On May 20, one of the firrst bright and sunny days of the summer, FC Wisconsin Eclipse hosted its second free youth clinic of the year featuring a professional women's player from the Chicago Red Stars. Red Stars defender Jackie Santacaterina and multiple FC Wisconsin Eclipse coaches coached young Wisconsin players in fun games and provided basic instruction in circuit training for beating an opponent 1 vs. 1, air control, passing, and dribbling to maintain possession.
Santacaterina played for Eclipse Select (IL) as a youth player, and was coached for a time during her youth career by FC Wisconsin Eclipse Director and Red Stars Assistant Coach Christian Lavers. Santacaterina won 2 USYS National Championships as a U16 and U17 player and went on to star at the University of Ilinois. Santacaterina is in her second year as a professional with the Red Stars.
Thanks to Jackie for coming up to Wisconsin, and thanks to all the young players that came out for a fun evening of soccer!
To see the upcoming schedule of the Red Stars, currently in 3rd place in the NWSL, click here.