Soccer clinic to be offered in Berlin

Published on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:35
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

BERLIN - Boys and girls can kick off the fall season with a soccer clinic at the end of the month.

Sponsored by the Friends of Women’s Soccer, a part of the Berlin High School Booster Association, the clinic will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sage Park for boys and girls in grades two to eight.

The camp will be run by BHS women’s soccer head coach Katie Amenta, an English teacher at Berlin High School who was named the Berlin Teacher of Year by the school district. She took over leading the girls on the pitch after Steve Yanosy stepped down, earlier this year. She will be assisted by members of the current women’s soccer team.

“It should be fun and exciting for kids, and a great way for kids to meet witness the new coach and high school team, and vice versa,” said Tony Butrimas, head of the FWSC. This is the first year the clinic is being held and is in place of the concession stand the group previously held at the youth soccer jamboree in town.

“The day will start with some technique drills for passing, shooting, receiving, goal keeping and more, followed by team concept and training techniques for games and then actual games” said Butrimas on what the clinic will focus on.

Registration is $40, and a Berlin soccer water bottle will be given to those who prepay by August 12. All proceeds will go to benefit the BHS women’s soccer team.

For more information, contact Butrimas at 860-828-0620 or

The Friends of Women’s Soccer is part of the Berlin High School Booster Association, which is a fundraising organization and supports the women’s high school team by purchasing team apparel, providing scholarships to graduating seniors, arranging team pasta dinners and arranging the end of the season banquet, all of which are paid for through fundraising efforts by the Friends of Women’s Soccer.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Berlin, General News on Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:35. Updated: Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:38.