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Head Coach Marco Balsamo made his Poly debut in 2019, ushering the program into a new era by utilizing a methodology that mirrors those of top collegiate and professional programs. He is supported by an outstanding staff of internationally experienced coaches. Balsamo’s goals for the Poly players are to improve the team’s technical, tactical, and fitness skills. Poly Prep competes in the Ivy Prep League and against strong local non-league competition. With his team advancing to the 2019 NYSAIS Quarterfinals, the future is bright for the Poly Boys’ Soccer.
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Business Phone: (917) 640-8481
Education: St. John’s University, BS
A Brooklyn native, Coach Balsamo grew up playing locally before he went on to captain the U.S. Youth National Team at the Danone Nations Cup in Paris. He then played for the USL’s Brooklyn Knights at the age of 15. In 2013, Balsamo teamed with his father to launch FA Euro New York, a soccer club and organization devoted to developing elite collegiate and professional players in the mold of the renowned European academies. FA Euro’s USL 2 Team trains and competes at Poly Prep, using it as one of its home facilities. “Using our proven methodology, we provide a truly professional environment where our student-athletes can develop into great players but more importantly, great people,” he says.
Executive Director and Co-Founder of FA Euro New York Soccer Club
FA Euro New York Soccer Club Coaching Highlights:
Poly soccer teams practice and compete at the Steinberg Athletic Complex.