In March 2012, 1v1 Soccer FC entered a partnership agreement with Wolves FC Academy. Wolves FC have successfully attained the highest level of Academy status in the UK (category 1) and share this distinction with only 19 other professional clubs in England. They have recently been ranked as the 3rd best in England - behind Chelsea and Manchester City. Their Academy has successfully developed world-class players such as Robbie Keane (transferred for total fees of $150 million) and former Manchester City and England International Joleon Lescott.
The Wolves North American Academy partnership program has been established to develop development programs in North America that can share Wolves FC coaching methodology and provides opportunities for our young soccer players in Canada to fully realize their potential. This is achieved by following the "Wolves Way" player development model and providing our players with training experiences similar to the young players in England. This training includes technical, tactical, coordination, speed and physiological training preparation. A greater percentage of their 1st team players every year are being developed within their own academy system. Currently, 25% of their young players within their U18 and U21 academy teams have received 1st team opportunities and the goal is to increase this to 40%.