Indiana Soccer today took a step forward by establishing a relationship that will bring several benefits to its members as the largest soccer association in the state of Indiana proudly announced it has entered a partnership with Indy Eleven Professional Soccer Club. Moving forward, Indy Eleven and Indiana Soccer will work in lockstep to promote each other’s efforts to grow the game statewide.
“Partnering with the Indiana Soccer Association is the most important step Indy Eleven can take in reaching out to the soccer community across Indiana. We want this relationship to be so all-encompassing that when people think of Indy Eleven they will also think of Indiana Soccer, and vice-versa,” said Indy Eleven President/General Manager Peter Wilt. “We look forward to collaborating with Indiana Soccer’s dedicated staff, players, coaches, referees and families to help Indy Eleven work in meaningful and creative ways to strengthen the sport we all are so passionate about.”
The Indy Eleven-Indiana Soccer Association relationship will be comprehensive in its scope and allow both groups to promote initiatives that will benefit soccer-loving Hoosiers of all ages and abilities. As part of the agreement, Indy Eleven and Indiana Soccer will dedicate space in each other’s front office and have staff representatives join each organization’s respective staff meetings in order to promote the collaborative nature of the partnership.
“Indiana Soccer and Indy Eleven are expanding upon a partnership that will deliver high value for Indiana’s soccer family. Both organizations realize that by working in close unity, and by sharing resources, the well-aligned mission and purpose of each organization will be more promptly attained,” said Indiana Soccer Association Executive Director Dave Guthrie. “Great things are on the horizon for soccer in Indiana and it is a pleasure to partner with Indy Eleven to capture the best of what’s available for the benefit of both players and fans.”
Indy Eleven will have direct access to offer exclusive benefits and opportunities to Indiana Soccer’s 60,000 members and their families thanks to the agreement.
“It is important for Indianapolis and the rest of the great state of Indiana to have a professional soccer team and players with whom people can personally identify,” continued Guthrie. “Indiana Soccer is committed to leverage its resources to not only spread awareness, but, more importantly, help members gain access to the Indy Eleven roster and coaching staff, which will provide a high level of motivation and aspiration for many young players in Indiana.”
As part of the partnership with Indy Eleven, Indiana Soccer has updated its communication platform to reflect its new image that will be visible to its membership from now on. To access the new Indiana Soccer logos, please click on the following link: lNDIANA SOCCER LOGO / CREST
(USASA). Indiana Soccer is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law. Indiana Soccer has a current membership base of over 56,000 youth players, 3,000 adult players, 8,000 active coaches, 3,800 referees and thousands of volunteers through its network of over 130 local member clubs across the state of Indiana. Indiana Soccer is committed to cultivate a better community by serving and educating its members. Through the partnership with other organizations Indiana Soccer creates opportunities for the development, promotion and administration of soccer in the state of Indiana.
About Indy Eleven
Born Indy Pro Soccer after launching as the 12th member of the North American Soccer League January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven established its permanent identity 99 days later on the 152nd anniversary of the establishment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War on April 25th, 1861. The NASL is a professional soccer league established in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The NASL member teams are: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, New York Cosmos, Minnesota Stars FC, Puerto Rico Islanders, San Antonio Scorpions FC, the 2012 champion Tampa Bay Rowdies, Indy Eleven, Ottawa Fury and Virginia Cavalry will begin play in 2014.