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Nashville Soccer Club announces expanded partnership with Tennessee State Soccer Association

By Nashville SC, 06/20/17, 4:00PM EDT


NSC looks to grow game at every level through partnership with local governing body

NASHVILLE (June 20, 2017) Nashville Soccer Club announced today that the club has expanded its partnership with the Tennessee State Soccer Association in a concerted effort to improve opportunities for all soccer players in the state.

“We are excited to partner with Nashville SC as we look to pioneer a new and affordable way to identify our best talent in Tennessee,” said Hans Hobson, executive director of TSSA. “We would not be able to promote such an innovative, statewide program without the tremendous commitment Tennessee’s only professional soccer franchise is making to youth soccer across the state. We are looking forward to this growing partnership and what it will provide for youth soccer in Tennessee.”

The expanded partnership includes:

  • NSC’s providing a tailored coaching workbook and curriculum for four- and eight-week sessions throughout the year.
  • NSC’s hosting four elite player camps in Nashville for the best Under-12 players in the state. Scholarships will be available for any players who do not have the financial resources to attend otherwise.
  • NSC’s sending members of its coaching staff to five satellite locations where Under-12 sessions will be held. At these sessions, NSC staff will be available to support the local coaches in the application of the curriculum.
  • NSC providing a $5 ticket to all youth players wearing jerseys to attend NSC U23 matches.

“Many of the best soccer players often remain undiscovered because they’re unfairly priced out of the system at an early age,” said Court Jeske, CEO of Nashville SC. “Expanding our partnership with TSSA creates a more inclusive development system that will give Tennessee’s best players every chance to grow into future professionals – maybe even future Nashville SC players.”

Many soccer clubs have traditionally partnered with particular youth teams to help develop talent; but NSC’s partnership with TSSA is aimed at providing opportunities for all youth players in Tennessee to receive coaching, training and scouting from Tennessee’s professional soccer club.