My name is Erik Franzo and I am a New Jersey born and raised professional soccer trainer, coach, program director and owner and operator of Franzo Futbol Training LLC.  I have 10+ years of coaching experience in NJ Youth Soccer  working with travel clubs and academies throughout the State and Region 1.  I hold NSCAA Director of Coaching  and Advanced National Coaching Diplomas and have plans to take on the Premier Course in the future.  I am currently an Assistant Director of Coaching for West Windsor Plainsboro Soccer Association (located in central NJ) and train for Mercer FC as head coach of the U17G Santos.  As a full-time professional I have run a Pre-Travel (Technical Development Academy) for 150 players aged 5-12, and trained teams from U8 to U23 teams.  I also have High School coaching experience with Red Bank Catholic.  My passion is teaching youth soccer and working with kids who love the game and hopefully that is displayed in my writing.

The purpose of this blog is to bring the New Jersey soccer community together to discuss all things youth and travel soccer.  A place where coaches, parents, players, and even referees can bounce important topics of conversation off one another to better the NJ soccer environment and culture.  My goal is to post new topics weekly relevant to US Youth soccer, specific to NJ soccer club/academy/team review, Coaching tools and tactics, player and game analysis and much much more…

This website will not work without YOU!  I look forward to your posts, feedback, reviews, and “general intelligent” conversation on the important topics regarding everything NJ youth soccer.  I want this to be as interactive as possible so that New Jersey can show the rest of the country why some of the best soccer is played right here!

Contact Me: Via Email at contact@njtravelsoccerblog.com

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  1. my name is Dennis and I run the Ridgewood Soccer Association. I want to talk to you about partnering your academy in Kenya. I have many young talented girls and boys who love to play soccer can be gain enormous benefit from playing under your guidance. I propose to you that my girls and boys come to play with you and in turn you support my association with playing equipment that can only benefit the girls and boys.how are you I am currently working in Kisumu County region of Kenya and trying to organize assistance for a Association for a very special group of young people. Through my volunteer efforts, I have come to know a number of young boys and girls in Community . Upon finding out that I was a soccer player a number of them expressed an interest in learning to play. I have been working with a group of them for several months now and have been blessed to watch them grow, not only in their soccer skills but also in their closeness to one another and their desire to help others as they have been helped by me and other volunteers. Since learning to play soccer, the girls and boys have started up their own teams from around the area. They have also expressed an interest in helping others in their communities to learn how to play soccer and help them to understand the meaning of being a team and respect and camaraderie among their peers. They wish to play for our association called Ridgewood Soccer Association and we are seeking ongoing assistance for this organization, to which I will serve as mentor. While any amount of assistance would be greatly appreciated, here are some suggested donations and how they would help this organization: Soccer equipment – to continue the work that I have started in building teams and friends among the children’s and youth of kisumu. Water resources – the current situation for clean water in Awasi is very poor and we need help to be able to provide fresh clean running water to this community Library resources – a library for the youth of the community is desperately needed, both laptops,books and a standing library that can be accessible for all to learn to read and to improve their reading skills Solar electricity – there is no reliable source of electricity in the community so we are desperate for help to establish a network of solar electricity panels Please contact me if you are interested in assisting Ridgewood Soccer Association Community Based Organisation. Thank you for your time. Dennis Dennis Odiwuor Chief Executive Officer of Ridgewood Soccer Association +254715179534 rmfworld | RSA Kenya < https://­www.rmf.world/aufc-kenya


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