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ESSR Academy, in partnership with US Performance Academy, is inviting high level soccer players from Europe, Australia, Thailand, Africa, and America to enroll into a new and unique training and educational program to help players develop their soccer and academic skills.

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Athletes are training and learning together like never before.

ESSR, a high performance soccer academy located in Rome, Italy, is changing the game by creating an educational, athletic, and residential academy for promising, young soccer players. For the academics, ESSR has chosen an independent, digital school created for athletes called US Performance Academy (USPA). ESSR Academy, in partnership with USPA, has a specifically designed environment to produce well-educated and high performing middle and high school student soccer players from all around the world.

ESSR Residential Academy is inviting high level, international soccer players from Europe, Australia, Thailand, Africa, and America to enroll into this unique program to help players develop their soccer skills delivered through a UEFA standard with the objective of gaining trials at professional clubs in Europe.

US Performance Academy is an independent school for competitive athletes in middle and high school. Blending 21st century educational innovation with world-class competitive athletics, the unique program will challenge highly-motivated students, providing them with the skills and expertise needed to compete at the highest levels of academics, sport, adventure, and life. With ESSR and USPA combined, students are equipped with an academy that puts them at the top of their game, athletically and academically. Stepping into the highest level of competition, students must train harder and longer than they ever have before. Now with ESSR Academy, students spend 39 weeks in Rome, Italy and Manchester, England entrenched in training. USPA has a fully-supported, college-prep, personal, digital classroom that students will attend between and around training and games. With a truly blended learning environment, students go to school and train in the same facility. For athletes, ESSR provides a streamlined process that provides them with more time to train. For parents, it removes the daily runs to school, practices, and home. By understanding and adapting to the demanding schedule of young athletes, the ESSR Academy has become the ideal educational and training organization.

“We have always wanted to provide this opportunity for our athletes,” says Dek Smith, owner and director of ESSR Academy. “Our athletes have always had differing schedules with school and could not dedicate this kind of time training as a team. Now, with the residential program, they can learn and train together with the best tools available. These athletes can share their passion for excellence together.”

ESSR has created a home for the total soccer experience. It was originally designed for all soccer players and coaches who play, coach, watch, and love the game. Keeping its passion and adding an education solution, the ESSR Academy officially opens its doors in September 2015. USPA is excited to be a part of this revolutionary academic and athletic program.

“From the moment I met Dek, I was impressed by his vision of supporting the whole student athlete by offering such a unique and complete program,” says USPA President, Peter Smith. “The problem was, students were here and there, in different schools with growing absences and shrinking grades. Dek wanted these high performing athletes on the same page, same training schedule, but with better opportunities than they’ve had in the past. So we combined our expertise to create this residential program in order to boost their game and their education. USPA provides a digital learning platform with a customized schedule and a highly personal support system. Athletes are training and learning together like never before. For us, it’s very exciting. The USPA community currently supports students from all over the USA. Now, we will have the ability for our athletes to connect and work with students from all around the world.”

More about USPA:

The US Performance Academy is an online, independent school for competitive athletes in middle and high school. Blending 21st century educational innovation with world-class competitive athletics, our unique program will challenge highly-motivated students, providing them with the skills and expertise needed to compete at the highest levels of academics, sport, adventure, and life. USPA is now enrolling. Please contact Peter Smith for more information. http://www.GoUSPA.org

More about ESSR:

ESSR Football Academy was launched by Dek Smith in Jan 2005, after spending many years in the game working in England, Wales and in America as a Director of Soccer. To grow in this ever increasing world game that we all love takes a unique, new approach to help players realize their dreams by linking and creating this partnership with US Performing Academy.

Players who register and are accepted to become members of the ESSR Residential Academy will benefit from high level guest coaches from our ESSR links to professional clubs in England, Italy, Australia and America, while obtaining first class education from the USPA program. We are confident this partnership will enhance and provide a complete programme to help young aspiring players achieve their goals without jeopardising their education.

We have asked our ESSR colleagues and directors of football from around the world to identify high level achieving players and present them with a letter of invitation from the academy to become an ESSR Resident Member of the Academy. If you feel you have what it takes to become a professional soccer player and were born between Jan 1st 1998 – Dec 31st 2000, please send your information to the academy and we will arrange for your nearest ESSR manager to contact you. http://www.essrfootballacademy.com

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