CFC: Pathway

New York Red Bulls Player Development System

Through our youth development partnership with the New York Red Bulls, Centercourt FC teams are part of the Red Bulls player development pyramid described below. The New York Red Bulls Player Development System is a multi-layered approach that provides a professional training environment for youth players. The youth programs are operated as part of the Red Bulls homegrown approach to player development. With one of the leading coach recruitment and coach education systems in North America, the Red Bulls draw on extensive support and expertise to offer the highest level of youth soccer programs in the Tri-State area.The first level is the Development Programs which serves players, clubs, and coaches at the grassroots level. The next level, the Regional Development School, is a training program for talented players that are recruited through a tryout and scouting process. The RDS also acts as an identification platform for the boys and girls Pre-Academy teams (the first level of the pyramid where players join a Red Bulls team full time). Moving up the pyramid, the most talented players have the opportunity to represent Red Bulls Academy. The goal of the Academy teams is to develop future professional soccer players for Red Bulls II and the First Team, who play in USL and MLS respectively.