SBC has partnered with college guidance and recruiting company Rising Star Academy (RSA) to provide essential advice and guidance for prospective British collegiate student-athletes to find the best USA college program to fit their needs. SBC & RSA will provide identification and recruiting opportunities as well as informational seminars in the UK and also provide opportunities to compete at the most prominent college showcase tournaments in the USA. Features include on-campus college tours and training for elite players ages 12-17. SBC & RSA intends to create affiliates clubs, leagues and schools and organizations in the UK to assist these organizations in helping their players find the right college fit.
SBC & RSA provides expert, individualized, and targeted college guidance to help match U.K players to a college that is best suited to their academic, personal & athletic preferences, capability, and potential. Our team of consultants has advised, guided, identified, recruited, evaluated & matched dozens of players at colleges that are the "best fit" for each individual, whether the program is NCAA Div I or Div III or NAIA, a large national university or a small private college, or a highly competitive & rigorous academic program or a more diverse educational experience. We work directly and closely with many college coaches to help both players and programs find a good match.
Our founders can relate to the college experience. SBC was co-founded by Liverpool born Gary Ireland (coached at Liverpool FC Academy while completing an MBA in Football Industries at the University of Liverpool- FIMBA-and was recruited to play US College Soccer), allowing UK college-bound candidates and their clubs a unique and valuable perspective. SBC co-founder Carine Ireland also offers a unique perspective having played for Liverpool FC Ladies while also attending Stanford University and UCLA Anderson School of Business (MBA).
Finding the right college fit is a challenging process for most players and families as well as clubs who are seeking to provide the best youth football experience for its members. The academic competition is tough, recruiting protocols are often unclear, there is a lot of information to sort through, and the timeline between getting scouted & receiving an offer or commitment to a school can be ambiguous. SBC streamlines the entire process and provides a timeline for being scouted, recruited and selected. SBC & RSA have created an affiliate program in the UK for clubs, leagues and schools to assist these organizations in helping their players find the right college fit.
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