June 27, 2012
RED BULLS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
HARRISON, NJ (June 28, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls announced today a partnership between the Red Bulls Academy and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Through the partnership, the Red Bulls Training Programs will operate NSCAA Coaching Academy courses throughout the New York and New Jersey soccer communities.
“The NSCAA is at the forefront of coaching education” David Jervis, Director of Training Programs for the New York Red Bulls Academy said. “This new partnership will provide soccer coaches at all levels with an opportunity to develop their coaching skills at easily accessible community locations.”
The Red Bulls will conduct a series of coaching courses that will be strategically set up in tandem with various local youth soccer partners. Each year, a special topics workshop will also be hosted in conjunction with a Red Bulls home match. Through the new partnership, the Red Bulls aim to broaden their support and development of youth coaches within the grassroots.
“We are proud to partner with the New York Red Bulls Academy and support them in their commitment to improving soccer coaching in their region through the delivery of NSCAA Coaching Academy courses,” said Ralph Polson, NSCAA President. “The Red Bulls Academy has developed extensive programs to develop players, coaches and youth soccer organizations. This partnership is another step in furthering their support of soccer in their region and in fulfilling the NSCAA mission to be the leading organization in the world dedicated to serving the needs of soccer coaches.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK RED BULLS ACADEMY
The Red Bulls Academy is the New York Red Bulls player development pathway, a program that aspires to help develop the best talent in the tri-state area. The program is designed to assist dedicated and talented players to reach the highest levels of the game nationally and internationally. Additionally, the New York Red Bulls Training Programs are part of the Red Bulls’ larger Youth Development system. Each level of player development has been structured to provide extensive support 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 to the academy level and ultimately, to the Red Bulls First Team. Find out more at www.redbullsacademy.com
About the National Soccer Coaches Association
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year. Find out more at www.NSCAA.com