HARRISON, N.J. (May 4, 2020) – The New York Red Bulls announced today a Youth Development partnership with Centercourt FC to operate all aspects of the club’s youth soccer program.
Centercourt Club and Sports operates a wide portfolio of sports programming in the Northeast with eight sports training facilities throughout the state of NJ, representing over 750,000 square feet of field, turf and court space.
As a result of the partnership, Centercourt FC will become part of the Red Bulls Youth Programs family, the nation’s leading player development pathway. A complete club-development program will be implemented providing technical services throughout all age groups, daily program oversight and long-term strategic leadership. Benefits will include onsite Red Bulls coaching staff that will be dedicated full time to Centercourt FC, Red Bulls curriculum and RED Print access, player clinics, team training, parent education workshops, and seasonal training camps.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Centercourt FC and their teams to the Red Bulls family,” said David Jervis, Sr Director of Youth Programs and Academy Business Operations. “ Centercourt has established an impressive range of quality sports programing, combining the expertise of the Red Bulls player development system with the resources and world class facilities of Centercourt Clubs and Sports, will offer players in the region with a top class training environment and for the most talented players a pathway into the Red Bulls Pre-Academy and Academy structure”.
Matt Rizzuto, COO/CFO of Centercourt said: “Centercourt FC is excited and proud to announce we have signed a partnership agreement with The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer so that together we can provide our players with an enhanced, professionally structured development training program and pathway led by Red Bulls coaches who will be fully dedicated to Centercourt. The New York Red Bulls philosophy matches our own approach to teaching and coaching youth sports, which is to create a fun, challenging environment utilizing best in class facilities and coaches. Team practices, small group training and games will continue to be held at Centercourt facilities in Gillette and Morristown. We look forward to many great things to come from this partnership.”