As the latest offering from US Club Soccer’s cornerstone long-term player development initiative, the application to become an official Players First-licensed club will go live on October 15.
With the addition of club licensing, Players First goes beyond its foundation of a philosophy and multitude of resources. In six weeks, it will also provide an official stamp of approval for Players First-licensed clubs to publicly show they meet the necessary standards. Quite simply, these clubs will have proven they are consistently putting their players first in everyday and long-term goals.
To lead up to the license availability, US Club Soccer is preparing an abundance of articles and live video content from Players First partners and experts to be released over five weeks with each week themed as a Players First pillar. The offerings will be released as follows:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.