NY Cosmos Academy Affiliation Program
On July 28th, 2015 the NY Cosmos announced that the Hicksville American Soccer Club would join as a founding member in the academy affiliate program. The Academy Affiliate program will help set the foundation for the NY Cosmos Academy. Through the Hicksville American Soccer Club the Cosmos will be able to identify local talent and give young player the opportunity to play for the Cosmos team’s academy.
The Hicksville American Soccer Club is proud to be able to offer this opportunity to our players and their families. The club will have direct access to the Cosmos including the first team coaching staff who will share best practice and coaching education. The Cosmos will also provide our club with a presence on their digital channels and promotion at home games, reaching thousands of fans. Real Madrid legend and Cosmos Striker Raúl will join the program as the technical advisor for the club’s youth academy.
The Key Points of the Academy Affiliate Program
• The Affiliate Program will help set the foundations for the club's Academy
• The program will help develop a network of scouts who can identify local talent
• The club will be able to offer young players a path to the pros
• As part of the affiliation, the HASC staff will be able to share best practice and receive technical advice and support from the Cosmos’ first team coaching staff.