MetroStars launch winter player development schools

two indoor Player Development Schools during the winter.

The MetroStars Winter Program consists of Player Development Schools at two separate indoor locations in Union County, N.J. The locations include RexPlex, in Elizabeth, N.J., and Soccer Palace, in Westfield, N.J. The schools begin in late January 2005 and will consist of six weekly 90-minute training sessions conducted by the MetroStars Player Development Staff. In total, players will receive 540 minutes of intense training.

The RexPlex School starts on Jan. 25, and will take place on Tuesday nights. Session One is for 8 and 9 year olds and runs from 5-6:30 p.m. Session Two is for 10-12 year olds and is from 6:30-8 p.m.

The Soccer Palace School starts on Jan. 29, and will take place on Saturday mornings. Session One is for 8 and 9 year olds and runs from 9-10:30 a.m. Session Two is for 10-12 year olds and is from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The schools are open to boys and girls 8-12 years old. Each session is limited to just 24 players and will have a player to coach ratio of 12:1.

Players will be grouped with other participants of similar age and skill level to maximize his/her abilities and ensure in depth attention from specific coaches. The Player Development School will offer children the structured and progressive training that's required to play at the next level.

The MetroStars recognize the importance of off-season training and encourage young players to get involved with one of the most instructive and informational youth soccer programs in the Tri-State area. The program curriculum has been designed by MetroStars Player Development Staff to provide structured training for soccer players in the difficult training months of the winter. There is no better way to improve your child's skills this off-season.

  • Click here to register for the Winter 2005 program.

    See what other parents and coaches have to say about the MetroStars Player Development Program ...

    "You and your coaching staff have done an excellent job with the programs this year ... Aside from proper training methods, they have both exemplified proper attention to the group collectively as well as individually ... As parents, we have and will continue to make sacrifices in supporting Kyle's Soccer future and, more specifically, in MetroStars programs ."

    -Ernie Gurrieri, parent

    "As for the camp at St. Joe's, I can honestly say it has been the best training my guys have ever had ... The training is top class with a great mix of tactical, technical and fitness work. The workouts are very dynamic and the kids are really responding well to the training. I myself have been coaching high school here in New Jersey since '92 and, without question, this is the most competent and instructive work I have ever experienced. Some of my guys play on some of the more sophisticated club teams in this area ,but each has expressed the superior quality of the instruction that the MetroStars coaches have provided."

    -Michael O'Boyle, head soccer coach, St. Joseph High School, Montvale, N.J.

    "We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication you have shown our group of soccer players. Robbie has come away with a renewed vigor and enjoyment of the game ... We would be interested in any additional player development programs you will have either during the winter or spring and would travel to them."

    -Bob Goeller, parent

    To register, or for more information on the MetroStars Player Development School, log onto www.MetroStars.com or call 1-800-680-6272.


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