Youth Competitive Program

Red Star Soccer Academy is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. We offer world-class training for eager young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. We are affiliated with the US Soccer Federation and US Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and US Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments.

Red Star competitive teams are coached by licensed professional coaches. The coaching staff is carefully selected to meet the needs and capacities of the players. The Red Star coaching staff is led by a nationally licensed and recognized Technical Director who oversees and monitors the effectiveness of Red Star coaches as they implement an age and developmentally tuned curriculum.

TEAM FORMATION

Open Tryouts are held twice annually, typically in June for the Fall season and December for the Spring. Players will be notified after tryouts if they have earned a spot on a team within their age group. Final team rosters will be made following the conclusion of the Red Star tryouts training session.

At any time, drop-in assessments are available. To arrange a drop-in assessment, please contact the Technical Director.

All soccer decisions, including player placement/movement and playing up an age group, are made by Academy coaches.

ANNUAL CALENDAR

The competitive soccer calendar runs between August 1st and July 31st. The Academy’s annual calendar is divided into two 4.5-month playing seasons with optional 2-month rest, recovery and cross-training sessions between.

MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES

Red Star encourages children to explore and enjoy multiple sports. During the secondary soccer season (spring season), missed practices and games are somewhat less of an issue when schedule conflicts arise.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships and payment plans are available upon request. Please contact Red Star staff for details. Red Star offers convenient online registration and accepts credit cards.

Fall Season

  • The season runs approximately 4.5 months (August – mid-December).
  • All players must attend the pre-season camp in early August.
  • Each team practices 2x per week, approximately 90 min per session.
  • Players may also attend a 3rd optional practice, which may include goalkeeper training, agility/balance/coordination, street soccer, or other areas as determined by coaches.

Fee’s: Range from $1,100-$1,300 depending on the actual length of the season and number of practices and games. 

NorCal Premier Fall League

  • Games can be scheduled on both Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Each team plays between 8 and 10 league games, plus possibly 7-9 NorCal State Cup Tournament games (dependent on team level and performance).
  • Teams participate in 1-3 tournaments; as players mature, tournaments and travel increase in order to find appropriate competition.
  • Each player receives an Individual written player evaluation and parent conference to discuss progress and areas for improvement..
  • The season ends with semi-open tryouts.

Winter Session (optional)

  • This season runs for 1 month, mid December thru mid January.
  • Sessions focus on rest, recovery & cross-training.
  • Players may also participate in an optional futsal season that runs between December and mid February.

Spring Season

  • The spring season runs for approximately 5 months (mid-January through mid-June). 
  • Each team practices 2x per week, approximately 90 min per session. 
  • Players may also attend a 3rd optional practice, which may include goalkeeper training, agility/balance/coordination, street soccer, or other areas as determined by coaches.

Fee’s: Range from $1,100-$1,300 depending on the actual length of the season and number of practices and games. 

Summer Session (optional)

  • The summer session runs for approximately 1.5 months (mid-June through July).
  • Sessions focus on rest, recovery & cross-training.
  • Red Star offers a diverse selection of summer camps, which offer players the opportunity to hone their skills in both full-day and half-day sessions.
  • Summer futsal is also an option for Red Star players.
  • Summer Red Star training sessions are mandatory for all members of youth competitive teams.

Fee’s: Week-Long Mandatory Youth Competitive Sessions are $250 

FEE STRUCTURE

The Red Star Soccer Board of Director’s structures fees to ensure a quality community product that aligns itself with our Mission Statement.

The Fall and Spring season Program Fee typically ranges from $1,100-$1,300 depending on the actual length of the season and the number of practices and games.

The fees cover the following items:

  • Coaches’ salaries
  • Director’s Fees
  • Continued Coaching Education (We continually provide resources to our Coaches to improve or enhance their coaching education thereby improving our programs for our children.)
  • Coaches training equipment
  • Additional skills training (ABC’s, COE, Goalkeeper)
  • NorCal State Cup Tournament and Showcase events (allocations based on age and level of team)
  • League and governing organizational fees (US Club Soccer – NorCal Premier)
  • Background checks on all coaches and volunteers
  • Insurance fees
  • Picture Day Memory Mate (Fall Season Only)
  • Online registration & Website
  • Credit card merchant fees
  • Referee Fees
  • Office/Administrative operations
  • Field permits, set-up, and maintenance fees
  • Scholarship Fund (This fund is specifically setup each year as a resource pool to help our less fortunate children who want the opportunity to play and grow)
  • Community-based projects (Positive Coaching Alliance, community outreach programs)
  • Summer Preseason Camp (U8 boys and girls only)

The Program Fee does NOT include uniforms, training equipment, warm-ups, backpack, mandatory Summer Preseason Camp, travel expenses to games or tournaments, or optional programs such as Futsal or Summer Camps.

PLAYER UNIFORMS & GEAR
Player uniform expenses are not included in the Program Fee. All competitive program players will be required to purchase the new set of uniforms for this year which will be the RED STAR official uniform through the Fall 2019 season. (The uniform cycle runs two years and is based on uniform availability from Adidas.)

The cost will be around $265.00 which will include:

  • 2 customized Adidas  jerseys (red and white)
  • 2 Adidas  shorts
  • 2 pair of Adidas socks (black)
  • 1 customized Adidas Backpack (red)
  • 2 customized Adidas training t-shirts
  • Goalkeepers will have the option to purchase the Adidas Green AdiPro 19 jersey.

Optional items and spirit wear are available for purchase at the Red Star Boutique.

PRESEASON CAMP
Our week-long (Monday – Friday) Summer Preseason Camp is mandatory for all our youth competitive players. The full-day session (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) is $250.

NOTE: the cost of Preseason Camp is included in the Fall Program Fee for U8 players.

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