BERGEN ROOTS PROGRAM
Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen’s primary goal is to develop successful soccer players so they can succeed within the highest levels of the game. Since entering the Development Academy (DA) in 2014, the club has experienced consistent representation in US and International Youth National Team Camps.
These players acquired the foundation for success through the principles of our highly recognized and lauded Roots Program.
Our Roots Program staff has one focus in every training session: instilling the technical and psychological foundation required for success in the sport at both the youth and professional levels.
We believe the love of the game is an immeasurable tool players need to reach the long-term achievements within the sport. Our mission is to create this passion in a fun, yet challenging, training environment through the Cedar Stars Academy curriculum.
Players interested in learning the game of soccer through a program focused on player development can register for a tryout using the link below.
The beginners program is designed to break the ice and have the kids foster a genuine love for the game. Kids will practice once a week at our state of the art facility in Carlstadt, NJ with a team of professional coaches who are able to immediately turn the kids into little soccer players with the use of fun activities. The program is intense and challenging that will teach strict discipline while constantly learning along with keeping the ultimate goal in mind of graduating the kids into our program.
U6 & U7
These are the teams that players graduate to from the beginners group, once here the kids will learn the game from a positional and even greater technical sense as well. These teams train twice a week at our indoor facility in Carlstadt and either have a day of just free play on the weekends or occasionally we enter in seasonal festivals and local 5-a-side tournaments. These select programs are intensive and are designed to get the kids ready for the competitive travel teams, as they gradually progress through the CSA system.
Here the kids are introduced to the game and immediately start learning the basics.
Here the kids would have been hand selected to graduate the beginners program to enter an even more intense training structure.
This age group we see as very important. The technical level and positional understanding comes into play here as the kids get prepared physically and mentally for travel teams.