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Tide host Port Vale Coaches Clinic

Tacoma, Wash.--- Tacoma Tide FC today announce a unique opportunity for Puget Sound soccer coaches to get tips from English professionals at the July 16, 2011 Port Vale Coaches Clinic to be held at the Washington Premier FC Fields Complex.

Joining in from Tacoma Tide FC will be head coach Gerry Gray. Gray has a distinguished career in profession soccer in North America, both outdoors and indoors. Gray is a member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

The coaching session will include a simulated practice session and a chalk talk about the Tide / Port Vale match which follows the next day at Curtis High School.

Admission to the clinic, which is open to all coaches, is $40. Register online at
All paid registrants will be entered into drawings for Seattle Sounders FC CONCACAF Champions League tickets, Seattle Sounders Women W-League Championships tickets, and will receive a FREE ticket to the Sunday July 17, 2011 SOUTH SOUND SOCCER SUNDAY, a double header of action that includes Port Vale playing Tacoma Tide FC at Curtis High School.
Who: Port Vale FC coaches and Tide head coach Gerry Gray
What: 1.5 hour field clinic + half hour chalk talk and Q & A
Where: Washington Premier FC Field Turf fields at 5702 44th St. East Puyallup, Washington
When: July 16, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Why: To take advantage of a rare opportunity to "pick the minds" of English professional coaches right here in Puget Sound and see them in action doing training routines.
How: Register online at Cost: $40 (cash or check at event)
All paid clinic registrants receive a ticket to SOUTH SOUND SOCCER SUNDAY, the following day!
All paid clinic registrants will be entered into a drawing for tickets to a Sounders CONCACAF Champions League match at CenturyLink Field and for the 2011 W-League Championships at Starfire.
Drawing to take place at the end of the clinic on July 16th.
SOUTH SOUND SOCCER SUNDAYTacoma Tide FC will host South Sound Soccer Sunday on July 17 at Curtis High School. The soccer double header begins at 1:00 PM when the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League play the Colorado Force. At 4 PM Port Vale FC will play Tacoma Tide FC in an international Friendly at the same venue. Combination tickets for both matches are available at
Tide return to Curtis High SchoolTacoma Tide FC have moved all remaining home matches to Curtis High School's Viking Stadium in University Place. This has been the traditional home of the club since being founded in 2006. The Tide host Vancouver on July 8 at 7:30 PM, Abbotsford on July 10 at 2:00 PM and finish their PDL season July 22 at 7:00 PM with a contest against Washington Crossfire. The Tide Facebook page at has two for one coupons for discount tickets to all three of these league matches.