Schwaben AC is has been approved as a US Club Soccer Players First-licensed club, one of only 82 clubs in the country and only 1 of 3 in the state of Illinois. We’re honored to be nationally recognized on the forefront of raising the standards of youth soccer, as a Players First-licensed club. Players First is built on five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. Message from US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne:
Dear Schwaben Athletic Club families and community,
With great pride, I’d like to inform you that Schwaben Athletic Club has been recognized as a Players First-licensed club. After a rigorous application process, your club has proven to provide an exceptional, player-centered environment and upholds the high standards of this license.
Being a member of a Players First club signifies that you are a part of a club that is providing support in five key areas: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. It also means that your club creates a positive, holistic experience for every child participating in the club.
On the club website, you will now find the Philosophical Commitments of a Players First club:
The ultimate goal of Players First licensing is to create and maintain this culture in youth soccer and your club is now officially one of the national exemplary leaders.
We thank you for being a part of this culture and movement in youth soccer. The most important individuals involved in Players First clubs are the parents and families, and we deeply appreciate your support.