Team Program

Team Training Overview

In addition to the full Club Support program, the New York Red Bulls Academy also provides an opportunity for select travel teams within the New York and New Jersey region to be trained utilizing the Red Bulls Approach to Development.

The team program is offered to individual travel teams within an organization. Each team has the opportunity to schedule one to two training sessions per week with a professionally licensed Red Bulls trainer, optional game day support is also available.

The following five-step model is used to ensure consistent and effective results:

Five Step Planning Model

Step Description Overview
1 Pre-Analysis Prior to the commencement of training, each team manager will be sent a link to complete an initial team analysis form. This information is used by the trainer to get a better understanding of the teams needs and demands prior to the start of the program.
2 Development Plan Based on the content of the analysis form and the outcomes of the first session, the trainer creates an online training plan for the duration of the season. The plan relates to the Red Bulls Building Blocks of Player Development. The plan also details the amount of time that will be spent in each area. Training plans are posted to the team online account.
3 Individual Session Plans Building from the development plan, an individual session plan is created by the trainer for each session delivered. The individual session plan is linked to the seasonal development plan and provides a breakdown of the session content. At the start of each session the trainer will provide the parent coach with a carbon copy of the session plan.
4 Game Analysis Throughout the season, the trainer attends games to evaluate how the team is performing in game situations. Following attendance at each game the trainer will post a report to the parent coach’s online account.
5 End-of-Season Report At the end of the training program, the trainer completes an online end of season report that reviews the positives and challenges from the past season as well as the recommended next steps in the team’s development.


Training Session Format

All sessions follow a proven format that ensures maximum learning and skill retention; the following table provides an overview of how a typical training session would be structured.

Section % of Time Key Points
Warm Up 20%
  • Main focus is to maximize ball contact
  • One ball per player to develop skill mastery
Main Activity   50%
  • Focus on one main theme per session
  • Technical application to skill mastery
  • Techniques introduced on a scale from non-opposed
    to fully opposed
Conditioned Play 10%
  • Small sided group play
  • Conditions added to reinforce the application of skill
  • Activities to goal with many attacking and defending opportunities
Match 20%
  • Session ends with a competitive scrimmage
Debrief Homework
  • Review of daily topic and homework assignment

Next Steps

If you would like to discuss your teams training needs and apply to have your teams trained by the New York Red Bulls Academy:

Call: 1-888-370-7287
e-mail us