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GPS International Academy Athens Following the success of the GPS International Academies in London and Valencia, GPS South East Europe would be delighted to partner with GPS and commence a GPS SEE International Academy in Athens, in 2019. GPS South East Europe has a history of producing elite level players to either play professionally in European clubs (England, Holland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Slovakia) or get soccer scholarships to study at universities in the U.S. Our work experience and partnerships over the past decade with organizations such as Arsenal F.C. and Aspire Academy amongst others have led us to have a proven record of nurturing skilled young soccer players from South East Europe and beyond through our various coaching programs aiming to reach their full potential (based on their abilities) and progress with their professional careers. Given this background and under the guidance of GPS along with the co-operation of Valencia C.F we aspire to create the best International Academy in South East Europe. The International Academy in Athens will be housed in top notch facilities near the center of Athens one of the most historic and multicultural cities in the world. Our goal, with the help of GPS will be to deliver the best possible coaching program and create the competitive environment and opportunities for the young skilled players to explore their full potential and get recognized by scouts of European clubs toget a chance for a trial or continue their studies at a high level U.S University or even kick start their professional career within the industry of soccer or sport in general. SOCCER ACADEMY • Development • Soccer Program • Soccer Facilities -Fields • Accommodation • Fitness Center • Education • Life Style –Culture-Youtube • Success Stories


Development Soccer Program Many international players who travel to Europe come here with the intention of progressing into professional soccer. We are here to assist players in this process. We cannot guarantee contracts with professional clubs, however we do give numerous opportunities to be noticed by high level clubs. At its heart GPS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY ATHES aims to identify and develop players of Elite level so they can have a shot to join the Valencia CF Academy in Spain. However Global Premier Soccer South East Europe be able to offer a great number of alternative placement opportunities them to fully achieve their maximum potential and explore their possibilities to play professional football in Greece, Italy, Dutch, UK, Spain or other European Clubs. We can also provide assistance in getting placed back in the US. Any International players who are keen on a US scholarship will be assisted with their SAT preparation, video package and NCAA/NAIA eligibility.

Global Premier Scholarship The worlds leading soccer scholarship provider. Having placed student athletes in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA programmes they provide a full service from start to finish. GPS Scholarships will be able to assist in: • Video packaging • Individual player profiling • NCAA/NAIA eligibility assistance • SAT guidance • Showcase attendance (US coaches in attendance) • US tour (optional) • Obtaining scholarship offers • Offer negotiation Medical insurance and flight advice


Athenian Football Athenian football boasts some of the most prolific football giants in Greece. Currently 6 clubs from Athens are competing in the first Division of Professional Greek Football (Super League) and over 10 in the Second and Third Division of Greek Professional Football. Clubs from Athens that are competing in the Superleague division this year are: AEK Athens, Olympiakos CPF, Panathinaikos, Atromitos F.C, Panionios F.C, Apollon Athens FC The population of Attica (Athens greater region) is the largest in Greece (over 4 million people) and as such has the largest concentration (in sheer numbers) of clubs competing in lower amateur leagues but also youth football (both professional and amateur). Players in our International Academy will have the opportunity to compete against some of the best clubs and players (whether Professional or amateur) in the country in their age. Furthermore as we are competing in leagues or friendly games against professional and amateur clubs, players in our International Academy will have the benefit of getting scouted regularly within the year by scouts and coaches of such clubs.


Elite Development Program GPS SEE / Valencia CF Players in our International Academy will have the opportunity to participate in the Elite Development Program GPS SEE / Valencia C.F. GPS Southeast Europe Valencia CF Elite Development Program aims to identify, train and develop the most talented young footballers in the region. To achieve this, the most talented kids will have the opportunity to enter the Elite Program and train on one dedicated camp in their country under the guidance of highly qualified GPS Southeast Europe Valencia CF. • Development Camps: 3 times per year- working with Valencia C.F coaches (September – November –January) • Trial Camp (Scouts from Greece & Italy) – December • International Elite Tournament (Scouts from EU Countries) – April • Goalies Academy


Players Pathway GPS Southeast Europe Valencia CF Soccer Program aims to identify, train and develop the most talented young footballers in the region. To achieve this, the most talented kids will have the opportunity to enter GPS International Academy Athens and train on one of the most successful academies in Europe under the guidance of highly qualified GPS Southeast Europe Valencia CF coaches. Those who will be deemed ready for the next step will be called to form a national team which will train and compete with the best players following the elite program from the rest of the South East Europe region in Greece on specialized camps and International tournaments. GPS International Academy Athens aims to best prepare and develop skilled young footballers so they can have the chance to compete for a position at the Valencia C.F. Academy or other Academies of Professional European Clubs or to found a scholarship in USA Universities – Colleges.


Soccer Facilities – Fields Both facilities ensure our players have the best opportunity to train, play and reach their true potential on world class surfaces. Pallini Arena Soccer Club https://palliniarena.gr/ • 1 fields 11v11 – 2019 generation artificial grass • 1 Field 5v5 Additional services: • Changing rooms • Medical Bay • Cafeteria • Parking Renti Arena Soccer Club http://www.rentiarena.gr/ • 1 Field 11v11 • 2 Fields 7v7 • 1 Field 5v5 Additional services • Changing rooms • Medical Bay • Cafeteria


Accommodation Player accommodation at Galaxy Hotel Athens ***, http://www.galaxy-hotel.gr/ located in the area of Alimos Athens. Galaxy Hotel is a “sports hotel” that caters for all needs of clubs and athletes. It has great experience and know-how in accommodating Elite level Athletes and clubs. Location Galaxy Hotel is located in the “Athenian Riviera” and just opposite the hotel lays Alimos beach. The Alimos beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its clean water and the visitor can find there sunbeds and umbrellas, cafeteria and restaurant, beach bar, water sports and a playground. The area of Alimos lies between the center of Athens, Glyfada municipality and Piraieus. Its location constitutes the area ideal as all sports facilities and cultural venues are nearby with almost immediate access. Rooms The hotel’s beds have anatomic mattresses and they measure 200 X 90 cm. Rooms (2 sharing) have sound proofed windows and sports channels in TV. Menu for athletes The hotel has In-house chef to prepare meals according to the special needs of athletes prepared only with the freshest local products and ingredients. Additional facilities • Room for after-training massage • Room for video presentations Swimming Pools near by Alimos Municipal Swimming


Fitness Centers PLANET Fitness & More - https://planetfitness.gr/ Planet Fitness and More is one of the leading fitness franchises in Greece. Players of the International Academy will be able to use the top-class gym facilities of the local Planet Fitness Gym in Paleo Faliro located only 5 minutes from their hotel. Work at the gym will include both a soccer specific program, designed by highly rated professionals, to improve their conditioning but also help their recovery after games. Planet Fitness is more than just a gym it has been created and operated focusing on making training and healthy habits a way of life. Players of the International Academy will be able to participate in a range of different group activities such as: • Body power

Zambidis Club:

• Infinity Workout

Our Players will taste “Planet Kickboxing” Mike Zambidis (a former

• Pilates

Greek world champion in kickboxing) has created a unique training

• Barre A Terre

system. It’s philosophy is to improve the quality of life through

• Stretching

exercise and, more generally the psychosomatic empowerment

• Tabata Fit

through martial arts. Through the activities of the Zambidis Club

• TAE BOX

kickboxing, the trainee can gain self-confidence, discipline,

• TUMBAO

self-defense, sharpness, better physical condition, speed of

• Orthosomia

perception in realistic conditions, but also improve his physical

• Yoga

condition and decongest his negative energy from the daily

• Zumba

demanding rhythms.


Fitness Centers Alimos Municipal Swimming Center http://www.thopaa.gr/kolimvitirio/ The Alimos swimming Centre is one of the most modern in Athens. It has hosted a number of international water sport games. It is in walking distance from the hotel (in the other side of the road). It includes: 2 heated swimming pools • 1 outdoor, 50m long with 8 lanes • 1 indoor, 15m long Additional services • Changing rooms • Medical Bay • Cafeteria


Education Academy students aged 18 who have completed high school, will complete the following courses: • Irish Football Federation Level 1 Coaching Award • 1 year General Sports Degree • GPS Sports entrepreneurship ALL SEASON program Sports Management, Sports Marketing & Functional Training, • Certified Greek Language classes https://www.greek-language.gr/greekLang/certification/index.html • GPS Personal Development and Player Pathway Extra – Under Request • Sports Management, B.Sc: The American College of Greece - https://www.acg.edu/ • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education:


US Performance Academy Academy students aged 16-17 can continue their high school education and explore PG courses through US Performance Academy (USPA). USPA provide first-class academics for our athletes training at the International Academy in Athens. USPA is an accredited private, online, middle & high school created for high performance athletes. USPA is designed for young athletes looking for a school that supports their unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment. USPA is unlike any other school. Designed by athletes and educators, the approach specifically benefits driven students who are training, traveling, competing, and pushing to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. The support system, which includes a mentor on the ground in Athens, keeps students involved, motivated, and on track to success. USPA has a unique focus on the student - athlete’s future goals and aspirations and opens up a doorway to future opportunities. USPA is widely recognized by Colleges across North America and is available to International Academy players on the 1-year and 2-year programs. Extra – Under Request • International High School: St. Lawrence College - https://www.slc.gr


Success Stories Last season 2 players from Canada and 2 from Bulgaria after finishing our Elite program got offers from Greek professional Clubs • Ilias Iliadis – Panathinaikos F.C U-20 (Superleague) • Gordano Mancini – Panionios F.C U-20 (Superleague) • Ilia Kurchumov – Eikosimias S.C Men’s Team (Third National Division) • Martin Kolev – Ermioni FC Men’s Team (Third National Division) In the last five years more than 25 players have already graduated from our various development programs and moved to European professional clubs or managed to secure scholarships to Universities in the United States of America with scholarship. Such clubs are: • Arsenal FC, MANU, Norwich FC, Brendford FC, (England) • AJAX FC, PEC Zwolle, Vitesse, Heerenveen, Achilles 29 (Holland) • S.P.A.L., Hellas Verona (Italy) • Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, PΑΟΚ, ΑΕΚ, Panionios, Asteras Tripolis, Panetolikos, Levadiakos (Greece) • ΑΕΚ Larnaca, Αnorthosi Famangusta (Cyprus). Previous players that followed our programs: Dejan Iliev, Martin Svidersky, Ricardo Farcas, Savvas Mourgos, Elias Hatzitheodoridis, Kostas Pileas, Kostas Chalkidis, Christos Albanis, Christos Sielis, Kostas Balogiannis, Christos Papadopoulos, Esmerald Alucu,


Lifestyle - Culture Life Style – Culture Athens http://www.thisisathens.org/ Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is one of the oldest cities in the world with a recorded history spanning over 3,400 years long tradition, numerous myths, breathtaking landmarks, beautiful people and well-kept secrets. It is considered to be the cradle of Western civilization and birthplace of Democracy. It is a vibrant multicultural city that combines classic with modern in its diverse neighborhoods. Though the Mediterranean cuisine and cultural influence is a trademark to be found all across Greece, Athens has managed to incorporate gastronomic and cultural styles from almost every part of the modern world. Athens is located near the sea (Saronic Gulf). It has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. The dominant feature of Athens’ climate is alternation between prolonged hot and dry summers and mild winters with moderate rainfall.


Alimos https://www.athensguide.com/coast/ Alimos is situated on the Saronic Gulf coast, 8 km south of Athens city centre. The Hellinikon Olympic Complex, built on the grounds of the former Ellinikon International Airport for the 2004 Summer Olympics, lies south of Alimos. The built-up area of Alimos is continuous with those of the neighbouring suburbs Palaio Faliro, Agios Dimitrios, Ilioupoli, Argyroupoli and Elliniko. The area of Alimos lies between the city center of Athens, Palaio Faliro, Glyfada and Piraieus. Its location constitutes the area ideal as all sports facilities and cultural venues are nearby with almost immediate access. The nearest subwaystation is at Alimos metro station, in the eastern part of the municipality. The western, coastal part of the municipality is connected with Athens city centre by the Athens Tram. Alimos has a large marina and several beaches. The Alimos beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its clean water and the visitor can find there sunbeds and umbrellas, cafeteria and restaurant, beach bar, water sports and a playground.


Palaio Faliro http://www.flisvosmarina.com/en-us/ Palaio Faliro is situated on the east coast of the Phalerum Bay, a bay of the Saronic Gulf, 6 km southwest of Athens city centre.The town’s seaside area was redeveloped for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and now contains a seaside promenade, several sports venues, a marina and the Naval Tradition Park, where museum ships are exhibited. The Flisvos Public Park at Palaio Faliro, next to the Marina of Flisvos, is a common destination for cultural activities and public events in Palaio Faliro, as well as a place for relaxation for the local population and tourists. It is located just next to the sea beach and provides benches and ample space for jogging or gymnastics.


Glyfada https://www.10best.com/destinations/greece/athens/glyfada/ Glyfada was established as the heart of Athens’ southern suburbs, because of its prime waterfront location, rich commercial centre, and modern business district. It has been described as the headpoint of the ‘Athens Riviera’ and features some of Europe’s most opulent seafront residences, gardens and extensive beachfront property, with a modern marina. The town hall is located at the center of the municipality; nearby, Glyfada’s shopping district has one of the most vibrant and diversified commercial centres of Athens’ neighbourhoods, with a collection ranging across specialist and designer boutiques. Its proximity to a succession of beaches and a concentrated seaside club scene also greatly increases the number of visitors during the summer months.


Stellar USA Stellar Soccer is recognized as the top agency for soccer players in the USA. The US subsidiary of the London based Stellar Group is led by President and Owner Patrick McCabe, who has more than 22 years of experience in the business of player management. Stellar has a global reputation which has been earned through providing unmatched service and care for it clients. We boast a worldwide network of contacts and relationships that allows us to place clients in any market and an extensive track record of success both in the US and abroad. Most importantly, we have continued to operate in a way that gives our clients the feel of a small business: individual attention and constant availability. Unlike other big agencies the company is privately owned, which is crucial in allowing us to meet our clients’ needs and make decisions in their long-term interest without having to a seek a quick return to cover corporate overhead and appease shareholders. We provide personal service that is based on honesty and respect.

Our clients have transferred to/within Europe for over $33 million, which is unmatched by any agent or agency in the US. As our players continue to improve and attract interest from teams in Europe, we are well positioned to provide opportunities for them to increase their earning potential and advance their careers. Since 1998, we have managed some of the biggest names and colorful personalities in US Soccer, including Preki, Eddie Johnson, Brad Guzan, Stuart Holden. Our roster of rising young talent includes Danny Leyva, Corey Baird, Jack De Vries, Julian Gressel, Tim Ream and Chris Mueller.


U17 1 Year course - Soccer only

U19 1 Year course - Soccer only

(Full training kit package included)

(Full training kit package included)

August 15th – June 1st (Two week Christmas Break)

August 15th – June 1st (Two week Christmas Break)

Cost - $30,000.00

Cost - $25,000.00

Down payment - $7,500.00

Down payment - $7,500.00

($2,250 to be paid in 10 monthly instalments)

2nd payment by September 1 – $7,500

*2.5% convenience fee for all cc payments

3rd payment by December 1 – $5,000

1 Year course - With Academic (Full training kit package included) August 15th – June 1 (Two week Christmas Break) Cost - $37,500.00 per year Down payment- $7,500.00 ($3,000 to be paid in 10 monthly instalments) *2.5% convenience fee for all cc payments

4th payment by March 1 – $5,000 *2.5% convenience fee for all cc payments


International Academy Coordinator Patrick Robertson probertson@globalpremiersoccer.com 001 781 891 6900

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GPS South East Europe International Academy  

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