Just as the tryout season helps players, teams and clubs grow, we are pleased to announce our own growth to the Alliance. Springfield Soccer Club, (Springfield, NE) have been accepted into the new fall Alliance League which kicks off in August.
Springfield S.C. is a progressive young club and under the direction of Kurt Schanou, have implemented a new training curriculum for their players. Springfield S.C. is part of the Southern Sarpy Activities Program (SSAP), and boasts their own practice and game facilities.
“As we spent time thinking as a club and speaking with the Alliance, it just became clearer to us that the members and structure create the best fit for development,” said Head Club Coach, Kurt Schanou. “The ability to work collectively and with a support structure that not only fits our club, but also our players, parents, coaches and referees is a win-win situation."
Since its conception in April, the Alliance members have met and decided as a group to offer a true development program for players 7-12 years of age.
Benefits associated with the Alliance are; family friendly scheduling, development over results, and educational opportunities will all be present this fall for the member clubs.
“In adding Springfield, we welcome another member who sees the benefits of our goal in creating a true developmental pathway for everyone involved,” stated Vice President of USSSA, Craig Scriven. "Springfield is an important member, and they lead us to the sixth group which we felt was important."
Next week the Alliance plans to announce their Technical Director. This position will create a support system for the member clubs and players. The Technical Director will lead coaching education, and the player identification program. As the Alliance is part of the USSSA W.I.N. Program, all players will have the opportunity to be selected for additional training and competition.