Tyler — Several of the Tyler area local clubs have joined together to bring the FC Dallas Youth Soccer Program, along with its MLS headship team, to the Tyler area.
Several of FC Dallas’ top coaching staff will be present for the contract signing and photo opportunity; including Chris Clarke and Ben Waldrum. According to their player development model, “The FC Dallas Youth Developmental Program is striving to become the best soccer club in the country by changing the current local youth soccer culture for our players.”
Along with the exciting contract signing of the night, there will be a FREE training session held that is open to all area boys and girls in the U-7 through U-10 soccer division (born August 1, 2003- July 31, 2007) who are interested in further developing their soccer skills. Training will be instructed by members of the FC Dallas MLS team coaching staff, as well as area soccer coaches. The session will run from 6pm-7:30.
“FC Dallas Affiliate Clubs will follow the FCD Way curriculum. The club will have all FC Dallas benefits including School of Excellence camps and college combines, the FC Dallas college preparation program, affiliate coaches continuing education, discounted admission to FC Dallas MLS games and support to help strengthen the club’s competitive level. Players on FC Dallas affiliate teams will be able to train or play with the FC Dallas Academy, Pre-Academy, Elite Clubs National League and Women’s Premier Soccer League teams.”
Basically, this is a huge opportunity for all soccer players in the East Texas area.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work in partnership with Tyler and surrounding area coaches, players, and families. Our goal in East Texas is to continue to strengthen the bonds between local communities, youth clubs, and youth soccer associations in the overall goal of growing our sport by developing the leaders, coaches, and players in East Texas. Our FC Dallas Youth Affiliate Program’s foundation is to provide the opportunity to be closely connected to and involved with FC Dallas and FC Dallas Youth. I am looking forward to building a lasting relationship between FC Dallas and the East Texas soccer community and want to be one of the first to welcome you to the FC Dallas family,” said FC Dallas Youth Affiliate Director.
At the FREE training session being held on March 17th at 6 pm, there will be an opportunity to sign up for a 10 week FC Dallas Junior’s Weekly Skills Training for $50. Those who sign up on March 17th will receive a FREE FC Dallas training shirt. For any interested youth who cannot attend on March 17th, there will be one last FREE follow-up training session held March 24th where you can enroll in the 7 week FC Dallas Junior’s Weekly Skills Training.