Admiral Sports is proud to announce the launch of a new program that will honor exemplary coaches, players, and programs in youth soccer.  The program will be broken into two parts: the Admiral Sports Power XI and the Admiral Sports National Coach of the Month.    

“We do a lot of business in the area of youth soccer and we felt it was time to give back,” Admiral Sports CEO Paul Hamburger commented.  “The future of American soccer is in the youth and it’s time that people learn about the great work that is being done across the country.  These players deserve more attention and recognition, and that is exactly what we are going to do.”

The Admiral Sports Power XI will consist of a “team of the month,” one that consists of 11 players.  This group will be chosen each month, beginning in mid-May.  The group will be highlighted using a number of media channels, including the Admiral Sports website, the Admiral Sports monthly newsletter, Admiral Sports social media accounts, and a national press release. 

The Admiral Sports National Coach of the Month will serve as a complement to the Admiral Sports Power XI and give the company an opportunity to honor 12 outstanding coaches each year. 

“Teams of the month and national honors are often reserved for the professional game and we feel that our players, coaches, and clubs deserve that same level of publicity and attention,” Hamburger added.  “They need to be treated as stars of the game.  We’ll be looking to honor players and coaches in every corner of the country, not just those deemed to be the hotbeds of soccer.”

Each honoree will receive a voucher for Admiral products.  This will help get several thousand dollars of free merchandise in the hands of youth players and coaches each year.  

Admiral is a leader in the North American soccer market, serving as a major partner for youth, college, amateur, and professional programs across the country.  Admiral is one of the oldest sporting brands in the world, having been a part of soccer for over a century.  The brand has been worn by some of the biggest names in the sport, including the England National Team, Manchester United, and the New York Cosmos.  In fact, Admiral has supplied most of the current EPL teams in addition to being the largest brand in the original NASL.  Some of North America’s best teams in the NASL, USL, PDL, and NPSL have partnerships with Admiral Sports in addition to youth programs and state associations from coast to coast. 

The company has also become very involved in the soccer accessories market, providing innovative products to their customers.  Admiral currently offers a wide range of accessories, including goals, bags, balls, goalkeeper gloves, referee supplies, and training equipment.  Admiral also happens to be the exclusive North American distributor of OpenGoaaal!, one of the most talked about products at the 2016 NSCAA Convention.