"GBA was a stepping stone in my life… a very hard one, and without it I wouldn't be here today able to say that I've received a full scholarship to a great university. First coming in to GBA, nothing was easy, nothing was given. You learn that your future can't be predetermined for you and that in order to make your dreams come true you have to work for it each and every day. If what that means is getting up at 5 going to practice, going to school, going to practice and then going back to practice once again, then if you are true to yourself about achieving those dreams, none of that will stop you. GBA isn't all about the skills though, as I learned that once you've gone through the immense toughness of this academy your mental strength skyrockets and if you can succeed at GBA there's not a whole lot more that you can't succeed in."