“RAGE FC Premier a NJ NonProfit Corporation”, 501c3 application pending, is a new organization with the purpose of building high level soccer teams that will compete throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our organization will provide players who are ready to advance to the next level with the means to get there. What are the “means”? “Means” basically breaks down to training, coaching knowledge and education, specific goal setting and competitive structure. The “Means” will be accomplished by upholding the basic principles that also helped form our clubs identity: Respect for the Game; Athletic Pride and Ethics; Growth and Development; Excellence through Effort.
Our club offers the following programs to help the players succeed and address their specific training and development needs at these stages in their soccer career.
Player Development - ALL AGES - Players develop at different rates as they get older. Because of this we offer private and group training to help players who need extra attention in a particular area of the game or personal skills. Please visit the player development site for a list of what is currently available.
Pre-Academy – U-8 to U-10 – The primary focus is individual player development while educating the players and parents on the basics of the game. Begin to promote the idea of becoming a soccer fan by watching other teams play, watching professional games on television and in person. The players will be trained by coaches that are properly licensed for this age group based on US Youth Soccer standards.
Academy – U-11 to U-14 – Continue to develop the individual players at an advanced technical level while educating the players on game tactics. During this program, the club will guide the teams through the process of being accepted into the appropriate tournament network. This is very important so that the teams are prepared for the next program and begin to compete at the highest possible level. Strongly encourage the players to learn more by studying the game via reading materials, watching as many games as possible on TV and in person, attending camps and working with younger players. The players will be trained by coaches that are properly licensed for this age group based on US Youth Soccer standards.
Premier – U-11 and above – Players on these teams have already demonstrated a mastery of technical skills and are ready to play at higher levels of soccer. These players will continue to refine their technical abilities while mastering tactical concepts and game intelligence. The players that aspire to play at any level beyond high school will need to focus heavily on becoming a well-rounded, self-motivated individual off-the-field while becoming a highly-skilled, unselfish player on-the-field. The club will assign mentors and encourage the players to become licensed coaches and referees to assist in exposing each player to all aspects of the game. A college showcase and recruiting program will be in place for all of the players. The players will be trained by coaches that are properly licensed for this age group based on US Youth Soccer standards.
Summer Select - The RAGE FC Premier Summer Program is dedicated to serving the needs of the more committed and highly skilled soccer player who is looking for a temporary home. Our program is geared towards allowing players to come from various clubs; play and train together in a highly competitive environment; then go take these skills back to their home clubs. We accomplish this by providing an advanced level of instruction, thereby preparing him or her to be a proud representative of our Club at local, state and regional competitions. The Program strives to produce confident players who are interested in reaching their athletic potential within the sport of soccer. The end result is a better player both in skill and game knowledge.
Winter Futsal - Futsal is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, pin-point passing. The small, heavier futsal ball requires players to hone their ball-striking and ball handling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Katia grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills. This high paced and energetic game will teach players advanced tactics and speed of play. Combined with our offering of Fitness Training at Virtua Center for Sports Medicine, players will receive a complete winter experience that is second to none.