• Student athletes will grow trough  the intensity, expectations and demands of our college soccer curriculum without losing a year of eligibility.

  • Develop players technical, tactical, physical, and psychological areas of the game.

  • Working with a coaching staff who has experience at a variety levels of college soccer.

  • Playing against college level opposition will help student athletes develop a better understanding of college soccer level.

  • Video analysis of training/games to help improve players development.

  • Our program will help increase student athletes' exposure to play in college.

  • Our college recruiting class will educate players on the recruiting process and increase the chances if finding the right fit.

  • Strength and Conditioning training involves a wide range of exercises developed to build a variety of skills with a focus on mind, mobility, stability, strength, endurance, power, speed, agility and performance.

  • Sports Nutrition Education

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SOCCER  BENEFITS OF GAP SOCCER PROGRAM

ACADEMICS
BENEFITS OF GAP SOCCER PROGRAM

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IN COLLEGE

  • Student athletes must be enrolled “full time” (12 credits) each semester to maintain NCAA eligibility for practice and competition. If student athletes drop below “full time” status will immediately render them ineligible to compete and practice and may have financial aid consequences.

  • Freshman student athletes must pass 24-degree applicable credit hours during their first academic year All student athletes must complete a minimum of 18-degree applicable credit hours during the combination of fall and spring semesters each year.

  • Often SA will take on 15-18 credits per semester to keep up with the progress towards degree.

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GAP YEAR PROGRAM

  • During our GAP year program student athletes will have the option to complete 24 college credits transferable to 4-year universities. This will allow SA to slow down the academic pace and increase their chances on being succefull.

  • Our GAP program could help SA graduate early or double majoring.

  • With a smaller class we can monitor their academics closer and educate them in  healthy habits to be successful at 4-year institution.

  • Using 24 credits from GAP Program could increase SA chances of getting a master’s degree.

  • For international student athletes ESOL course will provide you with the essential language skills that you will need to be able to properly communicate in English and succeed in college. Through covering areas such as grammar and punctuation, writing and reading, and speaking and listening, SA will develop a better understanding of the English language

  • Full-time College Counselor on staff to assist with the College Admissions Process.

  • Sunshine and warm weather make our location in St. Petersburg, Florida the ideal place for outdoor activities year around.

  • Our GAP Program structure will help prepare students for college and beyond, but also a well-rounded experience with opportunities to be involved many extracurricular activities outside of the academic/soccer day.

  • Theme parks: Busch Gardens, Disney World, Adventure Island, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center

  • Beaches: St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-a-Grille, Fort DeSoto Beach (ranked one of the best in the world!)

  • Sporting events: Tampa Bay Rays baseball, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer

  • Shopping: Ellenton Outlets, International Mall in Tampa, Premium Outlets in Orlando

  • Scenic towns: Tarpon Springs: famous for Greek restaurants and sponge docks; Ybor City: history Cuban architecture and restaurants

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SOCIAL BENEFITS OF GAP SOCCER PROGRAM