SPRING 2013 Travel Teams
The spring 2013 season has been a tremendous success with now over 25 Teams, trained and coached by SABA. SABA's unique environment is able to place teams in various divisions within an age group. A player is assigned to the age group and team that best suits his or her current abilities.
Tryouts for the fall season have begun and the tremendous turnout will now increase the number of brooklyn trained players to over 300. Don't miss the chance to be a part of Brooklyn's largest and most comprehensive soccer academy.
If you missed spring tryouts and are interested in attending our summer tryouts, please contact us.
U7 Red Hook United 1
U7 Red Hook United 2
U11 West Ham
U10 Sky Blue
U11 Brooklyn City
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U10 Jericho Everton
U10 Jericho Lion
HISTORY OF SABA
IN BROOKLYN AND TRAVEL TEAMS
The Raiders and the Elmont girls' success
Training in Brooklyn began in the fall of 2000 when Harry Triana began working with the Raiders. Quality and Results have enabled SABA to gain a reputation as an organization making great strides in the community. The Raiders were made up of a group of Brooklyn girls who wanted to compete in a more organized and competitive venue. For that, the team needed to enter the Long Island Junior Soccer League. This league is more structured and competitive then the current Cosmopolitan League set up. The Raiders went on to achieve great success representing SABA and Elmont. They began in the lower levels of the LIJSL (Division 6) and moved up divisions as they captured league titles, eventually playing in Northeast Premiere League.
The Raiders set the foundation for future Brooklyn girls at SABA to join the Elmont ranks. Over 100 Brooklyn girls have trained under SABA and played in Elmont since the Raiders.
The resurrection of Gjoa
In the spring of 2006, SABA began the task of resurrecting Gjoa Soccer Club, which was down to one team made up of less then 9 players. Under SABA's guidance, the Gjoa Club gained tremendous popularity. Entering the Spring 2009 season, the club increased to 11 teams playing in the CJSL under the Gjoa banner. In the spring of 2011, there were 21 teams at Gjoa being trained and coached by SABA. All teams were trained and coached in the SABA curriculum from 2006 to the spring of 2011. Parent and player guidelines, age group expectations, and objectives were put in place by SABA.
The FUTURE of SABA and our new affiliates
SABA decided that a true development path was needed for ALL players within a club structure in order to provide players of ALL LEVELS and ages a chance to succeed. In order to achieve this, the new Academy structure was put in place for the Fall 2011 season, enabling all players under SABA's guidance the chance to properly develop in the same manner as the country's top clubs and the world's leading academies.
SABA's training methods will continue to provide a positive impact on all players in the Academy. SABA players will be recognized for their success on the field and in the community.
SPD INITIATIVE for the Elite Players of New York City
In March of 2011, SPD (SABA Player Development) made its debut at the Jefferson Cup, in Virginia. SPD is an initiative that brings in the top talent in New York City once a week and provides them to train alongside committed and focused players looking to excel at the
highest levels of travel soccer. SPD does not conflict with club soccer and works on the "club/country" model, enabling players to play in SPD tournaments when not with their club teams.
SPD has won the Jefferson Cup in Virginia and after a week of training at world-renown Ajax, captured the Haarlem Easter Cup in Holland. SPD has drawn over 30 players from 9 different New York City Clubs as well as Maryland.
SPD New York vs Bethesda Maryland
Read more info on SABA'S 2011 Academy structure
and player development objectives.
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