Reserve Team to Allow for More Local Opportunity
Kalamazoo FC is expanding opportunities for local players to develop and receive high level training and competition. The KZFC coaching staff will network with high school and college coaches, as well as scout players personally, with the intention of developing training opportunities for the most talented players that are either planning to play in college or already doing so. The expectation is that a group of these players could become reserve players for the first team and potentially find opportunities to be roster with Kalamazoo FC.
“When we started the team, one of our stated goals was to provide our best local talent an opportunity to become a part of the program,” says team founder Mike Garrett. “This step will open the door for more of our local players who seek to play in college.”
Qualified players will likely begin to train this winter and that training would continue or even join the Kalamazoo FC training sessions next spring. Team youngsters Nick King and Hasten Biddlecome are two local products who have successfully trained with KZFC, earned opportunities to play and contributed to the team success. The club is looking to open the door and help more local players follow their lead.
“The gap between the top high school level player and any collegiate level can be a big step,” said Kalamazoo FC Assistant Coach Brian Clements. “We plan on helping players bridge that gap and hopefully become KZFC players in the future.”
More info to come at a later date.