San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

National Team Soccer Trainner

ADVICE from a pro: Steve Sampson, the coach of the Costa Rican NationalSoccer Team, speaks to fifth-and sixth-grade students from Escuela Repúblicade Venezuela in Escazú as part of a soccer clinic hosted by the Country DaySchool (CDS). The clinic featured hands-on soccer drills and skill-buildingactivities by Sampson and his staff for about 100 students May 13.Escuela República de Venezuela is one of CDS’ “partner schools,” where teachersfrom CDS regularly visit to offer staff development and find ways in whichthe schools can engage in shared projects.The event ended with snacks provided by the Country Day School Association,a non-profit branch of the school responsible for overseeing scholarship opportunitiesfor area students and ongoing community service initiatives.

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