For immediate release
· UK Elite Dan Lock,
· Stanley Holmes,
SEATTLE (March 4, 2012) -- The Puget Sound Premier League and U.K. Elite are proud to announce a partnership aimed at helping individual players and teams improve their game – technically, tactically, mentally and physically.
“We are excited to partner with U.K. Elite that offers an avenue for players and teams to sharpen their game,” said PSPL Executive Director Stanley Holmes. “U.K. Elite is already well known for its high degree of professionalism and expertise in training youth soccer players.”
The PSPL and U.K. Elite are working together to provide individual and team camps that will help players, coaches and teams raise their game. U.K. Elite’s professional staff will run the camps at different locations around the state throughout the summer.
U.K. Elite and the PSPL will be offering a Regional Individual Player Development and Pre-Season Team Training camps. UK Elite trainers have designed these camps based on their longtime understanding of the development requirements and needs of players, coaches and teams in the Northwest.
“We are very much looking forward to working with the PSPL organization to provide cutting edge training opportunities and coach development programs,” said Dan Lock, U.K. Elite regional manager.
“The PSPL and UK Elite soccer share similar views on the development of youth soccer players,” Lock said. “As two very proactive organizations within the Washington and Idaho youth soccer communities, we are very excited to work together to offer our quality training methods to the players and teams within the PSPL.”
The Regional Individual Player Development camps are week-long soccer camps that focus on sharpening the overall skills of advanced players using UKE player attainment targets and NSCAA best practices. These camps will allow current and potential PSPL players the opportunity to enhance their skill development outside of their teams setting.
Players will be exposed to technical training and skill development under the watchful eye of a highly qualified UK Elite trainer. Camps will focus on age appropriate skills and techniques that will allow the individual player to take their game to the next level. For more information about the UK Elite Methodology Click Here.
The Pre-Season Team Training Camp is designed to meet the needs of the coach, the individual players and the team as a whole. Each team will receive a customized curriculum developed in partnership with the coach and trainer that will ensure that the players receive technical, functional and tactical training. The players will also benefit from working together as a team in a competitive, structured learning environment.
Players will receive 12 or 24 hours of field training as well as classroom sessions to develop understanding of systems of play and tactics. The tournament structure will allow teams to scrimmage against other PSPL teams to provide a holistic learning experience and the perfect pre-season preparationd.
Camp Locations and Registration Information:
Regional Individual Player Camps
PSPL Spokane Region
@Dwight Merkel Soccer Complex (grass)
July 9 – 13
9am – 12pm
Register: PSPL Spokane Region Technical Camp
PSPL Tri-Cities Region
Hosted by ASE @ Columbia Basin College, Pasco
Aug 6 – 10
2pm - 5pm
Register: PSPL Tri-Cities Region Technical Camp
PSPL Puget Sound Region
@ Starfire Sports (grass)
July 23 – 26
2pm – 5pm
Register: PSPL Starfire Technical Camp
PSPL Cascade Foothills Region
@ Ravensdale Soccer Complex
July 30 – Aug 3
9am – 12pm
Register: PSPL Cascade Foothills Region Technical Camp
Pre-Season Team Camp Location and Registration Information:
Location: Starfire Sports (Grass)
Dates: Aug 13 – 16 (Mon – Thurs)
Times: 9am – 12pm (Half Day)
9am – 3pm (Full Day)
Cost: $1600 per team (Half Day)
$2000 per team (Full Day)
Register: To register your team for this program or for more information contact Daniel Lock on (206) 406 5855 or email DanL@UKElite.com
Sample Training Format:
9am – 11:00: Technical training
10:30 – 12:00: Tactical training
12:00 - 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 1:00: Formation / Fitness Class room session
1:00 – 2:45: Pre-season Scrimmage Games against other teams
Established in 1992, U.K. Elite Soccer has 20 years of soccer experience that simply cannot be replicated.
The U.K. Elite Soccer Methodology tackles real player development issues and provides relevant coaching programs to aid all outcomes. We aim to provide every player that attends our instructional programs with the best environment in which to develop as a player both physically and mentally. This strive for excellence is reflected in our training methodology.
The UK Elite Method comprises of 5 vital components, culture, system, program, curriculum and staff. When all 5 components are applied effectively, long-term player development is guaranteed!
The partnership between the PSPL and UK Elite will ensure that the league can offer its players top quality individual player and team development outside of what the players are experiencing within their existing team/club training sessions.
The Puget Sound Premier League is a non-profit organization that aims to develop competitive soccer in Washington. Sanctioned by US Club Soccer, the PSPL offers a wide range of competitive divisions for U-11 to U-18 as well as U-8 to U-10 development leagues. The PSPL promotes coaching education, emphasizes player development and supports open and diverse competition. The PSPL hosts the Washington Cup, an annual statewide competition for U-11 to U-19 teams, invitational tournaments and the Pacific Coast Super Cup, a regional college showcase invitational for U-13 to U-19 teams. The PSPL is also a founding partner of the Pacific Coast Super Cup, Northwest Coaching Summit and the Northwest Champions League. www.pugetsoundpremierleague.com.