US Club Soccer Expands Players First Partners with Kimet Sport and Soccer Parenting Association

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – expands its Players First partners by adding Kimet Sport and the Soccer Parenting Association.

LaLiga/Kimet Planning – Kimet Sport’s comprehensive software platform designed by LaLiga Formation Methodology lead instructor Gari Fullaondo – emerged as a vital tool for participating coaches to implement the training methodology introduced over a full season. As a Players First partner, all US Club Soccer member clubs and coaches will receive discounted access to a Kimet Sport license.

“US Club Soccer believes in the fundamental principle that any attempt to develop better players requires an effort to first develop better coaches,” says Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “We can think of no better approach from which to learn than the LaLiga method of developing players. Gari’s long history with Athletic Bilbao, in particular, makes him uniquely qualified to help our coaches, and the Kimet software is a critical tool for coaches to better create the best possible training environment for all players.”

The Soccer Parenting Association – through its multiple platforms, including – will provide support, education and resources to parents of youth soccer athletes to help them excel on the field and in life. The expansive educational assets include articles, exclusive interviews, online courses, webinars, e-books, Q&As, a “Soccer Talk” feature for specific guidance and a private Facebook community.

“The Players First pillar of Parent Engagement & Education is a crucial part of the Players First philosophy,” added Payne. “What makes the Soccer Parenting Association unique is the amount of personalized content within the platform and its focus completely on parents. It’s an educational environment that maintains a dialogue with parents that will ultimately lead to better experiences for players, coaches and clubs.”

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About Kimet Sport

Kimet Sport is the first sports consultancy and methodological advisor organization specializing in soccer. Kimet offers clubs and coaches the opportunity and tool to create their own methodology to optimize the training of a soccer team in an easy and efficient way to maximize player development and formation. This methodology has been developed by Gari Fullaondo, former Methodology Director of Athletic Club of Bilbao, and approved by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, LaLiga (Spanish Clubs Association) and the AFE (Spanish Players Association).

The Kimet Planning software tool provides this methodology to every coach and club, to allow planning of an entire season easily and efficiently. Kimet Sport also creates individualized formation projects around the world to train coaches, players and clubs with our tool, methodology and knowledge.

About Soccer Parenting Association

The Soccer Parenting Association is a movement for social change that seeks to elevate the game by enhancing every child’s youth soccer experience through engaging, educating, supporting and advocating for youth soccer parents. is the Association’s groundbreaking education platform that provides parents with the information, support, guidance and education necessary to ensure their soccer player will thrive.

The Soccer Parenting Summit is an on-line event that brings experts and thought leaders in youth soccer, parenting and performance together with the sole purpose of educating youth soccer parents in the form of engaging interviews and presentations.

About US Club Soccer

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership. | Players First | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


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