HARRISON, N.J. (June 28, 2016) – The New York Red Bulls have agreed to a youth development partnership with Edgemont Soccer Club, the club announced today.
As a result of the partnership, the Red Bulls will provide Edgemont Soccer Club with a complete club development program. Benefits will include onsite Red Bulls coaching staff, curriculum and REDPrint access, player clinics, team training, coach education workshops, and a preseason training camp. The partnership will involve Red Bulls coaches working with Edgemont SC travel teams U-12 and below and will also be involved in additional soccer training with local community groups.
Located in the heart of Westchester County, Edgemont SC is a travel soccer club with approximately 25 teams competing in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) each season.
“We are incredibly excited to start our partnership with Edgemont SC,” said John Birchall, Regional Manager of Red Bulls Training Programs for Westchester County. “After our initial discussions with the club, we knew that Edgemont had the right approach to player development and a partnership between our organizations will benefit the players in the local community tremendously.”
Training programs will begin early September with partnership preparations and infrastructure development beginning immediately. Players within the program will benefit from the Red Bulls structured and progressive curriculum, delivered through the Red Bulls Building Blocks of Player Development. Edgemont Soccer Club will be immersed in the Red Bulls REDPrint, a resource that provides a fully integrated club development program and curriculum.
"We are excited to partner with an organization that ranges from grass roots programs all the way to MLS," said Edgemont Soccer Club Co-President Matthew Kirsch. "This partnership will allow us to provide the next level of training for our youth travel team program."
All players will also be challenged to continue their development away from the field with access to Red Bulls skill development videos along with special member only ticket access to watch MLS games at Red Bulls Arena.
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 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.
For more information on Edgemont Soccer Club visit www.edgemontsc.com