SOLAR SOCCER CLUB – FOUNDING MEMBER of Boys’ Elite Players Development Platform
DALLAS, TEXAS (MAY 13, 2020)
Solar Soccer Club will join 64+ former US Soccer DA clubs & top youth soccer clubs with the MLS youth academies as a founding member of a new boys elite platform. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.
The platform will operate with a groundbreaking governance structure that promotes collaboration, innovation and input across all areas of the soccer landscape. Within the structure, technical working groups will provide recommendations on the platform’s strategic objectives and standards, outline competition guidelines and formats, as well as introduce platform programming. By unifying the elite player development landscape and creating a collaborative structure, the new platform will accelerate and enhance player development in North America.
With a focus on maximizing each player’s potential, the new development platform will not only provide high-level, year-round competition for players, but will provide important programming, education and innovation in the key areas of player development:
- Player Identification
- Personal Growth
- Community Outreach
“We are thrilled with the creation of the new MLS league for youth development. While the former DA program involved training and performance standards that are essential to player development, the new MLS league is a vision for the future blending these critical elements with improved collaboration between clubs. With a consistent development environment and top programs working together, player growth will accelerate and youth soccer in the US will benefit. The MLS Elite Youth Development Platform is an exciting new chapter in youth soccer & especially for Solar Soccer Club”
-Adrian Solca, Solar SC Executive Director-