Being a part of Liverpool is a journey, more than a destination. The Liverpool culture is about learning, understanding and becoming part of the success through support of the club’s programs, the philosophy and our goals. We value character, quality and tradition, and believe that the journey Liverpool provides is carefully-crafted with old-world values and what is important to families. Becoming a part of that tradition, takes hard work and determination on the part of every athlete, family and every person who works within the club and requires an honest belief in what we stand for. The pride and ownership every athlete feels when they step on the field is at the heart of what has created the momentum and enthusiasm the market has embraced as well as the more than 400% growth in 4 years. Liverpool is growing bigger, better, stronger and more focused than ever on our team’s success and on our athlete’s dreams and what is required to create a world-class club. We invited you to become a part of it.
From the Player’s Perspective
Being a part of Liverpool means having a foundation of support around you and embracing the three pillars of Liverpool as cornerstones of your career. Acting with character and striving for quality are the focus points for athletes day in and day out. Behavior, attitude, dedication are all a reflection of not only the athlete, but of the team, the staff and the club.
Athlete’s within Liverpool are not “the property of” just one coach or belong only to one team family. Instead, they train within a safe, fun, healthy environment of cooperation, witnessing the exchange of ideas, and fierce loyalty our coaches and teams share. They train side by side with other Liverpool teams and are trained by coaches from time to time other than their head coach. They see and hear from senior staff as well as the President and Administrator throughout the season. Our webmaster, our Boys and Girls Directors, our Academy Director, or DOC and more interact frequently with the teams and coaches. Liverpool’s family is one of support and determination to help every athlete succeed.
The Liverpool brand is one that every player who knows soccer knows. The Liverpool crest is one of the most identifiable logos in the world. The motto “you’ll never walk alone” means something to fans across the world. To Liverpool FC America, being great stewards of that brand is a responsibility we take very seriously. To protect, promote and educate people about Liverpool is something we work on day in and day out. Our Liverpool FC America traditions help identify our proud heritage and make our teams unique in their attitude and pride on the field. The traditions are:
The Team Flag- Unifying and branding the team as a part of a larger family; ensuring that every player is a part of the team “under one flag” i
The handshake with the referees- an outward sign of respect for the authority and integrity of the game
The “Last Hand Off The Field”- When an EPL player is substituted off the field, the last thing they do as they leave the pitch is to applaud his fans. For our Liverpool FC America teams, after the completion of the game, they jog halfway across the field and applaud their greatest fans… the parents.
Within Liverpool a player will find a host of programs that will help them to achieve the goals they set. Below is a list of a few of those support programs:
College Athlete Placement Program- Priority program helping to educate players about the process of finding the correct university and college for them.
Skills Programs- Technical Skill programs developed both within the team as well as within the club
Training Programs- Informed, developed training programs meant to create successful competitive athletes at all levels of the games
Curriculum Developed for your specific age and team
Pool Training- Training with other athletes the same age
Tournament Opportunities- Tournament teams that travel and compete apart from club team
Director’s Sessions- The Senior Staff works with a wide variety of teams throughout the year.
From the Parent’s Perspective
Being a part of Liverpool means having resources to help both your family and your athlete achieve their goals. Parent education is about helping parents to understand the programs offered and the philosophy and culture here at Liverpool FC America. Our parent education and support program includes:
Liverpool is proud to offer many opportunities for parents to contribute volunteer and provide feedback to the club. With that feedback, we become better, stronger and more in tune with what our customers need and want. We support and training for our parent managers, treasurers and other volunteers. Through our 5 major tournaments we encourage parents to volunteer and take a lead role in spreading and promoting that important Liverpool culture out in our communities
From the Coach’s Perspective
The talented professional men and women who coach for Liverpool also have a tremendous amount of support here at Liverpool. Included in the coaching support network is a clear focus on coaching development through an emphasis on coaching education, licensing, seminars, understanding of the Liverpool way, curriculum development, networking, recruiting, parent education for their teams and more. The Liverpool culture also fosters a deep sense of integrity, character and honor among coaches towards each other creating trust and a great working environment.
Coaches at Liverpool FC America are asked to do more, not less at LFCA. There are programs and initiatives that take a spirit of teamwork and do not reflect individual agendas or self-serving ideals. We are a club that challenges every coach to be better each week, each season and each year. Liverpool supports coaching education and a dedication to learning by providing both the time and the financial commitment to those coaches who take the initiative to attend clinics, seminars, licensing classes…etc. While the coaches are expected to set goals, and work towards those goals showing their own imitative, they do so with the help and guidance and support of the senior staff.
North Texas is a very competitive market. That competitive nature takes place on the pitch and not between coaches at LFCA. With a broad sense of “doing what is right” both on the field and off the field, the interaction between coaches and parents and players remains positive and always in the best interest of player, the team and the club.
When you see a rare piece of furniture, or see a beautiful piece of artwork, it stays with you even after you leave the store or museum. The look, the way it made you feel…. It is something that you simply appreciate having been a part of. Liverpool as a soccer club is made up of the people become a part of the support, athletes who wear the red jersey and the people who help create the opportunities for these players to succeed.