HISTORY

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The COPA Innovation Laboratories concept is born
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, CIL is a multi-dimensional business with activities in soccer training, sports technology, and real estate focused on evolving the game of soccer.
2016
Search for world-class technology
The team cultivated innovative technology from the top programs around the world, including FC Bayern Munich, Anton Paar, and GlobalSpeed, to elevate COPA STC’s capabilities.
2016
The Shadelands SportsMall breaks ground
a. The first of its kind, this one-stop training center is home to numerous sports working cohesively with the purpose of developing athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Dec
2017
Hanzi Flick tours COPA STC during its construction and provides professional insight
2018
COPA partners with GlobalSpeed
With seven training and assessment products in COPA, GlobalSpeed’s innovative technology is pivotal in developing the assessment program.
Sep
2018
COPA STC utilizes its enterprise affiliates’ collective experiences in construction and real estate to break ground at the old Contra Costa Times Newspaper building
2018
COPA partners with Anton Paar and begins building the skills.lab Arena
The elite technology is built at COPA STC with the purpose of developing the next phase of our objective data-driven approach.
Apr
2019
COPA opens
The doors opened to welcome everyone to experience the remarkable training opportunities COPA has to offer.
2019
First 500 members
Jan
2020
First 1000 members
An incredible milestone! We cannot express our appreciation enough.
Feb
2020
First training sessions with professional athletes
Chris Wondolowski, Tommy Thompson, and Nick Lima challenge themselves in the COPA Cube for COPA’s first open Pro Training Session.
2020
First pro camp with USWNT and NWSL star Allie Long
The Olympian midfielder helped train young athletes and develop the future of the sport.
2020
COVID hits and closes COPA
City-wide quarantine mandates close the doors as we all go into lockdown
2020
COPA reopens with proper safety protocols mandated by the city of Walnut Creek
2020
COPA partners with Oakland Roots
COPA’s trailblazing approach to player identification provides the team with a deeper analysis of their talent pool, data showing strengths and shortcomings, individual player development plans, and tracking of individual growth.
Sep
2020
COPA partners with NorCal Premier
This partnership elevates purposeful training in an engaging environment to evaluate, identify, and develop incoming and current players for long-term success.
Feb
2021
COPA partners with Walnut Creek Surf Club
Surf SC trains with COPA’s SpeedLab using advanced technology and innovative training methodology to enhance their players’ performances.
Jul
2021
COPA STC joins the official grand opening of the Shadelands SportsMall
With proper safety protocols and a health-conscious approach, everyone comes together to celebrate the grand opening.
2022
COPA launches the COPA Soccer Assessment to the public
With proper safety protocols and a health-conscious approach, everyone comes together to celebrate the grand opening.
2022

Announcing Groundbreaking Partnership

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