Youngsters across Utah can join a “revolution in youth soccer” when 7 Elite Academy opens tryouts to all players next month.
The global soccer organisation operates teams in the USA, Europe and Africa and is holding tryout sessions in Salt Lake City and St George.
Players are trained by experienced UEFA, FA and USSF qualified coaches, with an emphasis on creating world-class opportunities on and off the pitch.
US-based youngsters regularly train with 7 Elite Academy teams in Liverpool, UK and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, alongside visits to professional clubs.
There is also a comprehensive 7 Elite SABA education program for players who are looking to impress college scouts.
The first tryout sessions start in St George from May 16th to 20th, before moving on to Salt Lake City from May 23rd to June 4th.
Anthony Godfrey, 7 Elite Academy Global Technical Director, said: “We are opening tryouts to any young person who has the drive, determination and talent to build a successful youth soccer career.
“We place a lot of emphasis on making sure a player has every possible opportunity to make the most of his or her talent within soccer and also life in general.
“This includes regular opportunities to train and play with our teams in the UK and Africa. Many of our players already do this as part of their structured development plan.
“7 Elite Academy has a player pathway and professional coaching structure that starts at pre-academy level and guides a young person throughout the development stages.
“Players who are successful at our tryouts can look forward to world-class support for their ambitions, whether that is in soccer or the next level of education.”
7 Elite Academy’s close working links within professional soccer and education has already seen players earn contracts with clubs in the UK, as well as potential access to the best colleges in the United States.
Wayne Scholes, Chairman of 7 Elite Academy, said: “We have spent a number of years building a revolution in youth soccer, not only in the USA but also Europe and Africa.
“In that time, our young people have won US National Championships, trained at Premier League clubs in the UK and joined some of the best colleges in the country.
“We will be watching tryouts carefully to make sure players with the right combination of ambition, work ethic and ability can join our teams for next season.
“7 Elite Academy continually invests in coaching staff with the best qualifications from UEFA, The FA and USSF. That investment is reflected in the opportunities players regularly get to achieve their ambitions.”
The academy uses its ETHICS to guide young people throughout their time playing youth soccer and within their local communities.
These core values include EXCELLENCE, TENACITY, HONOR, INNOVATION, COMMUNITY and SACRIFICE.
Scholes added: “Our ETHICS are so important to the way we operate as a global youth soccer organization. They shape our activities every single day.
“We know that by sticking to these principles, our players and staff can help their communities in so many positive ways, both on and off the pitch.
“Part of our working week is dedicated to local community projects and service, wherever that may be in the world.”