Monday, March 5, 2018

Academy Soccer

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Anonymous said...

I know for my son it’s spring break so he will not be missing school. Any trip to Europe is not cheap but we have had many fundraisers/tournaments last year that CSA has supported which have helped off set much of the cost. Actually are next one is Presidents’ Day. Not sure how many programs do that, but I know all parents are grateful for it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it will be a positive experience for everyone. Good luck CSA!

Anonymous said...

Team has done many fundraisers last year and this year to help cover a good portion of the cost. Tournament is during spring break so kids should not miss any school. I know that my son will not miss any. Not everyone was able to make it so I assume those kids might not have had spring break that week.

Anonymous said...

2 more weeks before the restart of the Academy season. Anyone have any news and or updates?

Anonymous said...

Mon, June 4th - NO training (DA Golf Outing)

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to the boys technical director, DA Director, and coach of the 2004 and 2005 DA teams at Continental FC Delco? Email to all of the families states effective immediately they are making personnel changes.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the difference in tuition fees are for academy teams at places like PDA, CSA? I was under the impression that the USSDA teams are subsidized by the club teams and free but perhaps that is not the case? Are only the upper age groups (U15/16 and U17/18) sponsored/subsidized?

Anonymous said...

June 13 7:16 AM

Only the upper age groups are subsidized. But starting next fall all Cedar Star teams will have to pay, including the upper age groups.

Anonymous said...

MLS Academies are cost free for all age groups u12-u18

Anonymous said...

That isn't 100% correct. Many MLS programs have gone to a residential system. Many of those academies change to be part of their academy. They do provide many scholarships.

Anonymous said...

Red Bulls, NYFC, Philadelphia Union are cost free programs, includes uniforms and travel.

Anonymous said...

Red Bulls and NYCFC are not residential programs, yes are free.

Union is a residential program and their is a cost associated with the u16 and above. The low income families are provided scholarship. Some of those parents perform jobs like drive vans to get students to school or house other players. Others pay on a sliding scale based on need.

sean said...

The residential program is good for those players and families that want it but it is not mandatory

Anonymous said...

You have to go to Union's school to be part of the upper academy teams. That is where the expense really comes.

Anonymous said...

The Union,s academy teams are cost free. They have a private school available for serious athletes which is tailored to the athlete's needs. The school is not free and is optional. Also, it is not a residential program, no dorms for students,

Anonymous said...

The school is not optional if you are selected for the u17 or u19 team.

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Soccer Dad said...

Don't waste your time in Cedar Stars Bergen. Pure coaching staff no qualifications

Anonymous said...

If you mean poor coaching staff, I agree. They don't seem to care about player development. My son's coach was just going through the motions.Didn't seem to care about the kids.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with a lot of what is said here. A little background, I’m a former collegiate athlete. First off, I gained my ability to play college athletics from 5 sources (in this order):
1. God given ability (or genetics)
2. My love and passion for the game which lead to #3
3. My individual practice commitment and effort
4. My coaches
5. The level of play I practiced with and competed with.

Games made the smallest difference in my development. I took the attitude of when I didn’t get playing time, I had to work harder to earn it. Teach your kid to earn the time, rather than looking for privileges. If you disagree with the coaches administration of playing time, tell your kid to prove them wrong in practice and in game opportunities when they get a chance. Teach them life values of self responsibility.

Teach team not ‘I’ or ‘’my child” .... your only contributing to the selfishness nature we all face.

Just my humble added opinion

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me about Cedar Stars Bergen? Are they a good club and do kids get equal amount of play time? Thanks.

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