Soccer Stars United has a dual philosophy; fostering lifelong passion for the game of soccer while maintaining a specific focus on player development through the Soccer Stars United Pathway. As the natural extension of the Super Soccer Stars program, Soccer Stars United provides dynamic age-appropriate curriculum, which focuses on technical improvement, tactical decision making and leadership development.
Our USC, USSF and UEFA certified coaches are dedicated to developing well-rounded players in a fun and challenging environment. Soccer Stars United hones in on developing key individual 1v1 techniques, improving players’ employment of skills at speed and developing confidence to unlock each player’s true potential.
The secondary stage of our philosophy focuses on developing players for elite soccer, specifically our Soccer Stars United competitive travel teams. Our innovative cultivating approach to coaching helps players in our program play with confidence, creativity and flair.
2018 & 2019
In 2000 Gustavo Szulansky, Argentina native and father-of-three, founded Super Soccer Stars. He was determined to build the best children’s soccer program in New York. Today Super Soccer Stars is the largest children’s soccer development program in the United States for kids aged 2 and up.
In 2007, after having a group of students reach a level of soccer maturity, Super Soccer Stars launched Stars Premier (now Soccer Stars United) , an advanced player development program. We pooled the most talented players and built on their passion for the sport. The combination of high level practices and local soccer competitions helped accelerate the communication, game insight, technique and fitness skills of the soccer player development journey.
In 2009, with the identity of Stars Premier truly embedded in the fabric of the New York City soccer community, we launched the Stars Premier Teams initiative. We added a new dimension to our player development program using our wide pool of talent to form team rosters that will optimize the player development journey. The careful selection of players for each team roster created the ideal learning environment for each playing level.
Today, Super Soccer Stars is the country's largest and most successful soccer development program for kids, with over 2,500 classes offered every week in 400+ locations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, CA, FL, PA, TX and Washington, DC.
2018 & 2019
With over 50 travel teams across NY, CA, FL and MA, Soccer Stars United firmly established its national identity. The Club receives national attention as our U14 Galaxy team from NY wins the Club’s 1st National Championship in Aurora, CO with a team comprised of former Super Soccer Stars graduates. The team returned to Kansas City in 2019 with an appearance at the USYS National Championship.
Vice President, Soccer Stars United
Growing up in North London, Toby developed a passion for soccer from the tender age of 4. As a player, Toby represented both his primary and secondary schools before being selected to play for his County side at U14 level. Toby continued to play recreationally through High School and University until he moved to France having been inspired by Arsene Wenger's "French Revolution" which was taking place in English Soccer during the late 90's. Toby continued to play in a local Parisien league and made an appearance at the Parc Des Princes (home of LF1 champions Paris St. Germain) in 2000. In 2003 Toby relocated to New York and continued to play in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League for two successive seasons until a knee injury curtailed his playing career. Toby spent the following 2 years coaching his own NY-based adult team. Toby joined Super Soccer Stars in Winter 2009 as Assistant Coach of the inaugural U9 travel team and coached the club’s 1st U8 group (through their end of their U11 season).
At the end of 2010 Toby transitioned to Managing Director of the emerging Super Soccer Stars Premier program overseeing the formation of both travel and development programs for Super Soccer Stars. He has since spearheaded the growth of the Soccer Stars United division of Super Soccer Stars which now encompass over 40 competitive travel teams nationwide in addition to over 800 academy players aged between 5 and 10.
Toby has also been at the forefront of Super Soccer Stars’ global social outreach efforts completing visits to partner schools in rural Zimbabwe in 2010, 2012 and 2015 & 2016. During these trips- through a local partnership with ORAP (the Zimbabwe Office for Rural and Agricultural Progress) - he helped strengthen partnerships in some of the most economically challenged communities in Africa, providing relief through soccer coaching education and sports equipment donations to schools and teachers. In 2013 Toby lead a delegation from Super Soccer Stars to a rural community in the town of Iraquara (Bahia), Brazil to roll out the Building Soccer Bridges + T.A.L.E.N.T. initiative - a tool to empower youth, support physical and personal growth and positively engage them in their education. The program provided training on the basics of youth soccer coaching, preparing them to become mentors for younger children in their community. Toby holds a number of NSCAA licenses including the Advanced Regional and Youth Diploma. Off the field Toby is passionate about music, photography and his beloved Arsenal FC. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A New Jersey native, Jamie arrived in New York in 2010 via Virginia where she attended University of Richmond to study English Literature. Jamie joined the Stars Premier team in 2013 as the Development Program's full time Administrator. After firmly establishing herself as a key member of Stars Premier, Jamie transitioned to the role of Program Coordinator in 2015. Jamie is an avid patron of the arts (her current favorite show is Hamilton) and a passionate Springsteen fan. Her first love is Chelsea FC; Jamie helped design and compile the newsletter for the USA Chelsea Supporters Club until retiring in 2015. Her favorite player is Branislav Ivanovic.