BOYDS, MD. (Mar. 27, 2015) — The Washington Spirit announced today that they have renewed their relationship with Arlington Soccer Association as a Youth Club Partner for the 2015 season.
The Spirit Youth Club Partnerships were formed to create a unique relationship between local clubs and the Spirit with the objective of providing valuable experiences and services to area youth soccer clubs, their staff, their parents and their players.
“Justin Wilt and Arlington Soccer have been very proactive in their families with professional women’s soccer and the Washington Spirit,” said Ashlee Comber, Spirit VP of Operations. “It’s great to have people in local clubs that just get it and provide the same exposure for the girls side of professional soccer as they do the boys.”
Arlington is one of the largest clubs in the D.C. area, with over 9,000 participants in their youth soccer programs every year. It is also among the oldest youth clubs in a region rich with soccer history at both the youth and professional levels, having been founded in 1970.
This relationship provides players and families in ASA with a close connection with the region’s professional women’s club and its players, a clinic with Spirit players exclusive to Arlington Soccer Association participants, and discounted tickets for ASA families throughout the 2015 season.
“Arlington Soccer is excited about continuing our partnership with the Spirit in 2015. We are fortunate to be able to support professional women’s soccer in our area, and we especially value having the Spirit as role models for our female players,” said Justin Wilt, ASA’s Executive Director. “In addition, the experience at the Maryland Soccerplex is wonderful and we look forward to a great season for the Spirit.”
The Spirit will kick off their third season on Saturday, April 18 against the defending National Women’s Soccer League champions FC Kansas City. On-field experiences for local youth teams are still available and can be booked by calling 301-337-8579 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.