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FC Stars
(FC Stars of Massachusetts)

Background

FC Stars of Massachusetts is an elite premier soccer club based in Acton, Mass. They have 42 teams in the club consisting of 29 girl’s teams and 13 boy’s teams. The club also has a U6 through U9 Academy as well as many clinics and camps throughout the year.

The Stars teams play in the Massachusetts Premier league (MAPLE), New England Premiership (NEP) and the Region 1 league. FC Stars is also a member of the prestigious Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).

Founded in 2000, FC Stars have produced 23 State Cup winning teams in the past 10 years, our best year coming in 2010 when the club won 6 State cups, 5 on the girl’s side and 1 on the boy’s. FC Stars teams also perform on a national basis and in 2005 the U19 Girls team at the time won the USYSA National Championship.

In 2010 the club expanded from its Metrowest base by creating a satellite FC Stars West unit to offer the Stars program to young players in western Massachusetts.

The club has fashioned a soccer training development program that meets the technical, tactical, physical and psychological needs of girls and boys who have dedicated themselves to becoming premier soccer players. The Stars coaching staff, curriculum, philosophy, and the overall competitive experience provide a compelling soccer environment for premier-caliber players.

The Club is a non-profit volunteer organization sanctioned by the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association.

Club Composition

FC Stars of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization that provides top quality opportunities for young players in New England and is managed by a Board of Directors. The club employs talented full-time and part-time coaching staff with vast experience of the youth soccer landscape in Massachusetts. The quality of coaching is a major factor in the playing success of the FC Stars club.

FC Stars operates a tiered system of teams in each age group. The top team in each age group is called Stars United at ages below U14 and Stars ECNL at U14 and older. The second level in each age group is typically called Stars Athletic, the third level is Stars Rovers and the fourth level is Stars Galaxy.

The Stars West satellite follows a similar structure with the teams tiered as Stars West United, Stars West Athletic and so on.

FC Stars Team Structure

fc stars team structure

FC Stars also offers a Junior Academy for players U9 and younger to teach the basic fundamentals of the game and to instill a sense of fun and enthusiasm for the game that will last a lifetime.

FC Stars have 5 regions:

  1. FC Stars Central
  2. FC Star New Hampshire
  3. FC Stars North
  4. FC Stars West
  5. FC Stars South

Coaches

Coaches consist of ~ 38 coaches including Stars West, Central, North and Stars NH.

Camps/Clinics

FC Stars offers numerous camps for all levels of play and to fit anyone’s busy schedule.

They have an overnight (residential) camp at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge New Hampshire. This FC Stars camp offer all Stars players an intense premier soccer experience, with a fun and competitive learning environment for all levels.

There is a four day technical clinic at Citizens Bank Fields, Lancaster during April vacation week; this is clinic is for elite players looking to improve all aspects of their game.

Youth Programs

FC Stars has a Junior Academy.

Tournaments

FC Stars is host of the Annual Stars Cup (over the Labor Day weekend) which is held at various locations in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts. The event is dual sanctioned by USYSA and US Club Soccer. Stars Cup is rated as a Premier Tournament by GotSoccer and is ranked in the top 20 tournaments in the country. All teams normally play a minimum of three games.

Website

  • FC Stars has a very comprehensive site for their soccer club.
  • Good information for existing players and coaches as well as prospects.
  • In-depth information on camps and clinics.
  • No “search” section.
  • Menus can be redundant and have too many levels.
  • No fees for the club identified.

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  1. Angela Bailey says:
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    Not crazy about the Stars. I think we were in over our heads by signing my son up last year. in the end he liked it but it was tough going in th e beginning as we / he thought the coaches were’nt that good. he would know better as I am not the soccer buff.


  2. admin says:
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    You may find helpful and article I wrote here on MassClubSoccer that highlights the Stars. Please see the article here:

    http://www.massclubsoccer.com/5-best-soccer-teams-in-mass/

    Peter


  3. Holly says:
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    GREAT club and very competitive, especially on the elite teams. I think more for very good players as mid-level not so great to train and develop, as like so many clubs the focus is on elite to win and lower levels subsidize, thanks.


  4. Anne says:
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    THE worst coaching here at Stars; my son’s coach misses many games, bring his kid to games and sort of expects us to watch the wee one, and plays favorites on the team – just a horrible experience.

    Either don’t join Stars altogether or at the least do as Peter says here and ask around especially of parents on team now.

    Thanks.


  5. Stephanie says:
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    Great Club, very good at developing individual players and giving them positive direction. There is always a lesson to be learned and any criticism is given in a positive way. Never have we had a problem with the coaches we have had for our son. He enjoys the practice time, games, Teammates, and his coaches very much. We have all had a positive experience and I would highly recommend FC Stars to anyone.


  6. george says:
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    Best club in the state. usually the only complaints are from parents of kids who don’t play much. the Stars coaches actually expect their players to show up at training. What a nervy group!


  7. Jason says:
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    Stars has a very good system to develop young players. They have many good coaches there, and pay lots of attention to develop kids’ foot skills. For girls Stars is probably the best club in MA. Their boys teams were not that good many years ago but have become much better now.


  8. Spent! says:
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    My daughter was dedicated to this club, through the 6 years, the club has its favorites. The coachIng staff for 5 out of the six years was degrading and lots of mental abuse. This last year @ U18 the club could care, coach wouldn’t be there, no show to practice. It turned into $$$ not about the talent when she originally joined. It’s really a shame. Would I recommend this club, NEVER!


    • Connor says:
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      Just about the same boat as you, just the worst worst coaching I’ve seen. Moving on from Stars. Lok aroud folks as there are MUCH better clubs around than this!!


  9. Willy says:
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    One of the worst experiences for my U13G daughter. Stay far away


  10. Realist says:
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    FC Stars

    Cons: It could be considered a turn and burn club – with high teammate turnover the burnout rate is to the extreme. There is a fair ammount of what some call verbal abuse and psychological games but to make it as a ‘competative’ soccer player requires a thick skin. Keep in mind soccer is a sport where a handful of players often carry the team, more-so at younger ages so it is encouraged of the players as a development tool here (and at other clubs) to compete with and beat out their own teammates. As to development it is a better club to enter after your child has played and proven themselves elsewhwere as the math will show most don’t make it though HS. Next to MPS – most $$ club in state. Winning is very, very highly rated here on upper teams. Lower teams struggling for consistent coaching tenure. If your child is bad with tryouts… this is a ‘tryout-a-day’ club.

    Pros: If your path leads here and you remain as we have your child will play with the best in the state and recieve some of the best training available. The culture is pure soccer so immersion in the game is something special and expected. It’s not about the money for it’s management, it’s definitely about the game. Boys is getting better girls is top in state.

    Ratings: Based on a section of players who have come and gone over the years and family feedback,
    that is:
    Coaching: The best… if your child is a go-getter and better if yours becomes a favorite. Favorites work harder. Hint… The worst if your child is over their head, like taking AP Physics when you failed algebra.
    Player Development: What your child makes of it. Great for some, Worst and find another sport for others
    Camps/Clinics: Expensive… But you get what you pay for here
    Tournaments: Very top notch, not a better run organization out there.
    Website: its about playing…bit a nice.


  11. Mike says:
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    My kids have had a great experience. Coaches are dedicated, and positive. What I really like, is that they are a friendly group, and very down to earth considering they are the best club in the state (probably New England) on the girls side. It will be interesting to see how the new facility impacts the club.


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