Under 7 - MSC Futures

ABOUT MSC futures

The MSC Futures Program is a coed training-and-play program spearheaded by our directors, Carlos Moreira and Mercedes Motz. We carefully develop the skills of our youngest players (born in  2016, 2017, and 2018) to properly place them in the ideal situation as we look forward to the travel team programs in Spring 2023 and beyond.

Our coaching team will develop the players' technical skills, boost their confidence, and foster a passion for soccer in a fun atmosphere.

Players in the program may be offered travel team spots for Spring 2023 and can choose to reserve their slot early, as they will be given priority for acceptance due to their participation in MSC Futures.

Winter 2022


Beginning December 5, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Crossbar SoccerPost UWS - 250 West 86th St, New York, NY, 10024 (Between Broadway and West End)

2017 and Younger 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

2016 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Beginning December 3, Saturday and Sunday at the Martin Luther King HS Gym, 122 Amsterdam Avenue between West 65th and 66th Streets.

Saturday 2017 and Younger - 9:10 AM-10:10 AM

Saturday 2016  - 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Sunday 2017 and Younger - 9:10 AM-10:10 AM

Sunday 2016 - 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Saturday and Sunday Open-Ages "Game Time" - 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

The Game Time program will introduce futsal to our youngest players. Futsal is soccer played indoors on a hard surface with a weighted ball, so it's not bouncing all around, promoting more technical play. It is fast-paced and promotes maximum touches on the ball, fostering creativity to get out of tight spaces. Players will be coached on all aspects of the game, and the coaches will manage the gameplay. The main benefit we want our players to get out of this winter is improving their ability to beat a defender. In this atmosphere, they will have many chances to really try out the skills they have been learning in sessions and also learn other aspects of playing indoor soccer. Players learn more about the game by playing the game! We want them to be competitive, but most importantly, we want them to have FUN, show their skills, and make new friends.

What to Expect

A fun, pressure-free environment where players will be nurtured and coached through these mini-matches. Players will be sorted into teams by the coach. There are NO set teams. The group of kids will be the same, but the team breakdowns will vary weekly based on the coach's discretion. Substitutions will be on the fly if needed. Games will be 4v4, with no goalie-sweeper keeper, and Futsal balls will be used. Game time is open to players born in the year 2016/2017/2018 kids.



$525 - 10 sessions per class

For more details about the MSC Futures Program, please get in touch with Carlos Moreira at carlos.moreira@manhattansc.org

For more details about registration, don't hesitate to get in touch with Paul Nicholas at paul.nicholas@manhattansc.org



All of our sessions are designed around ball mastery. Ball Mastery or technical skill is a player's ability to control the ball quickly and close to their foot. All sessions are oriented around maximizing each player's foot contact with the ball. In each session, they will learn something new or go over something they have already learned to refine their technique. Our coaches aim to get players to love manipulating the ball with their feet while playing fun games. While the children are playing these games, they are steadily developing key attributes they will need if they choose to play competitive soccer. The more a player touches the ball, the better they will be when in possession of the ball.

This program is an introductory period for children, which is why we are committed to creating a nurturing atmosphere for our youngest players.  A positive, distraction-free environment is key to developing player's confidence and willingness to take chances without fear of failure. Confidence is another key foundation for young players. When they master possession of the ball their confidence will grow. This age group is not only about player development but also social development as they are learning how to become teammates while playing a sport they enjoy. Players are expected to learn at their own pace and capacity.  We just want them to have FUN while playing soccer.

For questions about the program or registration, please contact Carlos Moreira at carlos.moreira@manhattansc.org

About The Director


Carlos Moreira is our U5-U8 Development Academy Director.  He brings a wealth of teaching and coaching experience to our program as an inspirational collaborator with a proven track record in creating a compassionate, supportive and encouraging environment in which our players will not only develop their fundamental skill set, but also realize the true meaning of teamwork. As Coach Moreira says, “What I have learned through soccer is what I seek to instill in my young players: autonomy and authority can only co-exist with camaraderie.”

“I am a soccer coach because I became the best version of myself on the field, and that is what I want to offer my kids: a space where they can not only acquire the foundation of great skills and a deep love for the game but also learn what kind of people they want to be.”
A former DIII offensive player for William Patterson University, Carlos’ enthusiasm for soccer began at the age of 5 while living in Japan where he first played travel soccer.  When his family settled in Fayetteville, GA., he joined and played for AFC Lightening Club for five years.  Thereafter, he began a highly accomplished coaching career working with boys and girls of all ages during his eight years at Super Soccer Stars and NY Stars Premier. During this time he coached his teams to regional success and developed a number of highly popular programs and saw his most gifted students fulfill their soccer ambitions. 
“My proudest moment as a coach is seeing a star player pass the ball to an open teammate rather than attempt to score on his own. No matter how many times I witness it, I am always moved by the instant when their love for the game and their respect for each other overcomes their desire for individual stardom. Often, when kids learn independence, they associate it with not needing other people. Sports humble us and remind us that we can only succeed if we work together, for no one player can single-handedly win a trophy.”
View Carlos's Bio here
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