In an effort to support the growth of soccer in Montana, Missoula Strikers will be providing an affiliate soccer program called Bitterroot Strikers. This program will run under the guidance of Missoula Strikers staff and take advantage of the resources our club can provide in order to further enhance the soccer development and opportunities for boys and girls aged 7-19 in the Bitterroot area.
We're excited to announce that Farmers State Bank has joined Bitterroot Strikers as an Official Partner and Primary Jersey Sponsor for our Competitive and Academy soccer programs. Lots of great stuff to come from our partnership with Farmers State Bank.
If you or your business would like to participate in supporting any of our Strikers programs as a sponsor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsor information. Sponsorship dollars are used to support our scholarship program and to support expanding grassroots soccer programs for Hamilton and Corvallis area youth.
Who are Bitterroot Strikers?
Bitterroot Strikers is a satellite club in the Bitterroot Valley which is an extension of Missoula Strikers that will mirror Missoula Strikers with the club model, coaching curriculum and opportunities to train with top professional staff.
Is Bitterroot Strikers a new club?
Bitterroot Strikers is not a new club, just an extension of Missoula Strikers, simply adding players and teams to the existing structure of Missoula Strikers, but is a satellite location.
Why is Bitterroot Strikers starting?
Bitterroot Strikers is starting based on the needs of area parents for an environment focused on player development, personal growth and love of the game.
Where will Bitterroot Strikers be located?
Bitterroot Strikers will be based out of Hamilton MT.
What is the structure of Bitterroot Strikers?
Bitterroot Strikers has a structure of development from our Academy program to the Competitive program. The focus is to continue to build the Academy program (U9-U11) and start to build out the Bitterroot Strikers competitive/travel program (U12-U19). We want to have this program run with the same quality and integrity of Missoula Strikers so we will continue to monitor growth and make decisions that maintain Strikers as one of the top programs in the state.
What is the Bitterroot Strikers Academy?
Our academy program provides a fun environment for boys and girls ages 7-10 to develop their skills, both to ignite a passion for soccer and to reach their potential in the sport. This is typically seen as the bridge between recreational soccer (Kiwanis), and our Competitive program which begins around age 11.
What is the goal?
The goal of Bitterroot Strikers is to have things set up very similar to Missoula Strikers. With Bitterroot Strikers we see the development of players occurring and systematically providing those players opportunities within the structure of Missoula Strikers as they grow up and start within Bitterroot Strikers. In addition, we see a great need within the Hamilton/Corvallis area to have a professionally run club with very high standards and top-level coaching and we aim to be that club that many desire.