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Illinois Youth Soccer to host 2003 Soccer Expo

December 31, 2003 09:00 PM
Illinois Youth Soccer Association will host the 2003 Soccer Expo Workshop and Exhibitor Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.

Jesus Ramirez, head coach of the Under-15 Boys Mexican National Team will conduct a coaching demonstration, "soccer tactics and fundamental techniques," at the event.

Admission is free to all Illinois Youth Soccer members, and $5 for non-members. Log on to for more information, or download a registration form at

Soccer Expo is the annual Workshop and Exhibitor Show for all members of Illinois Youth Soccer. More than 60 businesses and organizations participate in the Exhibitor Show, dedicating their time and energy to bring you what’s new in soccer apparel, equipment, balls, uniforms, and fund-raising ideas.

This is the one time of the year that you and your team equipment manager can visit all the uniform and equipment suppliers under one roof, giving you the chance, for example, to try out and price compare uniforms for your team’s upcoming season. Many fund-raising ideas will be available to assist you and your parents in raising the money for these team equipment purchases.

Ramirez, 45, had a long playing career in the Mexican First Division were he was a member of 1976-77 Mexican First Division champion UNAM Pumas. He also played for Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante, and Veracruz all of the Mexican First Division along with a short stint with the Mexican National Team during the 1982 World Cup qualifying round.

Ramirez, 45, played an instrumental role as the assistant coach of the 1994 Mexican National Team that reached the quarterfinals at the World Cup USA 94. He has also served as an assistant coach for Atlante and more recently Necaxa, both of the Mexican First Division.

In 2002, with the completion of the Mexican Federation of Futbol coaching course, he was appointed as the Under-15 Boys Mexican National Team Head Coach.




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