Rhode Island Premier Soccer Partnership Partnership with SCYSC (6 July)
Written by: League Administrator
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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As per recent announcements, we are entering into a new era in youth player development in Southern Rhode Island. Our goal is simple;
Create a superior player development environment and a comprehensive player development pathway for the players and families of southern Rhode Island.
Players will be in an integrated system from an early age with a clear development pathway working with professionally licensed coaches and an age appropriate curriculum. The many positives of the new organization include;
Quality, full-time, professional coaching staff
Access to new US and International professionally licensed and experienced coaches.
Superior Player Development environment
Age appropriate curriculum support and methodology that has produced U14, U15 and U17 US National Team players. Access to the latest systems and models for player development such as Soccer eyeQ and Coach FX
A new system that will provide continuing support and education to our coaches
Global Premier Soccer Network
Access to a network of coaches, players and tournaments in multiple states.
Operations, sales & recruiting, finance, graphic design, marketing & communications and Media/PR.
More frequent communication
Dedicated full time staff responsible for communications with players and families, parent coordinators, coaches and DOCs. Parent education plan through newsletters and conferences.
We look forward to developing your son or daughter to the best of his or her ability.
RI Premier Soccer and South County Partnership - Question and Answer
Who is RI Premier Soccer?
RI Premier Soccer is a new franchise of Global Premier Soccer (GPS). Launched in 2001 as Mass Premier Soccer (MPS), GPS has grown to become one of the biggest and most successful youth soccer organizations in North America and currently operates in eight states (Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Florida, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey and now Rhode Island).
GPS has over 120 staff nationwide, all of whom are licensed coaches from Europe and the USA. GPS has won 14 National titles.
What happens to South County?
South County will remain as it is. We are entering into a partnership that will elevate our organization and address some of the competitive challenges we are facing at the older age groups.
What is the School of Excellence program?
The School of Excellence (SOE) is a training program that targets 8 to 12 year old players. It is focused on developing players who are comfortable on the ball and confident in 1v1 situations. In Massachusetts the program has developed two national pool players In each of the last two years.
The program will launch in South Kingstown in the fall although there will be some taster sessions in the spring season.
The program will be complimentary to the existing South County program.
What will be the cost?
South County fees will not be affected by the partnership unless a team decides to take on an RI Premier Soccer coach, which will be purely the decision of the team and the existing coaching staff.
South County players will be encouraged to join the RI Premier Soccer SOE however this is not mandatory. The RI Premier Soccer SOE will be a separate fee paid to RI Premier Soccer.
What about the recreation program?
RI Premier Soccer will provide complimentary support in the spring of 2012 to the recreation program with a view to retaining involvement throughout the agreement.
Additionally one of key components of the partnership will be curriculum and coach education support which will impact coaching and player development at all ages.
Are we going to become a Premier club?
The quality of team and the competition South County face is, in many occasions at the Premier level. Our partnership is aimed at maximizing the opportunities available to South County players to compete and develop at the appropriate level. There will be no immediate move to become a Premier club but we are looking at that as an option in the future.
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