The New York Red Bulls have reached a partnership agreement with Just One Soccer League (JOSL), the club announced today.
The partnership will connect the two clubs in a grassroots soccer community, provide a five-day summer outreach camp, coach education workshops, and a player pathway initiative that provides training to club team players and educational support to club coaches teaching soccer in community programs.
“Just One Soccer League is delighted to partner with the New York Red Bulls, bringing enhanced training opportunities to the youth participating in our development programs,” said Oscar Rodriguez, executive director at JOSL. “We are honored to be included in the New York Red Bulls commitment to Urban Athletics in Newark. Just One Soccer stands for our community and our community stands with the New York Red Bulls.”
“This partnership allows us the opportunity to develop local players and provide them with all the tools necessary to succeed,” said Dave Jervis, Red Bulls Director of Training Programs. “As a leader in youth soccer, it is important that we play an active role in the development of future soccer generations.”
JOSL joins Ironbound SC as the Red Bulls’ latest Newark, N.J., partners.
About Just One Soccer League:
Our goal is to transform our community by providing a safe and supportive space where children can develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Urban families face unique challenges that are magnified in difficult economic times. Founded in 1996, Just One Soccer League (JOSL) is a recreational sport league providing a low cost option where community, friendship, togetherness, teamwork, and respect become powerful tools toward avoiding the challenges facing our community. Just One Neighborhood Program (JONP) supports our children by providing a safe environment that instills a sense of self, of belonging, where quality relationships instill pride and increase their capacity to succeed.
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 www.redbullsacademy.com/.
For more information on Just One Soccer League, visit leaguelineup.com.