skip navigation

GPS Announces Canton Akron Partnership

By GPS Media, 03/06/18, 12:00PM EST


Ohio Organization to Become Powered By GPS Club

Global Premier Soccer (GPS) is pleased to announce an extensive partnership with Canton-Akron Soccer Club which will see the Ohio organization become an Official Powered By GPS Club with immediate effect.

Canton-Akron Soccer Club (CAK) is the largest not for profit youth soccer program in Stark County Ohio and has been in existence for over 30 years. The  program was created to further the development of committed and advanced players with a primary objective of player development that emphasizes fun, enjoyment and learning while challenging the players to reach their full potential.

GPS was formed in 2001 and is active in 26 US States as well as two Canadian provinces. GPS runs over 45 tournaments annually and has International academies in the UK and Spain. Since 2014, GPS has been the Official North American Youth partner of FC Bayern Munich. 

As part of the agreement, GPS will provide technical resources and back office administrative support in marketing and program development. The two parties will also work together to create new programming for players within the Canton-Akron Soccer program and across Stark County Also available to players will be the GPS National Team program which sees the best players from throughout the GPS network come together to compete in some of the elite youth tournaments in the World.

"This is a fantastic honor for our club to partner with Global Premier Soccer" said Canton-Akron SC Executive Director, Michael Biros. "They bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will instantly bring additional development and opportunity to all of our players and coaches club-wide as well as the Akron-Canton region. This is a big day!"

"This is a 'Game Changer' for our club. The partnership with GPS is a continuation of our commitment to the development of our players and coaches. This relationship will open many opportunities for our current and future members. Under this agreement CAK will still be able to maintain the identity from which it was founded, and yet add additional layers that without question will allow for future growth," commented Canton-Akron SC President, Jeff Grisan.

“Global Premier Soccer are very excited to announce our partnership with Canton-Akron Soccer Soccer Club,” said GPS National Sales Manager Brian Patterson. “From our early discussions it was clear we shared a similar approach to player development and we are excited for the potential opportunities the partnership presents for players throughout Ohio,” said Patterson.

Canton Akron Soccer Club and GPS will be holding an open house meeting for the clubs members on Monday April 23rd, details TBD.

CAK Soccer Club and the Hall of Fame Village Sports Complex are excited to announce a partnership that continues the growth of soccer in the region and gives access to world class facilities for athletes, teams, and families. “We have had an outstanding relationship with CAK soccer club since we started operating fields in 2016 and we are thrilled to officially partner with them along with Global Premier Soccer to create amazing soccer training and tournament opportunities for athletes in our region”, said Clint Fetty, General Manager of Hall of Fame Village Sports Complex at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village. 

For more information on the GPS partnership, please contact Brian Patterson at (