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RSL Basketball Academy Announces Bantam Youth Program with Althos Academy of Utah

September 4, 2020 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Utah Royals FC News Release

HERRIMAN, Utah - - The RSL Academy Basketball Academy today announced an opportunity for youth students in grades 3-8 to play for and train with esteemed coach David Evans beginning this month.

Tryouts for the Bantam youth teams will be held on September 16-17 at the Athlos Academy of Utah located at in Herriman, Utah. Grades 3-5 will tryout from 6:00 p.m. MT to 7:30 p.m. MT followed by grades 6-8 from 7:30 p.m. MT.

"We're excited to begin the RSL Basketball Academy under the leadership of Coach David Evans. This youth program will provide the opportunity for youth players in the Bantam leagues to experience cutting edge development in a team environment ," Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Rob Zarkos said.

Social distancing and health screening will be required prior to the commencement and participation of tryouts.

Announced in July 2020, the RSL Basketball Academy will compete in the Utah High School Athletics Association beginning in fall 2020. The program will see athletes compete at the freshman through varsity levels and will aim to become the premier athletic and academic basketball development program in the United States.

The program will be led by Evans who enjoying a combined record of 120-20 from his tenure at Lone Peak High School and Wasatch Academy where he established track record of high-level team success and developing top players. In addition to achieving a consensus top-3 national ranking, Coach Evans finished the 2019-20 season as the second seed at the GEICO National High School Invitational. Evans is the first head coach to lead two teams to the prestigious tournament in the process.


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