Training Session Sharpens Skills for Soccer Season [Photos]

Newtown resident Dylan Palumbo prepares for Fairfield Prep soccer tryouts with a little one-on-one practice.

Next week, Dylan Palumbo will be trying out for the Fairfield Prep soccer team. And this week, the 14-year-old Newtown resident was working one-on-one with James Kelly, a soccer instructor who works out of the , to sharpen his skills.

The two were running through a series of drills on Monday afternoon on a soccer field at the Fairfield Hills campus. Kelly, a resident of Mahopac, NY, originally hails from Scotland.

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TheFuture August 22, 2012 at 05:31 AM
I think we take sports far too seriously. Maybe students should spend time over the summer doing extra reading and studying. I don't think a single student from around here will ever become a pro soccer player. But I do think that 100% of them will be looking for a job one day. Maybe the extra studying will come in handy one day... ya think?
klf August 22, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Learning to focus, be a team player, while getting exercise? I think we take education too seriously, kids need to broaden their skillset. Who knows, exercise could even help with the obesity problem in this country. Given the economy, they may have a better shot at being a pro soccer player than getting a job anyway.
kelly August 22, 2012 at 06:36 PM
To "The Future," how dare you criticize a child for hard work and dedication to improving a set of skills he enjoys. Should every opportunity to learn something new only be about being the best? Should all of our youth throw extra curricular activities out the window simply because they will not get a scholarship or win an award? The fact they are learning a skill and staying out of trouble is an amazing acquisition in this day and age. I for one am glad this teenager chose sports to any option in your so called future.
bob dabolina November 01, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Marcus Tracy? look him up


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