State and regional recognition has been pretty standard for the Next Level Greats 7-on-7 competition and football training program since its founding a few years ago.
But the organization that has become a hothouse for the growth of many of South Jersey’s top prospects took a significant step forward when one of NLG’s 18U teams captured the national championship earlier this month at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
“We’re the first team from the Northeast ever to win a [7-on-7] national championship,” NLG founder Marcus Hammond said. “It’s very unique for our area. People always think Florida, Texas, California when it comes to the top talent, the top teams.
“These guys showed that our state, and South Jersey, can compete at that level.” Continue at source