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Top-class coaches to attend SABA tryouts

By James Shaw, 05/19/21, 6:30AM MDT


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7 Elite Academy’s SABA program has drafted in coaches with some of the highest qualifications available to help players fulfil their potential within soccer and at elite-level colleges.

SABA prepares the best student athletes for careers in education and professional soccer by working closely with college coaching staff in the United States.

Although they’re based in Utah, SABA teams play in prestigious tournaments across the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, France and Sweden.

As part of that work, UEFA A-Licensed coaches with extensive experience at European clubs Liverpool FC, Manchester City and Pau FC form a key part of the SABA team.

Tryout sessions will take place across Utah this month and in June.

Wayne Scholes, Chairman of 7 Elite Academy, said: “We are determined to give SABA players the best coaching available, which is why we’re employing staff with the some of the highest qualifications in world soccer.

“The UEFA A License demands an incredible standard of understanding of soccer and coaching experience, so we are proud to have three coaches who have achieved this level.

“All three have worked at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, which means they have the additional level of experience that comes with working alongside leading professional players.

“This world-class knowledge is a unique advantage to our SABA players as they move from youth soccer into the next stage of their lives, be that in education or the professional game.”

The SABA Boys and Girls teams will hold recruitment sessions in Utah next month, ahead of travel to top-level youth soccer competitions across the world in early summer.

Those tournaments include the Gothia Cup in Sweden, the Paris World Games, the 7 Elite Tournament in Liverpool and the BA Cup in Argentina.

Wayne added: “We are combining these unbeatable travel opportunities with education workshops that make sure players are fully prepared for the college application process.

“We work closely with college coaches across the country to tailor our workshops and highlight the exceptional dedication and skill that our SABA players possess. 

“SABA is a world-class coaching and education program that helps players to develop a unique set of skills for a successful career at world-class colleges.”

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