The guest is Daryl Grove of the popular Total Soccer Show
podcast. The topic is his hometown club, the Richmond Kickers, which has a couple of decades of history as a youth soccer club with a professional team on top of and integrated into its internal pyramid.
Yes, really. It's not just a pro team that started up some half-assed youth programs. It's not an MLS team that has Development Academy teams and little else. See its tryout page
to see how many levels of travel soccer it offers, and then look at its "Little Kicks" page
to see former pro player Luke Vercollone's programs for preschoolers. The Kickers also join forces with the rival Richmond Strikers for the Richmond United Development Academy pro Become a…https://anchor.fm/ranting-soccer-dad/support