BELLEVUE, WA., March 15, 2017 – NPSA, the fastest growing youth Premier Soccer club in Western Washington, have announced a new partnership with SKLZ. SKLZ is the leader in skill and performance-based training equipment and this new partnership cements SKLZ as the official supplier of innovative soccer training equipment to NPSA. The soccer specific training equipment supplied to NPSA by SKLZ was developed with feedback from coaches, and players including SKLZ Soccer Team Captains, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. It is designed to help players and coaches prepare for game day.
“We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with NPSA. This partnership was a decision we made due to the quality of two things; the product NPSA provides and the people within the club. The partnership is a new entry into the youth club soccer landscape in Western WA and having the right partner is imperative. At SKLZ we pride ourselves on excellence and innovation in sports performance and we see those same values in NPSA. It seemed a natural fit. Through NPSA not only do we have a partner that is producing winning teams and championships but we have a partner that offers a multitude of programs and opportunities throughout the greater Seattle area to benefit so many diverse populations. More specifically, we especially believed in the NPSA Foundation. The “soccer for all” philosophy was attractive to us as we are proud to partner with an organization that works hard to break down the financial barriers that prevent young people from enjoying the sport they love. We strongly believe this will be a long and fruitful partnership.” states Evan Heptig, Regional Manager SLKZ.
According to Adam Nowland, Founder and Director of Coaching at NPSA, the new partnership will enhance all NPSA programs that serve the many diverse populations in the area. “This is a very exciting day in the history of our club! For a company with the size, reach and reputation of SKLZ to partner with NPSA is a clear sign that our program is heading in the right direction. We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our members and set a new standard in youth soccer training in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Working alongside SKLZ and utilizing their equipment throughout our program will only enhance the product we currently provide and benefit our players across all our teams and age groups.”
The SKLZ equipment will also be introduced at tryouts and will be used throughout NPSA’s training programs, Summer Camps and Enhancement clinics.
About NPSA Titans:
NPSA is the brainchild of founder and DOC Adam Nowland. Adam, a former EPL professional, came to America originally to play the game towards the end of his career. While he was still playing, as is the case with all professional players in England, he was told to "give back" to the game that gave him so much. As a UEFA licensed coach, Adam saw the traditional model of youth soccer in the US and saw that there was a void that needed to be filled. He noticed that the traditional model was restrictive and only available to those who could afford it. NPSA strives to provide opportunities to children at all levels to play soccer. NPSA provides Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Newport Hills, Renton, Redmond and Seattle with a genuine premier youth soccer program, currently serving over 750 players and 50 teams. www.npsatitans.com
SKLZ prepares athletes to be ready for their sport. The SKLZ brand offers skill and performance training products and programs for athletes to use at home and in training environments. Based in Carlsbad, California, SKLZ products are available around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty retailers, and at sklz.com.