Sport & Education Initiatives

Since 2008, Striker Partners has managed several sport & education focused initiatives related to the sport of soccer. We use both for-profit and not-for-profit activities to achieve our goals:

  • Providing opportunity through education
  • Positively impacting the American soccer landscape through player development


Established with the mission to advance the game of soccer in America, Playmakers Group is the managing organization of a growing portfolio of soccer-focused businesses, properties, and investments. Playmakers Group manages investments in companies throughout the soccer industry, sports marketing, and creative services, as well as overseeing a significant investment position in MLS franchise Philadelphia Union.


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Since 2011, Striker has managed, on behalf of various Graham family affiliates, a significant ownership position in the Major League Soccer franchise Philadelphia Union. In addition to providing direct financial support to the club, Striker and YSC Sports provide strategic and operational support to the Union Youth Development Program, which operates a nationally recognized, elite youth soccer academy (for boys aged 8-18).


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Founded in 2013, YSC Academy is a first of its kind soccer-specific high school providing a rigorous secondary education to student-athletes in grades 8-12. YSC Academy is an affiliate partner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and provides elite youth academy soccer players an opportunity to pursue their education while competing and training at the top level of the sport.


YSC Sports

Founded in 2008, YSC is a 120,000 square foot, for profit, soccer-focused sports facility located in Wayne, PA with indoor and outdoor state of the art synthetic soccer fields.  YSC offers soccer programs for youth and adults including league play, field rental, clinics, tournaments, and soccer education programs.

YSC Sports reinvests 100% of its profits to help fund YSC Academy, a first of its kind soccer-specific high school providing a rigorous secondary education to student-athletes in grades 8-12.


hp Sports

HPSports focuses on athletic development and performance through sport science best practices. Through athletic development and reconditioning – our world-renowned specialists lead the industry through proven and innovative concepts based on scientific and experiential findings.


Maestroe Sports & Entertainment provides expertise in sponsorship, activation, sports property development and digital executions covering sports, brands, performing arts, and municipal programs with deep relationships and capabilities both domestically and internationally.


APL Soccer

Atlantic Premier League (APL) brings together the most competitive soccer teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Designed for the best clubs in the region — it offers organized match-play on the best fields available — all at a low cost.


APL Tournaments

APL Tournaments professionally manages youth soccer events to create a competitive and enjoyable environment at world-class venues.


Playmakers Studio is a soccer-focused creative agency servicing the Playmakers Group portfolio and third-party brands and organizations with creative solutions, bespoke content, digital strategy, design, and more.