Published: June 24, 2011
WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. military members and their families have the opportunity to watch the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in a training session in Heidelberg on Thursday.
The training session runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sportzentrum Heidelberg-Süd, located between Patton Barracks and Patrick Henry Village. According to team organizers, training will last 60 to 90 minutes, followed by a meet and greet, photo opportunities and autograph signings.
Published: June 22, 2011
WIESBADEN, Germany — For some soccer players in Europe’s military communities, there’s no letting up, even though school is out.
Nearly 40 boys from military communities across Europe gathered for a soccer camp designed to identify players to represent the U.S. on a regional and national level.
Published: June 10, 2011
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Cavan Cohoes.
First, he delivered a walk-off RBI single against Ramstein that allowed Patch to repeat as DODDS-Europe Division I baseball champions, and was named the tournament’s most valuable player in the process.
Published: June 9, 2011
Heidelberg High School grad Zachary Harrington, a three-time All-Europe goalkeeper, has accepted an offer to play for the Univeristy of Norwich, an NCAA Division III school in Northfield, Vt., according to his father Jeff.
The younger Harrington, a four-year varsity performer, compiled a career record of 28-8-8 with a goals-against average of 0.71 in high school. He will join the Corps of Cadets at Norwich, the nation's oldest private military college, in August.
Published: June 4, 2011
According to Heidelberg parent Mark Richards, Zachery Richards and Sterling Jones, key figures in Heidelberg High School's 2010 European D-I championship run, have accepted offers to play NCAA Division III football for Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
The younger Richards, a 5-11, 220-pound offensive tackle, is expected to play fullback or offensive line at Marietta. Jones, a 5-9, 180-pound All-Europe running back, is projected to play tailback at Marietta.
Published: June 3, 2011
The Prosoc Academy has nine training camps planned this summer which are designed to improve the skill levels of soccer players aged 6-18.
Sebastian Korst, a former German professional, is in charge of the camps, which are designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. Some are five-day affairs; others are two- or one-day seassions. Fess vary according to the length of the camp.
Published: June 1, 2011
Dan Heldman, U.S. Soccer's instructor of the year for 2010, is scheduled to conduct officiating clinics June 14-18 in Ansbach and June 21-25 in Vicenza, according to MWR's Angela Flowers. Flowers added that Heldman is a contributing editor to "Ask the Referee" and other soccer publications.
Goal of the clinics is to train officials to work military, high school and Youth Services games. After undergoing four days of training in field mechnaics, current rules, points of emphasis and changes, clinic participants will take a written test and put what they've learned into practice by working games scheduled for the final Saturday of the clinic.
Published: June 1, 2011
Summer's here, and all that, but officiating boss Tomas Villegas Jr. already is planning ahead. He'd like anyone interested in working high school football games this fall to contact him as soon as possible.
While it might seem early, Villegas in the past has had to do a lot of scrambling to assemble crews in the fall. He's hoping to avoid that in 2011 with an early start.
If you're interested in officiating, please email Villegas at email@example.com, or call him at German civ. 06575-8495 or 0170-205-9462, Callers from oujtside Germany must drop the initial zero in both numbers after dialing country code 0049.
Despite urgent efforts by the White House, Congress and the Pentagon to address the military’s burgeoning sexual assault crisis, degrading hate speech against women remains ubiquitous in the military — and it’s as close as the nearest computer screen.
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Gregory Broome is an experienced and accomplished community sports journalist. Officially a native of Iowa, Broome grew up a Department of Defense dependent at sites all over the United States and Germany.
He finally settled in Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Central Florida.
Broome began his journalism career in in 2004 as a sports writer for the Ocala Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla., covering high school, college and community sports and earning recognition for his work from the Florida Press Club. In 2009 Broome was named the first sports information director at College of Central Florida, an NJCAA member school, where he launched the program's website and social media pages and revamped its promotional and game-day operations.
Broome joined Stars and Stripes in October of 2012.
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