July 26, 2019
Eagan, MN - Salvo Soccer Club (Salvo SC) announces that White Bear Soccer Club (WBSC) will be joining Minnesota Rush as an Affiliate Club in conjunction with Salvo SC's designation in the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy (GDA) program beginning in the 2019-2020 season. This partnership will provide the clearest pathway to optimize the development of players, coaches, referees, and technical leadership through the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Through established standards for coaches and players and a professional game environment, the GDA ensures players are best positioned to develop in age-appropriate stages as they progress to the next level.
This affiliation creates additional opportunities for WBSC Girls in the 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001 birth years.
The Girls' Development Academy is part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in women's soccer and connects with its mission to develop world-class players, coaches, and referees. The objective of the Academy is to impact the everyday club environment to develop world-class players.
The creation of the Girls' Development Academy provides an improved player development model for the elite female player to focus solely on training with the appropriate number and level of games. This model focuses on developing the individual player within the club environment, which allows for additional training sessions per season to enhance player development.
As an Affiliate Club, players will have the opportunity to participate in GDA training and events while still participating with their team at their home club. Per U.S. Soccer requirements, part-time players must train with the GDA team and can participate in games with the GDA team.
For more information on the GDA program and all other programming within Salvo SC, see their website at salvosoccer.org.
For more information on WBSC and their programs, see their website at www.whitebearsoccer.org.