WHy wayne county sporting was Created
The reason is simple: Wayne County Sporting was created to deliver an elite level of soccer development to the communities of Wayne County. My name is Eric Perilla, a born and raised resident of Wayne County, Michigan. After finally returning home I have come to see the need for developing such a club. I thank you for taking a few moments of your time to read our story.
As a Player/Coach I have had the opportunity to have traveled around the world pursuing my passion of soccer. Over a 10 year span I have spent time playing and trialing with various clubs from 1st division to 4th division from countries including the United States of America, Argentina, Italy, England, Mexico, and Sweden. The soccer experience from my professional, semi-professional, amateur, and youth soccer days have included many formats of the game such as outdoor, indoor, street, futsal, and beach soccer.
As a coach I have had the opportunity to have worked within the US Soccer Development Academy for a 6 year span both in Miami, Florida with Kendall SC and the Metro Detroit Area in Michigan with Vardar SC. I have spent numerous years coaching players, teams, and building organizations with various clubs and leagues. To name just a few, this would include the first official FC Barcelona Escola of the United States, Schulz Academy which is a full time residential soccer program, Miami United FC as a player/coach/adviser, and many other organizations as well. At 28 years old I was named by the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America now the USC - United Soccer Coaches) as part of the "30 under 30 - Thirty Coaches pegged as the profession's next generation" in 2014. Over my time as a Coach I have had the opportunity to have been sent to observe and learn from training sessions through the US Soccer Development Academy including the US Senior Men's National Team, US U20 MNT, US U17 MNT, US U16 BNT, US U15 BNT, and the US U14BNT. I have also been invited to training sessions as a Goalkeeping Coach for various US Soccer Training Centers. Over my involvement within all of this I have helped numerous players receive call-ups into various National Team setups as well as go onto play collegiate soccer within the NCAA and NAIA, play semi-professionally, and professionally.
The whole purpose behind creating this club is to bring an environment to Wayne County that will provide an elite level of soccer development to our players while also giving our players a sense of pride in representing the area in which the majority of them will be from. This will be done by offering a higher volume of training days, space, video sessions, and resources than usual. We intend to also use the club as a pipeline to provide players an opportunity to pursue their goals, be it simply just learning the game of soccer at a grassroots level, move into their high school teams, obtain a position on a US Soccer Development Academy team, gain college scholarships, move into the semi-professional level, or pursue a professional career. Most importantly, we will create a fun, competitive, professional development environment for the game of soccer!
The goal is to start with a youth club and then make a semi-professional Men's and Women's team to complete the top of our pyramid.
Lastly, as the club beings to grow and take off we will eventually open leagues and teams for competitive fun on the adult side of the game as well, such as Coed, Over 35, a Masters Over 50, ect!
Thank you for taking the time to look into our organization. If you would like to be a part of this in any way as a player, employee, or volunteer, please feel free to reach out to us.
Wayne County Sporting Founder