Max E.L.I.T.E., an extension of Sound Mind Sound Body Academy, toured its fourth college in less than three months. The largest traveling team in America took on an unprecedented experience centered around historical preservations, exposure to a power five college, and skill development opportunities all within Georgia.
Keisha Hopkins, the parent of William Welch, an outstanding utility player for the 12u team, said, “Sound Mind Sound Body is way more than just sports and winning games. It’s a brotherhood and a mentorship program. We are at the tournaments for various hours, but outside of that, we’re touring colleges and meeting coaches from everywhere.” She added, “For some boys, it’s their first time traveling or being in a college facility. My son has been to over twenty colleges within three years.”
Over 150 Detroit youth battled as ten teams in the 7v7 Pylon tournament. Peyton Robinson, a wide receiver for the 12u team, displayed skill and focus with an acrobatic one-hand catch for a touchdown in the first round of playoffs. Max Elite had a strong showing, with the 18u team competing through to the semi-final game and runner-up teams 10u and 14u falling short in the last game of the championship. The 12u team, led by Coach Elliot and Coach Marshall, celebrated a championship victory for the third time this season.
The Director of Personnel Coach Davidson at Georgia Tech took players on a tour of the college. Students also visited Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and toured the MLK memorial and birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. Student-athletes celebrated a successful tournament and overall impactful visit with a pizza party.
Sound Mind Sound Body takes its athletic and academic prowess seriously. Maximizing developmental opportunities through travel, college visits, networking, and historical and competitive exposure promotes a strong sense of self, lifelong skills, and background versatility.
Ronnie Duncan, TV Journalist for CBS Detroit, covered SMSB’s trip to Atlanta. Watch it here.
Sound Mind Sound Body is a proven platform that ensures students matriculate to post-secondary education by successfully prioritizing and balancing a unique curriculum that combines life skills, athleticism, and academics. STUDENT + ATHLETE + SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY + SOUND DECISION-MAKING = SUCCESS.