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Gold's Gym Lagrange Enters Strategic Relationship with Pathfinder FC

Pathfinder FC, The region’s first and only full-time residential soccer academy providing direct pathways for athletes who wish to pursue collegiate and professional careers in soccer, announces a strategic partnership with Golds Gym Lagrange.

Dutchess County, New York, August 23rd, 2021. The arrangement between Golds Gym of Lagrange and Pathfinder FC will include twice weekly strength and conditioning training for Pathfinder’s academy players, court space for its youth-development futsal program, and classroom and training space for its middle school program during the winter months.

"We could not be more excited about our new partnership with Pathfinder FC! Our partnership is more than just strength and conditioning but helping develop young athletes into their fullest potential academically and athletically. Here at Gold's Gym, they will have the chance to develop their athletic skills with our trainers and still be able to attend class in between sessions. We are eager to begin and have Pathfinder FC here to start their training!" Joe Detz

Pathfinder FC provides genuine pathways for athletes aspiring to reach the top of their game - professionally or at the collegiate level. Players start each day with training, and then matriculate into an accredited, NCAA compliant academic environment. In the winter months, the program moves indoors and then to Spain. High school and university students spend January through March in ‘winter training’ on the Costa Daurada, 112 km from Barcelona. Middle school students join them for the final month in March.

“In the months leading up to our middle school departing for Spain, it is imperative that we provide a professional training and academic environment for the group,” said Craig Canavan, Pathfinder FC’s Lead Classroom Coordinator and Head of Futsal. “The breadth of Gold’s facilities are far superior to anything else in the region.”

About Pathfinder FC Based in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley region, Pathfinder FC combines high level coaching, state-of-the-art facilities and direct opportunities to NCAA and professional pathways for players. Pathfinder offers a non-pay-to-play youth development soccer program, a full-time residential USL academy, and it's own senior team playing in United Soccer League (USL) League Two. For more information, visit and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

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