Daphne based United States Sports Academy and Republic of Guinea Sign Agreement for Sport Development


DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy will work with the west African nation of Guinea to help strengthen the national sports effort there after the two signed a Protocol for Cooperation during a recent meeting.

The President of Guinea H.E. Dr. Alpha Condé is leading a delegation to the United States from that country ahead of the upcoming meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, which will open Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in New York.

While visiting the United States, President Condé and his retinue met with United States Sports Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich to discuss the various ways the Academy could aid in sports development there. Following the meeting, Guinea Foreign Minister H.E. Mamadi Touré and Rosandich signed a Protocol of Cooperation to aid in sports development in that country.

The Academy, which has worked on sport education and development projects in more than 67 nations, will use its expertise to work with Guinea on enhancements that will help the nation at the national level to develop sports programs that produce opportunities for youth and further boost its economy.

The Academy will assist Guinea in creating a comprehensive approach to the development of a national sport effort that produces high-performance athletes and includes support services for its sport programs. It will also aid in the identification of talent by helping to develop a scientific basis for athlete training and sports medicine, and work to create a national feeder system for sport starting at the youth level to prepare athletes for a high level of competition.

The Academy will also assist Guinea in the implementation of training programs for sport administrators, coaches and program support personnel, and will work with Guinea governmental entities to develop programs of sports related to cultural exchanges including Olympism, sports art, youth activities, and history.

Since its founding nearly a half-century ago, the Academy has leveraged its role and resources as a special mission sports university to make a global impact through quality sport instruction, research and service programs in 67 countries around the world. These contributions have varied in scope from the full-charge conduct of a nation’s entire national sport effort to individual coaching clinics, seminars, and symposia. For more about the Academy’s international programs, go to USSA.edu/international.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, 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.

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala. For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit USSA.edu.