Marin FC is Proud to be one of fewer than 50 clubs nation wide to be licensed by USClub Soccer as a Players First™ organization.



“We believe this to be the most rigorous and comprehensive attempt in U.S. Soccer history to identify those clubs that have demonstrated a commitment to creating the kind of infrastructure and culture necessary to provide the best overall environment for players. Marin FC is considered a leader and an example for other clubs to follow in the west and in the nation.”

Kevin Payne, CEO US Club Soccer

Marin FC leads the way as a Players First™ licensed club with adherence to and advancement of the Players First Philosophical Commitments ...

• Players First™ represents Marin FC’s commitment to placing the long-term interests of each individual player at the heart of every decision in structuring, operating, and managing our club.

• Players First™ represents Marin FC’s commitment to providing a holistic approach in player development for all of our players, recognizing that the soccer experience must include lessons and opportunity both on the field and off.

• Players First™ represents Marin FC’s commitment as professionals in youth development to expect ongoing learning, education and development from all of our staff members in order to ensure that our players have the benefit of best-in-class information and resources in teaching and training young athletes.

• Players First™ represents Marin FC’s commitment to engage with and educate parents to help them understand and embrace the appropriate expectations and roles for them in their child’s overall soccer and athletic development experience.