After months of being cooped up inside due to the coronavirus outbreak, Massachusetts is starting to open back up. Phases have been passed and now the state is ready to allow youth sports back. Now they won’t look like previous years, but at least they are back.

Norfolk Recreation announced this week that the FC PUMA Soccer Academy is returning to Norfolk for another year. The academy will take place from August 10-14 at the Pond Street Recreation Complex.

The camp is open to any and all soccer players born between 2000 and 2013. The group puts together two camps– Youth Soccer Camp and High School/College Preseason Camp. These camps will take place at the same place, but there will be different time frames. Players ages 5-7 will play from 9 am – 1 pm, while the older players will go from 9 am – 3 pm.

FC PUMA has been training young soccer players for 20 years. Its camps focus on ball mastery, passing, shooting, agility, speed, cardio, and coordination. The players are instructed through drills and get to play games and different competitions. The academy also puts a strong focus on growing players’ love for the sport of soccer.

The 2020 Coaching Staff that will be in Norfolk in August includes:

  • Anthony Rougier- UEFA “A” Licence
  • Christian F. Battaglia- USSF “A” Licence
  • Nick Burke- USSF “A” Licence
  • Tim Hallett- USSF “B” Licence
  • Dan Hansen- USSF “B” Licence
  • Michele Bertuzzi- UEFA “C” License
  • Paul Walsh- USSF “C” License
  • Lee Moyce- UEFA “B” Licence
  • Chris Millington- NEFC Staff Coach

FC PUMA is following all state guidelines related to COVID-19 in order to keep all players and staff safe. If you would like more information or would like to register, click here.

It’s time to get out of the house and stretch those legs. Youth sports are starting back up and the FC PUMA Soccer Academy is a great place for youth soccer players to have fun and get better this summer. August can’t come soon enough!