How to build a football academy in the U.S.
It’s hard to believe that when you were a kid growing up, you never heard the word “fitness” mentioned in a football program.
But the idea of a soccer academy was the norm in the United States and around the world.
A decade ago, there were no academies and now there are plenty of them, with hundreds of schools that cater to every level of talent.
But where do they all come from?
We’ve talked to former high school coaches, coaches, and players who all had something to say about how the sport was created in the USA.
Read on for their thoughts on the origin of these high school football academies.