ABOUT 1,200 school soccer players eager to improve their game are looking forward to meeting some of their local heroes from whom they hope to pick up valuable tips. Lee Hin-wo and Leslie Santos of top soccer team South China will be sharing their hard-earned field experience with a crowd of young players from schools that joined the inter-school football league. The two-day Coca-Cola Schools Soccer Stars Parade is organised by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI), the Hong Kong Football Association, the Hong Kong Schools Sports Council and Swire Coca Cola HK Ltd. The South China players, HKSI's soccer scholarship scheme squad and seasoned coaches will hold a two-hour clinic at the HKSI for students from 120 primary and secondary schools today and on March 27. HKSI's head soccer coach Kwok Ka-ming said that in the first session the professionals will demonstrate skills such as shooting and dribbling, and in the second session individual players will coach groups of 20 students each. 'The individual groups will have a different training. For instance, South China skipper Lee Kin-wo will show the lads how to pass the ball from the side of the pitch to strikers in the middle, and so on. 'Even though it is only a two-hour session, the boys will gain much from learning directly from the professionals, and it will be inspiring for them,' Kwok said. Schools were advised to send their best players so that the South China professionals could help refine their skills. The HKSI is arranging to have five football pitches ready for the event, and an exhibition match between South China and the HKSI soccer squad will be held afterwards. South China team manager Lee Yun-wah said the students will be picking up tips from Hong Kong players as well expatriate players from China, Brazil, Holland, Bosnia, Portugal, and Costa Rica. David Kan Wing-kay, chairman of the Hong Kong School Sports Council, said the parade has drawn more than 10,000 students closer to their soccer idols over the past six years. This year, however, the number of students has been reduced as the organisers did not want the professionals to have to coach more than 20 students at each session.