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Author: Subject: GUSA/TWINS Merger - [5 Replies | 2244 Views]
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posted on 3/26/18 at 02:54 PM Reply With Quote

Interesting news. Press release:


PIEDMONT TRIAD, NORTH CAROLINA (March 26, 2018) – Twin City Youth Soccer Association and Greensboro United Soccer Association are pleased to announce the uniting of the organizations under one management company, the North Carolina Triad Fusion, and new club name North Carolina Fusion.

For the past 8 years, TCYSA and GUSA have been partners in the NC Soccer Fusion program, which has provided players participation in the highest levels of soccer in the country. The clubs’ co-management of Fusion resulted in the leadership of each club recognizing a greater opportunity for collaboration and led us to further discuss how we may be stronger as a united organization that facilitates collaboration over competition between the Clubs.

As North Carolina Fusion, parents and players will not only have access to all of the programs available currently, but also new offerings to be announced soon. Managed by one entity, the organizations will continue to maintain a local community focus, while uniting the entire Triad soccer community with the following goals in mind:

1. Enhance our programs at all levels – In addition to the high-quality programs we are offering at the local level at Twin City and Greensboro United, we will be expanding our offerings in our Triad based higher level programming

2. Strengthen and connect our Triad Community through soccer. Players from all Triad communities now can participate in programs at all levels that focus on collaboration over competition. This leads to progress in youth sport because we are aligning our philosophies and programs to take the quality of our programs significant strides forward

3. Continuously improve our soccer community through Trust – both on and off the field. By bringing our incredible coaching and administrative staffs together, sharing ideas, trusting one another, and through professional growth opportunities, we will improve our programs.

4. Instill a culture of Development, in which all players and coaches strive to improve and be their personal best no matter of their current level.

5. Create one of the most respected full service soccer organizations in the country. With this ambition comes a huge dose of Humility and reality that each individual’s experience is most important, and there will be things within our control and things out of our control. As an organization, we will strive to provide a Triad Wide community based program that operates at an elevated level through soccer programming.

Scott Wollaston, newly named Executive Director of NC Fusion, stated, “The leadership teams of both clubs are very excited about the opportunity we have in front of us. We have been in partnership for many years, but really haven’t been able to reach our full potential. Our alignment truly enhances the programs that we currently offer and creates incredible new opportunities for our players throughout the Triad area. Twin City and Greensboro United have been offering high quality soccer programming for many decades, and the combining of our talents, strengths, and resources makes for an exciting time for our entire membership!”

For existing players at Twin City, Greensboro United and Fusion, operating the programs under a single management structure will enhance their opportunity to play at every level of soccer. We will also welcome new players from surrounding communities of the Triad to be a part of our programs at all levels of play.

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posted on 3/27/18 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
Following the recent trends set by CSA and NCFC....will be 3 super-powers in NC youth soccer. But this is pretty much the easiest way to filter talent and make the best attempt at forming teams (GDA or ECNL) that can compete on the national scene.
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posted on 3/28/18 at 09:40 AM Reply With Quote
I agree that it will help form highly competitive teams. But for people that don't want to pay $2,000 plus for their kid to play a game, they are stuck with very few or no other options.
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posted on 3/29/18 at 06:06 AM Reply With Quote
I think the merger makes sense and the Twins management will help the Fusion to run more smoothly. It's essentially like NCFC with a pyramid and regional teams.
HOWEVER, the new club badge is horrible. PLEASE say that it is not the final choice.

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posted on 6/17/18 at 04:25 PM Reply With Quote
We had a willing high school coach, high school playing field for home games,willing parents and some cooperation between county high schools with a couple Forsyth Co players. Got a much smaller club on board to let us form our own team......cost went down 80%. We were VERY competitive in a upper level.

I am glad she is now in college and left the game with her health intact.

In most anything in life less choice and competition means a loss for those "buying" the "product".....

This is no different....

[Edited on 6/17/18 by eagles]

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posted on 6/18/18 at 11:23 AM Reply With Quote
fewer choices, longer travel distance for practices. US club system is not designed for player focused improvement. Focused on paying for worthless coaching licenses and DOCs getting nice cars while working outside. Men's team will never be great, women's teams will be caught soon. Watching Brazil play every ball out of the back, US "A" licensed coached club teams keepers rarely play out of back. etc... Next time you watch a local club game how often to defenders spread to receive ball from own goalie?
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