Written by Steve Mosco, email@example.com Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
Massapequa is crazy about soccer and this summer fans and athletes alike will get a chance to sharpen in-game skills thanks to the Long Island Rough Riders.
South shore players between the ages of 5 and 13 are invited to register for the Rough Riders’ Soccer Academy at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh, August 5 through 8 from 5 until 8 p.m. each night. There will be daily instructional themes including dribbling, passing and receiving and shooting, as well as technical instruction in age and skill based groups and small-sided games at the end of each daily session.
“Players of different ages have to be trained differently and we are very aware of the specific demands of youth soccer,” said Daan Oomen, camp director. “In our 19 years of soccer camp experience, we feel we have achieved an ideal balance between technical training and an entertaining atmosphere so players can enjoy their camp day while constantly learning something new.”
The Long Island Rough Riders camps are designed to improve the game of every soccer player. Campers will have the opportunity to learn new skills while improving those skills previously learned in a fun, and challenging environment. The Rough Riders extensive camp programs offer the perfect activity for soccer players of all ages and abilities.
At this soccer camp, children will benefit from the Rough Riders’ 19 years of soccer camp excellence, professional licensed coaching instructors, an on-field camp director and full time office staff, a proven curriculum for player development, groups based on age and skill level and free Adidas camp shirts for all campers.
“A maximum number of touches on the ball and a pressure free environment have proven to be ideal for positive, lasting player development,” said Oomen.
The price is $175 per child, with group and sibling discounts available. For more information and online registration, check out www.liroughriders.com/camps. For a personalized camp consultation, call 516-622-3900 ext. 1003.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
Ask anyone on Long Island where to go to get a quality cup of coffee, and you’ll probably hear a variety of answers; however, ask the same question in the Massapequas, and one response you’ll hear more often than not is “Massapequa Perk.”
Located at 117 Front Street in Massapequa Park, across from the Long Island Rail Road station, Massapequa Perk first opened its doors five years ago in August of 2008. They deal with tea, smoothies, and various food and dessert items, but their bread and butter, so to speak, is coffee — selling it, roasting it and educating people about it, said co-owner Lisa DiBenedetto
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.