ATLANTA, GA – This year Solar Soccer Club is proud to announce that Bailey Sparks has been selected for one of the 32 spots for the generation adidas international A.F.C. Ajax Select Program.
Each year the top adidas youth soccer clubs nationwide have the exclusive opportunity to nominate players and coaches to participate in the generation adidas international Select program. 96 talented players have been invited to train this August at Real Madrid Foundation, A.F.C. Ajax, and Olympique Lyonnais – three of the world’s most powerful soccer clubs.
Sparks is 14 years old and plays for Solar SC. He most looks forward to training on the Ajax grounds with some of the best coaches in the world as well as playing against some Ajax players themselves. He hopes to bring his style to the pitch but also benefit from the Dutch styles of the game. For a more detailed player profile, see his SoccerScout profile .
A.F.C Ajax’s multitude of trophies include 33 Eredivisie titles, 18 KNVB Cup titles, and 4 Champion’s League titles. In addition to being trained by A.F.C. Ajax academy coaches, Sparks will play in international friendly matches against Academy teams and receive individual evaluation from A.F.C. Ajax
Academy coaches – an opportunity presented to very few American players.
As part of the expanded generation Adidas grassroots platform, generation adidas international emphasizes adidas’ role as the premier provider of elite developmental opportunities to U.S. clubs. With generation adidas international’s incomparable access to the world’s top academies and tournaments, adidas clubs have the opportunity to train and play at the sport’s most renowned institutions. With generation adidas international, the world of adidas soccer opens its doors.