Top Student Coaches from Thailand will Join the Academy for its 9th Annual Tour of American Sports Programs

By August 13, 2015News & Events

For the ninth consecutive year, the United States Sports Academy has invited the top students from the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) International Certification Program to participate in the 2015 SAT Study Tour from August 25 to September 8, 2015. There will be 24 SAT delegates getting an up-close and in-depth look at American sports programs and facilities.

During the SAT students’ cross-country tour, the group will visit the Los Angeles Sparks facilities in Los Angeles, Calif., the National Strength & Conditioning Association in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. They will also have the opportunity to attend a NFL preseason football game to see the Miami Dolphins play the Atlanta Falcons in Miami, Fla.

As part of the study tour, the group will also visit Daphne, Ala., the home of the Academy, for a tour of the city and the Academy campus. They will get a first-hand look at local school and city league youth sports, which includes attending a Daphne High School football game.

The tour concludes at the Academy with the SAT students receiving their diplomas at a graduation ceremony, followed by a farewell gathering, on Friday, 4 September, 2015.

The Academy has a long-standing relationship with the SAT, sending instructors for more than a decade to Thailand to teach its International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) and International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) programs. The SAT is Thailand’s primary sports organization and plays a vital role in developing sport.

A new agreement between the Academy and the SAT has recently been signed, continuing an 11-year relationship between the two parties. In the past, the Academy and the SAT would annually sign a new agreement for delivery of the ICSC and ICSM programs to student coaches in Thailand. The new agreement will prolong the current contract for an additional five years.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit