ALBION SC Temecula Kicks Off to Develop Youth Soccer Players
As the need for expertise and resources increases, high-level affiliate programs are more popular than ever. Now, Albion SC has announced their latest partnership, ALBION SC Temecula.
ALBION SC is a nationally known youth soccer program with a proven track record for high-level player development and helping players gain professional contracts and secure collegiate roster spots and scholarships.
This week, Albion SC has announced the expansion of its youth soccer affiliate program, welcoming ALBION SC Temecula, serving the Temecula, Murrieta and the Inland Empire, California.
The addition of this new Temecula based affiliate expands the ALBION SC youth model as well as the soccer club’s network. ALBION SC Temecula joins the list of highly successful ALBION SC affiliates such as ALBION SC Las Vegas.
The Nevada ALBION SC affiliate joined in 2017, and in two-years received acceptance to the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) through the hard work of ALBION SC and leadership in Las Vegas.
The ALBION SC network of clubs also includes Albion SC Hawaii, Albion SC Chula Vista and Albion SC San Diego North, all joining the Albion Affiliate program to strengthen their clubs’ profile and take advantage of the organization’s strategic approach to achieving progress in their market.
ALBION SC is currently working on a strategic development plan to increase its overall presence in the Western United States as it expands into key markets and around the USA.
ALBION SC Temecula connects players and families with one of the most elite youth soccer clubs in the nation, providing a platform for immediate national recognition, and receiving support and a player pathway from the very successful and prestigious organization. One of the many benefits includes access to the Albion Network of Recruiting and Scouting for colleges across the country and to ASC San Diego as a launchpad to professional clubs across Europe and Mexico.
“There are decades of success and equity built into ALBION SC and for us to share this with other youth soccer programs, and allow them to gain from our experiences is a reward I take great pride in,” said Noah Gins, Albion SC CEO.
“The sharing of Albion’s success is a testament to the hard work by all – doing the right things, year after year.”Noah Gins, ALBION SC, CEO
ALBION SC’s expansion across America is in response to the demand of leaders and youth soccer programs seeking to gain the player development structure, experience, and insight of Albion SC. market. The affiliate program provides marketing and branding power, structure on and off the field, national reputation, elite programming, and many resources to allow the club to reach new levels and provide opportunities for players, teams, and staff.
Albion’s goal will always be to accelerate the club’s success – becoming the leader in the market with a strategic plan.
“Expanding into the Temecula area was in perfect alignment with Albion’s vision,” said Gins. “I have known Temecula’s leader, Greg Ion for more than ten years. He founded and ran Washington Premier FC and the WCDA. Ion is a highly respected and experienced coach who has continued to push American youth soccer to higher levels.”
“We know the players and families in the greater Temecula area are ready for greater opportunities, and we look forward to supporting everyone with a top-level development pathway. Our goal is for ALBION SC Temecula to become the top club serving Temecula, Murrieta, and the Inland Empire,” said Gins.
“The Temecula Valley market has such incredible potential and we look forward to fielding top tier teams each year, attracting some of the best players in the area, developing them to their full potential, and placing them in top college programs and beyond,” said Mark Connelly, Director of Soccer at Albion SC.
“We know Albion SC will help us push our club and players into a realm where we can truly achieve our goals of being one of the best clubs in the country that not only develops and advances players but keeps kids engaged and passionate at all levels,” said Connelly.
“ALBION SC has always been a club that innovates, evolves, and looks for the best pathway to success.”Greg Ion, ALBION SC Temecula
“With the landscape of youth soccer in the U.S., we feel this is the right time to take this step with ALBION SC in order to enhance the Temecula Valley youth soccer market and move it to the next level,” said Greg Ion, ALBION SC Temecula. “We are very excited about this opportunity with ALBION SC and Noah Gins.”
“Albion SC has a great, nationally recognized program and has proven to be THE model of youth soccer in the United States,” said Ion. “We now get to follow their blueprint and gain not only from the incredible ALBION brand but also from the resources and leadership of Noah and his team.”
Ion has years of experience as a player as well as a youth soccer coach. At age 16 years old, Ion moved to England and trained at the Leicester City‘s Youth Academy. When he returned to the USA at age 18 years old, he was drafted by the Portland Timbers who were competing in the NASL. A pro player for 13 seasons, Ion was also a member of the 1986 Canadian World Cup team and was inducted into the Candian Soccer Hall of Fame.
“I have built powerhouse clubs before and I am really looking forward to building Temecula Valley with Albion SC,” said Ion. “There is real potential for kids here who are looking for a program like Albion SC. Working with Noah, I know we can really help develop players in this valley to reach their potential.”
“I look forward to working with Greg and helping guide our newest affiliate program to become one of the most profiled clubs in their area,” said Gins. “Greg is a proven coach and leader, and with the Albion resources, he will make a serious impact in the Temecula area.”
ALBION SC Temecula’s teams currently compete in USYS and US Club Soccer programs. Moving forward, they will send player pools to San Diego throughout the year to create opportunities for select players to participate as U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Teams will compete under the ALBION SC Temecula name effective for the 2020-2021 season and participate in the ALBION Cup National Showcase, as well as other Albion Affiliate Showcase.
ALBION SC Temecula will have team practices and games at Galway Downs Soccer Complex which has twenty fields and is located at 38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, CA 92592.
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Article Updated 12.16.19 at 10:30