Patch extends a big thank you to Karen Costa for providing this article about the Baymen Soccer team and Dave Harris for providing the photo.
Some little soccer stars received a big treat on Jan. 8 when professional soccer player Jeremy Cheeseman joined their weekly soccer clinic to offer some pointers. Jeremy, a Manorville native, is currently a player on the Dayton Dutch Lions in Ohio. The Lions are a team in the United Soccer League PRO Division. His audience was an energetic group of 7 and 8 year old boys from the Baymen Soccer League who are attending a weekly training clinic at APC in Holbrook.
Jeremy was asked to be a guest trainer by Dave Harris, a Baymen Coach who works for Soccer LI Magazine. Dave has many more guest stars lined up for the remaining 9 weeks of training. First, the boys learned about Jeremy, where he grew up, went to college, and where he learned how to play soccer. Then he worked with them on some skill building and ball handling drills. Finally, the boys took their newfound skills to the field and they and their coaches participated in a scrimmage. At the end of the session, Jeremy autographed his picture for each boy in the group, and signed some soccer balls as well. The kids got a lot out of it and had a chance to interact with a professional soccer player.