At FC TAMPA RANGERS, it has always been a personal desire to connect our players to the Global player development standards. I wanted our players to understand the development pathway based on global standards and offer them the wealth of knowledge that their Global counterparts experience. While international trips to Scotland and England were valuable, I needed a “boots on the ground” partner to spur on our players and coaches.
FC Tampa Rangers www.fctamparangers.com and ESSA www.elitesoccerskillsacademy.com have entered into a strategic and exclusive partnership to provide player development with real focus on improving the technical, physical, emotional intelligence and game understanding of young players.
Through their qualified UEFA Pro licenced coaches our players and coaches will have access to training which are consistent with our beliefs that the player is at the center of the journey, and by utilizing technical, physical, psychological and social corners we can really influence the person and player with consistent knowledge that is required of the modern day player.
ESSA coaching staff will work closely with all coaches with special focus on the 2008, 2007 and 2006 age groups. Rangers and ESSA coaches will develop a curriculum based on the standards and expectations of the global player. These standards will be instilled into all training sessions.
While the agreement will require a separate registration fee and additional training day at the ESSA facility, I believe the benefits and value offered will return great value to the players.