Hawaii BATID seeks to identify high caliber youth soccer players in the Pacific Region and connect them with Professional soccer in Europe through the German Bundesliga Fußball Academies.
Virtually every American player that is playing professionally in European Leagues, gets their start in the German Bundesliga. This is because of work visa restrictions, federation alliances, and Germanys culture of innovation and progression.
David Mueller and Weston Mckennie, signing with Juventus
Soccer is the World's largest and most popular sport.
The Pacific region is a untapped hotbed of athletic talent. The success of Pacific athletes in other sports like the NFL (football) and MLB (baseball) have brought the search for the next soccer pro to Hawaii.
Kaimi Fairbairn, Houston Texans