Club soccer is generally one of the most competitive leagues a youth player can join. Club soccer allows the athlete to play against other soccer clubs who are within the same skill level. It is worth the money if the player is serious about pursuing soccer as a career or for academic scholarship purposes.
Club soccer allows players to join a locally organized team, which allows for organized soccer to take place such as by competing in weekend tournaments and practicing during the week with the same team. Club soccer is one of the stepping stones players take to join a professional soccer teams academy because scouts from pro teams typically go watch local competitive youth games to try and find talent.
Also, many professional soccer clubs such as the MLS (LAFC, Philadelphia Union, NYCFC, Nashville SC, etc.) will invite youth players for trials from local clubs who are recommended by coaches in the region. This type of environment permits the athlete to grown their professional network and potentially allow for future coach recommendation to professional team trials.
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