A Letter from SRUSA's Head of Operations, Chris Cousins:
We would like to announce that at the end of the 2015/16 academic year we have decided we will no longer be basing our Sports Recruiting USA Academy at Leeds City College.
From 2016/17 we will be joining forces with Harrogate College, Harrogate Town AFC and the West Riding County Football Association.
It wasn’t an easy decision to step away from Leeds City College as they have given us a great opportunity to launch our Academy for the first time, but with the progressive work we have been doing in the county over the past few years, we’ve had a number of opportunities handed to us that are too good to turn down, which we felt would benefit our future academy members.
For any SRUSA Academy players who will be at Leeds City College next year, we have promised to make them a full client of Sports Recruiting USA, free of charge, to give them the continued support, even though we won’t be with them day-to-day.
The main focus of the new academy is and has always been to give the players a platform to be seen by American College coaches with full time training, which has happened and many players have the U.S. options due to being at the academy. This focus will continue, but the thing we felt that was lacking in year one, was a real academy feel. This is why we are splitting the girls and guys up for the new academy and giving them the attention they need, rather than trying to stretch ourselves too thin.
The venues where the Sports Recruiting USA Academy will be working from will be the West Riding County Football Association, Harrogate College and more to follow.
We are hoping the environment we are going to be giving, with the fantastic support from our partners and ourselves, will give the opportunities for our male and female players to grow as people, gain their all important education and give them the opportunities to then move to a U.S. university to play college soccer.
We’d like to thank Leeds City College for allowing us to base our academy at their institute and wish them all the best in the future.
Trial days and a new website for our new and improved Sports Recruiting USA Academy will be released soon.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email email@example.com or phone 07703721204.
Head of Operations, Sports Recruiting USA Limited