Former U.S. national soccer team coach holds clinic
Former U.S. women's national soccer team coach Tony DiCicco provides instruction during a clinic at White Memorial Field on Saturday. With DiCicco below are Hudson Brown and Olivia Organschi. John McKenna photos
A coach who led the U.S. women's national soccer team to the Olympic gold medal in 1996 and the World Cup championship in 1999 shared his coaching knowledge during a clinic at White Memorial Field in Litchfield on Saturday.
Connecticut native Tony DiCicco conducted a morning clinic for boys and girls ages 5-14 in the Litchfield Soccer Club. It was also a learning opportunity for the club's coaches. Sam Olmstead, a coach and club official, said the club has been involved with SoccerPlus Connecticut, a player development program founded by DiCicco, and invited him to come to Litchfield.
The Litchfield Soccer Club this spring has about 50 boys and girls in its recreational program and 125 boys and girls on its travel teams.
Below, Tony DiCicco works with Litchfield Soccer Club players and soccer club coach Mark Zappone joins in the clinic. John McKenna photos