It is well acknowledged that China soccer industry is in a golden development phase. The rise of soccer business in China has been widely attributed to strong top-down government promotion with a series of high profile policies released from the central government. On March of 2015, the State Council has issued ‘China Soccer Reform and Development Plan’, emphasizing on soccer structural reform, optimizing soccer club management and operation, enhancing soccer league system as well as talents cultivation and youth training system. In addition, official statement’ China Soccer Industry Medium and Long Term Development Program (2016-2050)’indicates that China aims to forge 2-3 world-renowned leading clubs in Asia during ’13th Five Year Plan’, promoting and cultivating qualified soccer clubs go public and widen the investment and financing approaches, supporting qualified soccer equipment and service companies access to the capital market.
Recently, with the new U23 policy released, it shows great ambition to optimize the youth training system in all Chinese soccer clubs. Since 2015, increasing Chinese capitals targets for overseas club acquisition, such as Suning purchased Internazionale Milano FC, Desports purchased Granada, Chinese Consortium Nets Soccer Giant AC Milan etc. Within 2years, Chinese capitals have invested the clubs covering all major leagues in the world, aiming to bring global sophisticated and mature training system back to China. Moreover, China has established over 20,000 specialist schools and 50,000 pitches contributing to campus soccer development, and the overall target of pitches till 2020 is 85,000. On the other hand, over 70,000 sports teachers are newly increased among which 15,000 have soccer experience. All the data and documents shows an increasing importance and attention given to domestic youth training and campus soccer.
However, for a time, domestic youth training was experienced a ‘barbaric growth’ problems of lacking scientific training methods, standards and professional academy coaches etc are very obvious. How to effectively connect education and sports system, campus soccer and professional soccer become critical factors to a sustainable youth training development.
Based on last two years’ success, this year, 3rd World Soccer Convention & Exhibition China 2018 (WSCE 2018) will convene on May 23-25 in Beijing. Themed as ‘Realizing Ambitions in China: Strategies for Securing New Demand, Developing the Next Wave of Youth Training’, WSCE 2018 will bring an assembly of over 500 soccer industry experts home and abroad, together discussing the future and development of China soccer market.
WSCE 2018 Features
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