WHO WE ARE
With more than 2,000 active male and female athletes, Cedar Stars Academy currently has nine branches throughout the northeast coast and extends to the Midwest with a branch in Houston, TX. Two of these branches, Cedar Stars Academy – Bergen County, NJ (Boys U12 – U17) and Cedar Stars Academy – Monmouth County, NJ (Boys U12-U19/ Girls U13-U19) are official member clubs of the United States Soccer Development Academy Program, which is recognized around the U.S. as one of the top platforms for player development and competition. In addition, Cedar Stars Academy – Ghana completed its inaugural season in 2017 as the club’s first international youth program.
Cedar Stars Academy’s has many exclusive partnerships and affiliations with pre-professional, professional international and domestic clubs through President George Altirs and his involvement within the sporting universe.
These pre-professional and professional playing opportunities include exposure to National clubs such as our very own Cedar Stars Rush in the USL 2 and Cedar Stars W League in the USL W League and internationally with MSV Duisburg men and women's teams of the Bundesliga in Germany and HB Køge's mens and women's teams of the Danish top divisions.
Through these affiliations, players that are succeeding within the Cedar Stars Academy program have the opportunity to earn an invite to trail and train with these clubs at their training grounds around the world.
With full development curriculums for athletes U5 – U19, a professional technical staff led by VP Anthony Nixon, and its player development pathway Cedar Stars Academy looks to continue its growth and movement within the academy structure as one of the country’s top programs for development on and off the field by providing every player the opportunity to achieve their soccer dreams.