PLAYERS FIRST

ON WHITE - Players First logo (screened)Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.

logoA National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.

PILLARS:

CLUB DEVELOPMENT

Soccer clubs are the foundation on which American soccer will maximize growth and long-term success on the field. Players First provides an array of resources to aid in the growth and development of clubs.

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

Clubs should encourage their coaches to continually seek out new educational opportunities, and Players First provides resources to help coaches to grow.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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

PARENT ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION

Players First provides a framework for parents to understand how to value their child’s soccer experience, replacing the reliance on match outcomes, which has served to hinder proper player development methodology.

PLAYER HEALTH & SAFETY

Players First provides resources to help clubs and coaches better ensure the health and safety of their players. US Club Soccer believes Player Health & Safety is its first and foremost responsibility to members.

RESOURCES:

In order to help members adopt Players First, US Club Soccer is providing a suite of best-in-class resources, which add value to clubs, coaches, parents and players.

PLAYERS FIRST LICENSING FOR CLUBS

The Players First licensing application is now available to clubs. Access the application here.

  • Clubs that receive Players First licensing will immediately gain important recognition in their respective marketplaces. These clubs have demonstrated a commitment to the Players First philosophy by giving every athlete a chance to reach their potential through the proper facilitation of relationships with their coaches, parents and players.

• Club search tool to find US Club Soccer members in your area, including Players First-licensed clubs.

  • While the US Club Soccer club directory will include all member clubs, the clubs with a Players First logo next to their listing are distinguished as Players First-licensed. US Club Soccer is actively employing best-in-class search engine optimization to help the Players First movement – a technique that will increase the exposure of all Players First-licensed clubs.

Read more about Players First licensing here.