First Ohio, now Alaska, who’s next?

We’re very excited to announce our second State Association partnership.  Following our successful implementation with Ohio Youth Soccer Association North, Alaska Youth Soccer has already gotten underway.  Read the complete announcement below and stay tuned, more State Association and National governing bodies will be announced very soon!

Alaska Youth Soccer Association and iSoccer Partner to offer Technical Player Development Technology

San Francisco, CA and Ketchikan, AK May 26, 2010 – Alaska Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) and iSoccer LLC are excited to announce a partnership to help raise the technical level of youth soccer players throughout the state of Alaska.

Last week, AYSA began using iSoccer’s award winning technical assessment and online video training platform to improve and track the technical development of players in the state’s Olympic Development Program.

AYSA coaches will use the assessment results to build targeted technical sessions to supplement team training.  This additional resource will provide players and parents guided video training instruction, carefully designed by State Director of Coaching Frank Trovato, which can be downloaded to an iPod and performed at home.

According to Trovato, “This system is a “go to” for every team and player.  At all youth levels, the norms of a practice or two a week and a game (or less), simply isn’t enough time for players to internalize the skills they are being taught, regardless of the teacher or method of teaching.  iSoccer allows individual players and families a guided framework to play at home, in the backyard, or a gym to increase their skills and ultimate enjoyment of the game.”

iSoccer will be included free of charge for the roughly 200 ODP players in the state.  Assessment results will be used as benchmarks for setting goals and encouraging individual technical improvement, not for player selection.  Players and their parents will receive emails notifying them of how to download their training sessions.

“For Alaska and its ODP, the cost-free and insightful program will always provide the motivated and talented players a long-term pathway of focus to achieve technical proficiency.  We are even more pleased to see this program developed in the United States by collegiate professionals who demonstrate their understanding of player development and the geographic challenges in the US, which is unique to any country in the world.” added Trovato.

Players will also be able to create their own customized training sessions from over 500 training exercises, build a four week individual training program, set improvement goals, and view their own assessment analysis online.  iSoccer is an innovative, hi-tech supplement to coaching that AYSA will utilize to help motivated players maximize their potential.

“We are thrilled to be working with Alaska Youth Soccer.  It is very exciting to be able to help young players raise their level throughout the state of Alaska” said iSoccer National Coaching Director Rob Becerra.

For more information about AYSA, visit www.alaskayouthsoccer.org
For more information about iSoccer, visit www.iSoccer.org