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Tryouts still on offer for players

By James Shaw, 06/08/21, 1:45AM MDT




Thousands of young people joined 7 Elite Academy’s record-breaking tryouts across Utah – and there’s still time to sign up.

Sessions in Saint George, Salt Lake City, Lehi and Ogden saw the highest-ever number of players bid to join the academy’s teams.

7 Elite Academy runs training and education programs in the United States, United Kingdom and Africa, alongside an annual international tournament.

And there are slots with the academy still available for the new season, including 07/08 Girls and 08/09 Boys.

Additional tryout sessions for those brackets will be held at Terra Linda Elementary in West Jordan on Thursday 10th June from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Daren Woolstenhume, CEO of 7 Elite Academy, said: “Tryout sessions in May and June were a great success, both for the academy and players.

“The response from the youth soccer community has been fantastic and really shows how healthy our game is across Utah.

“At all levels and age groups, players showed they have the desire to not only develop their skills, but also enjoy playing soccer. That is so important.

“We are now in the process of holding additional tryout sessions for several teams and offer world-class opportunities to even more players.”

Players at 7 Elite Academy work with UEFA and USSF qualified coaches, alongside regular masterclass sessions with Premier League players.

They also benefit from assistance with the college application process and overseas playing tours.

Anthony Godfrey, President of 7 Elite Academy, said: “The numbers we saw at tryouts are a direct result of hard work by our players, families, coaches and staff across Utah. 

“We know that choosing a youth soccer club is an important part of a player’s career and we are delighted that so many chose to attend our tryouts.

“The opportunities we offer are designed to mirror those available at Europe’s leading clubs, as well as professional clubs in the United States.

“Every player who represents us next season will have the chance to make the most of their ability, while developing as a good young person.”

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