GSI Sports Welcomes Kansas Elite Soccer Club to its Programming

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Global Sports International (GSI Sports) has added Kansas Elite Soccer Club to its menu of soccer programs, effective June 1st, 2017.

The joining of these two respected soccer entities in the Kansas City region is a win for both. Kansas Elite Soccer Club was founded in 2015 by Jason Bryson with a mission of not only building better players, but teaching core values such as hard work, dedication, loyalty, and perseverance that can be applied to every aspect of life.

GSI Sports connects both youth and adults to tournaments, leagues, and camps, providing sports management and travel services to sports enthusiasts around the country. GSI’s mission is to build not only talent, but camaraderie, character, and leadership.

Huw Williams, co-owner and operator for GSI Sports, will assume the role of executive director and Bryson will serve as director of club operations.

One of Kansas Elite Soccer Club’s notable features is its 25,000-square-foot indoor training center in Olathe, KS. The “SportsPlex Olathe” features training programs for individuals and teams, futsal and turf fields, Nicole Barnhart’s Goalkeeping Academy, speed and agility, and many other sports programs.

“Kansas City has many outstanding youth clubs and our local players and teams continue to shine on the national scene,” Williams said. “Our goal will be to provide another great option to the KC youth soccer community. Kansas Elite has enjoyed rapid growth over its short existence and has secured fantastic venues to host various club programs, including the ‘beyond soccer’ program that teaches valuable life lessons.

“We are excited to join the Club and add Kansas Elite Soccer to our ever-growing menu of programs and services.”

GSI Sports Co-owner and President Tom Lyons affirmed the partnership.

“We are committed to working hard to take the Club to the next level and help players reach their full potential both on and off the field,” he said.

In addition, the two entities will work together on a new online recruiting resource, Varsity Recruits. GSI Sports’ expertise in this area includes numerous ID clinics and combines, along with a series of college showcases held throughout the Midwest.

“Varsity Recruits will be a major recruiting tool for multiple sports for years to come,” Bryson said. “We will be teaching all the facets of the recruiting process, which will be included in our Elite program.

“We are thrilled to join forces with GSI Sports and Huw Williams, who is a highly respected member of the youth soccer community,” Bryson continued. “Huw’s extensive expertise in soccer and running some of the best teams and clubs in the Kansas City area will be a major asset in continuing to grow our programs.”

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About GSI Sports
GSI Sports was created in 2001 when Global Connections recognized the opportunity to combine travel with sporting events. What began with only two soccer camps and one tournament today provides sports management and travel services to thousands of sports enthusiasts across the country.