May 13, 2014 - Match Fit Academy FC and Montclair United Soccer Clubhave announced a second phase to their successful strategic alliance and the creation of Match Fit Montclair United.
The goal is to build upon the success of the current partnership by elevating select Montclair United teams to compete under the newly formed Match Fit Montclair United brand.
Montclair United has a track record of assembling and developing teams for all abilities from U8-U14 both boys and girls. With the introduction of Match Fit Montclair United, players will compete regionally in high-level leagues and tournaments, providing for a seamless pathway to the USSF Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League at U14 and beyond.
“Match Fit has been an ideal partner and we’re excited to extend that collaboration,” said Scott Davisson, Montclair United President. “While MUSC is firmly committed to developing soccer players at every ability level, we recognize the value in working closely with Match Fit in raising the bar for our more ambitious teams, which is an area where Match Fit excels.”
Match Fit Academy Director of Operations,John Calcaterra, explains: “We combined the Match Fit Academy FC philosophy and training services with the Montclair United Soccer Club’s established and quality player base, administrative resources and facilities to ensure that the highest level of training is available for all players in the Essex County area. Montclair United SC has a proven track record of developing high quality teams, and Match Fit Montclair United will build upon these strengths.”
Match Fit Academy Technical Director,Malcolm Murphy added: “For us at Match Fit Academy, we see an opportunity to extend our training and playing philosophies to a greater audience.Montclair United SC has a well thought-out developmental model for U8-U14 players, and Match Fit Montclair United will build upon their efforts and provide another level to the player pyramid. It also allows Match Fit Academy FC to continue toward its goal of being the leading player development club in the Tri-State area.”
Match Fit Montclair United teams & players will have the following key features:
- Full time Professional Match Fit Academy coach/trainer
- Match Fit Montclair United Branding
- Joint oversight by both Match Fit Academy and Montclair United Directors of Coaching
- Access to Boys North East Pre Academy & Girls North East NPL
- Player pathways to USSF Development Academy
- Player sharing and collaboration with Match Fit Academyand Match Fit Affiliates
- All training and match play out of Montclair facilities