Founded in 2000, FC Stars of Massachusetts has grown into one of the country’s top club soccer programs, largely under the guidance of director of coaching Jason Dewhurst.
Featuring boys and girls teams, their premier platform is the Elite Clubs National League. They routinely send players off to top Division 1 programs, and have a strong presence in youth national team camps.
FC Stars also has its own training complex in Lancaster, Mass., which opened in 2014 right down the road from Massachusetts Youth Soccer's own facility.
So, what’s been the foundation behind their ascension and staying power during an ever-evolving club soccer landscape? To answer that question and a few more, we caught up with Dewhurst to discuss a wide range of topics.