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Mangano Announces Nassau County Youth Soccer Spring Clinic

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced the kick-off of the Nassau County Youth Spring Soccer Clinic. The clinic is designed to help children begin to understand the technicalities of soccer. Additionally, the clinic will help children develop skills for the future including teamwork, commitment and communication with others. The coaching staff includes current college coaches at Molloy College and Dowling College, as well as former collegiate players from North Carolina State University and St. Johns University.

The Clinic offers two sessions and will be held on the turf fields at Cantiague Park located at 480 West John Street in Hicksville. The two sessions are Tuesdays (April 3rd, 17th, 24th and May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) and Thursdays (April 5th, 19th, 26th and May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th). Boys and Girls between the ages 5 and 8 will play from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and ages 9 to 12 will play from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration for the Nassau County Youth Spring Soccer Clinic is still on going. Any days that were missed due to late registration can be made up during the opposite session. For additional information please email: NCECsoccer@nassaucountyny.gov or call: (516) 572-0233.

About Cantiague Park

Cantiague Park has been part of the Nassau County Park system since 1961 and is centrally located in Hicksville, just off the Northern State Parkway and east of the Wantagh State Parkway. When the park opened, it represented the second major park the County managed, in addition to Eisenhower Park, and was a response to the needs of a growing County population. It was also the first park offering a swimming pool and an artificial skating rink. This 127-acre park offers: a renovated 18-hole miniature golf course, 9-hole, par-30 golf course, driving range, five lighted tennis courts, six lighted handball/paddleball courts, three lighted basketball courts, four lighted softball fields and four multi-sport fields, two of which are lighted. In the summer of 2008, the park opened a new and beautiful artificial turf field to accommodate football, soccer and lacrosse and is also lighted for night play. Additionally, Cantiague Park has a playground, two reserved picnic areas, shuffleboard courts, a bocci court, and tables with inlaid chess and checker boards.