EP 70 Checking in With New England and Utah Junior and Senior Academies Ft Tom Kindley and Brandon Sparks


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Although there is an off-season, MLR teams have been hard at work deploying grassroots development programs. This is MLR Kickoff's first look at programs throughout the league with New England and Utah.

Tom Kindley discusses the deployment of the Free Jacks youth academy initiative that identified 13 sub-regions for development and begun servicing these sub-regions with covid-safe training sessions. Brandon Sparks discusses launching the Warriors senior development side--the Warrior's Selects and how embedded they are with the 1st team to prepare and develop players to compete for Warriors contracts heading into pre-season.

Following Commissioner Killebrew's State of the League Dan and Pete discuss the first three years of MLR and its growth from when they started working for the league in season 1.

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