One of only 59 clubs in the entire country!
US Club Soccer announced on March 12 that FC Wisconsin was granted a Players First license. Being a Players First licensed club is a commitment to establishing and maintaining the best environment for the players and families within a club. Players First is built on a foundation of five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education, and Player Health & Safety.
"FC Wisconsin is now considered a leader and an example for other clubs to follow in the North Central Region and in the nation. We thank you for your commitment to the long-term, holistic development of your players, and are very excited to welcome you as a recognized Players First licensed club," shared Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer.
"This is such a huge accomplishment. Only 59 clubs in the entire country have been granted this license. An amazing job by all involved in our club. Thanks to all the players, coaches, administrators, and families - truly the elite of the elite! We will continue on this path of leadership and development for all," said Billy Solberg, FC Wisconsin's Co-director of Coaching.
"We are extremely proud to share this exciting news regarding our club and our continued commitment to delivering the best youth soccer experience for players in the state of Wisconsin and the Midwest. This acknowledgement is testament to everyone involved with the club, and the belief in our true long-term player development philosophy," added Ben Shepherd, FC Wisconsin's Co-director of Coaching.
By obtaining this license, FC Wisconsin has proven its commitment to providing a holistic club soccer experience for parents and players which emphasizes the development of each individual player to his full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.
The Player First license is youth soccer’s “Good Housekeeping Seal” and allows FC Wisconsin to stand out locally and nationally. FC Wisconsin also receives increased exposure through US Club Soccer’s best-in-class search engine optimization, more access and special benefits from Players First partners and resources, features on US Club Soccer digital and social channels, customizable content, and more. FC Wisconsin will also be invited to the Players First Symposium in 2019.