Carolina FC Partners With Global Premier Soccer

Charleston, SC, May 3rd 2017: In a significant and positive move for youth soccer players in western South Carolina, Carolina Football Club and GPS Carolina are excited to announce a partnership that has been established to enhance player development opportunities for players in the western South Carolina region. This partnership is designed to mutually benefit the youth soccer programs and goals of both organizations.

Effective immediately, Carolina Football Club will be partnered with GPS Carolina and will be known as Carolina Football Club Powered by GPS. The GPS affiliation offers a proven, consistent and professional development model being applied successfully around the world. Currently active in 22 U.S. States and territories, including Canada and Puerto Rico, the GPS model has each location produce players using the same developmental methodologies. The success within GPS is based on the ability to improve all players technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically.

“We are excited to begin working with Global Premier Soccer this fall. We believe that this partnership will elevate every player's experience here at Carolina Football Club. New recreation programs, coaching staff support, access to the Bayern Munich curriculum, improved academy scheduling and tournament support will all help our club pursue a progressive path towards improved player development here in the Upstate of South Carolina. This alliance cements our ability to provide the absolute best in youth soccer programming in our area. We can't wait to get to work,” explained Carolina FC Executive Director Rafe Mauran.

The new partnership with GPS Carolina will include a full-time Academy Director who will focus on player development and volunteer coach curriculum to enhance all aspects of the Carolina Football Club programming. GPS Carolina coaches will act as head coaches for all competitive teams and will also provide a range of clinics, camps, and classes open to all players and coaches throughout Carolina FC. The GPS Carolina coaching system is designed with player development as its foundation, providing age-appropriate teaching tools and the latest coaching concepts. GPS Carolina will also assist with club administration, to facilitate smooth operations and management of the league management.

“Carolina Football Club brings an already established soccer program to the partnership” said Luke Krawczyk, General Manager of GPS Carolina. “By integrating resources and placing full-time professional staff on the ground, we will be providing exciting opportunities for all players within the western South Carolina region. We are excited to work with all the current Carolina FC coaches and building relationships with local towns and youth organizations. Adding Carolina Football Club alongside our other partner clubs such as James Island Youth Soccer Association, Seashore Soccer League and Discoveries Soccer Club further shows GPS Carolina’s commitment to developing youth soccer in the Carolinas.”

In addition to providing players with professional coaching locally, our GPS Elite Regional and GPS FC Bayern National Team program in conjunction with FC Bayern Munich will offer a tier of programming geared towards the most talented players within all our GPS Partner Clubs. The tiered program provides the opportunity for players who are successfully selected for the GPS Elite Regional Team to be selected for the GPS FC Bayern National Team, competing in various top-level tournaments through North America and select international evens outside of the normal US Youth Soccer competitive calendar.

For more information regarding GPS and the partnership with Carolina Football Club, please contact Luke Krawczyk at luke@globalpremiersoccer.com. For more information on Carolina FC, visitwww.carolinafc.net or contact the Carolina FC Executive Director Rafe Mauran at rafe@carolinafc.net

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