Football Academy Concept

Elite Football Academy - The Concept

Academy Overview

Elite Football Academy offers 6, 12, 18 & 32 week football programmes to young players from all over the world between 15 and 21 years of age the opportunity to come to the UK and play in front of scouts & coaches from professional football clubs. 

"You can be confident you are on the right path to becomming a professional footballer"The Elite Football Academy Programme encompasses a comprehensive weekly football timetable and education whilst at the same time providing realistic and genuine opportunities to progress into professional football clubs, through our contact network built up over many years of success.

elite football academy changing roomAll players will stay in our beautiful and spacious Academy House. All meals and drinks are provided for the duration of your stay, as is transport to and from your arrival airport (except 1 wk trials) as well as to training and matches. Players also are divided into groups and will have tasks to do such as preparing match kit, cleaning up after food etc much as they would at a pro club as a young player.

We understand that choosing the right Academy can be a tough decision!  Unlike other Academies we do not make false promises. Rest assured that Elite Football Academy has a strong network of contacts, experienced UEFA qualified coaches, professional scouts and the infrastructure to ensure that by signing up for our programme, you can be confident that you are on the right path to becoming a professional footballer. If you have the talent, you will be noticed.

Football Trials & Matches

football trials and friendly matchesDuring every academy programme, Elite Football Academy arrange a series of friendlies and showcase matches to enable each player to put into practise the things he has learned, and the chance to impress scouts and coaches alike.

Individual football trials will be organised on a one to one basis and will depend on several factors which will be decided by academy staff, once we identify players with true potential. Typically players start with a 6 week trial period, and should they impress during this period, the academy staff will discuss options to progress through to the 2nd phase of the academy programmes which may include BTEC studies should players meet the entry requirements, or an extended football programme.

Important Note: Whilst Elite Football Academy makes every effort to get players noticed it is important you understand that we are NOT selling professional contracts or trials, you are being given the opportunity to train and develop like a professional footballer, it is then up to you to shine and be chosen to progress, or stand out in the matches.

The Apprentice Journey - Academy Plan

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3/4 Week 5 Week 6
Welcome Individual Learning Plan Football Development Review Development
Induction Match Personal Development Match Review
Initial Assessment Physical Development Match Skill Tests Match
Personal Planning Review Performance Anaylsis Phyiscal Tests


Released Football Academy or Youth Player?

If you are a released scholar from a pro club, or were not offered a scholarship by your pro club at 16 then we have a range of flexible and tangible options aimed at getting you back into a club as soon as possible.

To discuss your individual requirements and circumstances please contact us and highlight the box for released players and we will contact you to get a plan together. Typically our packages start from £500 per month to cover accommodation and training, and we will hold 5 places open on each course just for you. WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH NOW >>

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If you have any questions, please call our team on UK +44 (0) 800 019 3337 
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Elite Football Academy

UK: 0800 019 3337
Int: +44 (0)1217 371 932

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