Phoenix Rising FC Professional Academy is a founding member of Major League Soccer’s elite player development platform
“All of us at Phoenix Rising FC are incredibly honored and excited to be announced, and compete, as a founding member of the MLS elite player development platform,” said Phoenix Rising FC’s Director of Soccer Development, Steve Cooke. “Our desire is to provide the very best practices in elite player development through the Phoenix Rising FC Professional Academy, and this platform will enable us to do so by competing at the highest level of youth soccer.”
The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment.
For Phoenix Rising FC, being named to the elite player development platform means the club can offer academy players in the Phoenix area access to the top level of competition in the U.S.