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(CHARLESTON, S.C.)US Club Soccer – the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – officially announces a partnership with SoccerPrep to provide its member parents and players with special access to the SoccerPrep Athletic & Academic Development platform.

SoccerPrep is now the exclusive college planning and college test prep partner of US Club Soccer and immediately joins the growing list of Players First partners to advance the founding pillars of Player Development and Parent Engagement & Education. By aligning with SoccerPrep, US Club Soccer and Players First makes a commitment to develop well-rounded young adults beyond their abilities on the field.

– VIDEO: Overview of the SoccerPrep platform – http://usclubsoccer.org/playersfirst/offerings/soccerprep/

The platform can be used by prospective student-athletes, as well as high school students who may not pursue an athletic career in college. In addition to world-class test preparation tools, SoccerPrep also replicates the college admissions decision process and reveals how students measure up against the current freshman class in key categories beyond GPA and test scores.

“Finding the right fit for prospective student athletes and their families can be challenging,” US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne said. “SoccerPrep will be a powerful resource for them, and we’re proud to share it with our members.”

Each SoccerPrep account provides 12 months access to:

– SAT and ACT Test Preparation, powered by the premier online provider ePrep

– College admissions and financial guidance provided by Betterton College Planning, an online tool created in partnership with Don Betterton, Princeton’s former director of financial aid and member of the Admissions Committee (as well as assistant soccer coach under Bob Bradley)

– An online academic and athletic profile, providing a simple and well-organized way to approach college coaches

– A general college recruitment resource guide

US Club Soccer members receive all of the aforementioned features for the discounted rate of $135 per athlete, as opposed to the standard retail rate of $499 per athlete. To take advantage of this offering, please visit this page or ask your club.

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.

Join the conversation on social media by tagging @USClubSoccer and using #P1soccer.

About SoccerPrep

SoccerPrep is part of the AthletePrep LLC family of products focused on providing best-in-class digital test prep and college planning tools to all students and their families. From the highest recruited athlete to those that have no intention of pursuing their chosen sport beyond high school, SoccerPrep’s services are critically important to helping all student-athletes navigate the “college search process” and find the college that is a the right fit for them.

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.