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Dear ASC Members:

We are pleased to announce that Altoona Soccer Club has embarked on a partnership with Global Premier Soccer (GPS), one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the USA, which will see the ASC Academy and Select Programs rebrand as GPS Iowa.  As part of GPS being the official North American Youth partner of FC Bayern Munich, effective immediately ASC will now have exclusive access to the FC Bayern Munich brand as part of the GPS network of clubs.

GPS is currently active in 24 US states and territories and is one of the biggest and fastest growing soccer organizations in North America. GPS is also the Official North American Youth Partner of FC Bayern Munich, one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football!

Bayern Munich has what is widely regarded as one of the top youth developmental programs in the world and are the reigning Bundesliga Champions.  As part of the agreement, coaches from ASC will have access to the FC Bayern curriculum and the FC Bayern Academy player development methodology. This will include interaction with the Youth Academy Staff of FC Bayern on a monthly basis, as well as annual technical visits to FC Bayern. All players will also have the honor of wearing the famed FC Bayern uniform.

We are very proud of the work and foundation we have laid within our community and the partnership with GPS will help us continue to improve, build and move forward.  Our partnership with GPS is a continuation of our commitment to the development of our players and coaches. This relationship will open many opportunities for our members, and we are incredibly excited with what the road ahead looks like for the ASC and GPS Iowa. The GPS partnership will be an example of how collaborating and sharing resources between like-minded clubs can lead to an enhanced player development experience for players of all levels.  Our intention is that the partnership with FC Bayern and GPS is going to make each individual player and coach better, which will ultimately improve every team at ASC and GPS Iowa. 

We are sure that there will be lots of questions about the new partnership and we intend to do our very best to answer those questions as they come.  To get out in front a little we have attached several documents that will provide our members some insight into why we made this move and more information about GPS and our pathway forward.  We have a new Facebook page “GPS IOWA - Global Premier Soccer Iowa” and much of this information can also be found there, please follow the page to stay up on all the newest information.  We will also be launching a new website within the month. 

Please access the below links for more information on GPS and GPS Iowa


In addition, prior to the 2019/2020 Tryouts in June, we will hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the partnership and path forward.  We will publish that within the next two weeks.

Thanks for your continued support of our club, we are very excited for our future and hope that you are too.

Yours in soccer, The Altoona Soccer Club Board

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