Soccer club partnership will increase opportunities

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The Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC) has entered into an affiliation agreement with Tormenta FC (https://www.tormentafc.com) to provide expanded skill and competitive development opportunities for players and teams.

Tormenta FC is a professional soccer franchise located in Statesboro, Ga., that competes in USL League 1 & League 2. These are the 3rd and 4th divisions of professional soccer in the United States. Tormenta FC’s youth academy has operations in Statesboro, Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., as well as Hilton Head and Hardeeville.

The WSC affiliation with TFC will provide players seeking an elite-level opportunity to have inclusion in TFC’s pathway to professional soccer.

One of the primary purposes of this agreement is to provide a pathway, and the greatest opportunity, for youth players to achieve their objective of signing a professional contract with the professional 1st team of Tormenta FC.

Exceptional players may have the opportunity to train and participate in games with the USL Academy or USL Pro teams as youth players.

Opportunities are offered for elite players to participate in a regional player pool, designed to identify and integrate top young players from youth club markets into Tormenta FC Academy on a part-time training basis. All-Star experience could develop into players who compete in tournaments during the winter or summer.

Tormenta FC Academy and affiliates work together to offer guest-playing opportunities to complete rosters for teams/events.

As an affiliate of TFC, WSC now has access to the TFC’s Sweet Feet program, a specially designed beginner program for ages 3-8. This program is comprised of an age-appropriate curriculum that is simple to understand and creates a very fun soccer experience for the youngest players.

The club will be using this program as outreach to local schools and daycare programs to grow the game of soccer in the Walterboro community as a vehicle to accelerate the growth of the local recreational programming.

Over the next few years, WSC is committed to not only grow participation in the local recreation program, but also to improve the quality of instruction, offering local recreational soccer program that’s fast, fun and rewarding for every player.

Tormenta FC will conduct off-season training and development programs at the club as well as their other locations. These programs will be managed by TFC staff/pro players with support from the local academy/select staff.

With this affiliation, local players can get year-round professional development within WSC’s eco system.

For questions, comments, or information on how to be involved, contact Larry Wiggins, WSC president, at president@walterborosoccerclub.org or Frank Prentiss, WSC director of coaching, at frank.prentiss@gmail.com.

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