HARRISON, N.J. (April 18, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) have agreed to a multiyear partnership renewal, the club announced today.
Through this partnership, the Red Bulls are designated as the exclusive and sole provider of regional NSCAA Coaching Academy courses throughout New York and New Jersey.
“Coaching education is a key component of the extensive Red Bulls youth development systems,” said Dave Jervis, Senior Director of Training Programs. “By offering a range of easily accessible course locations, we are able to help educate and impact local grassroots coaches in youth soccer communities throughout New York and New Jersey.”
“Over the past five years, the NSCAA has been a key partner in helping us realize our mission of developing, engaging and inspiring the soccer community.”
The initial agreement between these two organizations was announced in June 2012, when the Red Bulls academy became an official partner to operate NSCAA courses. The partnership expanded in December 2013, adding a marketing and services aspect to the partnership, allowing both the NSCAA and the Red Bulls to strengthen their promotional reach.
Both organizations collectively support coaches at the grassroots level through a variety of NSCAA Level 1-6 courses, as well as Special Topics Diploma courses. These courses are scheduled at Red Bull Arena and utilize the New York Red Bulls professional team as an educational platform for local youth coaches.
This agreement renewal also provides Red Bulls youth partner clubs and course participants with additional educational, club support services and benefits that are available through the NSCAA.
“The NSCAA’s collaboration with the New York Red Bulls is a great representation of the Association’s goal of educating coaches and serving the greater soccer community,” NSCAA CEO Lynn Berling-Manuel noted. “We look forward to continuing this partnership and interacting with coaches in the New York/New Jersey area and beyond.”
Both organizations have worked together to operate hundreds of courses in the local area, educating and certifying thousands of youth soccer coaches. In the coming year, the Red Bulls plan to host a variety of coaching courses at more than 50 locations.
Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate coaches, encourage excellence and serve the soccer community. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary year of the NSCAA enhancing the game through coaching education.
The NSCAA is the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization with members at every level of the game, from professional to grassroots. The membership also includes administrators, referees and others in the soccer industry. The NSCAA provides its members opportunities to enhance the game of soccer by providing a national education program, interaction and networking opportunities, and membership benefits.
For more information about the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, visit NSCAA.com.
About Red Bulls Youth Programs:
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 training 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 training programs, visit RedBullsAcademy.com.