Liverpool FC International Academy Connecticut exists to create a nurturing environment for local soccer players. By following the same curriculum as Liverpool FC’s renowned Academy in the UK, we can ensure players receive the very best soccer education from our professional coaching staff.
We are committed to individual player development and we pride ourselves in creating a supportive environment in which our players can thrive both on and off the field as defined within our long- term player development model. Within the framework of this curriculum, our staff strives to instill character, self-esteem, respect, responsibility, accountability, and fair play within our young athletes.
As an Academy, we maintain a shared belief with Liverpool FC that team spirit, hard work, determination and the ability to overcome any obstacles in life and, above all, play with dignity and fair play, are the values and characteristics we look for in our players, coaches and program as a whole.
We are dedicated to our continued growth of youth soccer at all levels and our commitment to imparting our passion for the game within the players we coach.
We are the World’s Greatest Football Family.
Ambition Knowing that dreams are there to be achieved. Nothing is impossible.
Commitment Put your heart and soul into everything – go that last mile to do things right.
Dignity Earn respect through honesty and integrity.
Unity Work together to bring the best out of each other, on and off the field.
Through our ‘player-centered approach’ we develop the player’s life-skills as well as their soccer characteristics and abilities. This holistic approach – ‘The Liverpool Way’ – gives our players certain experiences and training that will shape their development into young adults and stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
To create the optimum environment for young players to develop and flourish by providing the best coaching and games program that continually challenges them to reach their full potential on and off the field.
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Crusaders United was formed in 1995 and soon a major part of the New England soccer landscape. April 2013 the Crusaders United Soccer Club and Plymouth based Stingrays Soccer Club combine forces and create more opportunities for every level of player in our area, adding teams from East Bridgewater to round out the new CS UNITED SOCCER CLUB with over 50 teams in every age group of both genders.
As our club grew rapidly, the organization did not go unnoticed and in 2013, the CS United Soccer Club signed contracts with Warrior Brand Soccer, Liverpool Football Club, NSCAA Member Club program, and was selected to membership in the New England Premiership Soccer League.
After 3 years as a Liverpool FC affiliate club, CS United more formally partnered with LFC to become a full Liverpool FC International Academy.