Press release 5-30-12

  Red Star Soccer Academy Named Pioneer Club By Amsterdam Football Club Ajax 

Prestigious Award Recognizes Red Star for Its Outstanding Commitment to Advanced Training Methodologies and to Young Athlete Development

Los Altos, May 30, 2012 Red Star Soccer Academy. (www.redstarsoccer.com), the most innovative youth soccer club in the San Francisco’s Peninsula, announces it has been selected and named Pioneer Club by the Amsterdam Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax), and has forged partnership with the Club’s world-leading soccer training branch, the Ajax Online Academy.  The award recognizes Red Star’s commitment to youth athlete development and this partnership gives Red Star access to professional-grade training methodologies that have been proven and leveraged by the most successful soccer athletes in the world. Red Star is one of only three clubs to have obtained this recognition level in the United States.

“AFC Ajax welcomes REDSTAR SOCCER ACADEMY to the Ajax Football Family as a Pioneer Club,” said Frank de Boer, AFC Ajax first team coach, “The goal of AFC Ajax is to form talented young players into top level professional football players and by using the Ajax Online Academy your club can develop its own players similarly.” 

AFC Ajax is one of the most successful clubs in the word in addition to be famous for its renowned youth program.  With the partnership forged with AFC Ajax, Red Star players and coaches now can leverage Ajax’s expertise and innovative methodologies, on an ongoing base.  Each Red Star athlete is given individual goals, personalized training, and periodic evaluation to help address specific areas of skill development. Red Star coaches have immediate access to abundant resources and world-class tactics to help all their young athletes reach their full potential. Additionally Red Star management remains in close contact with AFC Ajax technical representatives.

“In my recent trip to Amsterdam, I was awestruck by the quality of the Ajax youth players.” Said Adriano Allain, Technical Director, Red Star Soccer Academy,   “We are very excited to be partnering with the best youth development club in the world and bringing their leading methods and unique playing style to our community.”

“The youth teams at the Toekomst are trained in exactly the same way as the first team and this prepares them to play in the Ajax style which is attractive, offensive – minded, creative, fast, fair soccer played as far away from the Ajax goal as possible,” said Frank de Boer, Ajax head coach, “Central to this method is the 4-3-3 formation for all age groups and concentrating on the technical excellence of the players. REDSTAR SOCCER ACADEMY is now ideally equipped with all the resources necessary to improve players and the club to emulate the world famous AFC Ajax.”

About Red Star Soccer Academy: 

Red Star Soccer Academy is San Francisco Peninsula’s most innovative youth soccer club and has the goal to develop happy, healthy, and successful youth athletes. The Academy’s professional coaches focus on each player, set personalized goals, track individual player’s progress and leverage progressive teaching methods to assist athletes in reaching their full potential.  Red Star Soccer Academy is player-centered, coach driven, sport science inspired, and parent supported.