ALBION SC Affiliate Program Expand Into South Florida
In today’s competitive youth soccer landscape it takes more than just determination to keep your soccer club sustainable and successful. Albion’s National Affiliate program provides the tools for youth soccer clubs looking to provide more resources and opportunities for their players.
The new affiliate joining the successful ABION SC program expands the national soccer club’s network throughout the East Coast and South Florida. Now, with over 7,000 talented youth soccer players across the United States, the ALBION SC National Affiliate program has established itself as one of the top vehicles advancing youth soccer and player development.
“We are very excited to become ALBION SC Miami,” said Tony Toledo, ALBION SC Miami President. “This will give us the ability to provide our players with the best environment to develop and succeed.”
A top market leader, ALBION SC National Affiliate program combines years of experience in youth soccer. “There are decades of success and equity built into ALBION SC. For us to share this knowledge with clubs, and allow other players and coaches to gain from our experience is the reward of our the hard work — after doing the right things year after year,” said Noah Gins, CEO and Executive Director of ALBION SC. “ALBION is committed to growing the game of soccer in America and to helping players reach their highest levels of the game.”
In addition, the Miami youth soccer club will receive major operational, and strategic support along with a proven recruitment and scouting system with a history of strong college placement as well as a pathway to play professional soccer.
Teams will compete under the ALBION SC-Miami name effective for the 2021-2022 season.
This new affiliation with ALBION provides Cutler Ridge Soccer Club’s homegrown club with immediate national recognition.
ALBION SC Miami players will also now have access to potentially play for ALBION’s PRO team, ASC San Diego, which competes in the NPSL.
ALBION SC National Affiliate program continues to welcome prestigious youth soccer clubs that share the same vision and commitment to player development. ALBION SC’s road map to build out the model club includes programming and the resources to enable players, teams and staff.
“Cutler Ridge is a perfect club to align with ALBION SC,” said Gins. “With their dedicated people, the club’s great heritage combined with our expertise and resources, it will be terrific to see them establish the model club in a true soccer hotbed.”
Graeme Griffith is an incredible person, coach and leader, and he is committed to developing soccer in South Florida.Noah Gins, CEO – Albion SC
“ALBION SC is a nationwide leader in player and club development, with a long list of athletes moving on to play at college and professional levels,” said Graeme Griffith, ALBION SC Miami, Technical Director.. “From our first of many meetings with ALBION SC executives, our shared philosophy regarding player development, club structure and community involvement was evident.”
“Griffith’s goals is to become the top club in South Florida and provide the best opportunities for his players,” said Gins. “We have no doubt ALBION SC Miami will become the market leader and will help transform South Florida Soccer.”
“Now, as ALBION SC Miami, our players will have the same advantages other ALBION SC players have enjoyed across the country,” said Griffith.
ALBION SC Miami will be based in Cutler Bay, with locations in and around Miami and South Dade County with teams currently competing in the US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer.
Moving forward, ALBION SC Miami will send player pools into the National Elite Platform within ALBION SC and be part of the action with the Elite Pathway during the regular season, and throughout the year with players competing inside the MLS NEXT, EA and GA, DPL.
ALBION SC Miami will expand their services and opportunities throughout the area in the near future.
“The goal is to have countless opportunities for players who want to go to college, go pro, and or play overseas,” said Deborah Ruiz, ALBION SC Miami, Operations Director. “As ALBION SC Miami, we now have the pathway that can get our players to where they need to be, and to where they want to be.”
“ALBION provides the knowledge, background, and overall support to get us to that next level.”Deborah Ruiz, ALBION SC Miami, Operations Director
Additionally, teams will gain opportunities to compete in the ALBION CUP National Showcase, and other ALBION SC Affiliate Showcases, as well as be a part of the ALBION SC NATIONAL Elite Showcase Teams comprised of top players from all ALBION SC Affiliate clubs.
Over the last 5 years, Graeme has produced some of the top talent out of Miami, and has proven to be one of the top leaders in US Youth Soccer.
“It will be incredible to work with Graeme and his coaching staff, and take this club to the next level. Graeme is a proven coach and a great leader. This club will make a serious impact in South Florida and the country,” said Gins.
“For 56 years Cutler Ridge Soccer Club has been a cornerstone of youth soccer in South Miami. We will never forget that tradition and will always remember, if not for the hard work, selflessness and sacrifice of those who built the club, we would not be in the position to pursue this opportunity,” said Griffith.
“I am extremely confident that if we build on the commitment of our current players, add new player and coaching talent, ALBION SC Miami will be at the forefront of youth soccer in Florida for the next 56 years,” said Griffith.