Newport News Performance Center Hosts College Soccer Coach as Guest Speaker

Attention high school athletes interested in playing college level soccer.

The Tidewater Performance Center in Newport News will host Virginia Wesleyan College’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach Chris Mills at its Newport News location March 20 at 6 p.m. to provide high school athletes with valuable tips for playing at the college level.

This speaking event is free and open to both male and female athletes. The Newport News Tidewater Performance Center is located at 751 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

“The road to playing any sport in college requires a combination of academic and athletic preparation,” said Al Coustineaux, president of the Newport News Football Club. “By partnering with Tidewater Performance and Virginia Wesleyan College, this event will provide our athletes and parents the opportunity to learn what steps to take to make playing in college a reality from a current college coach and former Division 1 athlete.”

Mills is a 2006 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in recreation and leisure studies, with an emphasis on sport, tourism and recreation management. In 2007, Mills served as an assistant coach for the college’s NCAA Sweet 16 team. In 2008 he was also the assistant coach when the team won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Mills also played for Virginia Wesleyan College, helping the college to a 57-17-5 overall record in four years, two regular season league titles, two league tournament titles and two NCAA appearances. Mills was a three-year starter and two-time All-Virginia honoree.

RSVP to Anita Pozin at or 757.223.5612.

The Tidewater Performance Center in Newport News offers one on one, semi-private and small group personal and sports performance training. The Performance Center is part of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s family of clinics and Performance Centers, serving Southeast and Central Virginia. A second Performance Center is located in Gloucester, Va.