LANSING, Mich. – Striving to engage in the community and support local organizations and businesses, Lansing Ignite FC has revealed today the first two clubs, Lansing Soccer Club and Soccer Kickers, to partner with the professional soccer team ahead of the inaugural 2019 season.
Included in the partnership are a number of incentives, as well as unprecedented access to LIFC players, the coaching staff and club resources.
“Lansing has an exceptional youth soccer community, and so we’re thrilled to be working with Lansing Soccer Club and Soccer Kickers, who both play an important role in developing players in the region,” LIFC Vice President and General Manager Jeremy Sampson said. “This partnership provides unique, rewarding opportunities for youth players in Mid-Michigan, and we look forward to our relationships growing as the season progresses.”
Based in the capital city, Lansing Soccer Club is designed to create an environment that nurtures a child’s love of the game, while developing a child’s mental and physical skills. LSC's children learn good sportsmanship, how to honor their communities, the principals of respect and tolerance for all and how a city can be built when a round ball and committed families come together.
Soccer Kickers, based in East Lansing, is the perfect year-round soccer program for children ages 2-12 who are new to soccer or who want to build upon past soccer experiences. Using an emergent curriculum, the club’s program factors in the developmental stage of its kickers to keep them physically active, live a fit and healthy life and most importantly have fun. Private coaching is also available for children with more advanced skills.
Youth clubs interested in learning more about LIFC’s youth program can reach out to Group Sales Account Representative Ryan Rea via email@example.com or (517) 203-5405.
LIFC begins its USL League One regular season against the Richmond Kickers in Richmond, Virginia, on March 30 and against Greenville Triumph SC in Greenville, South Carolina, on April 6. LIFC will hold a celebration in downtown Lansing ahead of the team’s first League One match at Cooley Law School Stadium against the Kickers on April 13, and the celebration of soccer in the Michigan capital will continue three days later when LIFC faces off against the Michigan State Spartans in the Capital Cup. For more information on Ignite FC, follow the team on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.