FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2016
Soccer Coaches Bring International, Championship Experience to Historic Dodgertown Camp
VERO BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Five 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.
From now through Thursday, Dec. 22, youth can receive free, high-level instruction each day from 1 to 3 p.m. The camp is hosted by 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.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
“A Florida Heritage Landmark”
World-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.
On November 10, 2014, Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its unique historic significance extending beyond baseball, as the first completely integrated Spring Training site in the South. The “Baseball and Dodgertown” historical marker is located at the entrance to the conference center.
The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.
The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 ½ playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 130 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.
Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp returned to Historic Dodgertown in November, 2014. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532