The San Jose Earthquakes announce partnership with iSoccer.org
Online training tool to become part of Earthquakes Academy curriculum
San Jose, Calif. – iSoccer.org, the fast-growing online training and assessment tool for soccer players, coaches and teams, has become the Official Technical Assessment Provider of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, making it the first partnership between iSoccer and an MLS club.
The Earthquakes will integrate iSoccer’s online assessment and training technology into its Earthquakes Academy curriculum. The club will also provide access to its professional players to help iSoccer develop a “Professional Standard” in areas such as ball comfort, juggling, dribbling, passing and aerial control.
“We are pleased to be using this innovative technology to identify and improve players of all ages under the Earthquakes umbrella,” said Dave Kaval, President of the San Jose Earthquakes. “iSoccer is a great way for the next generation of players and fans to positively interact with the Quakes and for all the potential talent in California and around the world to compare themselves to our pros.”
“What a wonderful relationship for both iSoccer and the San Jose Earthquakes.,” said iSoccer Founder and CEO, Scott Leber. “Their academy is quickly becoming the preferred destination for some of the most talented young players in Northern California and we are happy to be a part of their overall development and evaluation strategy. We will also be able to leverage their professional players to inspire and motivate youth players across the region–providing ‘Heroes of the Game’ as role models is a very powerful motivator for young players looking to take their game to the next level!”
In addition to individual player analysis, iSoccer will assess and log scores for all Earthquakes Academy players including the U-18 and U-16 teams along with U-14 Pre-Academy Regional Development Schools throughout the season starting in 2012. The Earthquakes will also feature iSoccer score reports as part of their official player evaluation process.
iSoccer has partnered with more than 200 clubs in all 50 states and has collected over 500,000 players assessments since its launch. The player assessment interface was re-launched in September 2011 with new features and has been positively reviewed by soccer websites such as http://www.soccer365.com, http://www.equalizersoccer.com and http://www.womensprosoccer.com, among others.