has coached the Christchurch boys basketball team to three straight Prep League titles. More than 50 of his former athletes have received college athletic scholarships.

The girls soccer clinic will be held Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. for girls ages 11-15 and will be led by CCS girls soccer coach and All-American soccer player Matt Schaefer. Before coming to Christchurch in 2003 to coach the CCS boys soccer team, Schaefer coached the Penn State Men’s Club soccer team to an undefeated season and national championship in 2000, was assistant coach for the Penn State women’s varsity (where he coached three players who would go on to play for the USA Women’s National Team), and was the Virginia Tech Men’s Club head coach.

Schaefer has coached the Christchurch girls soccer team since its inception in 2007, when in its first season the team was undefeated until losing 1-0 in the state playoffs to the team that went on to win the state championship.

Coach Schaefer has passed the NSCAA national and advanced national licensing courses. He continues to work with the soccer program at Penn State University each summer, where he works closely with head women’s coach Erica Walsh. Walsh is the assistant coach on the USA Women’s National Team, and Coach Schaefer has introduced her to several of his Christchurch soccer players.

For more information about either clinic, contact Robin Schroeder in the Christchurch School Admission Office at 758-2306, ext. 122.

posted 01.08.2009

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