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Program Description

 

Youth competitive- Program Description

Red Star Soccer Academy is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. We offer world-class training for eager young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. We are affiliated with the US Soccer Federation and US Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and US Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments.

Red Star competitive teams are coached by licensed professional coaches. The coaching staff is carefully selected to meet the needs and capacities of the players. The Red Star coaching staff is led by a nationally licensed and recognized Technical Director who oversees and monitors the effectiveness of Red Star coaches as they implement an age and developmentally tuned curriculum.

TEAM FORMATION

Open Tryouts are held twice annually, typically in June for the Fall season and December for the Spring. Players will be notified after tryouts if they have earned a spot on a team within their age group. Final team rosters will be made following the conclusion of the Red Star tryouts training session.

At any time, drop-in assessments are available. To arrange a drop-in assessment, please contact the Technical Director.

All soccer decisions, including player placement/movement and playing up an age group, are made by Academy coaches.

ANNUAL CALENDAR

The competitive soccer calendar runs between August 1st and July 31st. The Academy’s annual calendar is divided into two 4.5-month playing seasons with optional 2-month rest, recovery and cross-training sessions between.

Fall Season

The season runs approximately 4.5 months (August – mid December).

All players must attend pre-season camp in early August.

Each team practices 2x per week, approximately 90 min per session.

Players may also attend a 3rd optional practice, which may include goalkeeper training, agility/balance/coordination, street soccer, or other areas as determined by coaches.

NorCal Premier Fall League

Games can be scheduled on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Each team plays between 8 and 10 league games, plus possibly 7-9 NorCal State Cup Tournament games (dependent on team level and performance).

Teams participate in 1-3 tournaments; as players mature, tournaments and travel increase in order to find appropriate competition.

Each player receives an Individual written player evaluation and parent conference to discuss progress and areas for improvement..

The season ends with semi-open tryouts.

PLEASE NOTE: Red Star encourages children to explore and enjoy multiple sports. During the primary soccer season (fall season), Red Star expects that children participating in multiple sports will make soccer their first priority when schedule conflicts arise. Missed practices and games due to sports conflicts are discouraged because of the impact on both the player and the team, both in training and in competition.

Winter Session (Optional)

This season runs for 1 month, mid December thru mid January.

Sessions focus on rest, recovery & cross-training.

Players may also participate in an optional futsal season that runs between December and mid February.

Spring Season

The spring season runs for approximately 5 months (mid January through mid June).

Each team practices 2x per week, approximately 90 min per session.

Players may also attend a 3rd optional practice, which may include goalkeeper training, agility/balance/coordination, street soccer, or other areas as determined by coaches.

NorCal Premier Fall League

Games can be scheduled on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Each team plays between 8 and 10 league games, plus possibly 7-9 NorCal State Cup Tournament games (dependent on team level and performance).

Teams participate in 1-3 tournaments; as players mature, tournaments and travel increase in order to find appropriate competition.

Each player receives an Individual written player evaluation and parent conference to discuss progress and areas for improvement..

The season ends with open tryouts.

PLEASE NOTE: Red Star encourages children to explore and enjoy multiple sports. During the secondary soccer season (spring season), missed practices and games are somewhat less of an issue when schedule conflicts arise.

Summer Session (Optional)

The summer session runs for approximately 1.5 months (mid June through July).

Sessions focus on rest, recovery & cross-training.

Red Star offers a diverse selection of summer camps, which offer players the opportunity to hone their skills in both full-day and half-day sessions.

Summer futsal is also an option for Red Star players.

Summer Red Star training sessions are mandatory for all members of youth competitive teams.

PROGRAM FEES

Fall and Spring season fees typically range from $900-$1100 depending on the actual length of season and the number of practices and games. For more information, please see our program fee structure.

Our week-long (Monday – Friday) Summer Training Session is mandatory for all our youth competitive players. The full-day session (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) is $250. NOTE: The cost of Summer Training is included in the Fall Program Fee for U8 players.

Scholarships and payment plans are available upon request. Please contact Red Star staff for details. Red Star offers convenient online registration and accepts credit cards.

 

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