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Melissa Slack



Enter into Training Services & Collaboration Agreement with SUSA Academy 


Albertson, NY - April 21st, 2020 -- Albertson Soccer Club, Inc. has contracted with SUSA Soccer Training to provide turnkey Director of Coaching, team coaching, and club training services.  Flavio Ferri will become the Albertson Soccer Club’s DOC while Paul Riley enters into a new role as a Technical and Recruitment Advisor assisting Albertson and SUSA.  While Riley will be stepping away from day-to-day operations at Albertson Soccer Club, Albertson Fury and SUSA players will continue to benefit from his vast NCAA network of relationships for aspiring players who seek to play at that next level.


“The goal is to work together to provide a seamless, like-minded youth soccer program for players of all levels,” said John Wilson, President, Albertson Soccer Club.   “This collaboration creates a Long Island soccer powerhouse by bringing together the best programs and players from East & West.”  


“I’m incredibly proud of what has been built at Albertson,” said Paul Riley, NC Courage Head Coach.  “This collaboration with SUSA ensures the best talent in the state now has access to unparalleled resources and a fabulous platform to optimize their growth and development.”


Albertson Soccer Club’s Director of Coaching, Flavio Ferri, states, “I am thrilled to be taking on my new role with the Albertson Soccer Club.  Working alongside the SUSA staff and having access to their knowledge, infrastructure, and experience will be invaluable.”


The new state of the art soccer-specific outdoor complex in Islip will open in the coming months.


“With the new location in Nassau County and the new contract with Albertson Soccer Club, who has a long track record of producing top talent, we are excited to expand the impact we can have on young athletes.  Together we will help even more soccer players reach their goals of playing collegiate and professional soccer in the US and abroad.” Said Glenn Schneider, CEO of SUSA Soccer.


The clubs will continue operations as follows; SUSA Academy (Suffolk County), and Albertson SC/Fury (Nassau County and Queens), feeding into “SUSA FC” in the Girls ECNL, and “Albertson SUSA” in the Boys ECNL. ECNL games will be played at SUSA’s new state of the art soccer-specific complex in Central Islip, boasting fully lit turf fields, and full amenities. Non ECNL platforms will continue at their current locations for the ease of families from both organizations.

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About Albertson Soccer Club Inc. 

Established in 1979, the Albertson Soccer Club has produced countless players that have gone on to Collegiate, Professional, and National Team success.  ASC strives to provide players of all levels and ages a developmental platform that is challenging, positive, and fun.  We combine top-level coaching and innovative technology in a professional environment.  The club believes all players deserve equal opportunities and endeavors to provide the best possible soccer experience for all its members.


About SUSA Academy

SUSA Academy was founded in 2001 to unify Long Island soccer families and professionals by developing male and female youth athletes by providing: training and classroom education; competitive platforms in which all players are showcased through regional and national competitions; growth for all levels of players, improving their overall experience and love for the game of soccer. Our BOYS and GIRLS programs offer the best college showcasing opportunities in the United States through league and event play in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and Elite Clubs Regional League (ECRL).