Player Development:


Players First provides tools to clubs and coaches to encourage their players to individually invest in their own development.


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Chicago Fire Vice President Logan Pause: How to win the right way

Logan Pause, the Vice President of MLS's Chicago Fire, discusses his professional playing career, and specifically, how he focused on "playing the right way." Although it can be easy to disregard this during intense moments, Pause said playing honorably - respecting the rules, officials, teammates and opponents - makes winning more satisfying....

LaLiga sessions highlight NSCAA Convention schedule

US Club Soccer has always had a strong presence at the NSCAA Convention, but 2016 in Baltimore will be different. Highlighted by LaLiga, US Club Soccer's long-term technical partner focused on Players First, the convention schedule includes a live field demonstration, panel discussion, classroom session and autograph session led by LaLiga officials....

Changing the youth soccer conversation through Players First

Fundamentally, Players First is about changing the conversations in youth soccer. The conversations between club boards and their DOCs; conversations between DOCs and their coaches; conversations between coaches and their players; and, conversations between soccer parents and their son’s or daughter’s coaches, DOCs and club boards....