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Metuchen, NJ - FC Copa Academy today announced the beginning of its strategic partnership with Sportika, a premier indoor training facility, and local soccer club Millstone United to launch FC Copa Academy Millstone at Sportika. By joining forces, the three groups will offer proven soccer development programs accessible to the local community, extending the opportunity to boys and girls to train and compete from grassroots, elite and collegiate level in the greater Manalapan and Millstone areas and throughout Monmouth County.
“Since our inception, FC Copa has provided thousands of opportunities to players in New Jersey with our emphasis on excellence on the field and academic achievement off of it,” said FC Copa President and Executive Director of Coaching Roberto Aguas. “We are proud to build on this experience and expand our current footprint in Middlesex County to include Monmouth County in collaboration with Sportika and Millstone United.”
Since its inception in 2004, FC Copa Academy has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 325 students into 153 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players.
Sportika, one of the largest sports facilities in the east coast, provides a 170,000 square foot sports venue, complete with 7 futsal courts and one of the largest indoor turf fields in New Jersey. Sportika, since its launch in 2017, has emerged as a leader and model for youth development and sports performance training programs nationwide. FC Copa Academy, as it's newest anchor academy partner at Sportika, will launch a new set of soccer programing for boys and girls at all levels for many years to come.
“We are thrilled to enter this partnership with FC Copa Academy to deliver soccer programing opportunities,” stated Sportika Managing Partner Robert Fegan. “Sportika was conceived as an encompassing sports complex solution to satisfy the demand of both elite and recreational athletes, and FC Copa provides best in class opportunities to serve these needs as the anchor soccer programing tenant at Sportika.”
Millstone United, located in Millstone, New Jersey, provides opportunities for boys and girls in its area from U7 to U18 age ranges. The Club boasts small and full sided outdoor fields at its Brandywine Soccer Complex Field. Under this collaborative effort, FC Copa Academy will provide its curriculum, training and coaching services to be utilized throughout all aspects of the Club.
“FC Copa’s established success in soccer player development, with a focus on athletic and academic excellence, will provide tremendous opportunities to our players,” said Millstone United President Roman Mamotyuk. “We are excited to immediately launch this new player pathway program for boys and girls to serve our players and community from the recreational to grassroots level.”
“Our partnership with Sportika and Millstone United will allow our program to not only continue training at the highest level, but also provide essential academic guidance to our players, ensuring that they can be as successful in the classroom as they are on the field,” said FC Copa Academy Vice President and Director of Academic Guidance Lori Berman. “Having placed hundreds of students in collegiate programs across the country, we know how important it is for our players to have access to premier training spaces where they can learn and grow in sports and in life.”
Information about Tryouts and Program Details are now available. Please visit FC Copa Academy at www.fccopa.com
About FC Copa Academy www.fccopa.com
FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004 which has appeared in 26 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships while having one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 325 students into 153 collegiate programs and developed over 24 professional and national/international team players. We are a soccer family consisting of over 750 members from the ages of 5 to 19 that come from all areas of NJ, NY, and PA. We are a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential. The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC collegiate programs (U20 and U23) all the way to the NPSL (men) and UWS (women) teams.
About Sportika www.sportikasports.com
A premier sports venue in Central New Jersey, Sportika opened in March 2017 and has emerged as a leader and model for youth development and sports performance training programs nationwide. The 170,000 square foot venue features one of the largest indoor turf fields in New Jersey and holds 7 full high school regulation basketball / futsal / volleyball courts.
About Millstone United Travel Soccer www.millstonesoccer.com
Millstone United Travel Soccer has been in existence since the mid-1990s, fielding competitive travel teams and providing player development opportunities to youth players of all ages. Its teams compete at various levels in the Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association, New Jersey Youth Soccer, EDP Futures and EDP Leagues (including regional tournaments throughout the year). The club consists of boys and girls teams in the U7 through U18 age range.
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