adidas INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Local Soccer Players Get Chance to Train with Top Professionals
Baton Rouge Soccer partners with adidas
A new partnership between one of the world’s largest soccer-related companies and the Baton Rouge Soccer Club will give local players the chance to train with players from some of the most recognized and successful European professional soccer clubs.
The Baton Rouge Soccer Club (BRSC) today announces a partnership with adidas International Training Program. Starting in the summer of 2014, BRSC will select players in the boys and girls from the U15 age group to train abroad. The players will be grouped into teams that are coached by professionals from several European soccer clubs. The local players will also play in competitive matches in Europe.
Gary Buete, executive director of Baton Rouge Soccer, says this partnership will allow top local players the opportunity to train, play and learn from some of the world’s best players and coaches.
“Our boys team will travel to London and be partnered with the Chelsea FC program. The girls will travel to Germany and Holland where they will hone their skills with FFC Frankfurt and AFC Ajax,” Buete said.
Based in London, the Chelsea Blues have won almost all of top titles in England and Europe. This includes four League titles, four League Cups, six FA Cups, two Community, two Charity Shield titles, two Winners’ Cups and one European Super Cup, The are considered one of the best teams in world today.
FFC Frankfurt currently play in the German first division women's Bundesliga and have won the division seven times. They’ve also captured three UEFA Women’s Champions League championships and two runners-up finishes.
AFC Ajax is historically known as one of the top clubs in Europe having won numerous European Cups, KNVB Cups, and the Dutch Eredivisie. Ajax is also famous for its renowned youth program that has produced many world-class players.
“An international experience for our players is the natural next step in our player development pyramid,” said Gary Buete, BRSC Executive Director. “The potential to ignite passion through an experience of a lifetime is something we are excited to bring to our top players. Through adidas, BRSC players will be able to experience the most elite professional academies in the world.”
CEO of adidas International Training Program Billy Hartman was integral part of forming this new partnership. "We are excited to partner with the Baton Rouge Soccer Club and offer the same top level youth development programs we currently provide for our top adidas partners,” said Hartman. “Through our affiliations with Europe's and South America's top professional soccer academies, adidas ITP offers Baton Rouge SC a unique soccer travel experience and is designed to promote the development of youth soccer through elite levels of competition and high standards of coaching."