VSI Tampa Bay FC is the US arm of VisionPro Sports Institute, Inc. a European based business (Jersey). See www.vsi-global.com
VSI English Premier League shareholders are people within the soccer industry, both current and ex-players & managers.
These players and managers are contracted to provide on-going mentoring to the VSI teams and young players.
The VSI international soccer philosophy is to ensure it provides the best facilities, coaching, education and welfare in order to maximise the development of all the players and youngsters associated with its businesses. This is identified by its mission statement..."Soccer as it should be"
In Europe VSI has its soccer HQ based in Rio Maior, Portugal, which is geared to academy elite player development of young players who have demonstrated to VSI they have the capability to secure a professional career in soccer. See www.vsi-europe.com for more details.
In the USA, VSI launched its business interests (VSI, Inc.) in late 2011 and operates at three levels (i) youth club affiliations (ii) USL amateur soccer franchises (PDL, W-League & Super 20's) and (iii) USL Pro franchise team which is being launched in 2013.
VSI operational management are people who have strong soccer playing, financial management and business backgrounds. These are complimented by the VSI industry ambassadors that include Mark Hughes OBE, the ex-Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Chelsea player, ex-Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham and current Queens Park Rangers manager, Ian Wright OBE, the legendary Arsenal & England player, John Obi Mikel the current Chelsea player and Champions League winner.
VSI delivers the highest standards of elite and young player development coaching in both sporting and academic terms using combined highly qualified UEFA Pro / A licensed coaches, USSFA and B + NSCAA Premier /Advanced / National licensed coaches.
In order to deliver the high standards referenced above, VSI is actively pursuing the following in the Greater Tampa Region: (i) the development of a 20 plus playing field complex, to include a mini stadium (4,000 seats) and residential academy (ii) the development of a purpose built soccer stadium (28,888 seats) in central Tampa (iii) including within (i) & (ii) would be a number of leading sports medical facilities with the intention of making Tampa the world centre of sports injury treatment / therapy and at the same time provide inward investment, jobs and benefit to the area.
In providing the outlined facilities, Tampa will be firmly on the international soccer map for leading clubs worldwide keen to visit the US and who look first at the facilities their players are able to use and play in, either for tournaments, showcase games or training breaks. This business + associated consumer spend currently by-passes the area due to lack of quality soccer facilities.
To find out more please visit www.vsi-fc.com