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Cedar Stars Academy Monmouth

Development Steps

Which Program Is Right For My Child?

Many parents ask us the question "So where do I start or what's next?"  Below we have outlined a detailed picture of the soccer development steps that we think are appropriate for your child within our programs. This is based on years of experience and combines a mix of different convenient training opportunities while allowing the player to try other sports/activities. You can play as much or as little soccer as you would like based on what your schedule allows.

Coach Jose Wong and his hand-picked staff will focus on improving basic individual skills, developing on awareness, coordination, motor skills, balance, and assisting with the process of becoming comfortable with the ball within a fun-filled, learning environment, by our Philosophy of ' PLAY TO LEARN AND LEARN BY PLAYING"

Beginners Program - Where Most of the Players Start With Us

Who: Boys and Girls Ages 4,5  INFO HERE

- If your child is 4 years old- they are FREE for all of our spring and fall outdoor beginners programs*. You must complete the registration. This is a true beginners group where most of the players are experiencing soccer for the first time. Each player has their own soccer ball (we provide) and basic motor skills, balance, coordination are the focus.

Who: Girls and Boys

- Children entering Pre-K - 2nd Grade.  The programs will include a pre-game training session where age-appropriate foot skills and ball handling skills will be taught to the players prior to the game play. All players will end with small sided games against other players.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.  INFO HERE 

ROOTS Developmental Program A Larger Commitment With Training and Games on Friday nights-this our most popular program

- Girls and Boys Ages 5, 6, 7

- The ROOTS program is to provide our youngest age group a structure with age appropriate training, a positive development environment, and maintaining a fun enjoyable experience. We start with quality coaches who are passionate, supportive and exemplary role models of sportsmanship.

- We are aligned with US Soccer's Player Development Guidelines and Principles, ensuring your player gets the quality instruction they deserve to help them enjoy the game and grow & develop within it. Why 4v4 format?

- We offer a few options which enable the players to play soccer while trying other activities as well. We offer fall, winter, spring and summer program. INFO HERE

What happens after ROOTS?

The next step is the U8 travel team which has tryouts in April for the team that plays in the fall/spring (the next year). INFO HERE


- Fall schools out clinic INFO HERE 

-Winter Clinics INFO HERE

- Spring Break-a great way to keep your child active if you plan to stay local for the week.  INFO HERE 

- Summer Skills-an opportunity to have your child stay in touch with the ball once per week but not interfere with weekend summer plans