Academy Affiliate: TSF Academy

Club Name:

TSF Academy

Mission Statement:

To inspire, educate and develop our individual players and teams. Our goal is to provide young players with an elite training environment and club culture, which enhances their opportunity to reach their optimal playing level and athletic potential, whilst instilling a love and passion for the game.

Player Development Philosophy:

To educate players by creating a player-centric environment, where we prioritize what is best for each individual player in regard to their overall, long-term Development. TSF Academy will focus on developing the thinking player, who has excellent game understanding to enhance decision making, and improve the execution of their decisions. While using the game as a platform to develop young people who have discipline, respect, good manners and a strong work ethic.

Club Background & History:

  • 2005: TSF Academy was established in September 2005
  • 2016: Accepted into U.S. Soccer Development Academy (U12 only)
  • 2017: Expansion in U.S. Soccer Development Academy (U12, U13 & U14)
  • 2017: Operated Men’s NPSL Team
  • 2020: Announced as founding member in newly formed MLS Next 

Notable Team Results & Achievements: 

  • 2008 First State & National Championships for club
  • Six (6) National Championships
  • Seven (7) Regional Championships
  • 16 State Championships
  • 14 National Finalists

Notable Players: 

  • Adem Ozeri: Club Atletico Banfield (ARG)
  • Alex Muyl: New York Red Bulls & Nashville SC
  • Connor Lade: New York Red Bulls
  • Derrick Etienne Jr.: New York Red Bulls & Columbus Crew
  • Eric Klenofsky: D.C. United & Toronto FC
  • Franky Martinez: Sporting Kansas City
  • Rene White: Real Salt Lake
  • Salvador Pliego: Club Universidad Nacional (Pumas) (MEX)
  • Sebastien Rojek: Poland YNT

Number of Teams:

TSF Academy has 26 teams:
  • 21 Boys
  • 5 Girls 

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“This is a milestone in our club's history, and we embrace the opportunity to work in partnership with a professional club. We are honored to have New York Red Bulls entrust us with the responsibility of raising the standards of youth development in our area. Being an Affiliate of the New York Red Bulls Academy provides us with the opportunity to share best practices to improve our club, improve the education of our coaches and to provide our players with the chance to play for a professional club. We have already been building a strong and healthy relationship with Red Bulls Academy staff and we believe in their vision and goals for their academy prospects.”

John Saunders, Academy Director, TSF Academy

"The chance to open doors for our staff and players developmentally is a positive, if not revolutionary, step forward for the game. Working with the MLS and the New York Red Bulls is imperative for a bigger, better and stronger game in New Jersey and the United States. Elite players here at TSF Academy will now have a clear pathway into a professional club. Collaboration of this kind is necessary towards creating successful players via the enhanced experience we are now able to provide.”

Lee Leonard, Director of Coaching, TSF Academy

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with New York Red Bulls and continue to build on a very positive relationship.  The goal has always been to provide our players with the best possible platform, resources and opportunities.  We are looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with the New York Red Bulls Academy which will go a long way to create further opportunities for our players and staff to grow and develop to help develop the best talent in this region.”

Lee Bakewell Director of Club Operations, TSF Academy


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