WF Men's Soccer to Host Walt Chyzowych Clinic
Aug. 23, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Media Relations (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's soccer team is set to host the 12th-annual Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund Soccer Clinic on Friday, August 24, from 5:30-7 p.m at Spry Stadium. The clinic is for boys and girls of all ages and will conducted by the Demon Deacons players and coaching staff.
Admission to the clinic is free, and participants will need to bring their own ball, shin guards and water bottle.
Immediately following the clinic at 7 p.m., the Wake Forest women's soccer team will be hosting local rival UNCG in the team's home opener.
For additional information, contact assistant coach Dane Brenner at (336) 758-3744.
The first Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund (WCMF) soccer clinic was organized and conducted by College of Charleston men's soccer coach Ralph Lundy in 1995. Since then clinics have been conducted nationwide including UAB, Indiana and at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.
About Walt Chyzowych
When Chyzowych stepped in as Wake's men's soccer head coach in 1986 the Deacs had only posted one ACC win through two seasons. Under his leadership, the squad saw rapid improvement and within three seasons took their first ACC title in 1989.
But Chyzowych's influence extended far beyond the Winston-Salem city limits. Before landing at Wake Forest he served as the United States Soccer Federation's (USSF) Director of Coaching. In addition to leading U.S. National teams, Chyzowych designed and conducted licensed courses across the country to train aspiring coaches.
Chyzowych is known as "a pioneer for American collegiate coaches" for his role founding, organizing and promoting the nation's first soccer education program.
Chyzowych passed away on Sept. 2, 1994, just one day before the start of the '94 season.