Miami Beach, FL (December 9, 2022) The Miami Athletic Club and Strikers Miami FC announced that the programs have formed a strategic affiliation to share best practices and provide competitive opportunities for their athletes and the community of South Florida.
“Any time you consider entering into a partnership with another organization, philosophies must align and everyone involved must have the same vision for sustainability,” said Mayowa Owolabi, Miami Athletic Club Founder, and Executive Director. “I feel that Miami Athletic Club and Strikers Miami FC are excited about the opportunity ahead of us to connect the clubs, and align philosophies, pathways, and staff in order to better share our missions, values, and beliefs! With this partnership, we are sure to impact the community! This partnership makes a lot of sense and will make both organizations stronger moving forward.”
As a member of USL League Two, USL W League, USL Academy, and US Youth National League PRO platforms, this partnership brings an extremely high level of professionalism and competitive competition to the overall player pools and adds to Miami Athletic Club and Strikers Miami FC’s capability to serve athletes and the community.
“Anyone around the game during the last decade in South Florida is well versed regarding the quality and standards of Diego Rios, his players, and the program he has built,” said Miami AC’s Sporting Director, Marcello Alves stated. “Working closely with Strikers Miami FC will raise the level of our players, coaches, and staff, all while providing more opportunities for performance-based development.”
A partnership between Miami Athletic Club and Strikers Miami FC is an operating concept that provides more playing opportunities for Strikers Miami FC athletes ages 13-19 and offers both clubs alumni and collegiate athletes continuing development and progression opportunities through competition throughout the summer in USL League Two and W League.
“We have already been working together and find this relationship is beneficial to everyone involved, providing outstanding results in the short and long term,” said Diego Rios, Strikers Miami FC Founder, and Director.
“We are fully committed to developing individual players within a very competitive, inclusive, and exciting structure of our training and matches. Alongside Miami Athletic Clubs staff and players, we will continue to teach our methodology and principles of play from the grassroots level through our college and professional-bound players,” stated Diego Rios.
“As the game continues to evolve in the United States, affiliations and partnerships are proving to be extremely important to providing developmental opportunities for the athletes participating, as well as for parents and staff members. We have worked together prior as clubs but we are excited about coming together even more and blending staff, players, teams, and event organization. We are sure working together will create the best product possible on and off the field to help players reach their highest potential,” explained Owolabi.
Continue to follow both clubs at the links provided below but start to get excited about stronger teams, more player pathway opportunities, college exposure, and event development coming to South Florida!