February 3, 2016
Contact: Gavin MacPhee
781-891-6900 Ext. 42
FC Missouri Partner with Global Premier Soccer Agreement will bring the methodology of FC Bayern Munich to Missouri Waltham, MA, February 3rd, 2016: FC Missouri are pleased to announce a partnership with Global Premier Soccer (GPS), one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the USA. As part of GPS being the official North American Youth partner of FC Bayern Munich, effective immediately FC Missouri will now have exclusive access to the FC Bayern Munich brand as GPS Partner club.
FC Missouri is located in St. Charles, MO. FC Missouri is a boys club program for players ages u5-U18. FC Missouri wants to produce technically gifted, intelligent players with a high level of tactical understanding and the physical ability to play with high intensity. We want our players to excel but also want them to love and enjoy every aspect of the game and continue on into the future as players, fans, coaches and parents. Our first team wearing the FC Bayern kit will be the U18 boys team who we hope to challenge for a State Championship.
GPS will provide coaching and administrative support to the FC Missouri, with staff expected to be on the ground beginning this summer and the two parties collaborating on developing new programs and events. GPS currently operate programming in thirteen states and territories. Founded in 2001, the club currently has 7,500 active players in the organization and has been awarded Generation adidas status.
Additionally, coaches from FC Missouri will have access to the FC Bayern curriculum & the FC Bayern Academy player development methodology. This will include interaction with the Youth Academy Staff of FC Bayern on a monthly basis, as well as annual technical visits to FC Bayern. All players will also have the honor of wearing the famed FC Bayern uniform.
“We are truly excited to be a part of this storied franchise. We expect to bring great things from an International level to the St. Charles County market for boys of all ages. We feel that our player development philosophy is a shared idea with both GPS and FC Bayern Munich. “ said Greg Geiger, FC Missouri’s Executive Director.
“Since meeting Greg and Matt at the annual GPS retreat in November where they were our guests, it was clear both parties shared a mutual player development philosophy,“ said Paul Baber, Director of Soccer for Global Premier Soccer. “From our discussions we beleive we have established a partnership that will provide value to the players, families and coaching staff of FC Missouri and we look forward to the growth and success of the club in the upcoming years,“ said Baber.
FC Missouri will run a FC Bayern Player ID program for Boys and Girls beginning this spring to identify top talent in the St Louis area. The best players from the ID program will be selected to attend the yearly FC Bayern Residential camp coached by FC Bayern Academy staff with the best players from that camp being sent on an official trial to FC Bayern.