As a result of the partnership, Red Bulls Youth Programs will provide Piscataway Soccer Club with a complete club development program. Benefits will include onsite Red Bulls coaching staff, curriculum and RED Print access, player clinics, team training, coach education workshops, and training camps.
The grassroots partnership provides each club a unique opportunity to partner with a leading Major League Soccer team and benefit from an extensive range of youth soccer expertise.
The initiative will also help connect young players to the professional game. As part of the curriculum, players are actively encouraged to watch soccer games and, through a special offer, are provided with the opportunity to attend a live professional match at Red Bull Arena, a state-of-the-art soccer stadium, located in Harrison, N.J.
About Piscataway Soccer Club
Piscataway Soccer Club was established in 1980 and serves Piscataway Township and the surrounding towns in Middlesex County, N.J. Piscataway Soccer Club aims to provide each player the opportunity to play soccer in a positive, supportive, and rewarding environment that emphasizes enjoyment and skill development through equal participation regardless of ability and to create a challenging environment for the top players who aspire to reach their full potential. With over 600 recreation and travel players, the club has something for everyone.
The club’s comprehensive program offering looks to meet the needs of the local soccer community by providing (1) both recreation and travel programs for players U3-U19, (2) an Annual Piscataway Fall Classic Tournament which draws over 200 teams all playing at one location, (3) a Futures U7-U8 program that play in Festivals, (4) a TOPSoccer program, (5) Girls soccer festival, (6) annual scholarships, (7) and a community based initiative of collecting and redistributing used soccer gear.
Piscataway Soccer Club President Mike Majorczak said “Piscataway SC is run by dedicated volunteers who strive to create a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding experience for youth players. Through our partnership with the New York Red Bulls, we are excited to continue building upon our existing club programs by providing enhanced training as well as feedback to players in our travel program. We are also interested in providing new programs that would benefit our members.”
New York Red Bulls Regional Manager, Dan Vitu added “What stuck out to us most from our first meeting with the Piscataway SC was the robust and active board. Everybody asked questions and showed genuine care for what they do to support the club and community. The club are aligned with our philosophy and approach to youth development, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to have PSC as a new partner in the youth soccer community.”
About the New York Red Bulls Player Development System
The New York Red Bulls maintain one of the premier youth development programs in the United States, committed to identifying and developing talent in the tri-state area. The Red Bulls Player Development System is a multi-layered program that provides professional support at all levels of the game. Each level of the player development pyramid has been structured to provide the best development opportunities to players, coaches and youth soccer organizations. Within the local community, programs are offered for players of all ages and abilities. For players with outstanding ability, there is an opportunity to progress from the grassroots Youth Programs to the Regional Development School, then on to the Academy Teams and, ultimately, to the Red Bulls professional team. Red Bulls Academy teams are consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation. Red Bulls players make regular appearances in U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams and NCAA Division I programs. For more information about Red Bulls Academy and youth programs, visit www.newyorkredbulls.com/youth.