By Mario Conde
The long awaited Calexico Soccer Clinic will finally arrive Monday and Tuesday of next week as world cup players such as Ramon Ramirez, Javier Zuniga, Juan Hernandez, “El Emperador” Claudio Suarez, among others will come to Calexico to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer. The event is presented by the CPAL (Calexico Parents Athletic League) in an effort to encourage kids to practice sports and stay out of trouble.
The event that will take place on Monday will be the beginning of weeklong activities from CD International that will have visors coming and see kids play and look for young Imperial Valley talent and invite them join Mexican soccer teams such as Atlas, Chivas, Necaxa, among others.
CPAL Athletic Director Carmen Estrada recalled the accomplishments of former Calexico PAL Athlete Issac Acuna who made his debut with Club America in the first division soccer division. Acuna will now play in Queretaro in the main roster and will play regularly in the 2011 season that will start in January. Estrada said that once Issac proves himself as a player, he could go back to Club America now as an established soccer player.
“We need more people from Calexico and the Imperial Valley to achieve what Issac has accomplished.” Estrada said.
The event will start on Monday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the Daniel Gutierrez Field. For more information call Carmen Estrada at (760) 886-6086.