Soccer players from Latin America, France, and the United States to attend soccer academy
Lorain: Northeast Ohio’s Premier Soccer Academies (PSA) has received twelve commitments from players recently invited to attend PSA, beginning August 2007, after the completion of construction in June.
The twelve players come from different countries, including: Brazil, Trinidad, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, the United States, and France. Players selected from the United States reside in Texas, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio. The ages of these players range from 12-15.
Each of the twelve student-athletes have been scouted either through the PSA ID Camps or assessed from the PSA England Tour and PSA Bolivia Tour. Five of the student-athletes were part of the PSA Bolivia Team that competed in the Tahuichi Mundialito Cup held in Bolivia earlier in 2007.
Teams such as Chivas (México), San Paolo (Brazil), Danubio (Uruguay), and Tahuichi were participants. “This was a great competition for PSA to be involved in, and for myself and the coaching staff it served as the proper environment to assess each player during an international tournament,” said Desmond Armstrong, a scout for PSA.
The total number of student-athletes for the inaugural 2007/2008 academic year is anticipated to top out at 24 even though the maximum for the residential component is 30.
“Because of the uniqueness of PSA being the first professional-style youth academy in America that accepts players from all parts of the globe, we want to make sure that we offer enough opportunities by which players can show their ability. Recently, we have established a scouting network in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, Texas, and California,” said Armstrong.
Armstrong and members of the PSA scout team will be attending the multiple PSA ID Camps and PSA Fever 5 Fútbol Tournaments scheduled for June, 2007. It is anticipated that final selections for the year-round academy positions will be completed at the conclusion of the Ohio – PSA ID Camp scheduled for the week of June 25th.
For more information on PSA Camps (Boys and Girls) and PSA Fever 5 Fútbol Tournaments visit www.premiersocceracademies.com