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GPS Announce Partnership with Rising Stars SC

By GPS Media, 09/27/18, 10:45AM EDT


Rising Stars SC to Become a Powered by GPS Club

September 27th, Waltham, MA, 2018; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is pleased to announce an extensive partnership with Rising Stars S.C, which will see the Westmoreland NY organization become an Official Powered By GPS Club with immediate effect.

Rising Stars Soccer Club was founded in the Fall of 1999, by a group of individuals who wanted to enhance the level soccer in Rome and throughout Central New York. By 2004 they grew to over 300 players and remain at that number today. In 2007 they opened a 48,000 square foot sports center and expanded in 2008, serving over 2,000 players annually.

GPS was formed in 2001 and is one of the largest and most successful youth soccer organizations in the nation. Active in 26 US States as well as two Canadian provinces, GPS operated over 45 tournaments annually and has International academies in the UK and Spain. GPS signed an extensive agreement in 2014 with FC Bayern Munich to become their Official North American Youth partner.

GPS New York was formed in 2010, initially in Rochester then expanding to Buffalo. GPS New York now has clubs in 6 regions including Albany, Syracuse, Binghamton and now Westmoreland. GPS NY claimed five State Cups in 2018 and won their first National Title in 2017.

As part of the partnership with Rising Stars, GPS will provide technical resources and support in program development and marketing. The two parties will also work together to create new programming within the Central NY area. Available to the players of Rising Stars will be the GPS New York Regional team program, bringing together the best players from GPS clubs in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton and now Westmoreland and the surrounding areas. Rising Stars players will also have access to the GPS National Team program, which sees the best players from throughout the GPS network come together to compete in some of the elite youth tournaments in the World.

Through the GPS and FC Bayern Munich partnership players in the area at U11 and U12 will take part in the FC Bayern ID Program and FC Bayern Residential camps in the US each summer. As well as Rising Stars coaching staff visiting FC Bayern Munich, as part of the bi-annual GPS Technical visits to Munich, Germany.

Rising Stars will have year round assistance from full time GPS New York coaching staff starting immediately. High school aged players will also have access to and support through the GPS College placement program.

“As an organization, we at Rising Stars Soccer are excited to announce our next step in providing the highest level of Soccer to our area,” said Frank Conestabile, President of Rising Stars Soccer Club. “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Global Premier Soccer. The curriculum to be utilized is one, which has been developed by GPS and Bayern Munich and will assist Rising Stars players specifically in the development of their skill sets and reaching the next level of their game. Additional opportunities provided to our players will be access to the GPS college placement program, GPS NY Regional team and FC Bayern ID program. We are looking forward to growing together with them in soccer.”

“Global Premier Soccer is very excited to announce our partnership with Rising Stars Soccer Club,” said GPS New York General Manager, Brian Patterson. “From our discussions it was clear Rising Stars were a great fit for GPS and we are excited for the potential opportunities the partnership presents for the players throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas,” said Patterson.

Stay tuned for more details on the Rising Stars partnership via our websites and social media. We will be holding a Town Hall meeting in the near future to explain the Rising Stars and GPS partnership to current and potential players and families.

For more information on GPS partnerships, please contact Brian Patterson at