Continuing A Partnership That Grows The Game of Soccer For Everyone
The partnership between New Jersey Youth Soccer and its local MLS club, the New York Red Bulls, has been a success from the start and enriches soccer fans and players of all ages.
YOUTH SOCCER NEWS: This week, New Jersey Youth Soccer announced the official renewal of its partnership with the New York Red Bulls. The partnership aimed at developing youth soccer in New Jersey will also provide a variety of community initiatives.
“The Red Bulls have eagerly supported our wide range of programming, including ODP, State Cups, Recreation and TOPSoccer,” said Evan Dabby, NJYS Executive Director. “We are excited about their desire to expand into additional areas as we collaborate to reach and support programming in urban areas.”
The partnership will include the New York Red Bulls Urban Soccer Program, which is an outreach initiative that serves urban communities. With the Red Bulls’ resources and player development expertise, the partnership will engage children in physical activity and use soccer as a vehicle to teach life skills. NJ Youth Soccer and the Red Bulls are teaming up to bring the Urban Soccer Program to more communities in 2021.
The NJYS Young Olympians Program will continue as part of the partnership. Designed specifically for players born in 2010 and 2011, Young Olympians provides a pathway to New Jersey ODP for those who aspire to play at a high level. The program includes training sessions throughout the season and will conclude with a 4v4 and 9v9 tournament.
“We are excited to continue our strong partnership with NJYS who have been one of our key strategic player development partners,” said David Jervis, Red Bulls Sr. Director of Youth Programs & Academy Business Operations. “Through these various community outreach and player identification initiatives, we are able to offer youth players, coaches and their families with a direct connection to our club.
Additionally, the Red Bulls partnership will continue to collaborate with TOPSoccer, a community-based training and team placement program for young players with disabilities. As part of the relationship, a NJYS member club will be selected each season to have Red Bulls coaches work at their TOPSoccer program.
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