Bays name Borozzi to youth post

February 12, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Former Blast general manager John Borozzi has been named director of youth development for the new Baltimore Bays outdoor/indoor soccer franchise.

Borozzi will be responsible for the operation of four youth teams (under 14, under 16, under 17, under 19). He will coach the under-19 team.

Each of the 37 United States Interregional Soccer League teams are mandated by the league to have at least four youth teams and each team's roster must include a minimum of three under-19 players.

"It's going to be a labor of love," said Borozzi. "I'm not getting paid for it but I've been in the game a long time and got a lot out of it and now I want to give something back."

Borozzi said his main expertise in soccer is the outdoor game.

"If you look at my resume, I was raised on outdoor soccer," he said. "But I got involved in indoor soccer with the Blast in the twilight of my career."

In August, all 37 USISL clubs will send their youth teams to compete in the first USISL Challenge Cup in Orlando, Fla.

"The USISL is committed to youth development in a big way," said Bays general manager Ben Neil. "Every club in the league will be part of a community-based youth organization."

Neil said the Bays would like to send four girls teams to Orlando in addition to the four boys squads.

* Bays coach Kevin Healy announced yesterday that the team's first open tryouts would be held Feb. 27-28 at the Fallston Recreation Complex or Fox Meadows in Fallston.

Those interested should send their resumes to: The Baltimore Bays, 3422 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21224.

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