Hawaii Soccer Academy becomes first and only club in the state of Hawaii to receive acceptance to US Club Soccer Players First program.
Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.
US Club Soccer introduced Players First club licensing for clubs that have demonstrated their commitment to establish and uphold the ultimate, safest environment for players. Being a Players First-licensed club means that your club has joined US Club Soccer at the forefront of raising the standards of youth soccer.
- Players First™ represents a club’s commitment to placing the long-term interests of each individual player at the heart of every decision in structuring, operating, and managing a club.
- Players First™ represents a club’s commitment to providing a holistic approach in player development for all of your players, recognizing that the soccer experience must include lessons and opportunity both on the field and off.
- Players First™ represents a club’s commitment as professionals in youth development to expect ongoing learning, education and development from all staff members in order to ensure that players have the benefit of best-in-class information and resources in teaching and training young athletes.
- Players First™ represents a club’s commitment to engage with and educate parents to help them understand and embrace the appropriate expectations and roles for them in their child’s overall soccer and athletic development experience.
The ultimate goal of Players First licensing is to create and maintain this culture in youth soccer and Hawaii Soccer Academy is now officially one of the national exemplary leaders.