US Club Soccer & Soccer Sphere, Powered by TopYa! Announce Partnership Extension
US Club Soccer has renewed its Players First partnership with Soccer Sphere, Powered by TopYa! The multi-year extension provides US Club Soccer affiliates and players with training opportunities via Soccer Sphere’s app. Soccer Sphere is part of a group of 13 partners that advance the Players First philosophy as well as support a movement in youth soccer to elevate the standards. US Club Soccer’s Players First initiative provides a soccer experience for players as well as parents.
YOUTH SOCCER NEWS: US Club Soccer has announced the renewal of its Players First partnership with Soccer Sphere, Powered by TopYa! The two-year renewal extends the agreement until 2023.
Soccer Sphere is a mobile video-based development program for at-home technical or tactical training. Through the Soccer Sphere app, youth soccer players have access to drills, mindset preparation and cultural soccer immersion. Players also unlock weekly training plans, fan following, soccer news and a Coach Connect experience.
This partnership dates back to 2015, shortly after the TopYa! Soccer app was launched. Over the past five years, thousands of US Club Soccer players have used the TopYa! Soccer platform. In late 2020, TopYa! rebranded to Soccer Sphere, Powered by TopYa! Soccer Sphere is the official training app of US Club Soccer.
“Our US Club Soccer partnership is one of the longest standing and highest engaged partner programs in TopYa! company history,” said Soccer Sphere General Manager Cory Nadler. “We are confident that this expanded commitment under our new brand for the soccer market, Soccer Sphere, will provide substantially more engagement and development opportunities for everyone in the US Club Soccer community. I speak for the entire TopYa! team when I say how proud we are that our technology platform and content curriculum have evolved to keep up with the evolution of technology, the sport and our number one audience – the players.”
The partnership played a key role in US Club Soccer members staying active and keeping up with their development during the spring of 2020. The app launched a virtual skills contest for Players First-licensed clubs, which encouraged players to train on their own through video contests and fundraising. Dozens of clubs participated and 3,000+ players submitted more than 20,000 skills videos.
“Since becoming a Players First partner, TopYa! has continued to be a cutting-edge mobile app development program resource for our members,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “Taking the position with its new brand of Soccer Sphere, TopYa! shows its continued commitment to taking mobile development opportunities to the next level. We look forward to expanding this partnership and working with Soccer Sphere to provide fun training options that align with Players First pillars of player development, coaching development, and parent engagement and education.”
Media Credit: US Club Soccer