Southern Kentucky Soccer Club

New Club Partnership

New Club Partnership

 

 

For Immediate Release

To all of our SKY players, parents and coaches.

 

Southern KY Soccer Club would like to make a couple of announcements.

First, we are excited to announce through a partnership with TN United Soccer Club, Steve Henson will assume the duties of Director of Coaching with the full support and cooperation of the TN United leadership team. 

Currently Southern KY Soccer serves over 2500 players each year.  We look forward to growing that number even more.

The decision to make a change in the Director of Coaching was not easy, however the opportunities to improve our club at every level, for every player is worth the effort. Coach Evan will remain on staff as a head coach of his current teams and Steve Henson will assume the DOC duties effective June 1st.

Secondly, we are pleased to announce additional details detailing our partnership with TN United Soccer Club.  This agreement will focus on:

  • Player development and creating an enhanced pathway for all players: Southern KY Soccer and the over 800 competitive players that are part of TUSC will work together to create and expand opportunities for players and field teams at all levels. We will focus both clubs’ efforts on assisting players to be the best at whatever level they want to play at.  We will work collectively to increase college recruiting activity and events, work with college coaches in the TN and Ky areas to get our players recruited.  Our goal is to assist and provide a player a pathway to pursue his/her goals. 
  • Coaching Development: Both clubs have committed to sharing resources to maximize coaching instruction, education and mentoring to recruit coaches not only from our area, but also from an ever-expanding Nashville market.  We plan to have joint coaching instruction and interactions between both clubs to encourage coaches to develop mentors and expand the coaching pool and resources available to all coaches, not just a select few.  TUSC has committed to allow SKY to adopt and use their current technology platforms which will enable coaches to increase communication with everyone and have access to online lesson plans as well as logging practice activities after each training session.

Both Clubs have agreed to work together when possible to accommodate common goals including but not limited to:

*Friendly play dates between clubs.  Club wide cookouts and attending MLS or USA national team games in Nashville together when possible.

*Support and attend each club’s tournament when appropriate.

*Create/enhance college education seminars in Nashville area and involve KY colleges/universities for players who desire to know more about how to attend college and how to get recruited.

* Jointly create Elite player opportunities for elite players to join showcase teams in the offseason to attend college recruiting events/tournaments.

Finally, we understand change is not always easy, however we truly believe we are putting the players first.  We have begun meeting with teams individually and plan to continue to do that over the next week.  We also have set aside a time on Monday, May 13th to engage parents who have not had a chance to meet Steve and hear specifics or ask questions.  We will be available on Monday from 5:30 pm until 7:00pm at the SKY office.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to speaking to teams over the next few days.

For more details on the SKY/TUSC partnership, please review the link below:

SKY/TUSC Partnership Breakdown