6th February 2012; Vermont Premier Soccer (VPS) and Nordic Spirit Soccer Club are excited to announce a partnership that has been established to enhance the player development opportunities for players in Vermont and mutually benefit the programs and goals of both organizations.
VPS is the latest entity within the Global Premier Soccer (GPS) network (globalpremiersoccer.com) that includes franchises in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and Florida. VPS will work alongside the current staff and board of Nordic Spirit to further the club as the leading organization in the territory. Nordic and VPS will immediately focus on developing the best players in the region and developing teams that can compete on a regional and national level.
“Nordic is already respected as a leader in Vermont premier soccer,” said VPS Director of Football Paul Baber. “By combining resources and creating new programing across the whole of Vermont, we hope to further Nordic’s brand and raise the level of player development within the state.”
Commencing in fall 2012, VPS will bring the VPS Juniors Program to various locations throughout Vermont for players aged U5-U11. For select players, these programs will act as a feeder system to the Nordic Premier teams. Players will enter an integrated system from an early age with a clear development pathway, working with professionally licensed coaches and an age appropriate curriculum. This will lead to an improved player development system and the appropriate development environment for these players
To replicate the success of the MPS School of Excellence program in Massachusetts, VPS will be implementing a similar program in Vermont, in 2012 under the Moniker of the VPS Juniors.
“We were first attracted to a partnership with VPS as we saw the impact that Global Premier Soccer has had in Massachusetts, Maine, New York and New Hampshire” said Nordic Spirit Director Wade Jean. “The relationship with GPS will add quality coaches to our staff, strengthen our club administration and provide a greater variety of programs for our players throughout the whole state”.