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Irvine Slammers


November 2016

Dear Slammers FC and Irvine Slammers FC families,

Slammers FC, Walid Khoury and Ziad Khoury are thrilled to be taking over the management and direction of Irvine Slammers FC effective immediately.

What does this mean for Irvine Families?

Irvine Slammers will no longer be operated as a licensee by FC Blades, but will now be directly under the guidance and leadership of Walid and Ziad Khoury. Not only has the leadership changed, but the pathway for players has changed and is now directly on the Slammers FC Development Pathway.

Slammers FC Development Pathway

The Partnership with the MLS Club, LAFC, based in Orange County, both Boys and Girls will be selected to train and be part of the United States Soccer Development Academy Program.

Players are exposed to the most competitive leagues in the country regionally and nationally:

• United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA)
• Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)
• Elite Girls Soccer League (EGSL)
• Southern California Development Soccer League (SCDSL)
• Access to top college showcases across the country

• United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA)
• Elite National Premier League (ENPL)
• Southern California Development Soccer League (SCDSL)
• Access to top college showcases across the country

Through this pathway, the Slammers FC placed a national club record of 70 players in college this 2016 collegiate season.

Walid and Ziad are excited to start working with the Irvine families, to fulfilling their broad mission and focus, the preparation, exposure and positioning of the players on and off the field for matriculation into universities and colleges.

These aspirations are fostered by a professional and collaborative coaching staff, dedicated to the club, each team and each player.

Having won 3 world titles, 12 national championships, 18 national finals and been crowned as ECNL overall Club National Champions for 2012 and 2016, Slammers FC is recognized as one of the top clubs in the country and is one of the best programs in the country at preparing and placing student athletes in some of the best universities both academically and athletically.

We look forward to working together with Irvine Slammers FC players and coaches and providing the children in the Irvine community with the resources they need to reach their full potential, on and off the field.

Welcome to the Slammers FC family!