Where: Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: April 13-16
Ages: 2013 – 2006
SABA NYC B07 player Ellis Mueller took on a unique opportunity to practice and compete within West Ham United’s prestigious youth academy in London during the recent Spring Break period.
This opportunity came as part of our continued relationship with GIS who help facilitate connections with top world-known professional soccer teams in Europe.
Ellis took part in two 2-hour training sessions daily, led directly by West Ham coaches in the U.K which included current Assistant Academy Director and former player Paul Heffer.
The clubs academy have earned a formidable reputation of developing some of the best players in Europe over the years and the high standards set were evident during all sessions and coaches Ellis experienced.
In addition, Ellis was handed the chance to compete against West Ham’s U12 Full Academy team and Pre-Academy team in two live matches.
To give insight into the environment Ellis was immersed in, no pictures or footage were permitted by West Ham during the two games but an official club statician was dedicated to analyzing each academy players individual performance (pass completion, tackles won, shots on target etc.).
To complete his trip, Ellis managed to bump into current West Ham team captain Mark Nobel (see attached). Well done to Ellis who represented SABA strongly and professional in the U.K!
A reminder West Ham will be bringing coaches to Brookyln at Pier 5 this summer to work with SABA players where similar opportunities may arise for players who excel:
To see some video of Ellis’s experience, please visit our SABA TV page on our website.
We are delighted to officially announce our new camp partnership with West Ham FC who will be joining us on July 29 to August 1st @ Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The camp will be overseen by senior members of the West Ham United North American Academy coaching staff & will consist of coaching methods & drills from the West Ham United Academy, with each player receiving a complimentary camp t-shirt.
Players excelling at this camp will be invited to the 2019 West Ham United National Residential Camp, staffed by the Academy coaches from the West Ham United Academy in London & directed by West Ham United Ambassador Paul Heffer.
Players excelling there will be invited to London for an Academy experience.
Register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/178544
SABA NYC B2007 (u12) currently remain 1st in the recently formed Metropolitan League at the conclusion of the Fall 2018 season.
The NYCSL METRO LEAGUE is a Club based League, modeled on the NYCSL NPL platform. The Metro league serves as a pathway for NYCSL and CCSL club teams to be promoted to the NYCSL NPL league, as well as for NPL club teams to be relegated to the Metro league.
The 2007 boys won 8 from 9 games, drawing only to Barca Academy in an intense and dramatic match-up which saw Toby Alvarez, a 6-year SABA player, tie the game with an excellent free-kick late in the 2nd half.
The 2007 team will play the 2nd half of the season in the Spring 2019.
Aug 26 – 29 – SABA PRE-SEASON CAMP – *Cost TBD*
8.30am-12.00pm @ Pier 5
Registration coming soon.
Click here to register online for SABA’s summer camp sessions.
Some further info regarding our camps can be found here: https://sabanyc.com/camps-clinics/
Thank you to all players who attended our Spring Break Camp at Pier 5! It was an enjoyable and productive week with players represented from age groups 2012 to 2005. See you in the summer!
SABA NYC U16 Atletico Boys have made the NY State Cup Final. The team, many of whom have been a part of the club for over 6 years, will face Manhattan Soccer Club in he final. Game details as follows:
Date: June 10
Kick Off: 9.50am
Venue: HBC Complex
Click here to register online for SABA’s Official 2019-20 tryouts.