Javier Velasco Joins Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth’s Boys Coaching Staff

Coach Velasco to oversee the development of the 2002 and 2001/2000 USYS NL EDP Teams


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Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth has announced the addition of Javier Velasco to its boys coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season.


The USSF National B licensed coach will directly oversee the development of the 2002 and 2001/2000 Boys USYS NL EDP Teams throughout the year.


“We are delighted to have Javier join our boys coaching staff at Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth,” Boys Director of Coaching John Saunders said.


“(Javier) is an dedicated and passionate coach that will be a great role model for the players he will be working with.”


During his collegiate playing career, Velasco was a standout for national championship teams with Mercer County College and Centenary College. Prior to his collegiate success, Velasco was a three-time, all-state selection for North Brunswick High School.


On the professional level, Velasco was a standout for the North Jersey Imperials, Central Jersey Riptide and New Jersey Stallions of the United Soccer League (USL) during his career.


As a coach, Velasco brings more than 20 years of youth, high school and collegiate coaching experience to the program.  In addition to serving as head coach of the girls soccer program of North Brunswick High School, Edison High School boys soccer, and Manville High School boys soccer, Velasco was a member of the men’s soccer coaching staff at NJIT.


Velasco has overseen the development of multiple top New Jersey players on the youth soccer level, most recently as coach of the Cedar Stars Academy – Newark high school program.


Over the coming days, Coach Velasco will be reaching out to his teams directly to discuss planning for the upcoming season.


Please join us in welcoming Coach Velasco to Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth! #Forevergreen








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