Rangers FC

IMG and Rangers Partner

IMG Academy Director of Soccer, Don Cameron, and FC Tampa Rangers Director of Coaching, Mike Connell, announce a valued and visionary partnership. FC TAMPA RANGERS will become an official affiliate member to the IMG Academy Soccer Program. This affiliation is a joint partnership between the two clubs as part of the US Soccer Development Academy Clubs affiliation initiative.

As part of the new partnership, the Lady Rangers 2006 players will be available to the IMG Academy DA team as full-time players or part-time players for the 2019-20 season. In addition, players from the Lady Rangers 2005 to 2001 teams will be available to play for the IMG Academy DA teams. Both clubs will communicate and collaborate regularly throughout the season to identify high-performing players.

Our collaboration is a shared responsibility to improve the environment for every player.  In accepting these responsibilities, IMG Academy and FC Tampa Rangers have entered into an affiliate partnership under the terms of the US Development Academy (DA) Affiliate program. Both clubs will establish player standards and club environments which will allow a pathway for players and coaches to reach their full potential. IMG Academy and FC Tampa Rangers commit to use the affiliation to share coaching education sessions, player development curriculum and provide a clear understanding of expectations for player success.

Creating the Girls’ Development Academy pathway provides the Lady Ranger’s player with an improved player development model in which players are able to focus on training with the appropriate number and level of games.  This model focuses on developing the individual player within the club environment.
This Affiliation will be used by both clubs to collaborate on:

·       Talent Identification activities to create a clear player pathway to the DA
·       Promote regular contact between the coaching staff of both clubs
·       Promote club/coach/player development as part of the active relationship with the clubs

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program is focused on improving everyday club environments to develop players to their full potential, with the goal of becoming confident and educated soccer players. Through established standards for coaches, players, referees, and a professional game environment, the Academy ensures players are best positioned to develop in age-appropriate stages as they progress to the next level. The standards are based on best practices for the sport of soccer that are utilized around the world and through continued observations and analysis of our landscape to develop the next generation of players.

For more information on the US Soccer Development Academy please visit
US SOCCER DA  For more information on IMG DA visit IMG DA, for more information on the Rangers, visit FC TAMPA RANGERS

IMG Academy Director of Soccer– Don Cameron

“We welcome the FC Tampa Lady Rangers as our affiliate partner. The IMG Academy Soccer program is committed to developing players to become faster, stronger, and smarter while pushing the limits of both individual and team performance and competing at the highest level. We look forward to supporting these Lady Rangers to as they progress with us from contenders to winners and from winners to champions.”

FC Tampa Rangers DOC – Mike Connell
“As DA director for FC Tampa Rangers, I am excited to partner with IMG as an exclusive affiliate partner.  This agreement allows both clubs to share ideas and players, and allow the game and players to be valued.  We are committed to grow the quality of our program. I am confident the affiliation will allow all Lady Rangers players the opportunity to reach higher and strive to become successful soccer players.”