FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29th, 2022 – Reno, Nevada
Players North Soccer Club, the largest and most prestigious youth soccer club in Northern Nevada with over 900 registered players and 67 active teams, announces a new affiliation with MVLA SC (https://mvlasc.org) and the introduction of Reno MVLA Soccer Club. Reno MVLA SC will change the landscape of club soccer in Northern Nevada. By providing the highest level of competition and training for players and teams; college and professional pathways; a player development curriculum with proven success; and unsurpassed coaching education and learning opportunities, the introduction of Reno MVLA SC raises the standard for soccer clubs in the Reno area.
MVLA SC, founded in 1972, is one of the most recognized and successful youth soccer clubs in the United States. A member of Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) with both their Boys and Girls programs, MVLA SC competes at the highest levels of youth soccer in the United States. 4 National Championships; 3 Regional Championships; 27 California State Championships; 29 US Youth National Team players; and 2 Youth World Cup players…are just a few of the notable accolades earned by MVLA teams and players over the years. Player development under Albertin Montoya (https://mvlasc.org/albertin-montoya/), Technical Director of MVLA, is the focus of the club and competitive success has followed as a result. Albertin, a former player for MVLA; US Youth National teams; North Carolina State; Santa Clara University; and the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS, has coached US Youth National Teams and WPSL teams in addition to his MVLA teams. He was named Soccer America’s Women’s Coach of the Year and a FIFA Women’s World Coach of the Year finalist.
Reno MVLA SC and Players SC (Las Vegas, NV) will continue to work together closely in support of youth soccer in Northern and Southern Nevada. The partnership has provided Northern Nevada players with countless opportunities to compete and experience elite competitions including USYS Regional and Championships; USYS National League and the Players Showcase. “A close relationship between both clubs has been very positive for Nevada youth soccer. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Reno MVLA and I will continue to support and assist youth soccer development in Northern Nevada.” says Dr. Saeed Bonabian, Director of Players SC (Las Vegas).
“As part of our 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15 year strategic development plan for the club and our members, this has always been the next logical step in our commitment towards providing unparalleled opportunities here in Reno and beyond. Albertin is unquestionably the best youth coach in the Country and our new joint partnership will literally transform this club overnight.” – Jason Goodson, Reno MVLA SC Director of Coaching and Marco Merlo, Reno MVLA SC Technical Director
“In our continued pursuit of excellence, MVLA SC is excited to announce our joint venture with Reno’s best and most successful club. I’ve seen first hand the quality of players, coaches and teams within the system and that, coupled with their cutting edge player development methodologies and commitment to doing things the right way, makes this the perfect partnership. Our resources and experiences are now theirs and I can’t wait to begin working with the members of our new MVLA Family.” – Albertin Montoya, MVLA SC Director of Coaching
Randy Ritter, Reno MVLA SC President and Club Co-Founder, says, “I have no doubt our partnership with MVLA will take club soccer in Reno to the next level. I have always been committed to improving youth soccer in Reno and doing what is best for our players. MVLA’s operations both on the field and behind the scenes is truly impressive. We are looking forward to collaborating with Albertin, Joe and the entire MVLA team to bring new ideas and opportunities to youth soccer in Reno.”
“As the co-founder of the club, there is nothing I am more proud of than how far we have come. I’m super excited to be a part of MVLA and the opportunities this opens up for our players and us as coaches!” – Heather Johnson, Reno MVLA SC Vice President and Co-Founder
“MVLA is thrilled to partner with Reno’s top soccer club for player development! We have been beyond impressed by the vision and commitment to the beautiful game that the club and it’s coaching staff have brought to Northern Nevada.” – Joe Cannon, MVLA SC Executive Director
Rob Range, Executive Director of Reno MVLA SC, says, “Our partnership with MVLA Soccer Club raises the bar for club soccer in Reno. I am thrilled to start working with an organization with such a rich history and that is respected so highly throughout youth soccer. The commitment MVLA is making to our Club and our community speaks volumes on how much we have accomplished in the last few years, but more importantly on the great things we will be doing together in the future. ”
To learn more, visit renomvla.com.
Open Tryouts for Reno MVLA SC begins May 15th (for players born 2009 and younger) and May 23rd (for players born 2008 and older). Sign up online at: https://playersnorth.byga.net/tryouts/g8q7wrvi7x/signup