Barbados Soccer Academy midfielder Damar Maloney 17 years old, and student of the Lester Vaughn School has caught the eyes of Robert Miller Head Coach of Truett Mccollin University during his recent visit to the Barbados Soccer Academy soccer showcase sponsored by Coconut Court Beach Hotel and The Atlantis Hotel. Bovell praised the two hotels for coming to the aid in helping Barbados young people to gain opportunities in the USA. Maloney will now have to complete his cxc requirements in order to take up the scholarship offer for August 2019 or August 2020. Maloney performed exceedingly during the coaching sessions by the visiting coach and Maloney was also seen by the coach in a premier league match at the Wildey Astro Turf. Maloney is a 5th form student of the Lester Vaughn School and he is looking to do his cxc certificates in May/June this year. Maloney can easily become Barbados Soccer Academy 34th scholarship winner should he gained 5 CXC. Jabez (Jack) Bovell, Chief Executive of the Barbados Soccer Academy said that this will be a great breakthrough for Maloney. Maloney is also expected to take up SAT lessons with the Barbados Soccer Academy. Bovell said that both academic and soccer must gel together in order to secure a scholarship, and that is the strategic objective of the academy, The Academy is expecting to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America this year to be hosted by BSA friends of Atlanta for two weeks. The Barbados Soccer Academy under 17/19 teams are also expected to participate in the CASA, IMG and the Disney showcases in December. Bovell further said that our positive, passionate and professional coaches’ help kids become better players and a more inspired athletes. The experience at BSA goes far beyond enjoying the fun activities usually associated with sports such as soccer. Members learn character-building skills, team-building, cooperation and leadership skills while developing self-confidence and enjoying the fun challenges. They develop friendships that can last a lifetime.Members enjoy learning new skills, improving existing skills, experiencing emotional growth and developing new friendships. Players learn to accept and respect every player regardless of background or upbringing. The BSA primarily objective is to strategically position young soccer players in a continuous development programme, which is to ultimately secure overseas academic and athletic scholarships for our members, who are mainly youth, to help those kids perform at a higher level in sports as well as to maximize their potential. The BSA is committed to the development of young people through the hosting of competitions, camps and showcases.The BSA is committed to members’ success and seek to reach a higher level of play. Elite developmental training embodies the entirety of the BSA Programme’s culture. This is ideal for any campers who loves the game and aspires to play and train at an intense and more demanding level, intended solely for competitive and elite level soccer players. The BSA curriculum is specially designed to target individuals’ technical skills and tactical awareness of the game. The BSA members always want more and they certainly deserve more opportunities and a place call home to receive quality training that will supplement their involvement and commitments to their various endeavours.The Academy consist of teams such as the Premier League, Premier League Reserve, under 21, under 19, two (2) under 17, 2 under 15, two (2) under 13, Under 11, and under 9. Since the BSA was founded thirteen (13) years ago, it has secured thirty three (33) soccer and academic scholarship for its members, to such universities as Howard University, Indiana State University at Perdue, University of North Florida, Caldwell College, Long Island University, Syracuse University, New Hampton College, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Howard University, Northeastern University, Baylor College, and Wayland Baptist University, University of North Florida, Shaw University, University of Hartford, and Dordt College to mention a few.The core values of excellence to do your best, empowerment to be your best, community to show your best, along with fun, safety, and environment guide the decisions, activities, actions and expectations of players and staff in a safe atmosphere.As the leading soccer organization in Barbados in terms of soccer and academic scholarships, suggest that the success of the Academy is where parents may be moving away from the traditional old club system, which focus only on sports, clearly demonstrates that parental choice is the variable with players success. The experience at BSA goes far beyond enjoying the fun activities usually associated with sports such as soccer. Members learn character-building skills, team-building, cooperation and leadership skills while developing self-confidence and enjoying the fun challenges. They develop friendships that can last a lifetime. Members enjoy learning new skills, improving existing skills, experiencing emotional growth and developing new friendships. Campers learn to accept and respect every player, regardless of background or upbringing.The BSA primarily objective is to strategically position young soccer players in a continuous development programme, which is to ultimately secure overseas academic and athletic scholarships for our members, who are mainly youth, to help those kids perform at a higher level in sports as well as to maximize their potential. The BSA is committed to the development of young people through the hosting of competitions, camps and showcases. The BSA is committed to members’ success and seek to reach a higher level of play. Elite developmental training embodies the entirety of the BSA Program’s culture. This is ideal for any player who loves the game and aspires to play and train at an intense and more demanding level, intended solely for competitive and elite level soccer players. The BSA curriculum is specially designed to target individuals’ technical skills and tactical awareness of the game. The BSA members always want more and they certainly deserve more opportunities and a place call home to receive quality training that will supplement their involvement and commitments to their various endeavours.

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