Whether you call it soccer or football, we are passionate about this game. We think you and your child will be too.

About Us

Soccer is a passionate sport played by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Our objective is to teach the younger children the fundamentals of it, while underlining the importance of teamwork, friendship and fun. Our licensed coaches all have experience playing and teaching soccer, and are devoted to ensuring that your children get the most out of their experience with Junior-Athletes.


Our Program

Junior-Athletes offers a 6-week clinic for children aged 3-11 years old. We offer three stages of development: Piccolini for kids between the ages of 3 and 4, Ragazzi, for kids between the ages of 5 and 8 and Giovanotti, for kids between the ages of 9 and 11. Our unique clinics are focused on developing your child’s skills. All classes are structured with a game-based approach to keep your children stimulated, motivated and most importantly, to ensure they have fun! All sessions have a ratio of 6-10:1 (six to ten children to one coach) to ensure your child receives the maximum attention, and develops his technique and passion for the game.


Meet Our Team

David Brusco


Founder & Partner

David founded Junior-Athletes back in 2013 with a solid idea in mind: he wanted to share his passion for soccer with the younger generation, teaching them technique while underlining the importance of teamwork and friendship. It is this idea that led to a team of 200+ children, from different ages and various levels. David gets this passion for soccer from his Italian roots - the love he has for this beautiful sport plays an extensive role in Junior-Athletes’ success.

Navid Youssefian


Head Coach & Partner

Navid grew up playing soccer back in France where he was born. It is in 2014, when he moved to New York, that he met David and decided to join the adventure. With him, he brings a passion and an invaluable energy that has for the past 4 years contributed to Junior-Athletes exponential growth. His experience with children as well as his history as a soccer player play an important role in the rapid development of Junior-Athletes.

Allison DiPaolo


Michelle DiPaolo






David Fusillo


Madeleine Hayes






Schedule & fees


  • 3-4 years old
  • 6-week clinics
  • 45 min sessions

Objective: teach the children the basic techniques needed to play soccer with a focus on dribbling through various drills and obstacles. Week after week, we will add new strategies that involve using their feet for better ball manipulation. Our final two sessions will involve small sided games amongst each other where we encourage kids to use the skills they have been learned.


  • 5-8 years old
  • 6-week clinics
  • 90 min sessions

Objective: enhance and develop their skills when they are out on the field competing with friends, teaching them the 4 running styles mostly used in soccer and dribbling technique. Various skills like passing, shielding and shooting are taught and reinforced week to week. Most classes will end with small sided games.


  • 9-11 years old
  • 6-week clinics
  • 90 min sessions

Objective: build on the skills that they bring to our clinics, challenging them to use all parts of their feet to manipulate the ball. All drills associated with passing, shooting and shielding will be taught under increased pressure to give our them the confidence to perfect these tasks on the field. Each class will involve ball mastery, 1V1 development and agility training.

Register for our next session

Thanks for your interest in Junior-Athletes. Unfortunately, registration is currently closed as we either have a season underway, or are off until our next clinic. But worry not! You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get all the latest news, updates and information on our upcoming sessions.

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Thanks again. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Junior-Athletes NYC LLC
41 Vassar Street
Staten Island, NY 10314​

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