WHY BECOME A SHOOTING STAR?
To learn important life lessons in a community based club where you can develop not only your soccer skills but also lifelong friendships.
With Shooting Stars you can...
Establish long lasting friendships and buddies for MS & HS
Learn lifelong lessons like discipline, teamwork, leadership, and perseverance
Create lifelong memories
Play competitive travel soccer with friends
Unique bonding experience with stay away tournaments
Ability to give back & learn leadership skills
WHAT THEY SAY
Takero, HS Senior, 10 years in GRSS
By playing on GRSS team, I was able to gain many things that many people do not have. The connection I created with my teammates and coaches, leadership skills and communication skills. My teammates and I still hold a very close bond to this day. I cannot appreciate how much this club has done for me.
Molly, HS Senior, 7 years in GRSS
Being a Shooting Star taught me how to be selfless, to work with others and help a team grow and achieve together. Being a Shooting Star introduced me to people I love, the friends that I otherwise would have missed. Shooting Stars also brought me the gifts of discipline, joy, friendship, the ability to learn from mistakes, and the understanding that many people must work together for an organization to be successful. These are lessons I will take with me.
Sara, HS Senior, 6 years in GRSS
As a young athlete, soccer allowed me to flourish. Not only did I better my athleticism, but I also created long-lasting relationships with teammates and coaches through the Shooting Stars organization. I bonded with friends on muddy Faber Field, and I grew faster and stronger under the direction of my coaches and trainers. It was through this organization that I fell in love with healthy competition and a passion for the sport
Zach, HS Senior, 13 years in GRSS
Shootings Stars has taught me to be fair, honest, and to exhibit good sportsmanship. Working together, as part of a team, to achieve a common goal on the field prepared me with the skills needed to be successful in the classroom as well.
Lauren, HS Senior, 7 years in GRSS
Participating in the Shooting Stars program has had a tremendous impact on my life that I think will stay with me forever. Working hard, having good sportsmanship, and learning responsibility started with Shooting Stars through my High School years and it has molded me into the person I am today. I know that all of these lessons will translate into my success in college.
Amano, 4 years in GRSS
Soccer was the way I found my place in Glen Rock. It was a way of communicating to make new friends and fit into school. From this program, I learned that in the end, the results aren’t what’s most important, but the satisfaction and the connection one can achieve from playing.
Andrew, HS Senior, 8 years in GRSS
Shooting Stars taught me that most things in life don't come easy, but there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't try to achieve your goals. I kept playing Shooting Stars because I saw how passionate my friends were about soccer, and I knew if I practiced as hard as they did, one day I would figure out how to become better at the sport I loved so much. This lesson is one I use every day at school.
Abby, HS Senior
From joining this Shooting Stars team I was able to develop friendships that helped me through middle school. For most people, middle school is a tough time, but with the friendships that I had made from being part of this team, I had never felt that I was struggling. I had made many good friends that would stay by my side throughout High School. Sport of soccer taught me discipline, teamwork, and most importantly perseverance.
Sarah, HS Senior, 10 years in GRSS
Teamwork, service and leadership are life skills I learned as a Shooting Star. These stayed with me through high school. Shooting Stars programs like Top Soccer expose countless young Shooting Stars to service and leadership, and that can change the world.
Dylan, 6 years in GRSS
The Shooting Stars organization played an essential role in my development as both a person and soccer player. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without it.
While I didn’t realize it at the time, being mentored by two amazing coaches through Shooting Stars would be one of the most important and life-changing experiences I have had to this day.
Their greatest impact was on my growth as a person. Goalkeepers must be confident, brave, and elite leaders, adjectives that I doubt anyone would have used to describe me at the time. These coaches really helped me come out of my shell and become more confident, personable, and a better leader. These skills have helped me excel greatly in life.
Nicolas, 10 years in GRSS
I was 6 years old when I first joined my Shooting Stars team, and although I didn’t realize it at the time, Shooting Stars would bring about some of the best friendship and relationships that I could ever ask for. Throughout my time playing for the Shooting Stars, I learned the meaning of not being selfish and how to share victories with others.
Shooting Stars taught me how to be a leader and someone my fellow peers could look up to when times were tough. I learned how to be this way because I looked up to the coaches the way my fellow teammates looked up to me.