Next Gen USA's Select Squad, led by Head Coach Graham Abercrombie, poses for a group photo in London prior to embarking on a tour of the city and training later that afternoon at Chelsea's facilities.

Next Gen USA's Select Squad, led by Head Coach Graham Abercrombie, poses for a group photo in London prior to embarking on a tour of the city and training later that afternoon at Chelsea's facilities.

 

NGLA STUDENTS ACHIEVE CONNECTIONS ACADEMY HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

Members of the Next Gen Leadership Academy were recently recognized by Connections Academy as members of the Academy's "Honor Roll" for their outstanding academic performance during the fall 2016 semester. 

Congratulations to Alexis, Angus, Cole, Edwin, Erick, Jack, Matthew C., Matthew F., and Michael! View photos on the Next Gen USA Flickr site.

Register today for Next Gen USA's SUMMER INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FESTIVALS!

MEET OUR 2016-17 CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS YOUTH HONOREES

2016-17 CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS YOUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS AUCTION

Next Gen USA will hold a live and silent auction during the Banquet Gala on June 9 to raise funds for the Next Gen USA Scholarship Fund. The auction will consist of various sports memorabilia, gift baskets, vacation packages and other special prizes donated by our friends and partners around the world. The auction features autographed soccer jerseys some of the world's top soccer clubs, including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, among others. 

REGISTER TO PRE-BID ONLINE!

UP CLOSE WITH NGLA'S SAM GOUGH

Sam Gough, Headmaster of the Next Gen Leadership Academy, recently sat down with Next Gen USA, to talk about the first year of NGLA operations on the RCBC campus in Pemberton, New Jersey. 

Portogallo, tizzio to receive character of champions impact awards

Richard Portogallo

2017 Next Gen USA Character of Champions Impact Award Honoree

Next Gen USA is honored and delighted to announce Richard Portogallo and Vince Tizzio as recipients of the Character of Champions Impact Award. Richard and Vince will be honored by Next Gen USA during the upcoming Character of Champions Gala Banquet

Mr. Portogallo (picture above) is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Global Head of Institutional Equities Clients and Services. Mr. Tizzio (pictured below) is President and CEO of Navigators Management Company, Inc., Navigators' U.S. insurance business.

Vince Tizzio

2017 Next Gen USA Character of Champions Impact Award Honoree

adidas, next gen USA FORM PARTNERSHIP

“We are delighted to partner with adidas,” said Tony Williams, President of Next Gen USA. “adidas is a global brand that our players and families know well. With world-class talent at its finger tips, adidas can help extend the Next Gen USA name and brand across our region and into new markets where soccer is played and regarded as the world’s game.” READ MORE

 

HANK STEINBRECHER TO DELIVER CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS GALA BANQUET KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Next Gen USA is honored and delighted to announce Hank Steinbrecher as keynote speaker for the Character of Champions Gala Banquet. Known throughout the American soccer community as "Mr. Soccer", Steinbrecher is widely regarded as one of the principal architects of Major League Soccer and an undisputed leader of U.S. Soccer's ascension over the past 25 years.

 

DARING TO BE DIFFERENT, PART II NOW AVAILABLE 

Part 2 of Jeff Bookman's new series, "Daring to be Different", is available now for your reading pleasure and enjoyment. Prior to co-founding Next Gen USA with Tony Williams, Jeff directed Chelsea FC's technical development programs for youth all around the world. 

READ JEFF'S SECOND ARTICLE                            READ JEFF'S FIRST ARTICLE

 

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I couldn’t imagine a better leadership team than Kevin, Tony and Jeff to advance player development in the United States. Their depth of knowledge and experience can educate and empower American youth players to reach new heights. I am delighted to collaborate with them and share best practices in creating inspirational player development environments for girls and young women.
— Emma HAYES, Manager, Chelsea FC Ladies