Running fast, kicking the ball and scoring goals are just a few of the reasons why soccer is one of the most popular activities at Oasis summer camps. And now kids will have the chance to improve their game by taking a special soccer clinic with New York Cosmos head coach Carlos Mendes.
Coach Mendes will run soccer clinics at the following Oasis day camps for the 2019 summer season:
As a former player and coach, Carlos Mendes knows firsthand that excellence isn’t about being the best, it’s about doing your best! He’ll share the importance of hard work, leadership, discipline, and respect during the soccer clinics.
During the soccer clinic, all campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of soccer drills that last about 30 minutes each. Playing soccer builds social skills, teaches children the importance of teamwork, improves fitness, and develops speed, agility and stamina. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
About Carlos Mendes
Carlos Mendes made his coaching debut in 2018, guiding Cosmos B to a perfect 10-0-0 record in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) regular season. He was also named the best coach in the North Atlantic Conference, the Northeast Region, and as the NPSL’s overall top coach in 2018.
Before taking a coaching role, Carlos was a stalwart in the back line of the Cosmos. He was the first signing in the club’s reboot in 2012 and captained the team for five seasons. During that spell, Mendes lifted the North American Soccer League (NASL) title three times, reached four finals, and was named to the league’s Best XI three times as well. He made 122 appearances as a player donning the Cosmos badge.
Coach Mendes also featured in Major League Soccer (MLS) from 2005-2012, playing for the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, which became the New York Red Bulls, as well as featuring for the Columbus Crew.
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