A Number of Key Organizations Join iSoccer’s Movement!
Albion SC; San Diego, CA [www.albionsoccer.org]
A member of the Southern California Development League, Albion is lead by TD/DOC, Noah Gins, who “has pushed the club to the top of youth soccer in the US.” They “aim to be recognized as the model program for youth soccer players…to fully develop and be capable of reaching” any level. Noah had this to say about iSoccer: “We looked long and hard at iSoccer and after really looking at it, recognized that it was a perfect fit to give our players something new and allow them to challenge themselves against their own teammates or players from around the country on a technical level. What will end up really happening is each player will challenge themselves more and in the end progress their individual game by gaining more touches and become more motivated to achieve success on the ball. We are excited to be launching the program at Albion SC immediately!”
Ballaz International; Kingston, Jamaica [www.goballaz.com]
iFootball (iSoccer) forms its first partnership in Jamaica! In early 2002, Ballaz Director and Founder, André Virtue, began sharing his dream to use his talent in football to impact the lives of Jamaica’s youth and has continued to share every since! Scott Leber, iFootball Founder & CEO had this to say about the relationship: “”We’re thrilled to be working with such a like-minded organization and very excited to establish our first partnership in Jamaica as well as the Caribbean! Their dedication to player development through individual ownership of, and dedication to, ball mastery ties directly to iFootball’s methodology of motivating the individual player to spend more time with the ball. Also, teaching life lessons through the game of football is a big part of what iFootball does, and Ballaz International clearly strives for the same goals…”
Heat FC; Las Vegas, NV [www.heatfcnevada.com]
Heat FC was founded in 2003. The Board of Directors of Henderson United Youth Soccer Association (now Southern NevadaSoccer Association) has had from its inception a commitment to excellence in the development of youth soccer players. Heat FC is the result of its determination to provide a full range of playing options for youth players, recreational through the highest competitive levels. Starting its 8th year, Heat FC has become one of the largest competitive clubs in Nevada. Led by Club Director, Eric McDonald, Heat FC lives by the motto: “Player Development for Competitive Success…it is what we do and what we achieve!”
Issaquah SC; Issaquah, WA [www.issaquahsoccerclub.org]
About Issaquah SC: Founded in 1980, the Issaquah Soccer Club has established itself as a valuable member of the greater Issaquah/Sammamish communities and is dedicated to promoting sportsmanship and the love of soccer. The Issaquah Soccer Club is home to over 300 youth soccer teams, helping more than 3,000 children each year, learn, compete and grow as athletes and citizens. The club is one of the largest and most successful youth soccer clubs in the Northwest.
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club; Milwaukee, WI [www.mksc.org]
About MKsc: “In the late 1960s, organized soccer was virtually unknown in most areas of the country. However, the soccer phenomenon swept the Milwaukee area in 1968 when the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKsc) began formal operations. MKsc founders had a vision: attract, develop, and retain soccer players of all ages and abilities without regard to gender, race, national origin, religion or socioeconomic status. To do this, MKsc created a cost-effective and financially stable organization with quality coaches, referees and administrators. While American youth soccer did exist before 1968 through ethnic clubs, the sport was not widely accepted. In its first year of operation, MKsc started small with 78 players on five teams (four youth and one adult). Games were played on a weekly recreational basis. But MKsc quickly grew.
Today MKsc enjoys a membership of 7,000. Players range from 5 to 21 years of age and enjoy recreational soccer as well as highly competitive play. MKsc spans from as far north as Germantown to as far south as Mukwonago. Remarkably, MKsc is home to 650-plus teams encompassing 1,300 coaches and 64 different leagues. Our membership includes 40 percent women and serves nearly 14,000 children throughout the Milwaukee area with our programs and clinics. The Kickers are as diverse as they are large and are committed to children as well as the game of soccer.”
NYPS & FPS; Rochester, NY & Longwood, FL [www.globalpremiersoccer.com]
New York Premier Soccer launched in 2010 via a partnership with Rochester Futbol Club. NYPS also operate a premier program in the greater Buffalo region under the name NYPS Knights.
Florida Premier Soccer was launched in the summer of 2010 in Orlando in partnership with multiple clubs in central Florida including FC America.