Players First-Licensed Clubs Community Continues To Grow With Latest Inductions
Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Four clubs have been approved as new Players First-licensed clubs, bringing the total to 94 clubs in 25 states. These clubs completed a rigorous application process, proving their commitment to Players First, its philosophy and the five pillars.
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.