Tinton Falls, NJ - Cedar Stars Academy – Following a successful inaugural season within the Girls Development Academy (DA) program, Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth, the premier youth soccer organization based out of Monmouth County, NJ, is prepared to carry the torch into the 2018-2019 season as New Jersey's sole Girls Development Academy Member Club.
Created by U.S. Soccer, the Development Academy was formed to support and organize elite player development based on a comprehensive review of successful international programs and standards. Through its membership of youth soccer organizations, the league focuses on positively impacting the everyday club environment to assist in maximizing youth player development across
To ensure this type of environment is being created for athletes, clubs must apply for Development Academy membership status and be accepted into the program. This is achieved by meeting a specific set of criteria set forth by the league and U.S. Soccer.
Through its full-year program, professional coaching staff led by Technical Director Tab Ramos and Girls Director of Coaching Charlie Naimo, state-of-the-art home facility, The Capelli Sport Complex, which currently includes four, full-sided lit synthetic turf fields, and its dedication to player development, Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth not only meets the required criteria to be a Development Academy club, but it continues to elevate its program based on the initiatives set for by the league.
With this dedication to player development, and ability to meet the requirements of the Development Academy, Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth is prepared to be the only Girls Development Academy Member Club in the state of New Jersey next season, providing a direct pathway to regional Development Academy Market Training events, USYNT pool and the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT).
For the 2018-2019 season, Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth will offer Girls DA opportunities for athletes in the 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003/2002 and 2001/2000 age groups with its full-year, development program that includes premier training and participation in Development Academy sanctioned competition from August 2018 through June 2019.
To learn more about Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth, and the opportunities provided by the elite youth soccer program, visit www.cedarstars.com/monmouth-division today!