After seeing the success and professionalism of Rising Star, parents asked Rising Star to begin a pay to play soccer academy where their kids could get the same high level coaching and help improve soccer even further.
In February 2017 Rising Star Football Academy officially launched and immediately began making an impact. In June the team set out for its first tournament in Moshi, TZ where they won the fair play award. In August players were invited to join Maroons FC’s youth team to play in the national U17 league organized by FUFA. In 2018 our teams set off for our first international tournament in Dubai where our U14 team were runners up in the Dubai Challenge Cup. In July they visited the USA to play in the Schwan’s USA Cup and against teams in cities around the country.
As part of the travel program that has started with the soccer academy, our mission is to incorporate players from Rising Star Recreation and Educational Center to come along as well. This allows opportunity for all players, regardless of economic background.
Rising Star is truly an international academy with players representing five continents and over 15 different countries. This vast array of variance gives Rising Star players the opportunity to grow culturally from right inside the academy.
Our coaches have a wide variety of certificates from FA (English Football Association), US Soccer, CAF (African Football), and from Uganda. Our coaches are always continuing their education to become better coaches and stay up to date with the latest coaching trends.
All soccer teams fall under the umbrella of Rising Star Football Academy from both our Recreation and Education Center and our international program.