FirstPoint USA, the world’s largest sports scholarship agency, has expanded its US soccer club partnership portfolio with the launch of an exciting new collaboration with Sporting Athletic Club, supporting the transition of talented young players in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
A network of four soccer clubs (FC Europa, Lower Merion Soccer Club, Radnor Soccer Club, and Sporting Delaware), Sporting Athletic Club provides a collaborative player pathway for players aged 13 and above, with the club’s elite youth players progressing onto MLS Next Academy levels. Across their network, Sporting have more than 1,000 registered players.
Co-founded by the club’s president Steve Cavalier, Sporting Athletic are one of the most progressive soccer organisations in the country, employing a team of USSF and internationally licensed coaches with experience at all levels of the game, from youth soccer, Academy-level, collegiate soccer, and the professional game.
The partnership marks the third major club collaboration for FirstPoint in the US, having recently started working with the No.1 ranked MLS Academy Philadelphia Union, and leading amateur club Boston Bolts.
FirstPoint USA CEO Andrew Kean is delighted to extend the company’s US presence:
“We have been very impressed with the team at Sporting Athletic Club, and they have developed an excellent player pathway supported by a first-class team of coaches at every level. We were delighted to be invited to partner with the Club in providing our expertise for those players wanting to progress into collegiate soccer and we are excited by the talent pool coming through.
“Through our 22-years’ experience of working with young players and their families at such an important stage of their careers, we appreciate the different challenges and questions they have, and we are looking forward to providing dedicated support throughout their journey and onto what will hopefully be a successful college career.
Cavalier added: “FirstPoint USA have a fantastic reputation and proven track record in the industry and they make a great partner for us. With their extensive network of soccer coaches across the States, combined with their knowledge, insight and expertise, we know our players and families will be in great hands.
“As a club, we are committed to providing the full spectrum of player development support and this partnership means we can extend that provision to college placements. We are excited to see many of our players progressing onto some great teams at colleges and universities across the country.”
FirstPoint USA’s portfolio of partners also includes English Premier League side Fulham, English Championship club QPR, Scottish Premiership club Ross County, as well as governing bodies including The Football League, PFA Scotland and Scottish Women’s Football.