Platform Joins Players First Initiative Intending to Revolutionize Youth Soccer
(Charleston, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – officially announces Fit for 90, a premier player-monitoring platform delivering sports science to soccer coaches, players and teams, as its “Official Player Monitoring System.”
Fit for 90 also joins as a partner of the recently launched Players First initiative, designed to change the face of youth soccer for athletes by creating a holistic and improved club experience for the approximately 500,000 member players and their parents nationwide.
Supporting the “Player Health & Safety” and “Coaching Development” pillars of Players First, Fit for 90 provides information based on player feedback to help coaches better understand each athlete’s readiness and stress to decrease risk of injury and increase player development and performance. Fit for 90’s approach is unique in its delivery of highly accessible information to help coaches refine their methodology and maximize player experience, health and well-being. Fit for 90 additionally delivers sports science consulting to a large number of teams at the youth, collegiate and professional levels.
“We are very excited to be a part of Players First. This is an exciting movement in U.S. youth soccer to create a better environment for players to stay on the field and compete at their best,” said John Cone, founder and CEO of Fit for 90. “Monitoring is highly prevalent in pro sports, but it is infinitely more important in young athletes due to the combined stresses of growth and training; the knowledge our monitoring system delivers helps coaches balance stress and readiness to prevent injury and cultivate healthy development.”
As the Official Player Monitoring System of US Club Soccer, Fit for 90 will provide educational material for coaches and players regarding sports science, as well as improving overall wellness. Additionally, all US Club Soccer members will receive licensed access to the Fit for 90 software platform at a discounted rate.
Fit for 90 is used by soccer athletes of all levels, including the U.S. Women’s National Team, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League and collegiate and elite youth programs.
US Club Soccer launched its ambitious Players First platform in early August to change the youth soccer environment and provide a holistic club soccer experience allowing every player to reach his or her full potential. Players First – which features a suite of best-in-class resources for clubs, coaches, parents and players – is based on five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.
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About Fit for 90
Fit for 90 is a player-monitoring and analytics platform that delivers sports science to soccer players, coaches and teams. The unique system utilizes proactive and reactive player feedback to improve player performance and development as well as assist in injury prevention.
Founded in 2013 by Dr. John Cone, a Ph.D. in kinesiology with a U.S. Soccer Federation A coaching license, the Fit for 90 system combines science and sport to provide players and coaches the data they need to optimize training and performance. Fit for 90 is used by the 2015 World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, professional teams in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League and is the Official Player Monitoring System for US Club Soccer.
More information is available at Fitfor90.com.
About US Club Soccer
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id² Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to unite under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club.
More information: usclubsoccer.org, 843.614.4140.