Warren Barton brings his extensive expertise as a pro player,
coach and TV Analyst to the SKLZ community, both on-field and online
CARLSBAD, CA - January 17, 2013 - SKLZ, the global leader in athletic performance and skill development training is proud to announce the signing of current FOX Soccer Analyst and San Diego Flash Head Coach Warren Barton as brand ambassador. With over 25 years of professional experience and studio analysis, Barton is one of the most highly regarded and sought after faces in soccer. His deep knowledge of the game as well as ability and desire to teach others fits seamlessly with the SKLZ brand mission to develop products and programs that elevate the athlete in each of us.
"I'm excited to be part of the SKLZ team," said Barton. "As someone who has spent the latter half of my career working to find and train the best players in the game, SKLZ is a natural extension for me to continue educating and developing the next generation of players."
During his career, Barton competed in over 350 Barclays Premier League games. His talents quickly vaulted him to becoming a first team defensemen and midfielder for Wimbledon before rising to prominence with Newcastle United and the England National Team.
Since retirement, Barton has maintained a high profile in the sport, having taken to the sidelines as coach for a couple of English Premier Clubs, LA Galaxy (MLS) and San Diego Flash. He also started a career as a soccer TV analyst beginning in 2004. Today, he is a featured FOX Soccer analyst for The Match, Fox Soccer Match Day among others.
"We are thrilled to have Warren as an ambassador and evangelist for the SKLZ brand," said CEO John Sarkisian. "His unique ability to break down the game and communicate it to a broad audience allows us to create very meaningful training content and programs for soccer players of all ages."
SKLZ has already produced over 30+ instructional videos featuring Barton across a variety of skill and performance training topics. Nine of those videos were featured on leading soccer website Goal.com during the month of December, garnering over 800,000 views collectively. You can watch all video series featuring Warren Barton on SKLZ.com or Youtube.com/SKLZSoccer.
SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. As the flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports. Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ web site at www.sklz.com.
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