With the support of our partners, we are able to fund scholarship initiatives and educational programs that develop children's self-confidence, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, and foster quality relationships with peers and adults in the communities where Next Gen USA has an active presence.
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adidas America, which operates from its corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon, actively supports youth soccer clubs, leagues and educational organizations across the United States. adidas markets and sells, among other things, soccer footwear, apparel, equipment and other sporting goods in the United States.
“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.”
As Next Gen USA’s Official Sports Apparel and Footwear Partner, adidas will provide Next Gen USA with preferred access to a collection of adidas footwear, sportswear and apparel specifically for all members of the Next Gen USA family.
“adidas is excited to continue our partnership with Next Gen USA and help them reach their initiatives in the years to come,” said Nicholas Rossi, adidas’ Regional Director for New Jersey and New York. “Next Gen USA continues to provide a platform of development for youth players to grow both on the field and in the classroom through domestic and international programing, and adidas is proud to be a partner in their efforts.”
Partnership to Expand Programming Opportunities For Next Gen USA Participants & Preferred Pricing on Sportswear and Merchandise
Ewing Sports, which operates from its corporate headquarters in Ewing, New Jersey, actively supports more than 100 youth soccer clubs, leagues and educational organizations across the United States. Ewing Sports works directly with global sports brands such as adidas, Nike, Under Armour and other top manufacturers to provide its customers.
“We are delighted to join forces with Ewing Sports,” said Tony Williams, President of Next Gen USA. “Ewing Sports is a first-class company that cares about its customers and the communities in which they live and play.”
Through its inventory of soccer specialty products, Ewing Sports will offer Next Gen USA participants and community members preferred pricing and access to a collection of Next Gen USA-branded sportswear and apparel specifically for all members of the Next Gen USA family. Browse the collection by visiting Next Gen USA’s store on Ewing Sports' website: nextgenusa.ewingsports.com.
“We take great pride in supporting programs that help youngsters have fun and develop their skills,” said Chris Goodrich, Ewing Sports’ President. “Partnering with Next Gen USA is a natural fit for us and we are excited to support Next Gen USA’s efforts to bring coaches and teachers from around the world to work with youth right here in our local region.”
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Nemours DuPont Pediatrics and Next Gen USA have established a multi-year partnership to support greater access to primary healthcare services for youth soccer participants and their family members in Next Gen USA’s player development programs.
The partnership provides mutually-beneficial opportunities for Next Gen USA participants and their family members who reside in in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to consult with and access Nemours’ doctors, nurses and specialists regarding pediatric needs and concerns.
Nemours DuPont Pediatrics., which operates from its corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Del., is a non-profit pediatric healthcare system dedicated to life-changing medical care and research. Nemours DuPont Pediatrics advocates for children across all of its service platforms and believes in providing the best possible continuum of care for youth by training tomorrow’s health care practitioners.
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Orsa Sport Ltd. and Next Gen USA have established a multi-year player partnership to support the educational development of female youth soccer players in Next Gen USA and Orsa Sport’s player development programs. Orsa Sport Ltd., which operates from its corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, actively supports educational and athletic programming for children and families across Finland. Established in 2005, Orsa Sport operates grassroots soccer programs in various cities across Finland that identify talented players and support their interest in learning to play the game at the highest level. Through a network of corporate and community partners, Orsa Sport is the leader in youth development and benefits from strong working relationships with the Football Association of Finland, Eerikkila National Institute for Sport, and various amateur and professional soccer clubs throughout the country.
The partnership is focused on developing a mutually-beneficial player development platform for top-flight female soccer players in both countries, and to facilitate learning and leadership opportunities through cross-cultural and educational exchange programs. Next Gen USA will organize a National Select Squad Team comprised of female players born in 2002 and 2003 to travel to Finland in December to train at the Finnish National Training Center and compete against Finland’s youth national championship teams. Further details about the National Select Squad Team and tour can be found HERE.
Effective June 1, Next Gen USA will become Orsa Sport’s official international youth development partner for soccer. Orsa Sport will occupy the same designation and help promote the identification, training and education of talented female soccer players in Finland, the United States and other countries where Next Gen USA trains and competes. Further, Next Gen USA’s International Development Festivals, which occur in more than 12 markets throughout the northeastern region of the country, will become official Orsa Sport-scouted events for the identification and recruitment of talented American female players for future placement in clubs and soccer organizations throughout Finland.
Rowan College at Burlington County ("RCBC") is Next Gen USA's educational partner in every sense of the word. RCBC supports Next Gen USA's mission to educate, empower and inspire youth through soccer by working together to provide numerous academic, athletic and leadership development opportunities for youth to learn by doing on RCBC's Pemberton campus.
Rowan College at Burlington County transforms lives by delivering innovative, high-quality and affordable educational experiences in an accessible and diverse environment. To learn more about the institution and its academic program offerings, visit www.rcbc.edu.
Next Gen USA & the United States Specialty Sports Association ("USSSA") have established a long-term partnership to identify and develop promising young soccer players by providing world-class soccer educational opportunities for youth players and coaches across the country. USSSA is the largest multi-sport association in the world with over 4.1 million participants playing on 265,000 teams in 16 nationally-sanctioned Sports Programs.
Effective immediately, Next Gen USA will become USSSA's Official Youth Development Program. As an official partner, Next Gen USA will appoint a national network of District Development Directors who will collaborate with USSSA leadership to plan, develop and implement local soccer talent identification and development models across the country. Through the partnership, the most promising USSSA players will be invited to participate in Next Gen USA's programs, which includes the District Development Squad program, the Next Gen Leadership Academy, and other international program opportunities. The goal of the partnership is to provide a progressive “Best with Best” domestic and International competitive platform together with USSSA.
Craig Scriven, USSSA’s Vice President of Soccer, said “This is an excellent opportunity for our members and we are excited about launching the program with NextGen. Soccer is going through some major transitions at this time with development being the reason behind these moves. Our goal here at USSSA has always been to provide our members with services and programs which benefit each organization, league, club, team and individual player. In creating this program, we are continuing to make sure development and chances of opportunities for our players are available.”
Visit www.usssasoccer.com to learn more about USSSA and the new soccer program partnership with USSSA.