Tottenham Expand US Youth Soccer Partnerships

December 3, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur has secured a new partnership with California-based El Cerrito Futbol Club who will work with coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Global Coaching throughout the season.

El Cerrito F.C. Spurs players will play matches in the Tottenham kit and coaches will oversee player development using various methods.

Spurs have already established the same partnership model in Florida, ampoule where Tallahassee United became Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur in August.

Former US Men’s National Team and current Spurs goalkeeper, Brad Friedel (pictured) believes this could have a significant impact on the development of young players in his home country.

Friedel said: “We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with El Cerrito. Our Global Coaching team works across the world to develop young players and educate coaches, getting across a unique philosophy the Club has always prided itself on – attacking football played with style and flair.

“This programme is a real investment into the grassroots of US soccer and a fantastic opportunity for both organisations.”

Grant Cornwell, Head of Tottenham Hotspur Global Coaching, added: “The Tottenham Hotspur Global Coaching programme aims to create and deliver the best learning environment to encourage and develop the skills and techniques of young players throughout the world.

“As has already been seen in Tallahassee, we are creating pathways and opportunities for young players and coaches at grassroots level in the US through this innovative partnership model.”

Manish Doshi, Director of Coaching/Technical Director, El Cerrito F.C. Spurs, added: “Tottenham Hotspur has a proven and successful model of player development, and through this partnership, El Cerrito will continue its philosophy of developing players and coaches by building self-esteem and creative abilities.”