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CCL names Trace as the Official Player Performance and Video Analysis Partner

By Mayowa Owolabi, 03/02/22, 1:30PM EST


CCL and Trace are thrilled to launch an exclusive two-year partnership


Club Champions League (CCL) and Trace are thrilled to launch an exclusive two-year partnership that names Trace as the Official Player Performance and Video Analysis Partner for the Club Champions League through March 2024.

This exciting collaboration allows CCL member clubs to benefit from Trace’s groundbreaking all-in-one game film system at a discounted price. Trace automatically films and edits games to provide users with all the tools needed to learn, grow and realize their fullest potential. After each game, players receive personalized player moments, individualized performance data, team tactical playlists and more. Impressive goals and performance data will be featured on Trace’s league-wide CCL leaderboard. 

“We are impressed with the innovative technology Trace has been utilizing and providing for years and are excited about upcoming software and hardware updates,” says Mayowa Owolabi, National Conferences Director at CCL. “We recognized through tons of research how important player analytics have become in the game and we believe this partnership will allow our club members to now take advantage of all of the powerful tools that Trace provides at a very unique package and exclusive benefits only offered to CCL member clubs! Trace has become the market leader in identifying and individualizing key moments within the game for both players and teams. This strong video analytical feedback in addition to always improving cameras made partnering with Trace an easy decision to benefit our members' player development initiatives. We pride ourselves as a Player Development focused league, and we are sure this partnership will prove to benefit our players' development, access to footage to assist the college recruitment process, and also allow players to share their greatest memories and moments on the field." 

Participating teams will also gain access to Trace iD, a recruiting and development platform that allows players to easily customize and share their own profiles and playlists. Players and coaches will have opportunities for continuing education through custom Trace Workshops and webinars.

With its holistic, club-based developmental model, the Club Champions League has been a pioneer in the United States youth soccer landscape since 1997, when the league implemented the very first club-to-club matchday.

Today, CCL is the largest, club-based youth soccer league in the country, providing superior competition and player development to over 100,000 soccer players within member clubs in 9 states and the District of Columbia. CCL is also a proud founding member of the USYS League Championship, which is uniting leagues across the United States to create a more collaborative and productive environment for youth soccer players nationwide.

Trace is proud to join CCL on that mission. “Trace is always looking to bring our revolutionary video analysis platform to organizations committed to providing the best opportunities and environments for player development,” says David Lokshin, CEO of Trace. “With this partnership, Club Champions League continues to prove that they are on the cutting edge of youth soccer in the United States.”

All CCL teams can take advantage of exclusive pricing on Trace. 

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Club Champions League joins over 200 other clubs and organizations that have partnered with Trace to provide their players with the best resources for development and college recruitment. Keep an eye out for Trace at upcoming CCL events!

About Trace: Trace is a sports technology company changing the way teams and clubs film and consume soccer video. Trace’s revolutionary all-in-one platform uses AI technology, GPS sensors, and powerful software to automatically capture and organize match footage, generate tactical playlists, and deliver personalized moments to each player. An elite resource for player development and college recruitment, Trace is the most affordable and effective way to have your own film crew, editing team, and video analysis staff at your fingertips.

About Club Champions League: Founded in 1997 as the Virginia Club Champions League (VCCL) and rebranded in 2013 as the Club Champions League (CCL), the CCL strives to activate and accelerate youth soccer development through its club-centric, technical director-driven model.  The CCL provides superior competition, offers a player development pathway and club model for ages eight to over-twenty-three, and consists of the top youth soccer clubs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. CCL member clubs have over 71,000 registered youth soccer players.