About FC Copa
FC Copa provides youth soccer players with a superior coaching staff, a well-defined and progressive player development curriculum and the state of the art training facilities at Rutgers University. Since its inception in 2005, FC Copa has placed hundreds of players into collegiate programs, players have traveled to play with their national teams, selected to attend the U17 U.S. National Team residency program, and FC Copa players have been signed to play on professional club teams. Our youth teams have won countless premier tournaments/showcases, US Youth Soccer and US Club State Cups and US Club Regional titles. We have had teams ranked #1 in the country and in the state of NJ by GotSoccer and consistently throughout the club, our teams are in the top 10 in NJ.
FC Copa's mission is to identify, develop and educate youth soccer players and coaches in a positive, structured and challenging atmosphere. More importantly, FC Copa strives to develop young men and women of character and prepare them to succeed in life. Our organization is led by a select professional group of directors, coaches and trainers composed of current college, high school and nationally licensed coaches who oversee the instruction and follow a set curriculum as they develop our student athletes and their respective teams.
FC Copa's curriculum is the foundation of our development program with a focus on high technical proficiency, a possession based style which encourages creativity. The culture of the organization reflects our view that the necessity to win every game is not a goal: we view winning as a result of the development the club focuses on. FC Copa is devoted to the development of every player from our very youngest to our most senior. The FC Copa philosophy of development is carried through for each team regardless of their age or gender.
Our teams train year round and focus on technical, tactical, mental and performance training. We provide our goalkeepers with specialized training with a dedicated goalkeeper coach. We compete at the highest levels including EDP, Region 1, MAPS, and JAGS as well as appearances in tournaments and college showcases not only domestically, but internationally as well.
FC Copa's coaching staff is carefully selected and every coach is a USSF and/or NSCAA licensed-coach with professional, collegiate and regional ODP coaching experience. Our coaching staff communicates a clear visionfor individual players and teams with expectations and objectives to achieve through the year.
FC Copa is very proud of our college placement program andcontinues to set itself apart from other organizations by providing players with all the necessary resources to reach his or her potential.In that light we have invested and implemented an a unique Academic Guidance program to help supplement the counseling provided by the player's school. We guide players through their formative years to ensure they get the most exposure on the field as well as off the field and provide them aroad-map to successso they canachievetheir goals of playing collegiate soccer.
These areas of focus are what made FC Copa Soccer a successful development ground for upcoming soccer players in the North East. We are proud of our success in such a short period of time and continue to evolve and develop our organization to strive for greater heights.