Chernomorets USA Youth soccer school was founded in 1996 by coaches Aleksandr Rozenshtraukh and Boris Kraytman and Merit coach of Ukraine Matvey Cherkassky.
When these three highly experienced, talented individuals came to the United States and became aware of the growing interest toward soccer as a sport, they decided to unite and create a soccer program.
They shared a common philosophy – playing soccer is beneficial in all aspects. This sport teaches discipline, promotes health, and intensifies friendships.
Originally, they started with only five participants, each different age and one Brooklyn school. As time went on, their hard work and loyal involvement paid off. Their effective practices attracted many people and each year the number of players has been growing. The increase allowed for the use of more schools during cold and rainy weather and outdoor soccer fields under pleasant conditions. In addition, the training spread to Staten Island.
Their love for soccer, their commitment to keep the younger population focused on education and sports allowed Aleksandr Rozenshtraukh, Boris Kraytman, and Matvey Cherkassky bring success to their school.
Today Chernomorets is a Soccer Club, with players ranging 3-17 years old, grouped into age-appropriate teams, participating in various tournaments and having eight professional coaches supporting them all the way. Not only does Chernomorets provide training throughout a year, but it also functions as a Sports Program during school winter, spring, and summer recess.