Kansas Youth Soccer and iSoccer Partner to offer Technical Player Development Technology
San Francisco, CA and Olathe, KS – Kansas Youth Soccer and iSoccer Inc. are excited to announce a partnership to help raise the technical level of youth soccer players throughout the state of Kansas.
Starting in September, Kansas Youth Soccer will begin 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.
Kansas Youth Soccer ODP 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 Kansas Youth Soccer’s Director of Coaching Mark Sheldon, which can be downloaded to an iPod and performed at home. According to Sheldon, “In ODP, we have limited access to assist in the technical proficiency of our players. With iSoccer, players will have the resources necessary to learn, practice, and assess themselves to improve their technical abilities. If a player is truly committed to become the best soccer player possible, they will be able to self-train beyond scheduled practices and become the players that they want to be.”
iSoccer will be included free of charge to ODP players throughout 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.
“Kansas Youth Soccer and Kansas ODP are very excited to partner with iSoccer to further enhance the developmental opportunities of our players. The resources that players have access to will allow them to individualize their own development as soccer players based on their weaknesses and areas for further development. The ability to self assess, view videos with activities to practice, and then re-assess to determine improvement in each of the technical areas will allow players who are motivated to take ownership of their technical development. The game is so much more enjoyable when the basic skills are mastered and you can raise the level of your play. “
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 Kansas Youth Soccer will utilize to help motivated players maximize their potential.
“We are excited to work with the committed Kansas Youth Soccer staff to help improve technical player development throughout the state of Kansas. This partnership is another great step forward in our campaign to raise the standards of youth soccer in the entire country.” said iSoccer Founder Scott Leber.
About Kansas Youth Soccer
The Kansas State Youth Soccer Association, Inc. was officially recognized by US Youth Soccer/USSF in 1981 as the sanctioned youth soccer organization for the state of Kansas. The purpose of this association is to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer in the entire state of Kansas. Kansas Youth Soccer is a not-for-profit
Kansas corporation and has 501(C)(3) status. For more information, visit http://www.kansasyouthsoccer.org/.
iSoccer is an award winning, online training and coaching platform that provides players, coaches and clubs with the tools and motivation to improve the technical ability of youth soccer players. Players, teams and clubs are able to assess their current level using the proprietary iSoccer Assessment, analyze their strengths and weaknesses using sophisticated tracking tools, target their training with a customized practice session builder and download over 500+ iPod ready video clips to help raise their technical level through self-guided training. For more information, please visit www.iSoccer.org.