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7 Elite SABA tryouts to offer 'global prospects'

By James Shaw, 04/19/22, 3:30AM MDT


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7 Elite Academy SABA tryouts will offer youngsters opportunities play in front of the best college scouts and take part in high-profile tournaments across the USA, Europe and Africa.

The SABA training program, which is part of the global 7 Elite Academy structure, is designed to maximize the benefits of training with the academy's top coaches.

Tryouts get under way in Salt Lake City during the week of May 23rd to June 3rd and will be overseen by 7 Elite Academy’s UEFA A and USSF A Licensed staff.

By joining the SABA program youngsters will play in showcase events across the United States and receive regular support from qualified staff throughout the college application process

Players could also get the chance to travel to Liverpool in the UK and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where they will train with professional clubs and coaches.

Wayne Scholes, Chairman of 7 Elite Academy, said, "We built SABA as a pathway for young people to connect with top college recruiters and achieve their ambitions in soccer and beyond.

"Our program focuses on the college application process, while providing experiences that are vital to young people as they move on to the next stage of their education.

"SABA coaches have worked with some of the best clubs in the world, including Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton. This experience is passed on to our players through an intense training and playing program.

"Our teams travel to the best tournaments in Europe and here in the United States. It's a program of events that makes a big difference in the decisions of college recruiters.”

7 SABA Elite players have already been recruited by some of the top colleges in the United States, while others have gone on to impress professional soccer recruiters in Europe.

Jean Claude-Gay, Head of Elite Futures phase at 7 Elite Academy and coach of SABA 04 Boys, said, "The SABA program allows us as coaches to quantify and tailor our trainings to get the most out of our players' potential. This precise and constant work is what SABA is all about.

“We give young people who join us all the necessary tools to capitalise on their talent and impress key recruiters within education and professional soccer.

"By participating in major college showcase events and high-profile tournaments, we ensure players can showcase their qualities and skills on and off the pitch, and make the right connections that will serve them well in the future."

Shaylee Wilson, Head of Youth Development Phase at 7 Elite Academy and coach of SABA 04 Girls, said, "I have seen so many young people benefit from the SABA program and achieve their ambitions in education and soccer.

"It's a privilege to work with such talented players and provide them with opportunities that will stay with them for a lifetime. But it's their hard work and dedication that makes all the difference.

"I’m looking forward to working with the players who have passed the tryouts and giving them an opportunity to showcase what they can do."


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