The Michigan Alliance, formed in June of 2010, has become a major influence in greater Livingston County soccer. In our short existence, we have continually grown each year with respects to overall talent. The Michigan Alliance strives to continue to build on each success giving each member a great opportunity to learn soccer and compete at the highest level possible. The club currently has over 600 players and just over 30 coaches.
In 2009, three local clubs stated discussing the idea of merging. The reason for the merge was simple, creating lower discrepancy in talent on every team. The three clubs all recognized that by all competing for the same players, none was accomplishing their goal. To create an environment that players of similar abilities can learn at the proper pace.
Along with "on the field" success, the club has quickly helped create one of the best all around tournaments in the area. In 2009, the PowerAde invitational supported 24 teams. Over the last two years, the tournament hosted over 200 teams bringing in over a million dollars of monetary impact to the area. With over 100 volunteers from the club, the soccer club continues to make an impact on the greater community.
In 2010, the club signed a management agreement with Kicks and Sticks, Livingston County’s only indoor complex. Since then, the club utilizes the building for inter-league play, club training, camps and clinics. Although not the biggest field, this resource helps set the club above many of its competitors. The home field is used tirelessly to help our players flourish during the indoor season.
The Alliance started a brand new hybrid program in 2012. The Alliance Reserves program was set up to bridge the gap between recreational soccer and full-fledged travel soccer. The goal is to expose players that no longer want to play in an in-house league, to competitive league play without the cost of travel soccer. The club currently supports 6 reserve teams ranging from U7 to U13.
As the club moving forward, the board of directors and staff are avidly seeking a permanent solution to the lack of playing fields in the county. The club currently uses school fields in Brighton and Howell while also utilizing fields in Hamburg. The club is very close to securing a long term solution and is excited to move forward.
If you want additional information concerning the club, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We generally fill out team rosters in June, after tryouts, although at times, there are spots to be filled during the year.