About the Global Premier Soccer Academy
The Global Premier Soccer Academy (GPS Academy) was one of the largest and highly successful teams in youth soccer organizations in North America. It is based in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, with teams present in Canada. Training can take place in foreign soil, including Germany.
Over the course of its run since its establishment in 2001, teams playing for the GPS Academy are some of the most formidable players in the world of youth soccer. It was founded by director Joe & Peter Bradley and they continued to be its leader until January 2020 when they were succeeded by Keith Caldwell as CEO.
Unfortunately, the organization has had an ongoing fall out in recent years. The reorganization was meant to fix the ongoing problems. However, GPS Academy is affected by another problem which involves their parent company, Legacy Global Sports, filing for bankruptcy in May 2020.
In June 2020, CEO Caldwell officially announced that GPS Academy is closing. All staff had to be laid off while athletes and coaches left in an uncertain state as they were assembled just a few days before the announcement.
Where Is GPS Academy Canada Now?
Fortunately, GPS Academy Canada was saved as it merged with the Blue Devils Football Club in October 2020! This ensured that coaches and players can stay in the game of youth soccer! Former players from the GPS Academy now wear the signature blue jerseys of its former rivals!
You can look forward to more Global Premier Soccer Academy games in the future under the Blue Devils Football Club name. People can stay updated for announcements of tryouts or upcoming games on Facebook pages of either team. You can show your support for youth soccer teams by commenting on posts, joining chats in forums, or watching their games.
What Is a Youth Soccer Organization?
Youth soccer organizations are governing bodies that aim to arrange, maintain, and regulate football teams within their controlled regions. Many of these are non-profit organizations staffed mostly by volunteers. Their goal is to foster the love of football among the young citizens of their community.
Most of them begin training children starting from the age of 3 until 23. All players are divided by age brackets, usually within two to three years gap between the youngest and oldest players. Age is an important factor in youth soccer because there is a large difference in physique among children of different age groups.
Depending on the organization, teams can be formed to represent a school or a community. Teams may compete with other groups in the same organization. They can arrange a friendly match or meet each other in a tournament. Athletes’ performances in youth soccer greatly help in looking for college scholarships and/or getting scouted for a professional team.