When El Paso Locomotive FC announced their arrival as an expansion club in the Unites Soccer League, one of their mission statements was to develop youth soccer around the Borderland. Today, the team announced the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club, a new initiative that will begin before the start of the 2020-21 season. Kids will have an opportunity to develop their skills alongside the Locomotive main roster, with the main goal of developing the next wave of great local talent in and around the El Paso community.

"With Locomotive FC striving to win the USL Championship, it is valuable to have a strong youth soccer structure connected with the pro team," Locomotive head coach Mark Lowry said in the official team release. "Having youth players learning the Locomotive structure and culture will allow us to develop and identify players to advance to the next level."

El Paso Locomotive FC.
El Paso Locomotive FC.

The Locomotive Youth Soccer Club will support teams in a variety of age groups and they will compete in elite events on the local, regional, and national level. Initially, it will focus on the elite local youth teams but in time it will expand out to include younger players at the recreational level. Bob Bigney, Locomotive FC Director of Youth Soccer, has more than 30 years experience and he will head up the new club. "We have the top youth coaches in the area already on-board and will be looking for more coaches to join our Club," Bigney said in the official release. "We have already identified many high-quality players that we will invite to join our teams and other interested players may contact us about team placement."

Parents interested in learning more about the Locomotive Youth Soccer Club, can go online to eplocomotivefc.com/youthsoccerclub or they can email Bigney at bbigney@eplocomotivefc.com.

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