EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced today that it has launched a new partnership with the MBP School of Coaches, a leading global provider of soccer coaching education. The new partnership marks a significant milestone in Locomotive’s efforts to continue advancing the coaching landscape throughout El Paso by providing local coaches access to premier training courses that will help further develop the game across the Borderplex region.
“From the moment I stepped into my role at El Paso Locomotive FC, I wanted to form a relationship with a globally renowned and extremely professional organization like MBP,” Academy Director Ivan Militar said. “We aim to create an in-house coaching education program for our coaches and MBP will help us further develop our efforts to reach that goal, keeping us motivated to provide our community and players with the best resources possible to improve. We’re excited to get started!”
MBP (which stands for “Making Better Professionals”) is based out of Barcelona, Spain and its in-person and online programs have delivered high-quality coaching education across 65 countries since 2012. MBP’s extensive partnerships have seen the school and its alumni work with some of the globe’s largest clubs and federations, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Ajax, Club America, the Mexican Football Federation and several more.
In collaboration with MBP, Locomotive will be able to offer youth coaches across the Borderplex region an advanced virtual education platform, which enables current and aspiring coaches to access a diverse range of content, including training drills, webinars, and more.
“MBP School is very excited to start working with the coaches from El Paso Locomotive FC,” MBP Business Manager Thomas Vandenbussche said. “We thank the great team of professionals that Ivan Militar, [College Recruitment Coordinator] Alex Pozo and [Director of Youth Soccer and Programs] Colin Herlinger are, and we look forward to giving additional coaching tools to the [Locomotive FC] Club coaches so they can create an even better environment for El Paso players.”