The New York Red Bulls boast one of the strongest youth programs not just in MLS, but across the country. In addition to finding and developing local players that keep the academy teams near the top of the national rankings, the Red Bulls have demonstrated their commitment to the future of youth soccer in New York and New Jersey. The organization maintains partnerships with over 100 youth soccer programs, providing camps, clinics and in-house training from certified and professional Red Bull youth coaches.
Each month, NewYorkRedBulls.com will feature one of these partners in our Red Bulls Youth Partner Program Spotlight.
Sofive Soccer Centers
Located in Carlstadt, N.J. - in the Meadowlands next to MetLife Stadium, just 15 minutes away from Red Bull Arena - Red Bulls partner Sofive Soccer Centers serves to make "the beautiful game" more available than ever before for soccer and fitness enthusiasts, by providing easy access to the highest quality, 5-a-side, all-season soccer centers in America.
Formerly Eagle Soccer Plex in the 1970’s to 1990’s, Sofive was created over the course of a year and opened in 2015. No membership is required to play at Sofive, where any player or team can rent a field or join a league making access to soccer seamless.
The 60,000 square foot facility houses eight indoor soccer fields, a spacious and cozy lounge & café, and modern locker rooms. The fields are designed to play 5-a-side soccer. With the latest generation of synthetic turf and rebound walls, it’s a new action-packed way to play soccer.
Throughout their existence, Sofive has accommodated the Red Bulls Regional Development School (RDS) and Training Programs, while the Red Bulls Academy has chosen SoFive for its Winter training. The facility has also hosted the Red Bulls 5v5 presented by Hospital for Special Surgery, which was one of the largest Red Bulls 5v5 events to date.
The facility organizes leagues and tournaments year long, for both adult and youth players. One-day youth tournaments run every weekend from December through March, while seven-week youth leagues and adult leagues run year round.
Sofive incorporates modern design and innovative technologies both on-site and online, with the purpose of adding to our players’ soccer experience. With video cameras on each field, all your goals are available after games via Sofive Replay. You can also download the Sofive app to book fields.
An active member in the local community, Sofive saw more than 100,000 visits in its first year of operation and is a member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation Passback program, which collects and redistributes soccer equipment to children in underserved communities. If you would like to learn more about Sofive Soccer Centers, visit sofive.com. You can also follow @sofivefc on Instagram and Facebook.