College business major brings soccer elite to Orlando
Sign Now Sports gives young players European touch
Coates Community Park in Orlando is expecting a four-day soccer invasion next week as top European coaches scout, train and possibly recruit more than 60 to 100 soccer players, ages 6 to 24 years of age.
Kyle Wilson, 24, a former college soccer player from St. Leo’s University just outside of Tampa, came up with the idea he calls Sign Now Sports.
“They can train with …in front of some of the best type of coaches in the world,” Wilson told News 6, “They (the coaches) know what it truly takes to reach the highest levels.”
Wilson said both boys and girls are invited to the four-day session, which is set to start next Monday, Dec. 19 through Dec. 22.
Wilson, who was recruited to play in France, was forced to end his career because of injuries.
He is focused on a business model that he hopes will expand to other sports.
“The idea of course is everybody wants to play a sport, how can we help them sign a contract sign for a university, sign for a professional team or an agency or something like that to get them through the door," he said.
French soccer coach Joel Frechet was impressed with the enthusiasm and skill level of the players he worked with during the first official session in June.
“I have a long experience in Lyon, France, but in foreign countries, too," he told News 6. "I’m sure that in the U.S. a group of players with a real potential (could) go to the highest level."
The cost of the four-day session is $125.
The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19-22 at the Deputy Brandon Coates Community Park located at 3815 Substation Rd in Orlando.
Players can register on line at https://www.signnowsports.com/orlando-soccer-training-opportunity/
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