Global Premier Soccer is one of the fastest-growing soccer clubs in the world and is the exclusive partner of FC Bayern Munich in North America. GPS is delighted to be opening its third Residential Soccer Academy in the USA alongside its prestigious International football academies in London, England and Valencia, Spain.
Hillside School is an elite private school catering for 6th, 7th and 8th grades and its comprehensive curriculum includes the exclusive MIT Innovation Lab. The Hillside School has a reputation for supporting quality sports school as it currently operates a highly successful ice hockey program.
The combination of GPS’ expertise in the soccer training and Hillside’s experience in Academic and Sporting excellence provides aspiring student-athletes with an amazing opportunity to further both their academic and soccer careers simultaneously. Hillside is situated on 150 acres in Marlborough, Massachusetts, which is located just 30 miles West of Boston. Hillside School provides a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment for boys in grades 5-9.
Students enjoy a rich curriculum that includes a vibrant visual and performing arts program and competitive athletics.
• Hillside is a premier junior boarding school providing exceptional academic opportunities to a diverse population of young adolescent boys in grades five through nine in preparation for secondary school.
• The school is defined by its culture of inclusivity that fosters close relationships between students and teachers, made possible by a 7:1 student-teacher ratio.
• Students are encouraged to push themselves academically while constantly focusing on the school’s core values of compassion, determination, honesty, respect, and brotherhood
Hillside School - Boarding
Hillside provides a warm “home away from home” for boys who live on campus either five or seven days a week. Living at Hillside offers students a wealth of possibilities for learning responsibility, cooperation, and team training. Many quickly learn that whether their housemates are from Boston or Beijing, they have much to offer each other. Having most faculty members and administrators living on-campus forms a neighborhood in which adults, skilled in interacting with young boys and in tune with their interests and concerns, are a consistent presence.
Who is the program for?
This soccer academy has opened in Fall 2018 for elite Boys in the 6th, 7th or 8th Grade. The Academy offers selected players a first-class educational and pro football training. Each participant must submit a full sporting and academic CV and football video evidence and references from reputable coaches
What is included in the cost?
The annual cost of the Residential Academy program includes the following:
• First-class soccer program delivered by GPS USSF and UEFA ‘A’ licensed coaching staff. Includes daily soccer training sessions, weekly matches and tournament opportunities supported by a sports performance and sports psychology program.
• Full academic program provided by Hillside School
• Full-board accommodation (room and meals) on-site at Hillside School. • Full Adidas kit package for soccer training
• Transport to and from soccer and academic-related activities and excursions
The aim of the “GPS One Vision” methodology is to create a culture at its soccer academy that serves as the foundation for all soccer provision within GPS.
One Vision Plan
One Player: Developing the Individual on and off the field.
One Team: Creating an Elite Environment
One Coach: Educating the coach holistically within our ethos. One Club: Consistency in alignment and provision
One Pathway: Many opportunities to excel
One Badge: A promise of professionalism and quality
GPS Player Pathway options in the USA FC Bayern National Team Program
GPS has multiple options available for GPS Soccer Academy players in the USA. Players will be open for selection to represent the GPS FC Bayern National Team. In previous years the National Teams have competed and won events in Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the US Getting into a College Program Soccer Chance
• GPS provides numerous resources to ensure our players are provided support throughout the college placement process.
• Through Soccer Chance USA, GPS also offers customized service as an experienced college placement provider.
• SCUSA was formed with the intention of providing a first-class service to potential athletes seeking soccer scholarships in the US
Hillside School – Graduation Options
Hillside School allows student-athletes to pursue numerous further education opportunities upon graduation due to its fantastic reputation and ranking amongst Private Schools in New England
• Hillside’s Residential Varsity Ice Hockey program has seen many players graduate to quality preparatory schools and subsequently to some of the best colleges in North America.
• We are excited to locate the GPS Soccer Academy at Hillside School and believe the combined expertise of GPS and Hillside provides a fantastic opportunity and pro training capabilities for players and students to improve athletic performance and excel in life.
Wyatt Omsberg - Drafted 15th overall by Minnesota United in 2018. He had been with the GPS for 5 years.
Siad Haji - drafted 2nd overall by San Jose Earthquakes in 2019. He had been with the GPS for 6 years.
What is the cost of the program?
For boys 11-14 years old
The standard cost to enroll in the Soccer Academy program is $60,000 (USD) per year, with the academic year running from 24 August 2020 – 30 May 2021
For non-English speaking participants
: you must have an intermediate level of English