We’re honored to be nationally recognized at the forefront of raising the standards of youth soccer, as a Players First-licensed club. @ USClubSoccer, we’re ready to continue to grow the safest and most rewarding playing environment for all youth athletes and their families.
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.
The Players First license is created to differentiate clubs in the marketplace that are committed to providing an exceptional player development experience through the proper facilitation of relationships with their coaches, parents, and players.
When clubs apply to become Players First licensed, they’re extensively reviewed by US Club Soccer. Then, they’re either approved in the same term of which they applied, or their applications remain open for up to six months to allow them to meet any additional requirements necessary for licensing. About one-third of all approved clubs have been accepted after their initial evaluations required them to raise standards. This process – and the results – overwhelmingly prove that Players First licensing is elevating standards in youth soccer. US Club Soccer is currently detailing the various sections of the Players First club licensing application via an ongoing Facebook Live series.
Players First is built on a foundation of five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.