Challenger Sports

 

Tony DiCicco and SoccerPlus announce partnership with the largest soccer coaching company in North America!

Tony DiCicco, America’s most successful international soccer coach of all time and founder of SoccerPlus Camps has teamed up with renowned international soccer coaching company Challenger Sports. DiCicco and Challenger have created a new company that will manage and promote the SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School and FieldPlayer Academy youth camps at selected Colleges and Universities around the country.

DiCicco, as coach of the USA Women won both a World Cup Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal and in 2008 with the USA U20 Women won a 2nd World Cup Championship. His won-loss record 103-8-8 is the best in USA international history. Over the past 30 years he has established SoccerPlus as the premier instructional overnight camp program for goalkeepers and field players in the US.

The strategic partnership between DiCicco and Challenger Sports is a relationship founded on similar ideals, a shared passion and a commitment to provide quality coaching for young players. Together, the two camp programs can provide a complete range of coaching and player development spanning ages 2 to 18 years.

“I am very excited about the opportunities that this partnership and new company can create,” says SoccerPlus founder Tony DiCicco. “Challenger’s national platform of camps, clinics and tournaments provides us with access to hundreds of thousands of potential new campers. It makes sense to combine our respective experiences and areas of expertise and I am very proud to team up with a company like Challenger.”

Since the early days as British Soccer Camps in 1985, Challenger has continued to grow and adapt in response to the rapidly evolving soccer landscape. Challenger CEO Ron Matsch explains: “As the game grew in popularity, local leagues, clubs and Park programs wanted more than just a summer camp each year. Challenger quickly responded and we became a year round support system for players, parents and coaches. We now provide camps, year round coaching, uniforms, tournaments, tours and manpower for the entire soccer community and with Tony and SoccerPlus, we have found a partner, known for excellence, that will allow us to add one more valuable level of instruction to our Total Soccer Company”.

DiCicco, rejoining his staff on the field in their 31st year, said, “I am excited about getting involved in the SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School and FieldPlayer Academy this summer. I will bring many lessons learned from coaching in the WPS and Internationally and as always, I will learn a lot from our students and staff. It’s a wonderful exchange of information and I love the interaction”.

To join SoccerPlus at camp this summer, browse our site. For more information on Challenger Sports go to www.ChallengerSports.com.

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