Soccer coaches bring international, championship experience to Historic Dodgertown camp

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Dodgertown LogoFive former professional, championship soccer players from Uruguay are offering a free soccer camp to area youth this week at Historic Dodgertown. The coaches played for international teams during their professional careers, including some on the Uruguayan National Team. 

Youth can receive free, high-level instruction each day from 1 to 3 p.m.

The five men partnered to bring high-level soccer instruction to Historic Dodgertown through the Sky Blue Pro Soccer Camp.

For details on attending the camp or for more information about the coaches, please call Julio Sosa at (973) 271-7855.

The coach bios are listed below. 

Julio Sosa: The founder of the Sky Blue Pro Soccer Camp, Sosa played 14 years as a professional goalkeeper in Uruguay, Argentina, Honduras and Costa Rica. As a high school coach in New Jersey, his team was ranked 21st nationally by Adidas and the NCAA. 

Gerardo Morales: For 16 years Morales was a professional player, and has since been involved in youth soccer in Atlanta, Ga. He played in the UEFA Champions League, the Europe League, Libertadores Cup and Sudamerican Cup. 

Cesar Pellegrin: Pellegrin competed professionally in Italy, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Finland, and in the 1997 and 1999 FIFA 20U World Cup. In 1999 his team won the silver medal. Currently he is the assistant coach of Santiago Ostolaza UAFI.

Mario Rebollo: The former Uruguayan soccer star played for Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. As a coach for his country’s national team, Rebello participated in the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2010-2014 World Cup and other international competitions.

Santiago Ostolaza: Currently the manager of the Uruguayan 17U national team, Ostolaza played at the FIFA World Club in 1990, for Uruguay. He also played in the 1990 World Cup, the American Cup in 1989-1993, and other major competitions.


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