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World-Renowned Soccer Coach Leads Clinics at Aurora BayCare June 25-27

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Free coaching seminar also available June 24

Green Bay, Wis. - International soccer speed expert Mike Antoniades is leading various two-hour soccer clinics for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 at Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, 1160 Kepler Drive in Green Bay, from June 25 to 27.

By using a number of specialized soccer-specific training techniques, athletes can improve their speed, agility, acceleration and power with the ball.

"Speed and quickness are skills that can be taught and not just something you were born with," Antoniades said.

The cost is $40 for an individual player and $35 for a team player who signs up with a group of 8 or more participants. Each session is limited to 22 participants.

Antoniades has coached professionally for 28 years and has trained professional athletes and clubs in the United Kingdom, Europe and United States. He is a qualified UEFA A Licensed Coach, Speed Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Rehabilitation Specialist.

To learn more or to register, visit or call 920-288-5400.

Also available on June 24 is a free presentation by Mike Antoniades for coaches, managers, parents and athletes on how to develop elite soccer players. The presentation will be held from 6 to 8 pm. at Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center. Attendees will learn the tools needed to increase players' speed and quickness and help prevent injuries.

Coaches and parents will learn:

  • The long term training methodologies used by elite European teams to best develop soccer athletes from 8 years old to professional level;
  • How to develop speed, technique and movement training sessions for different age groups;
  • What to observe;
  • What to coach;
  • What to correct; and
  • How to incorporate speed, technique and skill training into the coaching sessions.

Soccer athletes will learn:

  • How to develop quickness, including active and reactive speed;
  • The best age to train movement and speed;
  • How to develop into a better soccer athlete;
  • What skills and drills to practice;
  • Frequency of training; and
  • How to achieve skill fluency.

Participants of this presentation are also invited to the clinics from June 25-27 to observe the coaching technique, drills and training methodologies. Teaching sessions will be based upon the development of quickness, active, reactive and complex speed, which is required in soccer. Technical advice will be given on how to coach soccer speed.

To reserve your spot, visit or call 920-288-5400.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for over 25 years.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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