Soccer is THE Global game!
Right now, take a moment to imagine how many talented individuals around the World are harnessing dreams to reach their lifetime goal of making the “big time” and playing at the very highest level.
The reality is that almost all do not. In fact, only 1% off all trainees signed at 14 go on to to play at first team level when they reach 20.
Bentley Sports Group(BSG) will have a Global outreach to help all levels of talent develop into better players as well as experiencing what it is really like to train and play in a Professional environment coached by top level international coaches.
While we would never guarantee that our Academy trainees will become a superstar, what we can do is give them the tools and an opportunity to be in front of the key decision makers relevant to their talent level.
The USA has more young soccer players registered to clubs and teams than any other country in the World. MLS (Major League Soccer) is now in the top 10 most watched Leagues in the World and is attracting the World’s top players while increasing its number of teams to 28 clubs therefore needing a bigger player base. And the continued success of the USA women’s team as highlighted by yet another World Cup success, will only serve to broaden the awareness of the talent pool on a global level.
We feel that enhancing that talent level at our Academy in Jacksonville, Florida will bring a huge upside for the students who attend but also all those who are involved as investors and shareholders.
There aren’t too many places in the World where you can train 12 months of the year and, when we are hosting students and players from all over the Globe, we feel it’s vital to be able to accept players at all times and fit into all seasons.
College soccer is growing in unison with the Pro game in the USA and there are on average 9.9 Soccer scholarships given to Division 1 Colleges to be spread amongst 25 players.
This increase has gone hand in hand with many of these spots being given to scholars with previous professional training, which is a big shift that will benefit players who have been released from European Club academies.