The 7 Best Soccer Clubs in Manhattan NYC

The 7 Best Soccer Clubs in Manhattan NYC

Soccer is a sport that not only helps kids stay fit and active but also builds essential life skills like hard work, communication, problem-solving and decision making. It is a great outlet for kids to have fun and make friends. Whether your child wants to be a professional soccer player one day, or just enjoy soccer recreationally with friends, soccer clubs are perfect! 

In this post, we will list some of the best soccer clubs in Manhattan for kids, in no particular order. It is a safe bet that you’ll find what your child needs here. Read on!

Super Soccer Stars

Super Soccer Stars was founded by an Argentina native, Gustavo Szulansky, in 2000. In a futile bid to search for the best quality soccer program for his kids in New York, he resolved to create the same for children in that city and everywhere else. 

The club offers various programs that are age-appropriate such as:

  • Parent and me (1-2 years) – designed to help toddlers develop pre-soccer skills. With the help of experienced instructors and puppet friends, they learn to balance, run, kick and play.
  • Super Soccer Stars (2-12 years) teaches the basics of soccer in a fun,educational and non-competitive atmosphere. The lesson plans are tailored to meet the kids’ ability levels despite their age.
  • Super Soccer United  (4.5-18 years) is an advanced program of Super Soccer Stars that gradually introduces participants to new soccer techniques and concepts as they reach milestones.

Your child can choose to participate in in-person group classes or private classes and camps. Private classes and camps are entirely personalised. They’ll interact one-on-one with their instructor – in  sibling or small group sessions – to learn soccer fundamentals or enhance the skill. Contact them to set a convenient place and time.

Alternatively, they can learn soccer at the comfort of your home with the Soccer Stars @ home virtual classes program. The virtual lessons are age-appropriate and are designed with small spaces in mind. Even with no equipment, your child can learn soccer with modified home items suggested by their instructor. 

Age Range:

1 – 18 years

Location:

606 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024, United States 

Website: newyork.supersoccerstars.com 

Private Classes
No. of childrenCost per child per hour
1$125
2$75
3$52
4+$40
Private camps – 3 hour sessions
No. of childrenCost per session
1$350
2$199
3$135
4+$99
Virtual Classes
Program Cost per season
Super Soccer Stars$130
Soccer Stars United$150

Stellar Soccer 

Stellar Soccer was founded in 2019 by Alex Garcia. He had a goal to create a stress-free environment where children can have fun while they learn soccer. Stellar Soccer does this by creating a fun theme for every learning session.

It is a play-based program that uses a rich curriculum, tailored by early childhood educators. 

The coaches are professional and great with kids. They offer personalized training with a focus on the kid’s skill level. They aim at developing the childrens’ interpersonal, technical, and sportsmanship skills.

Their services mainly focus on private pods where families are allowed to create  (members only) groups of 6-10 children (close friends) for soccer classes. They also offer affordable packages for parties.

All their classes are held outdoors at various parks within NYC including:

  • Central
  • Riverside
  • Marcus Garvey and,
  • Battery park.

They are, however, flexible. You suggest a venue, and they try their best to come to you. 

Age Range:

Location:

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, United States 

Website: stellarsoccer.org

Service Cost 
Single class$30
Bundle of 10 classes$275
 Party Packages
Bronze (1 coach with up to 10 kids)$100
Silver (2 coaches with upto 15 kids)$150
Gold (2 couches with up to 20 kids)$200

NYC Soccer Academy

NYC Soccer Academy

The NYC Soccer  Academy strives to train its participants in the technical, tactical and functional aspects of soccer, so as to sharpen their skills on the field. 

The academy offers week-long summer soccer camps to any and all middle and high school-aged children. The camps are usually held at Columbia University Baker Athletics Complex.

During the sessions, campers undergo training and competitive situations to develop and improve soccer skills at every level. They take part in at least two matches daily to supplement the training.

Apart from summer camps, they also offer Elite Academic and Athletic College ID camps. The purpose of the camp is to provide an opportunity for aspiring collegiate student-athletes to train and showcase their skills so as to be seen and chosen by top college coaches.

The camps are conducted by experienced staff that blends together college, ODP, high-school coaches with current and former Columbia University players.

Age Range: 

6-18 years

Location:

Baker Athletics Complex, 533 W. 218th St, New York, NY 10034 United States 

Website: nycsocceracademy.com

Service Cost 
Summer camps$280 per week
Elite academic and Athletic College ID campsMorning session $225
Afternoon session $225
Both sessions $400

New York City FC

The New York City FC is one of America’s professional soccer clubs that compete in Major League Soccer. It has a boys academy that trains talented kids with a goal to sign a professional contract with the club.

The club also offers youth programs including:

  • week-long soccer camps
  • NYCFC clinics
  • season-long youth teams opportunities, and supplementary training among others.

They also have an all-girls development program that provides female players with opportunities to train and compete at the highest level. The provisions include state-of-the-art training facilities, professional coaching, and support staff. 

The programs are ability-based. The participants are put in groups according to their playing abilities. 

The club also offers coaching partnership programs, where they assign professional youth coaches to teams in your local clubs to help elevate players to reach their full potential. 

Visit their website for information on how to join these programs.

Age Range:

Boys academy U7- U15 age groups.

Girls program U10 – U15 age groups. 

Location: 

600 3rd Avenue 30th floor, New York, NY 10016, United States 

Website: nycfc.com

Services Cos
All servicesFree 

Juventus Academy New York 

Juventus football club – one of Europe’s elite football clubs – was founded in 1897 in Italy. Overtime, they’ve established soccer academies both locally (Italy) and internationally. The club launched Juventus Academy New York in 2016, with an aim to use the high-quality European-style of coaching to build and foster the skills of participants.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the academy provides various programs to children at a developmental as well as competitive level. 

The programs include:

  • Summer Clinics
  • Pre-Academy
  • Travel Academy
  • Saturday Clinics
  • Girl’s program
  • Goalkeeping training
  • And many others

The academy is highly recommended by reviewers. They take pride in positive and dedicated coaches who offer personalized coaching in a great social environment. The academy fosters life-long relationships between kids, families and coaches, even after the kids leave the institution.

With the travel academy program, the club offers annual trips to Italy for its members to experience real-life European soccer.

Age Range:

3-14 years

Location:

1345 Avenues of the Americas 33rd floor #33-081, New York, NY 10019, United States 

Website: juventusny.com

Service Cost per season
Saturday Clinics$450
Goalkeeping training$320
Summer Clinics
Half-day/Full-day 

$250/$450

Note:  Contact the academy to request tryouts for travel and girls programs.

Soccer Cric Central Park 

Soccer Cric provides both soccer and cricket classes that cater for the developmental needs of children between 1.5 – 12 years. They conduct age-specific soccer classes in the following groups:

  • Toddler group ( 1.5 – 3 years) – involves introduction to basic soccer principles such as balancing and coordination. It’s conducted through fun games and activities. 
  • Mini group (4 – 5 years) – children are introduced to imaginative games that focus on basic skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing.
  • Junior group (6 – 8 years) – children focus on fitness, skills and sportsmanship. They are introduced to competitive fun games and team interaction.
  • Premier group (8-12 years) – is an advancement of the activities in the junior group.

Soccer Cric also provides a personal training program where they work with one player at a time, teaching different soccer techniques that meet their ability level. They offer a total of 22 hours of personalized training per member. 

Apart from developing motor skills, their teaching methods also focus on improving communication, creative and social skills. 

Visit their website to get updates and information on how to book for the classes.

Age Range:

1.5 – 12 years 

Location:

W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, United States 

Website: soccercric.com

Service Cost 
All group classes$150 for 5 sessions$250 for 10 sessions

 SocRoc Soccer Classes for Kids

 SocRoc Soccer Classes for Kids

SocRoc is a family-run business, founded by the former professional soccer player James Christie. For 3 years in a row, it’s been awarded Manhattan’s best soccer program for kids.

For over 20 years, the club has provided public classes as well as private classes and pods. Expanding from Central Park in Manhattan, they now conduct small group training in other parks and playgrounds all over Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey. 

They also provide soccer classes to partnered private schools in NYC.

Currently, they have over 30 professional coaches, hand-picked by James Christie himself. They teach over 20 classes a week. 

The club prides in delivering positive, dynamic and unparalleled classes for kids of all ages. Their main goal is to provide a fun environment that encourages kids to develop confidence and social skills as they learn soccer.

SocRoc is the pinnacle of fitness, soccer, and fun.

Age Range:

18 months to elementary school-aged kids.

Location:

44 West 74th St, #1D New York, NY 10023, United States 

Website: socrocnyc.com

Service Cost
Public classes$240 (6 sessions)
Private classes/Pods$40 per child (one 

There you go…the best soccer clubs we managed to find in Manhattan. We hope you find this article helpful and that there’s one close enough for you to enroll. And if there’s a soccer club near you that’s not on our list, kindly leave us a comment, so we can check it out.

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