Dear Pride Families,
As many of you know, Pride Soccer has enjoyed a very strong relationship with the Switchbacks, our local professional soccer team. As the Switchbacks continue to grow, we are proud and excited to announce a brand new partnership that will continue to improve the quality of our club into the future.
After several rounds of discussion and interviews, the Switchbacks have selected Pride Soccer as their official youth soccer partner. You may see a press release about this in the local news, but we wanted to give you some more details as to how this impacts our players and families.
- Starting this month, Pride’s Developmental Academy boys teams will begin wearing a Switchbacks FC patch on their uniforms. The Switchbacks will carry our Pride SC patch on their training tops.
- Together, we will field a new amateur men’s soccer team in the Premier Development League (PDL). This is the fourth tier of competition in US Soccer, and this new team will compete with other PDL teams from Canada and the US. This will have a direct impact on our 17 and older players, as well as college players past and present.
- We’ll begin discussions on how we can align our coaching staff, training opportunities, and facilities usage into the future. This means your players will have more access to soccer training from Switchbacks players, coaches, and staff.
- We’ll have an exclusive and highly discounted season ticket offer for Pride families.
- And much more… This is just the beginning.
This is the first step in a multi-year partnership that will expand the reach of our youth soccer program while improving the quality of the development opportunities available to your players. We will continue to share more details as they come into focus.
Attached is a copy of the official press release below for you to read through. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time for more details.
Candy Brooks – Executive Director
& Jay Rayner – Technical Director