Tony DiCicco’s Soccer Plus Joins the National Standards Project

SoccerPlus and iSoccer partner to raise the technical performance of youth soccer players and raise coaching awareness.


March 7, 2011

Starting March 1, 2011, the SoccerPlus network will introduce approximately 15,000 players and 1000 coaches participating in SoccerPlus sponsored and partner youth programs to the National Standards Project (NSP), a long-term initiative to measure, benchmark and track the technical ability of the 18.2 million youth soccer
players in the U.S.

“We are delighted to include iSoccer as an integral part of our ‘Player Development Revolution’, an initiative to emphasize the importance of appropriate player development with young players”stated SoccerPlus Founder and Boston Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco. “We plan to expose our club players, coaches and club partners to the iSoccer NSP immediately.”

“SoccerPlus shares our passion towards raising the level of the game through the concept, ‘If you can measure it, you can improve it,'” stated iSoccer Founder and CEO Scott Leber. “This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for all the clubs, teams and players working with SoccerPlus to further accelerate their development.”

“The iSoccer assessment activities will form part of our ‘High Performance Program’, a comprehensive approach to player development aimed at raising coaching performance and encouraging players to practice their technique in organized practices and importantly, in the yard at home. Players can enter their own scores on the iSoccer website and track their progress – a real incentive for the players to dedicate themselves to technical training”stated David Newbery, SoccerPlus Director of Player & Coach Development.

About SoccerPlus
Based in Hartford, CT, SoccerPlus was formed in 1982 ago by Tony DiCicco, 3 time World Champion USA National Team Coach. SoccerPlus offers a variety of programs and services to youth soccer, including consultancy to youth soccer organizations, residential and day camps and clinics, community outreach in low-income areas and a premier club program competing in some of the top leagues and competitions in the country including the ECNL. Contact: David Newbery: