Rangers have formed a partnership with the Nebraska-based Magellan Soccer.
Magellan Soccer rebranded in 2015, but is now in its 3rd year of existence. Magellan follows a player-centric developmental model reinforced by the MiSA curriculum developed by top professional coaches from Europe, North and South America.
The MiSA curriculum is a disciplined approach that incorporates LTAD, OODA loop, Sequential Learning and Visual Progression Triggers and is heavily based upon the work of Hertha BSC, SC Freiburg, Real Sociedad, FC Barcelona and Boca Jr’s youth academies.
Magellan represents North America’s closest recreation of a culture one would find in a top-level European developmental academy.
The style of play is heavily weighted on ball control, individual skill, small group tactics and a desire to possess the ball comfortably. Magellan is hoping in the next few years to introduce a residency program that will represent the full implementation of a North American Academy.
The partnership will see the Rangers Academy hosting a series of Elite Player ID events with Magellan Soccer. Rangers will send Academy staff members over to work with Magellan players and coaches at these events. The best male and female players at these events will be invited to attend the Rangers national camp, and perhaps an invitation to train at the historic Rangers Academy in Scotland.
Global Image Sports and Rangers are very impressed with Magellan Soccer, and are excited about a long and successful partnership.