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Republic FC Welcomes El Dorado Hills Soccer Club as Youth Club Partner Through 2027

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April 2, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Sacramento Republic FC News Release

As Republic FC continues its 2024 season, the club and El Dorado Hills Soccer Club (EDHSC) are partnering to advance player development at various levels of youth soccer. EDHSC has signed on to become a youth club partner for the next three years, joining Republic FC in growing the game and fostering a love for soccer across Northern California.

As an official Youth Club Partner, EDHSC will receive valuable resources provided by Republic FC’s Youth Programs staff. In addition to programming and coaching opportunities for players at the recreational level, the partnership will focus on strengthening the player pathway for those in EDHSC’s Comp Program, where coaches and players will receive advanced training experiences, as well as exposure to Republic FC’s Youth Academy.

Republic FC will also organize a special Regional Development Program (RDP) in El Dorado Hills each year. RDP is Republic FC’s top youth development program, offering opportunities for players to grow their skills and prepare for more competitive soccer.

We recently sat down with EDHSC President Trevor Holton, Sporting Director Paul Buckle, and Technical Director Glenn Shepherd to talk about the partnership, its goals for players, and growing the game across the Sacramento region.

Left to Right: Paul Buckle, EDHSC Sporting Director // Glenn Shepherd, EDHSC Technical Director // Trevor Holton, EDHSC President // Filip Handl, Republic FC Manager of Soccer Programming

What makes you excited about partnering with Republic FC?

PB: To have El Dorado Hills Soccer Club affiliated with Republic FC is just so exciting. Republic FC has established itself as such a successful club on and off the field, and to align ourselves with the organization in this way is just fantastic.

GS: It makes sense for us to build a pathway with the top soccer organization in our area, so to formalize this relationship is just the first step in helping us support our players’ development the best we can. That’s what our mission is – as coaches, as directors – to try to graduate our elite players to professional ranks. So partnering with Republic FC will help us begin to make that pathway easier to understand and more accessible than it ever has been for our players and their families.

TH: Our players and families love Republic FC, love going to their games, so this partnership fosters that enjoyment of soccer for people at all levels….

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