The SOccer TRaining EXperience
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Welcome to the SOTREX ACADEMY Website  

About our Director

Richard J. Barrios- SOTREX Academy Director - Born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Coach Barrios is entering his 32nd year of coaching at the youth level. In his constant quest to improve his knowledge of the game, Richard earned his Brazilian 'B' license in the winter of 2004. An All State player at Hackensack High School in NJ in the mid 70's as well as an NSCAA Eastern All American at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 where he captained the Ivy league team. Coach Barrios is the founder of SOTREX, Inc. and SOTREX Academy.

Our Philosophy

The main focus of the training sessions your player(s) will encounter are based on three basic principles: Discipline, hard work and fundamental skills. Once we have achieved these essentials, we can then begin to tackle the subsequent skills needed to actually play the game.

The SOTREX trainer will first identify the needs of the trainee, whether it be an individual, group or team. After the assessment has been made, the trainer will concentrate on developing the player's specific needs. The object is to pinpoint the areas where the players excel and where they are most deficient, and develop these areas according to the individual's ability to absorb.

The SOccer TRaining EXperience Academy is in the business of teaching the game of soccer. It was designed for the sole purpose of developing the skills of the youth players in The New York Metropolitan Area. We are currently working with local soccer clubs in age groups ranging from U-7 to U-23. This web site will guide you through the different sections in an easy to follow manner. Anytime you feel you want to send us a comment, message or just a suggestion, please feel free to do so at:

Call us at (845) 494-8998 and experience soccer training at its highest level.

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