A message from our director

Dear Soccer Enthusiasts and Parents,

Thank you for your interest in Soccer Stars NY Academy! We offer year-round training for children of all ages who want to improve their skill set. Our team of coaches seek to foster the athletic and intellectual growth of the students they work with each day. We hope to serve our students well, by nurturing the integral maturation of the whole person, through the game of soccer. We will discuss and encourageprinciples of good character, self-control, preparation, self-esteem, appreciation, personal integrity, and other behaviors which will benefit the child’s athletic development, and personal development as well.

Our teaching methods are based upon the training philosophies of Ajax Amsterdam, which is a professional Dutch soccer club, and home to one of the best sports training academies in the world. The Ajax Amsterdam team is the most successful club in the Netherlands with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB cups since 1956. All of our coaches have worked extensively with the professionals at Ajax Amsterdam, to learn their methodology and apply it to our own program here in the United States. Our coaches regularly attend classes, practices and sporting events that are organized by Ajax Amsterdam. In addition, our students may have the opportunity to work directly with Ajax trainers, and on occasion, may be “showcased” to them.

I have had many important life experiences that cultivated my love of soccer, and my desire to share my passion with others. Among these were the three years I spent as a player for the New York Red Bulls. Currently, my colleagues and I are working as trainers for the Colombia National Team (presently ranked 8th in the FIFA world rankings) to help them prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In addition, for the past 3 years, I have coached the high school varsity soccer team at the Ross school. All these experiences and more have prepared me to share what I’ve learned with others, and instill in them a respect and appreciation for this great game.

Very Sincerely,
Martin Gutierrez
Director of Soccer Stars NY Academy