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Echo is pleased to be in a formal strategic alliance with Indy Premier.

What is the Alliance?

The Echo/Indy Premier alliance allows the two clubs to work closely together, sharing an identity and resources.

How Does it Work?

Echo players can continue to train locally while having access to expanded playing and training opportunities.

Shared Resources

The clubs will share a joint player pool (15U+), training themes, programming, facilities, best practices, and more!

Some of the most technical players come from Echo

"When you look at the state of Indiana over the last 4-6 years some of the most technical players have come from Echo, and that is one of the reasons we wanted to partner with Echo. 

They are willing to help players in being able to express themselves on the field and not just be robotic.  It means there will be many mistakes but they understand there is a process and they are willing to go through it to make a quality player at ages 15/16/17."

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Kenrick Ramirez

Indy Premier

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Indy Premier is a club we have always admired

"We are thrilled to align our club with Indy Premier and welcome all of their leadership, staff, coaches, players, and parents to the Echo family.  Indy Premier is a club we have always admired for its organizational excellence, player development focus, and great culture.

As we have worked with Indy Premier over the past several months, it has become apparent that our clubs share much in common and can be stronger by working together.  We look forward to a long and productive alliance with Indy Premier."

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Ryan Milligan

Michiana Echo

President

Joint Statement

Indy Premier and Michiana Echo are pleased to announce the formation of a formal strategic alliance between the two clubs effective immediately.  Indy Premier and Echo share similar cultures grounded in a player development focus within a positive and family-friendly environment. The common cultures among the clubs provide a great foundation for mutual cooperation organizationally that will result in an enhanced experience for all players as well as playing and training opportunities for players with both clubs.    

Under the alliance, Indy Premier and Echo will work closely together, sharing a joint player pool for U15 and up, coaching curriculum, programming, best practices, facilities, and other resources.  In the Fall of 2020, Echo will incorporate the Premier name into its brand and uniforms, reflecting the important mutual commitment of the clubs.

All players will attend tryouts with their respective home clubs.  For tryout information, visit the Join Indy Premier or Join Echo pages of the clubs’ respective websites.  Indy Premier and Echo are excited about the opportunities that will be created by this alliance and look forward to working closely together for the benefit of our coaches, players, and families.    

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Alliance Info/Q&A

Under the alliance, some of the resources the clubs will share include:

  • A joint player pool (15U and up) so they can pass players as if they were the same club
  • Information about their programs
  • Coaching education and materials, such as themes, curricula, and session plans
  • Facilities
  • Information about players and playing opportunities
  • Best practices
  • A common identity
  • More!

We have done our best to anticipate your questions and answer them in a question and answer format.

Please review the Q&A below.

DOC Comments on
The Alliance

This puts both parties ideals into motion

"Michiana Echo is an organization that shares the same core values as Indy Premier.  We strongly believe in organizations working together, sharing resources for the betterment of all players across the state.  

This partnership puts both parties’ ideals into motion. Echo is a savvy and thoughtful organization, and in conversations about this partnership have made Indy Premier better.  Personally I have been working with Omar for several years and I can't wait to be working with him daily."

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Kenrick Ramirez

Indy Premier

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This is a tremendous opportunity

"I'm very excited about the partnership we are forming with Indy Premier. Over the last year we've had the opportunity to host some Indy Premier players and also send a few players to attend some of their showcases and training sessions. These players had nothing but positive things to say about their experience.

Having the opportunity to work alongside a staff that shares a similar culture is what excites me the most. Indy Premier is a well known organization in the state who focus on developing the entire individual and not just the soccer player and that's what attracts me the most.

This is a tremendous opportunity for the kids in the Michiana area and I want to personally thank Kenrick and his staff for making this a smooth transition and we look forward to growing the soccer community in a positive way."

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Omar Gallo

Michiana Echo

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