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New York Red Bulls and New Jersey Youth Soccer Expand Young Olympians Involvement


HARRISON, N.J. (September 16, 2015) – The New York Red Bulls and New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) have announced the Red Bulls expanded involvement with the NJYS’ Young Olympians Program into the 11-year-old age group.

This news stems from a successful partnership between the New York Red Bulls and NJYS, in which the RBNY coaches were integrally involved with the NJYS 10-year-old boys Young Olympians. Since partnering with the Red Bulls in 2014, this program has identified players who have been selected for NJYS’ Olympic Development Program (ODP) and players who have been signed into the Red Bulls’ Academy. As a result of their success over the past two seasons, the organizations have now agreed to work together with the 11-year-old.

“This is a logical and exciting step for our organization” said David Jervis, director of training programs. “Over the last two years we have worked very closely with NJYS and have seen a direct improvement in the level of talent and excitement surrounding this program.”

WATCH: Video Recap of the Red Bulls and NJYS ODP Partnership

This program creates a direct pathway for players to progress into NJYS’ Olympic Development Program and the Red Bulls Regional Development School Program and Academy teams, a nationally ranked developmental program. The Red Bulls expanded involvement with the ODP program will mirror the 10-year-old program, with training to be delivered by Red Bulls youth coaches.  For registration and further information regarding programming for 10-year-olds (now called “Club NJYS” for birth year 2005) and 11-year-olds (called “Young Olympians” for birth year 2004) visit the ODP page on

About NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program:

The NJYS Olympic Development Program (ODP) strives to be a 7-year journey for any youngster that aspires to play at the highest level and one day wear the colors of the United States of America in international competition and/or their dream club. The New Jersey U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) provides training and competitive programs for players of the highest caliber for the purpose of increasing the success of the U.S. National Teams.  Every stage in the NJ Youth Soccer player development program will assist with the human and soccer development. Club NJYS (U-11) and Young Olympians (U-12) are introductory stage for boys and girls who aspire to pay at a high level. Club NJYS provides a path to participate in the Young Olympians Program and ODP. 

About NJYS:

New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) is a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation is comprised of more than 150,000 players from five to 19-years-old; 40,000 coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs; tournaments including the National Championship series; coach training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. To learn more, visit or call (609) 490-0725.

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