Dan Brotman

Sometimes, just being able to play is enough—a truism Brotman is taking nationwide. A local “soccer dad” and certified coach, he founded Special Needs Soccer and along with a board of doctors and physical therapists, developed Port Washington Soccer. The North Shore league is the prototype for the unique, detailed program Brotman and co. hope will catch on. Feedback has been positive, some parents are saying: My son can’t wait to go each week…He hasn’t responded to other special needs programs. portwashingtonsoccer.com