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“The Global Sports Academy provides assistant coaches an excellent opportunity to handle many aspects associated with running your own program.  Throughout my time working with the Global Sports Academy, I’ve gained invaluable experience organizing competitive groups, preparing these teams for their trips abroad, and coaching against high caliber competition while seeing what the world has to offer.  Whether you’re a young coach honing your craft or a player interested in broadening your horizons – getting involved with the GSA is a no brainer.”

​                                                                               Drew Dawson 
                                                                               NCAA D1 College Men's Basketball 
                                                                               Participating Coach
Testimonials
Click Here to learn what Illinois University Assistant Basketball Coach Jay Price has to say about traveling with Global Sports Academy
Summer 2010
Established 1991 |  Global Sports Academy  |   West Chester, Pa  |   (610) 742-5000
GSA Alumni Players 
Past Tour Teams
Players
“I’m really looking forward to this experience.  I’ve never been to Europe, so this will be an exciting trip both in terms of playing basketball and sightseeing.  Being able to play with other great players from the Big Ten and other conferences and compete against international competition will hopefully propel me into a successful season at Wisconsin.”
                                                                                Ryan Evans
                                                                                University of Wisconsin
“The best part of the trip was experiencing the different cultures in Europe and being in a country where they don’t speak English.  We had to adapt to that.  Also playing internationally – it’s a different experience from playing NCAA basketball.  We played a number of professional teams, and playing with five other guys on a team that I didn’t know more than a few days was a real challenge at times.  But we really got along well and hit it off, hanging out quite a bit off the court.  We stuck together.”
                                                                                 Michael Santos
                                                                                 Santa Clara University
“The experience that he received during the tour last year was evidenced by the year that he had on the basketball court during the collegiate season of 2006 – 2007.  His achievements were Player of the Year, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), Eastern Division; third consecutive selection as First Team All-PSAC, Eastern Division; First Team National Association of Basketball Coaches, Eastern Division; and Fourth Team Division II All-American.”
                                                                                Charlie Parker
                                                                                Millersville University
Press Releases
Steve Moore, a junior on the University of Missouri basketball team was a member of the Global Sports Academy team 
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“It was a fantastic experience, getting to play against such high-level competition and seeing parts of the world I had never been to,” Steenberge recalls.  “It was just a great experience, meeting new friends and at the same time working on my game.”
                                                                                Kevin Steenberge
                                                                                University of Richmond
What's being said about Global Sports
Randy Foye - Villanova
Dante Cunningham - Villanova
Brandon Paul - Illinois 
Darrun Hillard - Villanova
Tim Frazier - Penn State
Bryce Cotton - Providence 
Kadeem Batts -  Providence
Ladante Henton -  Providence
Kris Jenkins -  Villanova 
Rick Mcfadden -  Akron
Ryne Smith -  Purdue 
Troy Daniels - VCU
Ben Moore -  SMU
Sterling Brown -  SMU
Semi Ojeleye -  SMU 
Tim Kempton -  Lehigh
Nana Foulland -  Bucknell
Jimmy Hall -  Kent State
JP Macura -  Xavier
Mouphstsou Yarou -  Villanova 
Codi Mcintyre -  Wake Forest 
Shake Milton -  SMU
Brandon Watkins - West Virginia 
QJ Peterson - VMI
Scott Lindsey -  Northwestern 
Brett Bisping -  Siena 
Jason Brickman -  LIU
Sidy Djitte -  Clemson 
Dj Byrd - Purdue
Sean Mosley -  Maryland
Ivan Bender -  Maryland
Bryce Pressley -  Portland 
Antonio Pena -  Villanova 
BJ Johnson -  Lasalle
Clay Wilson -  Princeton 
Tony Chennault - Villanova 
Sanjay Lumpkin - Northwestern
Matt Griffin - Boston U
Donnavan Kirk - Depaul 

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Teams Who Played With Global Sports Academy

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"The Global Sports Academy offers coaches and players a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Traveling the world while competing at a high level on the court, coaches and players alike get the chance to gain valuable experience that will help prepare them for the rest of their careers.  It allows coaches the opportunity to gain experience putting a roster together, making decisions in pressure situations and coaching in a professional environment all while touring some of the most beautiful cities the world has to offer.  The Global Sports Academy operates in a first class manner and I highly recommend them to any coach or young student"
​                                                                               Greg Manning Jr
                                                                               Men's Basketball Assistant Coach 
                                                                               Siena College

Penn State Basketball Set For August Foreign Tour 
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How did you get involved and what were your expectations working with the GSA?

"For three years, Global Sports Academy President, Roy Blumenthal, and I have talked about an opportunity to work with his organization, and coach a team in Europe.  I am very grateful to Roy and Coach Chris Collins for affording me the opportunity to represent GSA.  My expectations were for the players on the trip to get better and use this experience as a springboard for their upcoming season with their respective teams."
                                                                                Patrick Baldwin
                                                                                Assistant Head Coach
                                                                                Northwestern University '13
Penn State Coach Chambers talks about Foreign Tour 
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"In May 2014, myself, my coaching staff, our players, our managers, our athletic trainers, parents, and members of the Athletic Department here at Holy Family University, had the opportunity to travel to Italy.  Working hand and hand with Global Sports Academy and founder Roy Blumenthal, our trip was planned out and executed perfectly. We had an absolutely incredible experience, from the community service project, to the basketball games, to the cites, culture, and history.  We were very fortunate to have Roy accompany us on the trip as well which was very helpful as this was our first time as a program taking an international trip.  Taking a trip like this not only made our team better on the court, but also brought everyone on the trip closer together as a family.  The memories that were made as we traveled together to Italy will be something that we will all cherish for a lifetime.”
​                                                                                Mark Miller
                                                                                Head Women's Basketball Coach
                                                                                Holy Family University

"Our team that was made about a month ago knew nothing about each other besides maybe a first name and a school. That's all. As we came together the day of our first game, we were able to form a bond with each other that no other teams on the trip had. Other teams had guys from the same leagues and same areas, however we had guys from all across the country and we were able to come together as a team and post a 5-1 record against some of the best teams in European basketball. That's something special to me. It's not easy to come together in eight days, but we did while we had success. The guys I played with will always be in my phone as we bring something from this trip and build from it. Needless to say, I was honored to play for Coach Baldwin in a different setting with guys from different conferences. 

I would be to say thank you to all the people who have made this trip possible for me. I had a blast doing this and playing somewhere new. From my teammates to coaches to family and friends, everyone has sent some great support to get me to where I am today. I am truly blessed to have taken this opportunity and turn it into something that I can build off of on the court. Thanks again!
                                                                                Nathan Taphorn
                                                                                Northwestern University
Greg Manning Jr
Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Siena College

Video On Crotia
 2015 Trip