Free Clinic for 7-11s

FREE Clinic for AGES 7-11
Join Benfica USA coaches for a FREE Clinic
Sunday May 4th

Ipswich River Park, 10 Central St, North Reading
10:30am - 12:00pm

For players who want to experience what it is like to train with club level coaches.

Please join the Benfica USA Coaching Staff on Sunday, May 4th from 10:30am-12pm at Ipswich River Park in North Reading.

This club level training is open to girls and boys who are currently in 2nd to 5th grade.
We will run though skills stations and introduce the parents to the club experience.
There is no charge to attend. Players must register online by April 27th.


Spread the word and invite teammates to this terrific opportunity!

Limited Space available

Questions and Answers

Q: What is the goal of this clinic?
A: Our passion for the game will be instantaneously passed on to the boys and girls who attend the clinic. The goal for the clinic is to give the players an introduction to the Benfica Club mission: player development through player confidence. The focus of the clinic will be ball handling skills and creating an offensive mindset.

Q: What will my child learn?
A: We develop players who have confidence with the ball. The players will be exposed to techniques to master soccer’s most used skill: dribbling! You have all heard it before - the more touches on the ball - the better for developing skills. This age range is the best for absorbing new techniques and ideas.

Q: Why is this clinic free?
A: Benfica USA want to educate as many young players as possible. In order to get better, players need to train with experts in soccer development. This clinic is about exposing players to the Benfica Way – confidence with the ball and a willingness to learn!

Q: Is there a Benfica Team for me?
Benfica USA will be creating pools of boys and girls to compete at the U10 and U11 level in the New England Premiership (one of the top developmental leagues in the nation). This clinic will showcase the training the players will get through our staff of experienced coaches.

Clinic Directors

Coach Dina Gentile

  • Professor of Sport Management at Endicott College
  • Former College Coach at NCAA Division II and III colleges
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Organizer of Soccer Camps for 20 years on the North Shore
  • Published Author Coach Education
  • Mother of 2 young children

Coach Mario Prata

  • Played professionally with SL Benfica
  • USSF A Licence
  • Coached National, Regional, and State Youth teams, 
  • Benfica USA Director of coaching
  • Father of two young adults

Register Now

Register Online:

1. Click on "Register Now" above.

2. You will be asked to login. If you already have an account, no need to create a new one! Password and Username reminder help is available.

3. The system will show you all programs that are available to your children, depending on their age and gender.

4. Select the 2014 Spring 7-11 Free Clinic program, and follow the prompts to the checkout page.

5. Click submit. You will receive a confirmation email.

6. If you don't receive the confirmation email, or have other questions about the registration process, please contact

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