June 25, 2020
We are very honored and proud to be nationally recognized as the first #Players First-licensed club in the state of Maryland. We commit to our continued growth as a club by building the most rewarding environment for our players and their families @USClubSoccer, #P1soccer
TWELVE NEW CLUBS WELCOMED INTO PLAYERS FIRST COMMUNITY
We are officially ALL-IN to uphold the ultimate holistic player development environment for our players, and look forward to sharing all our newly accessible resources and offerings with the players, coaches and parents that shape our club!
ABOUT PLAYERS FIRST CLUB LICENSING
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. This is youth soccer’s “Good Housekeeping Seal” and all Players First-licensed clubs stand out locally and nationally as improving the club soccer experience.
Being a member of a Players First club signifies that we are an organization who have reached very high standards and are committed to providing support in five key areas: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. It also means we create a positive, holistic experience for every child participating in the club.
LETTER TO MARYLAND UNITED FROM US CLUB SOCCER PRESIDENT
Philosophical Commitments of a Players First Club
• Players First™ represents our club’s commitment to placing the long-term interests of each individual player at the heart of every decision in structuring, operating, and managing our club.
• Players First™ represents our club’s commitment to providing a holistic approach in player development for all of our players, recognizing that the soccer experience must include lessons and opportunity both on the field and off.
• Players First™ represents our club’s commitment as professionals in youth development to expect ongoing learning, education and development from all of our staff members in order to ensure that our players have the benefit of best-in-class information and resources in teaching and training young athletes.
• Players First™ represents our club’s commitment to engage with and educate parents to help them understand and embrace the appropriate expectations and roles for them in their child’s overall soccer and athletic development experience.