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Mar, 2016

Great Falls Soccer Club Announces Strategic Partnership with Bethesda Soccer Club

Shared Curriculum, Coaching Education and Fields

- March 8, 2016: Bethesda Soccer Club (BSC) is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Great Falls Soccer Club of Virginia. In this relationship, both clubs will continue to attract top talent in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC focusing on the best training environment to include shared soccer curriculum, coaching education and field locations.
This partnership allows youth players to attend Bethesda Soccer Club’s year round trainings and summer camps. While top players can move to Bethesda's Development Academy in later years. Coaches can attend Professional Development Training and share curriculum and training methods.

“This is a great pathway for youth players in Northern Virginia," explained Jonathon Colton, Director of Coaching for Bethesda Soccer Club, "as this collaboration is a role model moving forward for top players to receive excellent training and advance to the next level of play."

Bethesda's U.S. Soccer Development Academy begins at U12 and continues through the U18 age group. Many Youth and Men's National Team Players have been trained by Bethesda's highly trained and 'A' licensed coaching staff. Over 90 percent of Bethesda's top players choose college, professional or international soccer experiences for their next level of play. The youth development programs of Bethesda Soccer and Great Falls Soccer Club will be the pipeline for Bethesda's U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

"The phrase 'youth development' is often used by clubs to describe an aspect of their program, but true player development requires a nurturing, patient environment that also provides motivation for players to improve", Great Falls Soccer Club's Technical Director Radovan Pletka stated, "As a purist and a true fan of soccer, I believe in relationships to advance a cause.

Pletka further explains, "In looking at local clubs we could partner with to provide such an environment, I'm proud that the only fully accredited U.S. Soccer Federation Club in the area saw the potential in Great Falls Soccer Club, a progressive club that has outlined a set of beliefs and a new vision that aligns with the Bethesda Soccer Club way."  

This partnership between Bethesda Soccer and Great Falls Soccer will prove to be a great step in developing the next generation of elite youth soccer players in the area. Looking ahead, Bethesda Soccer Club's Bethesda South Teams and coaching staff are proud to welcome Great Falls to the Bethesda family as we share top notch fields, curriculum and coaching techniques. Interested players should contact the Bethesda Soccer Club 2016-2017 coaching staff: 

Player Birth Year 2006 and 2007: Yuri Bogdanov at

Player Birth Year 2003, 2004, 2005:  Phil Gordon at

Player Birth Year 2002 and 2001: Osman Cuadros at


ABOUT GREAT FALLS SOCCER CLUB: The Great Falls Soccer Club aims to provide a wholesome, well-organized environment in which we teach soccer fundamentals/skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship, as well as contribute to the general health and social well-being of all our club members. Great Falls Soccer Club offers programs from our “Little Kickers” (U3-U5), all the way through the top levels of travel soccer (U19) for boys and girls. We are located in Great Falls, Virginia just 15 miles outside of Washington, DC. 

ABOUT BETHESDA SOCCER CLUB: is a Premier Travel and Youth Development Program based in Montgomery County, Maryland, outside Washington DC, with over 30 years of soccer excellence. Bethesda Soccer Club started as three teams in 1979, competing as the Bethesda Boys Club. Today, they have over 90 boys’ and girls’ teams from ages U-7 through U-19 that compete in various leagues in Maryland, Virginia and Region I. Many of our players have gone on to have successful collegiate or professional careers. The Club philosophy is to develop our players so that they are prepared to compete at the next level. For more information visit:

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