March 28, 2012 (Avon, Brownsburg, Indianapolis, IN) - Today the members, coaches, families, and Boards of Directors of Avon Soccer Association, Inc., Brownsburg Soccer League, Fusion Soccer Academy, Inc., and Pike Youth Soccer Club, Inc., announced the formation of United Soccer Alliance of Indiana, Inc.
The Alliance was formed to improve the soccer experience for its Club members and provide the best youth development initiatives available. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana will immediately represent about 3000 athletes and over 50 competitive travel teams playing across all competitive levels. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana will continue its 3 community recreational programs that will remain community based in Avon, Brownsburg, and Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN. USAi is Indiana’s largest youth development soccer club.
The Alliance is a natural fit with the philosophies of each organization. Each Club has strong, community based programming with an outreach emphasis, progressive and differentiated player development, and highly competitive travel and premier teams. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana will immediately leverage its combined strengths across the Club’s breadth, including nationally recognized and honored coaches and Soccer Director, new flexibility of resources and facilities, educational programming and award winning tournaments. USA Indiana has one of the best coaching staffs in Indiana.
STILL COMMUNITY BASED, LARGEST IN INDIANA.
United Soccer Alliance of Indiana’s mission is youth development. USAi will provide the
optimum soccer experience for its member families, coaches, and for youth across Central Indiana. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana offers a wide range of services to its members, provides full time professional management, and enhances the ability to constantly improve its member services to the three broad based community soccer organizations. USAi will provide more children the opportunity to play soccer and referee, providing the opportunity for each player to attain the level of skill they desire, improve the quality of coaching available, and enhance the overall soccer experience for each of its players. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana, now the largest youth soccer club in Indiana, will continue to be owned and powered by an all-volunteer army of Soccer Moms, Soccer Dads, and other community leaders. USAi is a member in good standing and sanctioned by Indiana Soccer Association, U.S. Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, and FIFA, the world wide governing body of football.
Each of the Clubs’ individual Community Recreation, Rec Plus and Travel programs will continue to operate separately and as usual during the Spring, 2012, season. Free, fair and open tryouts for the combined competitive travel division will be in June, 2012, at Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN.; and USAi’s Avon Soccer Complex (“Fusion South”). Players should attend both sessions for the best evaluation. United Soccer Alliance of Indiana will initially serve 3000 players and has the capacity to serve additional families in Hendricks County, Marion County and surrounding communities as it operates 100 soccer fields in 6 different formats of play (size). USAi will provide a positive youth development experience and its players will wear a navy or white United Soccer Alliance of Indiana jersey from the day they begin their soccer experience through adulthood.
COMMUNITY REC PROGRAMS REMAIN COMMUNITY BASED
United Soccer Alliance of Indiana (USAi) will continue to operate its broad based community recreation and recreation plus programs in Avon, Brownsburg, and Indianapolis Pike Township.
USAi will provide additional training and an extensive Coaching Certification progression for each coach. The popular USAi “Rec Academy” training program for all children ages 4-12 will be expanded to include the Avon and Brownsburg Community Recreation players and coaches. The community Pike Youth Soccer Club recreation and rec plus programs will continue to operate as a 30 year partner of Indy Parks in several facilities including Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex, Eagle Creek Park, and Northwestway Park. The community recreation and rec plus programs in Avon and Brownsburg will continue to operate in the 2 facilities owned and operated by Fusion Soccer Academy: the 30 year old Avon Soccer Complex (aka Fusion South); and 5 year old Brownsburg Soccer Complex, (aka Fusion North). The spring 2012 rec and rec plus programs will continue as usual in the four soccer complexes. It is anticipated beginning September, 2012, that the children ages 3-12 will continue to play in separate Avon, Brownsburg and Pike Township community based recreational programs with the likelihood that the u10 Rec and u12 Rec teams will have some matches with the other divisions.
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Thomas Geisse, 317 670 9769