GLSA Partners with Trace to Strengthen Player Development Within Program
LIBERTYVILLE, IL + AUSTIN, TX (MARCH 10, 2021) – Greater Libertyville Soccer Association (GLSA) and Trace are excited to announce a partnership for the 2021-22 season. GLSA will be outfitting select FC 1974 teams with the Trace platform to automatically film games, be able to create shareable recruiting profiles with Trace iD, and receive custom Trace Workshops for both players and coaches.
“This gives us as coaches the opportunity to have both individual and team conversations with our player’s to help them see what they do well and what areas of the game they may need to improve on while giving them the opportunity to learn and share both clips and full games with college coaches.”– Srgjan Smileski, Director of Coaching for FC1974
“When we first heard about Trace and the benefits that it can provide our players both as a learning tool and as a means to help our players with the recruiting process we jumped on the opportunity to join the Trace team and offer this revolutionary tool to our player’s and families,” says Srgjan Smileski, Director of Coaching for FC1974. “This gives us as coaches the opportunity to have both individual and team conversations with our player’s to help them see what they do well and what areas of the game they may need to improve on while giving them the opportunity to learn and share both clips and full games with college coaches.”
Through partnering with Trace, GLSA will be able to provide it’s players and coaches with tools for consistent development. As a Performanced Based Success Program, FC 1974 is committed to developing technically efficient players by providing an excellent technical base and good training habits, and a quality fast tempo playing style.
With personalized Moment playlists created for each player after every game, coaches now have the ability to incorporate 1-on-1 film review into their sessions, and use Trace Radar to drive home tactical best practices.
As video becomes more crucial than ever for player development and recruiting, GLSA understands that finding and implementing the right filming solution is key. With the average Trace game receiving over 1,600 moment views, both coaches and players continue to find value in the Trace system.
Greater Libertyville Soccer Association joins over 50 other clubs and organizations that have partnered with Trace for adoption within their organization.
Trace is a sports technology company that is changing the way teams and clubs film and consume soccer video. Trace uses a robot camera, GPS sensors, and powerful software to film the game and create moments for every player automatically. With Trace, coaching, player development, and recruiting are seamless.
Maggy Mahalick | Director of Strategic Partnerships
About GLSA: Greater Libertyville Soccer Association has been providing and promoting a positive soccer experience for every participant appropriate to their level of interest and ability since 1974. They strive to create a safe environment and nurture a valuable soccer learning experience at all levels of a player’s soccer career.
Srdjan Smileski | Director of Coaching FC1974