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Boca’s Lockwood Helps Young Shore Area Soccer Players Gain Insight Into The College Game And Beyond – Howell Times
August 25, 2006

The Howell Times
Eye on Sports
August 25, 2006

Boca’s Lockwood Helps Young Shore Area Soccer Players Gain Insight Into The College Game And Beyond

TOMS RIVER – Although most of the players he presently coaches are just entering high school, Guy Lockwood, coach of the Jersey Shore Boca U15 boys team wanted to give his young “students of the game” a chance to look into their soccer futures a bit last month and to evaluate their possible future abilities in a college setting.

Lockwood, a long-time Boca veteran and current captain of the Boca Men’s Semi-Pro squad who also starred at Southern Regional HS and Monmouth University before playing professionally in the United Soccer Leagues, coordinated a joint venture with players from Boca and the Toms River Youth S.C. U15 Red Bulls and attended an invitation only weekend of training and college preparation seminars from July 22 through 23 at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware.

Wesley College coaches Steven Clarke and Nitan Soni conducted seminars for the 15year old players on college preparation and administered college level on-field training sessions while observing and instructing the potential future college stars in numerous games throughout the weekend.

The Hunterdon Soccer Club U15 Select team from Central Jersey, which plays in the Mid-Atlantic Premiere Soccer League (MAPS) with Boca, was the other invitee for the weekend.

“The alliance of the Boca and TRYSC U15 programs provides unlimited opportunities for driving player development. The Wesley College weekend was the first of many this program will be involved in to expose players to the next level. Jersey Shore Boca and TRYSC Red Bulls give special thanks to Wesley College Coaches Steven Clarke and Nitan Soni and the Hunterdon Select program, managed by Dan Hendi mentioned Lockwood.

Jersey Shore Boca and the Toms River Youth S.C Red Bulls also participate in the Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association (MOSA) for regular league play.

The joint venture between Lockwood’s Boca team and Toms River Youth S.C. Red Bulls, in attending the Wesley College event, was the first event of many planned between the two teams to help these younger shore area soccer players develop to their maximum potential.

Although Lockwood’s Boca team and Toms River Youth S.C. Red Bulls will be continuing down their separate paths in league play in MOSA this fall, players will be identified, evaluated and combined for other events such as MAPS League play, Tournaments and College Showcases.

In addition, players from both teams, under Lockwood’s direction, volunteered to instruct players, ages 4 through 8, at the Barnegat Soccer Club Annual Camp.

For more information about the Boca U15 team and all other the Jersey Shore Boca programs, logon to the Club’s official web site at