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GPS Announce Partnership with SDB Academy

By GPS Media, 06/08/18, 2:30PM EDT


Kansas City Organization becomes Powered by GPS Club

June 7th, Waltham, MA, 2018; Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is pleased to announce an extensive partnership with SDB Academy, which will see the Kansas City organization become an Official Powered By GPS Club with immediate effect.

Founded in 2016, SDB Academy has quickly grown to become one of elite clubs in the Kansas City metropolitan area with multiple state and national championships. SDB seeks to develop players with the highest standard of technical and tactical proficiency through positive coaching in a constructive environment to prepare them to compete at the top levels of youth soccer.

GPS was formed in 2001 and is active in 26 US States as well as two Canadian provinces. As the Official North American Youth Partner of FC Bayern Munich, GPS runs over 45 tournaments annually and has International academies in the UK and Spain.  The partnership with SBD comes on the recent announcement of GPS St. Louis a new Premier club formed by GPS Missouri.

As part of the partnership with SDB Academy, GPS will provide technical resources and support in program development and marketing. The two parties will also work together to create new programming within the SDB Academy program. Also available to SDB players will be the GPS National Team program, which sees the best players from throughout the GPS network come together to compete in some of the elite youth tournaments in the World.

Steve Barney, SDB Founder and Director of Coaching, commented “this is an important partnership in today’s environment of mergers and mega-clubs that allows SDB to remain independent and focused on its mission with support from the GPS program including access to FC Bayern Munich’s curriculum, coaches, and resources from one of the world’s greatest soccer clubs. Our partnership with GPS and FC Bayern Munich provides a wealth of opportunities for our players nationally and internationally, so we are thrilled to join the Powered by GPS network which we know will ultimately improve development for both players and coaches.”

“Global Premier Soccer is very excited to announce our partnership with SBD Academy,” said GPS National Director Andy Prosser. “We look forward to supporting SBD Academy in their continued growth and offering additional opportunities to the players and families within the club,” said Prosser.

For more information on GPS partnerships, please contact Andy Prosser at