Stars Premier - About Us

About Us

Our Philosophy

Develop soccer skills in a fun & educational environment

Stars Premier has a dual philosophy; fostering lifelong passion for the game of soccer while maintaining a specific focus on player development through the Premier Pathway. As the natural extension of the Super Soccer Stars program, Stars Premier provides dynamic age-appropriate curriculum, which focuses on technical improvement, tactical decision making and leadership development.

Our NSCAA, USSF and UEFA certified coaches are dedicated to developing well-rounded players in a fun and challenging environment. Stars Premier hones in on developing key individual 1v1 techniques, improving players’ employment of skills at speed and developing confidence to unlock each player’s true potential.

The secondary stage of our philosophy focuses on developing players for elite soccer, specifically our Stars Premier competitive travel teams. Our innovative cultivating approach to coaching helps players in our program play with confidence, creativity and flair.

Our Story

It started with the passion to teach the world’s most popular sport

2000

2007

2009

2016

2000

In 2000 Gustavo Szulansky, Argentina native and father-of-three, founded Super Soccer Stars. He was determined to build the best children’s soccer program in New York. Today Super Soccer Stars is the largest children’s soccer development program in the United States for kids aged 2 and up.

2007

In 2007, after having a group of students reach a level of soccer maturity, Super Soccer Stars launched Stars Premier, an advanced player development program. We pooled the most talented players and built on their passion for the sport. The combination of high level practices and local soccer competitions helped accelerate the communication, game insight, technique and fitness skills of the soccer player development journey.

2009

In 2009, with the identity of Stars Premier truly embedded in the fabric of the New York City soccer community, we launched the Stars Premier Teams initiative. We added a new dimension to our player development program using our wide pool of talent to form team rosters that will optimize the player development journey. The careful selection of players for each team roster created the ideal learning environment for each playing level.

2016

Today, Super Soccer Stars is the country's largest and most successful soccer development program for kids, with over 2,500 classes offered every week in 400+ locations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, CA, FL, PA, TX, Washington, DC, and London, England.

Our Team

Dedicated to unlock each player’s full potential

Toby Tenenbaum

Toby Tenenbaum

Role:

Managing Director, Stars Premier

Email:

toby@supersoccerstars.com

Growing up in North London, Toby developed a passion for soccer from the tender age of 4. As a player, Toby represented both his primary and secondary schools before being selected to play for his County side at U14 level. Toby continued to play recreationally through High School and University until he moved to France having been inspired by the "revolution" which was taking place in French Soccer during the late 90's. Toby continued to play in a local Parisien league and made an appearance at the Parc Des Princes (home of LF1 champions Paris St. Germain) in 2000. In 2003 Toby relocated to New York and continued to play in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League for two successive seasons until a knee injury curtailed his playing career. Toby spent the following 2 years coaching his own NY-based adult team. Toby joined Super Soccer Stars in Winter 2009 as Assistant Coach of the of the inaugural NY Stars Premier U9 travel team and coached the club’s 1st U8 group (through their end of their U11 season).

At the end of 2010 Toby transitioned to Managing Director of the emerging Super Soccer Stars Premier program overseeing the formation of both travel and development programs for Super Soccer Stars. He has since spearheaded the growth of the Stars Premier division of Super Soccer Stars which now encompass over 40 competitive travel teams nationwide in addition to over 800 academy players aged between 5 and 10. Toby has also been at the forefront of Super Soccer Stars’ global social outreach efforts completing visits to partner schools in rural Zimbabwe in 2010, 2012 and 2015 & 2016. During these trips- through a local partnership with ORAP (the Zimbabwe Office for Rural and Agricultural Progress) - he helped strengthen partnerships in some of the most economically challenged communities in Africa, providing relief through soccer coaching education and sports equipment donations to schools and teachers.

In 2013 Toby lead a delegation from Super Soccer Stars to a rural community in the town of Iraquara (Bahia), Brazil to roll out the Building Soccer Bridges + T.A.L.E.N.T. initiative - a tool to empower youth, support physical and personal growth and positively engage them in their education. The program provided training on the basics of youth soccer coaching, preparing them to become mentors for younger children in their community. Toby holds a number of NSCAA licenses including the Advanced Regional and Youth Diploma. Off the field Toby is passionate about music, photography and his beloved Arsenal FC. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Alex Pareja

Alex Pareja

Role:

Performance Analyst

Email:

alex.pareja@supersoccerstars.com

A Barcelona native, Alex began his playing career in FC Barcelona’s famed youth academy alongside team mates who have since gone on to become household names.  Alex continued his playing career at Saint Gabriel, one of the most renowned youth academies in Barcelona and went on to win U14 and U19 National Championships before moving to Gimnàstic de Tarragona. After a successful playing career throughout Catalonia, Alex moved to neighboring Andorra where he sampled a taste of UEFA Cup soccer. After completing his Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RSEF) Level II/UEFA A coaching license, Alex took time out of the game to focus on his career in soccer journalism.  Alex has worked as Soccer Analyst for City TV Barcelona and for TV3’s (the Catalan Public broadcaster) where he was correspondent for his former club Gimnàstic de Tarragona. During Gimnàstic’s time in the Spanish Premier League (LFP), Alex covered the team’s visits to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu as well the side’s league encounters at Villareal, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid, where he provided in-depth analysis for live TV audiences.  Alex continued to cover the team as a specialist in Game and Performance Analysis.  Alex has also worked as a consultant for Perform – a London-based sports news organization.  Alex continues to work as live studio analyst for the UEFA Champions League coverage on ESPN Deportes.  Alex and his wife Maria reside in Brooklyn.

Jamie Edwards

Jamie Edwards

Role:

Program Coordinator

Email:

jamie@supersoccerstars.com

A New Jersey native, Jamie arrived in New York in 2010 via Virginia where she attended University of Richmond to study English Literature. Jamie joined the Stars Premier team in 2013 as the Development Program's full time Administrator. After firmly establishing herself as a key member of Stars Premier, Jamie transitioned to the role of Program Coordinator in 2015. Jamie is an avid patron of the arts (her current favorite show is Hamilton) and a passionate Springsteen fan.  Her first love is Chelsea FC; Jamie helped design and compile the newsletter for the USA Chelsea Supporters Club until retiring in 2015. Her favorite player is Branislav Ivanovic.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Role:

Premier Administrator

Email:

matt.smith@supersoccerstars.com

Matt was born in Gunnison, Colorado and grew up 60 miles north of New York City in Warwick, New York. He developed a love of soccer at the age of five, which led to further pursuits playing at an advanced level throughout New York and Connecticut. He had the opportunity to play overseas in both Scotland and England against some of the top premier league youth teams. This further fueled his passion for the game. He went on the play for the Herkimer Generals with an appearance in the final four of the NJCAA soccer tournament. He received a full scholarship to play Division I with the Adelphi University Panthers. Following completion of college with a degree in sports management, he held employment in both the sports and healthcare industries until he received an opportunity to join the Wagner College women's soccer program as an assistant coach for the Division I Seahawks from 2012 to 2015. During the 2014-2015 season, the Seahawks made their first appearance in the NEC playoff tournament. Matt, subsequently, received his MBA from Wagner in 2014. Upon graduating, he joined the New York Road Runners where he currently assists in race day timing and operations working behind the scenes of several events including the infamous New York City Marathon. When not talking about or playing on the pitch, you'll find Matt on a golf course. His love of athletics runs deep as he is most interested in participating in the development of young aspiring athletes looking to perfect their skill while enjoying the game.

Richard Knox

Richard Knox

Role:

Director of Coaching, NY Stars Premier

Email:

richard.knox@supersoccerstars.com

Richard played soccer from an early age representing professional academies in the South West of England along with playing at a Regional level. Richard took his first steps into coaching as a volunteer in his local club, coaching a U18 boys team. After an immediate love for the job he changed his career and focused on following a full time position in soccer. In 2008 Richard was hired to coach in the United States, he stayed here for four years gaining invaluable experience across a number of states. In 2011 Richard returned to the UK and has since gained coaching experience as a U8-U10 academy coach with Southampton Football Club, AFC Bournemouth U14 Head Coach, Southampton Solent University Head Coach and International Scout with the Northern Ireland Football Association. Academically Richard achieved a First Class Degree in Football Studies from Southampton Solent University and a Masters Degree in Talent Identification and Development of Soccer from The Real Madrid Graduate School, during this time he studied coaching and recruiting methods from a number of Europe's top clubs. Richard holds a number of professional qualifications from the Europe and the US including the UEFA B license.

Ra Ung

Ra Ung

Role:

Travel Team Supervisor

Email:

ra.ung@supersoccerstars.com

A New Zealand native, Ra was selected to the U17 National Team developement squad at the age of 13. He played in the semi-pro league for both Upper Hutt City, Lower Hutt City & Nae Nae Soccer Club before relocated to USA in 2008. Since leaving Super Soccer Stars in 2010 (where he was a very popular Senior Head Coach!) Ra spent 7 years at Manhattan Soccer Cub where he was Head coach of U14 Boys and U13 Girls. Ra's teams competed in the EDP and Westchester Youth League Premier leagues. In Spring 2015 Ra led his U14 boys to the New York Cup State Championship and his team reached the final in the Fall 2015 EDP Cup. Ra is the Program Director for Uptown Soccer Academy, a community-based soccer program for under-funded neighborhoods. He is also the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at John Jay College Criminal of Justice where his team made it to Semis first time since 2006 last Spring. Ra holds the coveted NSCAA Premier coaching Diploma and will be completing his UEFA license in 2017

Coach Aaron

Coach Aaron

Role:

07 Neutron

Email:

coachaaronp@starspremier.com

Aaron was born in Ghana but was raised in Bronx, NY. He honed his soccer skills playing in street leagues in Ghana. He played three years of American Football in high school and a year of soccer at Pelham Prep Academy. He attended West Virginia University where he pursued medicine and American Football for a brief period. Although he never pursued soccer at a professional level, he's equipped with vast knowledge of the sport and continues to educate himself as he feels there is no limit to education. He also played in local tournaments all over NY. His background in medicine includes participating in a research program at Einstein Medical School at Yeshiva University, Greenwich Hospital and currently pursuing a surgical program at Long Island University at Brooklyn. He's enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with his new team and creating an air of excitement where players will be able to strengthen and improve their skills & knowledge of the game. Coach Aaron has recently overcome some life-affirming medical challenges which meant he missed out on the beginning of the soccer season but he is healthy, fit and excited to return to a FT coaching role with NY Stars Premier.

Coach Abir

Coach Abir

Role:

04 Andromeda

Email:

Coachabirk@starspremier.com

Abir was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Statesboro, GA. He graduated from The University of Chicago in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Philosophy and with a Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics from Emory University in 2011. Coach Abir spent the last six years as an instructor of biostatistics at Emory University as well as the soccer coaches for Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School in Decatur, GA. With the Renfroe Middle School team, he helped lead them to the middle school championship game his first year with the team, and semi-final appearances the following two years. With the Decatur High School team, he helped lead the team to top ten state rankings every year, with deep runs in the state playoffs, culminating in a heart breaking penalty shootout loss in the state semi-finals in May 2015. His main philosophy as a coach is for players to use their passion for the game to positively & consistently develop their attributes and skills week in and week out.

Coach Alex

Coach Alex

Role:

06 Neptune

Email:

coachalexv@starspremier.com

Coach Andrei

Coach Andrei

Role:

09 Lynx

Email:

coachandreis@starspremier.com

Coach Bryan

Coach Bryan

Role:

09 Auriga & 07 Capella

Email:

coachbryanc@starspremier.com

Coach Corey

Coach Corey

Role:

06 Aries & 05 Supernova

Email:

coachcoreyp@starspremier.com

Coach Corey has 22 years of playing experience starting from the age 7 he was playing competitive soccer at the highest levels. By the age of 11 Corey was playing for the Rhode Island Sting Rays in the USL Premier Development League and other high level Premier Clubs. Corey was selected at the age of 14 form the ODP into the National Pool. Corey comes from a soccer background form a young age his mother was heavily involved in US Soccer. Starting the girls soccer program in Coventry Rhode Island and shortly then after becoming the North East Regional director of U.S Soccer. This had exposed Corey to inner working of developing clubs, leagues, tournaments and every other aspect that makes soccer a success in the United States today. Some of Corey’s coaching experiences are not limited to the following; Girls RI Stingrays, Girls Northern Lightning Premier, Varsity Head Coach of the United Nations International School, RedBulls Grass Roots Program, UK Elite and Recently the Professional Tactical/Technical Trainer and Director of Youth Coaching and Development with the L.A. Wolves FC a 2016 3rd round contender in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Coach Crystal

Coach Crystal

Role:

08 Halley

Email:

coachcrystalg@starspremier.com

Born in Newark, NJ and apart of the soccer community since the age of six where she played for two club teams up until age 16. Her passion for soccer grew through learning from the knowledge and effort of her coaches, one being her father, and later from her own teammates that constantly motivated her. She began her high school career at Science Park High School where they won the county tournament all four years. When she transferred, they began playing at Kearny HS where she won the county championship and made her way through Regionals up until the finals in 2011. Following high school, she became captain for two consecutive years at Essex County College where they were placed second and third in regionals both years. Crystal was recognized as one of the top midfielders in the division in 2013. She has coached recreational leagues voluntarily as well as a travel team from Newark. She currently holds a USSF F license. Her goal is to create and preserve a fun learning environment where love and appreciation for the game becomes infectious!

Coach David

Coach David

Role:

07 Taurus & 05 Supernova

Email:

coachdavidf@starspremier.com

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Coach David started playing soccer at 3 years old. He joined Gjoa travel soccer a few years later and played in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) until the end of high school. David was Head Coach of Brooklyn AYSO’s Tournament Teams age groups U8, U9, & U10. During that time he was responsible for creating a curriculum and running the program’s tryouts with 200 plus kids. David also has experience training kids between the ages of 2 through 18 years of age. Coach David is the holder of the USSF F License and NSCAA National Diploma.

Coach Dino

Coach Dino

Role:

05 Pulsar & 06 Scorpio

Email:

coachdinoh@starspremier.com

Coach Errol

Coach Errol

Role:

07 Gravity & 03 Comets

Email:

coacherrolm@starspremier.com

A Trinidad & Tobago national with a professional career spanning over 13 all around the world, Errol comes to Stars Premier with a wealth of knowledge and experience. A member of his country’s national youth and senior squads, Errol was also a part of the qualifying team that made it to the 2006 World Cup. Primarily based in Lebanon for the majority of his career, and a 3 time Golden Boot winner in that country’s Premier League; Errol also enjoyed stints in China, Iceland and even upstate NY with the Rochester Rhinos. Errol is well aware of what is required to make the transition from competitive youth soccer to college and even professional playing – having seamlessly made the transition from youth travel teams under the tutelage of his FA licensed coach father to being a NJCAA champion with Nassau Community College. This extensive knowledge of youth soccer dynamics helps to make Errol one of the most popular coaches in the NY Stars Premier roster. Currently the holder of a NSCAA Level 6 Diploma and a USSF B License candidate, Errol considers playing under the likes of renowned Coaches Leo Beenhakker (Netherlands) and Francesco Maturano (Colombia) and alongside soccer greats Bebeto (Brazil), George Weah (Liberia) and Ian Rush (England) as the highlights of his career.

Coach George

Coach George

Role:

05 Virgo & 00 Gemini

Email:

coachgeorgel@starspremier.com

Coach George joined Stars Premier as one of our Head soccer coaches and brings along his USL, and DII playing experience. Most recently George was the assistant coach for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Men’s soccer program, and Head coach of the F.C. Dallas WTX 04’Lara boys team. He brings a technical-knowledgeable mind, a passionate spirit and a drive to help our youth succeed in soccer and in life. Stars Premier is thrilled to have George as a part of our team and can’t wait to really spread the game of soccer to many young children around Manhattan and the outer boroughs.

Coach Howard

Coach Howard

Role:

05 Solstice

Email:

coachhowardd@starspremier.com

Coach Howard is a Soccer player and coach with over 25 years of experience. His soccer career began in London, England, where he played for my high school, Westminster College and the Borough of London. After arriving in the United States Howard played for the Borough of Manhattan Community College where he reached the division finals and then went on to play NCAA Division 1 soccer with the U.S Air Force. Prior to his work at super soccer stars Howard coached U8–U12 co-ed at Petrides soccer club. Howard is a dedicated soccer coach with a passion for developing young talent as the sport continues to grow and expand in the United States. Coach Howard brings an abundance of knowledge, experience, passion, drive and energy to coaching aspiring young soccer players. Coach Howard is the current holder of the USSF E license, an NSCAA special topics diploma and a youth exercise specialist diploma from the NASM institution.

Coach Jairo

Coach Jairo

Role:

07 Zenith & 05 Quasar

Email:

coachjairoe@starspremier.com

Coach Jairo has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember and has represented the Honduran U17 National Team. His playing career began with Federal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Jairo went on to play 3 years of High School Soccer at Walton High School. Coach Jairo represented Borough of Manhattan Community College and won the 2nd place at the Cuny Finals in 2010. Jairo’s love of Coaching, and passion for helping others with the same passion for sports and soccer has had a positive effect on the players he works with. Coach Jairo holds the USSF F license.

Coach Kevin

Coach Kevin

Role:

07 Mercury & 99 Alpha

Email:

coachkevinr@starspremier.com

Kevin arrived in New York from El Salvador in 2010. Kevin played for New York Red Bull U-18 then moved to Brooklyn Italians U19 in 2011. He started school with BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College) and achieved the accolade of “2nd Team All American”. Kevin represented Baruch College Men’s Soccer Team as well as the U23 New York Red Bull in 2014. Coach Kevin began coaching at the age of 20 with Super Soccer Stars in 2012, and is an integral part of the Super Soccer Stars and Stars Premier coaching teams. Kevin uses a nurturing and guided approach to coaching and is the current holder of his USSF F coaching license.

Coach Marcio

Coach Marcio

Role:

08 Eclipse & 09 Apus

Email:

coachmarciof@starspremier.com

Marcio has a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and really understands the importance of long term development within the U8-U12 age, other wise know as 'the golden age of learning'. Marcio has been working with players aged 5-14 for 6 years within the Manhattan area and is extremely excited to put his academic knowledge into action within our club.

Coach Marcus

Coach Marcus

Role:

03 Galactic

Email:

coachmarcuss@starspremier.com

Marcus started playing soccer when he was 4 years old, he represented "Cantolao" soccer academy in Peru and traveled to play in different countries across South America. He relocated to United States with his family and continued playing club soccer for 15 years and started coaching since 1998 with NYC Downtown Soccer League and later at Aviator sports complex in Brooklyn. Marcus joined Stars Premier in March 2015. He Graduated in Psychology from CUNY John Jay College and currently works for New York State. He has USSF "F" license.

Coach Matt

Coach Matt

Role:

U8 Leo Westchester

Email:

matt.pape@supersoccerstars.com

An alumni of the Bob Gansler (US Men’s National Team Coach 1989- 1991) soccer clinics and camp program in Milwaukee, WI, Matt captained the American University of Paris Club team. Matt started coaching soccer at age 20; leading a U10 boys select team. After moving to New York, Matt was recruited by Trevor Day School in Manhattan to coach the Junior Varsity (JV) soccer team. Matt successfully lead the team to its 1st NYCAL Championship in over a decade. At Trevor Day, Matt coached Tennis, Softball, Baseball, and Basketball. A big advocate of soccer education, Matt has a wealth of coaching licenses from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) including the Advanced National and Director of Coaching diploma. He holds the USSF “F”, “E”, and TOPSoccer licenses. Matt is also a USSF-licensed referee

Coach Papa

Coach Papa

Role:

08 Meteor & 06 Hydra

Email:

coachpapad@starspremier.com

Papa was born and raised in Paris (France). Influenced by his father, he started playing soccer when he was 3 years old and quickly moved to the east of France and became a member of the FC Metz academy at the age of 8. As Papa progressed through the FC Metz ranks he made appearances in the reserve team and made couple of appearances with the professional team. He played for his parents country of Origin, Senegal, in the category of U17, U19, U20 African cups, several international tournaments, world cups qualifiers for this categories and now is part of the U23 which is playing the qualifiers for the next Olympics games in Rio 2016. He more recently received an offer from a Division 1 NJCAA College team and moved to NYC in 2014. Coach Papa started coaching 7 years ago, working with small clubs and teams that are affiliated with the professional team of Metz. He worked 2 years as head coach for the U11 of APM Metz for the seasons 2010 to 2012 and with a U13 team of RS Magny of Metz for the seasons 2012 to 2014. His philosophy is based on intelligence and conservation, summarized by this quote of his favorite athlete Andrea Pirlo : Pensso Quindi Gioco, literally I think, therefore I play.

Coach Ra

Coach Ra

Role:

Travel Team Supervisor

Email:

coachrau@starspremier.com

A New Zealand native, Ra was selected to the U17 National Team developement squad at the age of 13. He played in the semi-pro league for both Upper Hutt City, Lower Hutt City & Nae Nae Soccer Club before relocated to USA in 2008. Since leaving Super Soccer Stars in 2010 (where he was a very popular Senior Head Coach!) Ra spent 7 years at Manhattan Soccer Cub where he was Head coach of U14 Boys and U13 Girls. Ra's teams competed in the EDP and Westchester Youth League Premier leagues. In Spring 2015 Ra led his U14 boys to the New York Cup State Championship and his team reached the final in the Fall 2015 EDP Cup. Ra is the Program Director for Uptown Soccer Academy, a community-based soccer program for under-funded neighborhoods. He is also the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at John Jay College Criminal of Justice where his team made it to Semis first time since 2006 last Spring. Ra holds the coveted NSCAA Premier coaching Diploma and will be completing his UEFA license in 2017

Coach Terry

Coach Terry

Role:

07 Hypernova

Email:

coachterryk@starspremier.com

Terry Ko was born in Seattle, Washington on January 27th 1992. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Mathematics in 2014, coach Terry decided to follow his passion and pursue a career as a soccer coach. Coach Terry left to England in June 2015 to attain the FA Level 2 coaching license and the FA Youth Module 1. After attaining the licenses in October 2015, coach Terry moved to New York to continue his development as a coach. From 2010 to 2014, coach Terry volunteered in an organization called Street Soccer Seattle, coaching soccer to homeless youths in Seattle. While he was studying in England, he managed Strood 87 U-15 boy's soccer team for 4 months. Coach Terry has been working for Super Soccer Stars since October 2015. Coach Terry has a high ambition to work as a professional soccer coach in the future. Before planning to go back to England in the summer of 2017 to attain the UEFA B coaching license and the FA Youth Modules 2 and 3, coach Terry plans to attain the USSF and NSCAA licenses to further his knowledge in coaching soccer.

Coach Todd

Coach Todd

Role:

08 Lunar & 06 Equinox

Email:

coachtoddp@starspremier.com

Todd was born and raised in Bradenton, Fl. He graduated from The University of Central Florida in 01 as a duel sport athlete. Coach Todd then played in the MLS with DC United for the next 3 seasons. After a foot Injury shortened his career, He moved to NYC in 2006. Coach Todd became the Head Soccer and Basketball coach for Chelsea Piers Bluestreak. He worked with Hundreds of athletes from youth to professional level in over 5 years at Chelsea Piers. He has worked with travel programs, High School, College, and professional level soccer as a coach and player. His main philosophy is “never to stop learning and progressing...you can always be better than you were yesterday”. Coach Todd is currently the holder of the USSF F coaching license

Coach Toric

Coach Toric

Role:

06 Sirius & 04 Solar

Email:

coachtoricr@starspremier.com

Toric began playing soccer at age 4 in Jamaica. He played for his middle school and local high school before moving on to play at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Toric helped lead his college team to two league championships and many individual accolades. Toric graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership. After college, Toric continued to play professionally in the USA and Trinidad. Toric began coaching local youth teams while he attended university and played professionally. He obtained his USSF National F License in March of 2015

Coach Vlad

Coach Vlad

Role:

09 Mensa

Email:

coachvladimirb@starspremier.com

Vladimir is a third generation soccer player and coach, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who both played and coached in their hometown of Belgrade, Serbia. Coach Vladimir grew up on the soccer field and trained at the academy at FC Zemun one of three professional clubs in Belgrade (along with Red Star and Partizan). Vlad went on to play semi-pro for local teams in Belgrade. Between 2007 - 2009, Coach Vladimir trained the youth teams (U10, U11 and U12) at FC Zemun, before relocating to the United States to be closer to his childhood hero – his uncle Teofil a top-200 ranked professional tennis player. Once in the United States, Coach Vladimir volunteered as a coach of the Roosevelt Island Youth Soccer League and joined the Super Soccer Stars and Stars Premier in early 2015. Coach Vladimir has his USSF "E" License

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Role:

02 Pegasus & 01 Apollo

Email:

coachzachs@starspremier.com

Zach’s love for Soccer began while growing up in Spain. During his 16 years in Spain, he played competitively for various teams and leagues within the Spanish division. At 13 Zach was offered the opportunity to train with Malaga F.C. he later moved to England to continue his studies and develop as a footballer. During this time he represented England School Boys and earned trials at Fulham F.C and Nottingham Forest F.C. He continued to play competitive soccer at University while obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Sports Psychology. During his 3rd year at University, he coached and managed the men's 1st team. Upon graduation, he obtaining his FA Levels I & II. Zach later worked with Manchester United soccer schools in Abu Dhabi before joining Stars Premier in summer 2015.

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