U.S. National Team & Post- Collegiate Opportunities
Since 1984 and 1987 respectively, Soccer Made in America and the SAFE Foundation have developed some of the best soccer players in the United States. It would not be an exaggeration to say that most players have kicked the soccer ball the right way for the first time at a SMIA training camp.
Many have gone on to play for the United States Olympic teams, college teams, and professional teams. Players like Brian McBride, Jarod Playton, Mike Fisher, Debbie Keller, Craig Yacks, Kevin Wickert, Mike Dunn, and Luis Schager who played for the U.S. Naval Academy, as well as Kenny Snow, the two-time Herman Award winner at Indiana University. The key to all of these players’ success is that they were introduced to the proper way to play soccer at a very young age.
The SAFE Foundation provides 4- to 17-year-old financially disadvantaged and otherwise underprivileged children with the invaluable opportunity to learn and play soccer with one of the top soccer training programs in the country.
They also have the added advantage of our Founder Aleks Mihailovic being a scout for the U.S. National team. Having been a National team scout since 2012, Coach Aleks knows how to spot talent, cultivate talent and recommend talent.
If they excel, SAFE and SMIA players have a tremendous chance to play in college, after college, for the U.S. National team, even professionally. The only requirement is a strong desire to learn of the great sport of soccer.