Colombia national coach to visit women’s soccer team, hold youth clinics

March 16, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis

Colombia Women’s Soccer National Head Coach Ricardo Rozo will be in Toledo this weekend to watch one of his star pupils, junior Natalia Gaitàn, as Toledo opens its 2012 spring campaign.


The 2011 Mid-American Conference Champions are slated to host NCAA Division II-member Ashland Sunday, March 18, at Scott Park at 1 p.m.

Following the exhibition match, Rozo will hold a lecture on the development of Colombia women’s soccer.

He guided the national team to its first-ever birth in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, as well as a runner-up finish at the 2011 South American Championship and a Final Four appearance at the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The free, public lecture will take place in the second floor conference room in the Larimer Athletic Complex, which is located at north end of the Glass Bowl.

On Monday, March 19, Rozo will lead a Youth Development Clinic in the Fetterman Indoor Facility.

There will be two sessions offered for youngsters. The first clinic will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children 14-15, followed by a second clinic from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for youngsters 16-18. The clinic is open to the first 35 people per time slot; the cost is $30.

Call UT Assistant Coach Anne Decker at 419.530.6251 for registration details.

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