Legacy FC and the Troy Soccer Club are very pleased to announce the merger of the two neighboring soccer clubs into a single entity serving both communities. This merger will take effect immediately, with the goal of keeping the operations of each club remaining as is until the conclusion of the current Spring season. With this merger, Troy SC will be modifying their team naming convention to TSC and will be based out of Firefighters Park in Troy; the Legacy group will modify their name to TSC Legacy and continue to be based out of Wanda Park in Sterling Heights.
The decision to make this change came down to a couple of factors. First, the uncertainty brought about by the state's age group changes has caused our leadership to evaluate how to provide our player a more stable future with our club. Second, the ability to leverage the shared resources of a solid organization that Troy SC offers will allow us the time to focus our efforts on the soccer development of our players and growing our club.
So with this newly merged club we will now be able to offer:
More opportunities to play games on multiple teams via inter club pass carding
A more efficient use of indoor training fields and schedules
The stability of having a number of teams and a number of levels at all age groups for all players
Access to higher level leagues
Access to a full-time, in Club, goalie specific training program
Access to an established coaching education curriculum
The stability and size of a larger coaching leadership team
Involvement with monthly coaches' education meetings to share coaching best practices
A streamlined, simplified on-line registration process
The advantage of an on-line billing system
The advantage of the Club's overall cost savings of having a larger club to share overhead expenses.
Lastly, in a time of ever changing challenges for youth sports organizations in the state, TSC Legacy is committed to improving our programs for generations to come. We are excited about our joint future and opportunity ahead with the focus on creating a better Club for our children.
Here is some more information about Troy SC.
Troy SC has put together an exceptional leadership team
Christian Hatzenbeler - Director of Coaching Boys, Professional and Collegiate Player
Miriam Hickey - Director of Coaching Girls, USSA National "A" License UEFA "B", FIFA Women's Instructor, Dutch National Staff Coach & Instructor
Dougie MacAulay - Technical Director Girls, Scottish Football Association "B" License, NSCAA Advanced National License
George Janovich - Technical Coaching Boys, USSF National "B" License, ODP Coaching Staff, MSYSA Coaching Education Instructor, Professional Player
Troy has had a very successful foray into the Directors Academy Program for the state of Michigan.
Next year Troy SC will have teams competing in the Midwest Regional League (MRL).
Troy SC currently has 42 teams and number of different levels, from the top the state has to offer to the introductory levels found in the local leagues.
Troy prides itself in offering top level Club experiences at extremely reasonable prices.
For more information on the merger, an FAQ will be placed on the Troy SC and Legacy websites soon to help answer questions. Meeting will be set up on a team by team basis to help answer all questions regarding this announcement.