Introducing our Official PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY

NE CANTOLAO FOOTBALL CLUB

Elite, RDS and youth programs now available to you!

 the

elite teams.

NE Cantolao FC is a direct-line South American program that aspires to help develop the best talent in NEPA and surrounding areas. Elite club players that exhibit an exceptional commitment and skill level may be invited overseas to train at professional academies.   

The Cantolao Elite program is designed for players that have higher levels of commitment.  Consequently, the program has much higher communication expectations of its players, and its players have higher expectations of their teammates. The required commitment level should be weighed carefully by both the player and his/her family prior to accepting an offer.  For those willing to meet this commitment, the skills that will be developed will be among the highest in the nation. It is our expectation and belief that all players are committing to all games and all tournaments when accepting the offer into the Cantolao Elite Program.  

Comprised of five boys and five girls teams (U-12, U-13, U-14, U-16, U-18), the players train a minimum of two or three times a week and play a maximum of two games under the supervision of our professional staff. The program is designed to give dedicated and talented players the training and experience needed to reach the highest levels of the game both nationally and internationally.

RDS

program.

NE Cantolao FC set the pace for elite soccer training in NEPA and surrounding areas, as the first direct-line of a South American team to boast a satellite based, pre-academy feeder system, the Regional Development School (RDS).

The RDS offers advanced soccer players the opportunity to develop their game on a supplementary basis, and is now widely recognized as the single most successful route into the Club and Elite teams.

The RDS offers young soccer players, boys and girls, ages 5 to 14 an opportunity to receive supplementary training from Cantolao’s professional trainers. Intended solely for competitive and elite travel level soccer players, the advanced curriculum is specially designed to target individual, technical aspects of the game.

The RDS is available year round, with a variety of programs during the fall, winter, spring, and summer. For more information on your chosen season of training, click on the appropriate season from the menu below.

Youth

programs.

NE Cantolao FC also offers a variety of youth soccer programs ranging from Pre-Elite teams (U7-U11) to select teams (U7-U18), for those players that want to be part of a fun and engaging environment.

The NE Cantolao FC Pre-Elite and Select teams offer an unparalleled developmental environment for aspiring young players, and the most successful route into NECA FC Elite teams, one of the leading academy systems in South America, now in the US. Featuring some of the most talented players in the region, along with expert coaching, unrivaled off field support, and top-class facilities, the Pre-Elite and Select teams provide a training and game environment unlike any other.

All the pathways your player can find at NECA FC, is only limited by their own choosing. It is all here for them to strive for. These options are not for everyone, we are here for everyone at every level to have fun and to learn the game. The opportunities only show our unrivaled pathways.

Players are invited to join the annual membership during team formations in June/July each year. Limited openings may exist during the year if a player is looking to join mid-year. 

Skills

program.

PPA TRAINING and NE Cantolao FC have put together a seasonal Skills Programming for players wanting to improve their soccer ability and take their game to the next level.

If you are looking for more playing time in your Club (travel), High School or College team – this is the right program for you. We also prepare players to stand out at ODP tryouts and get more exposure. We GUARANTEE transformational results on players foot-skills and 12 weeks of one of the most intense, challenging, fun and transformational soccer training in the state of Pennsylvania. 

How do I sign up? Easy, scroll down and just select the season of your preference. A pop-up window will show with detailed info on your skills program, please review this information and make sure everything fits your needs and then sign up!

Our

mission

Official Partner Academy of a top team in Peru’s Liga1 – Academia Deportiva Cantolao.

NE Cantolao FC wants to have a positive impact in the community offering outstanding soccer growth opportunities and personal development. 

Our focus is to develop players to reach their maximum potential in a professional, fun and challenging environment. To provide first class experiences to boys and girls in NEPA and surrounding areas who have the potential to compete at the collegiate or professional level. To instill sporting values such as teamwork, effort, discipline, respect and a healthy lifestyle, among others.

Our vision is to provide a platform where players are given the highest quality of training and opportunities. Encourage players to participate on state, regional, and national teams. NE Cantolao FC develops an environment in which the soccer stars of the future will be nurtured and developed.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

The following information is as accurate as possible.  However, slight changes to tournaments, training days/times, and other modifications may be necessary as the season progresses.

  • League(s): Eastern Development Program (EDP).
  • Tournaments per Year: Varies depending on overall team need 7-10 possible.
  • Training Frequency: 2 per week all year round (Fall, Spring, Winter and Summer) – a third training day a week might be offered to some elite teams for fall and spring season only.
  • Goalkeeper Training: 1 per week.
  • Classroom Frequency: As needed
  • Skills Training: 1 per week. (optional)
  • Pre-Season Camp: 1 every season.

Commitment level: NECA Elite players CAN participate in other athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities. However, Elite players are expected to COMMUNICATE as early as possible (even before teams are formed). Game attendance should be communicated within a week to 10 days after schedules are released and any changes to attendance should be communicated ASAP. Players should prioritize soccer activities to the extent that tournaments are communicated in July for the upcoming year and every attempt should be made to support those planned events and make that commitment to the team.

Players should do everything possible to coordinate their activities in order to attend scheduled soccer training, classroom sessions, games, and tournaments. In instances of absences player should notify their coach with as much advanced notice as possible. Attendance concerns could affect playing time and/or participation in the Academy program depending on the circumstances and the consideration for the communication and working with the coach.

TRYOUTS

NECA FC Elite is a program that focuses on the individual development of highly-skilled, well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods. This program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete with top teams in the state, region and nation. Players that exhibit an exceptional commitment and skill level will have access to a customized player profile, guaranteeing the exposure of their talent to Colleges/Universities, Pro Academies and Pro Teams.

Being part of the NE Cantolao FC Elite program gives NECA FC Elite players direct access, direct training and coaching oversight of the NECA Founder Hubert Herrera and DOC Julio Pertuz.

Players are invited to join the program during tryouts at the end of spring season – roughly around mid May till July each year. Limited openings may exist during the year if a player is looking to join mid-year.

Note that, per NECA FC player development policy, tryouts are not required for admission into U10 and younger programs, and players can register for those programs each June.  Both registered and interested players are encouraged to participate in the tryout sessions to help the club place each player into the appropriate initial training group. You MUST register for tryouts even if you can not attend to be placed on a team.

COACHING STAFF

Coaching is provided by NE Cantolao FC senior coaches. These coaches have demonstrated their delivery of the curriculum and have been carefully selected. Training and game oversight is directly overseen by NECA Founder Hubert Herrera and DOC Julio Pertuz.

Hubert Herrera

Coach Hubert Herrera is a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma holder. He is the former President of Cantolao USA Soccer Acacdemy in Mountain Top PA from 2005-2020. Cantolao USA was dedicated to helping Soccer players... (read more)

Julio Pertuz

Pertuz, who is a youth soccer technical/ tactical expert, certified USSF License coach, United Soccer Coaches National Diploma holder and former Abington Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, will be joining us this year to continue pathing our youth development programs and NECA growth.

NECA FC Coaches

Coaches that have demonstrated their delivery of NE Cantolao FC curriculum are being selected to form part of the elite coaching staff. To have access to every elite coach, click on the button below (Other Coaches) and you will get full access to our elite staff.

PROGRAM COST

Cost for the elite teams will vary depending on age group: $1200 – $1600. 

The elite program cost includes:

  • 12 months of 2 training sessions per week – ALL YEAR ROUND of soccer GUARANTEED!
  • 2 winter indoor soccer leagues
  • Registration fees
  • Insurance costs
  • Field/Facility rental fees
  • Coaching/Staffing fees
  • Training fees
  • Administrative/club fees
  • Membership fees: provides opportunities for private training, online training tools and resources, players profile, NECA FC detailed evaluations, and more.
  • Primary Fall and Spring League Fees

The elite program cost above does not include:

  • Uniform costs (see below for details)
  • Tournament costs: determined by teams, varies from $195-$350 per year.
  • Personal travel costs
  • Private training fees (optional)
  • Camps/clinics (optional)

How can we help you?

RDS SEASON

RDS sessions in the fall and spring are comprised of one session per week for the duration of the season. These sessions are usually on a Friday. Why on a Friday? This help players with their current teams schedules and serve as supplemental training.

Available at a range of indoor and outdoor facilities, this fall & spring program is accessible by try out, and then offers six to eight weeks of training depending on season duration.

Subject to acceptance, fall & spring RDS sessions offer:

  • One training session per week.
  • Low coaching ratio to maximize coaches contact time.
  • Advanced training focusing on individual technique and functional understanding.
  • NECA FC – RDS training shirt.
  • Comprehensive end of season player assessment, detailing player strengths and areas for improvement.
  • All players earn eligibility for the NE Cantolao RDS showcase teams.
  • Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NECA FC Elite Teams.
  • Homework scorecard, and access to online training resources.

Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NE Cantolao FC.

RDS WINTER SEASON

RDS sessions in the winter are comprised of two sessions per week for the duration of the season. These sessions are usually on Monday and Wednesday. We also offer this RDS winter program once a week. 

Available at a range of indoor facilities, this winter program is accessible by try out, and then offers six to eight weeks of training depending on season duration.

Subject to acceptance, winter RDS sessions offer:

  • Two training sessions per week.
  • Low coaching ratio to maximize coaches contact time.
  • Advanced training focusing on individual technique and functional understanding.
  • NECA FC – RDS training shirt.
  • Comprehensive end of season player assessment, detailing player strengths and areas for improvement.
  • All players earn eligibility for the NE Cantolao RDS showcase teams.
  • Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NECA FC Elite Teams.
  • Homework scorecard, and access to online training resources.

Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NE Cantolao FC.

INTRO RDS SEASON

Intro RDS sessions are comprised of two sessions per week for the duration of the season. These sessions are usually on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday. We also offer this Intro RDS program once a week. 

Available at a range of indoor facilities, this intro program is accessible to any player interested and does not required a certain skill level. This program serves as a transitional training platform between recreational and competitive/travel soccer, so that kids can start getting use to the demand of club/travel soccer trainings. We prepare players through the season (fall, spring and/or winter) to stand out at any club tryouts. We offer six to eight weeks of training depending on season duration.

Intro RDS sessions offer:

  • One or two training sessions per week.
  • Low coaching ratio to maximize coaches contact time.
  • Introduction to advanced soccer training focusing on individual technique and functional understanding.
  • NECA FC – RDS training shirt.
  • Comprehensive end of season player assessment, detailing player strengths and areas for improvement.
  • All players earn eligibility for the NE Cantolao RDS showcase teams.
  • Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NECA FC Teams.
  • Homework scorecard, and access to online training resources.

Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NE Cantolao FC.

RDS CAMPS

RDS Camps are comprised of a full week of one of the most intense, challenging, fun and transformational soccer training in the state.

Available at a range of indoor and outdoor facilities, these camps are ONLY accessible to players who has been through our RDS fall, winter or spring programs. These camps are an amazing opportunity for RDS Players wanting to take their game to the next level, discovering the techniques, strategies and secrets used by the world’s top soccer academy and clubs!

What you can expect when coming to our RDS Camps:

  • Transformational results on foot skills, passing, receiving/first touch, striking technique and playing ability.
  • Exclusive 1on1 time between player and coach to make sure players understand the game at a higher level.
  • Intense Focused Training that you won’t get enough of.
  • Detailed knowledge on how to identify and correct mistakes on your own!
  • Comprehensive end of camp player assessment, detailing player strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Happy and tired kids wanting to come to another elite camp!
  • Electrifying mentors that players are drawn to and feed off of.
  • Improvement and motivation for kids to maximize their potential.
  • Passionate, Knowledgeable and committed professional soccer coaches.
  • Development of players’ Character, leadership and sportsmanship qualities!

Top talents will be given the opportunity to train with, and try out for NE Cantolao FC.

OVERVIEW

NECA Soccer Club is a program that focuses on the individual development of highly-skilled, well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods. This program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete with top teams in the state, region and nation. Players that exhibit an exceptional commitment and skill level will have access to a customized player profile, guaranteeing the exposure of their talent to Colleges/Universities, Pro Academies and Pro Teams.

The following information is as accurate as possible.  However, slight changes to tournaments, training days/times, and other modifications may be necessary as the season progresses.

  • League(s): Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League (LVYSL) or Local Leagues.
  • Tournaments per Year: Varies depending on overall team need 3-6 possible.
  • Training Frequency: 2 per week (Fall, Spring and Winter) and 1 or 2 in the summer season (optional)
  • Goalkeeper Training: 1 per week.
  • Skills Training: 1 per week. (optional)
  • Pre-Season Camp: 1 every season.

Commitment level: Select players are encouraged to participate in other athletic, academic, and extracurricular activities. To the extent possible, players are expected to coordinate their activities in order to attend all scheduled soccer training, games, and tournaments. When conflicts are unavoidable, players must provide NECA staff with advanced notice of absences. Numerous training absences may adversely affect playing time during games.

TRYOUTS

NECA FC Pre-Elite and Select is a program that focuses on the individual development of highly-skilled, well-rounded soccer players with a proven curriculum based on national and international training methods. This program is designed to produce players that can consistently compete with top teams in the state, region and nation. Players that exhibit an exceptional commitment and skill level will have access to a customized player profile, guaranteeing the exposure of their talent to Colleges/Universities, Pro Academies and Pro Teams.

Coaching is provided by NECA certified coaches who have studied and understand the coaching curriculum, Staff Coaches, Former Players, College Players, Trained Parents. Coaches training is directed by president Hubert Herrera and DOC Julio Pertuz.

Players are invited to join the program during tryouts at the end of spring season – roughly around mid May till July each year. Limited openings may exist during the year if a player is looking to join mid-year.

Note that, per NECA FC player development policy, tryouts are not required for admission into all our youth programs, including Pre-Elite and Select. Players can register for those programs each June.  Both registered and interested players are encouraged to participate in the tryout sessions to help the club place each player into the appropriate initial training group. You MUST register for tryouts even if you can not attend to be placed on a team.