Pre-Competitive Soccer Academy

Red Star Soccer Academy is proud to offer its Pre-Competitive Program for boys and girls ages 6-8 years old.  Our professional Academy coaches will unlock your child’s potential with small-sided games and age-appropriate instruction.

The goal of the Rising Stars Program is to identify very young soccer players who will enjoy a more dynamic play environment and to provide a technical pathway for a future transition into competitive soccer.  Recreational-league players will train in a new and challenging environment to become more technically proficient players. Rising Stars sessions will be planned and run by licensed Red Star coaches and will emphasize the enjoyment of the game, as well as sound fundamental soccer skills and technique.

The program curriculum is designed for players ages 6, 7 and 8 (born in 2013, 2012 and 2011) and emphasizes an introduction to ʻthe beautiful game,ʼ and proper execution of basic techniques such as dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting in a fun yet challenging environment.

For the fall season, the program runs on Sunday afternoon for six (60 minutes) sessions (exact dates below).  The cost for the program is $180 per player and includes an Adidas uniform (1 Jersey, 1 pair of shorts, and 1 pair of socks).  Space is limited to 24 players per session.

Spring 2020 – Session 1

Sunday Sessions: 4:00pm-5:00pm
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 & 12
Location: Grant Park

Spring 2020 – Session 2

Sunday Sessions: 4:00pm-5:00pm
April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Location: Grant Park


“Since my six-year-old son began working with Red Star Soccer Academy—through private sessions, futsal, and, most recently, their pre-comp Rising Stars program—his development and knowledge for the sport has skyrocketed. Coach Cleber and his team are professionals; teaching the kids about skill, the game, and good sportsmanship, in a fun environment.”

Karey Walker

“Rising Stars has been a great experience for our daughter. Red Star has done an outstanding job of introducing her to a higher level of soccer while still keeping things fun. The coaches are great with the kids and the program blends an introduction to technical skills and game strategy into their drills so that the kids are learning to think and play like soccer players should without even realizing it. We have an older son in Red Star, and after experiencing the extremely high level of coaching offered as part of Red Star’s player development program, we jumped at the chance to get our daughter into Rising Stars. The best part about it is that she’s so excited and having such a good time, that she already wants to sign up for another session. This is exactly what we’d hoped for.”

Chris Wilson

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