Residential Football Courses

Elite Football - Residential Programmes


elie football academyEach of the Football programmes that we run at Elite Football Academy have been developed to offer maximum opportunities to each Football player.

Our residential football programmes start with an initial 6 week trial evaluation which enables the academy to assess players potential before recommending further programmes to suit. Players have the chance of being offered an additional 6 weeks, a 18 week Course or even a 1 Year combined Education/Football programme depending on their International status and eligibility. The coaching and BTEC studies are supplementary parts of the course, and players looking for full time education or to come to UK and get a students visa are advised that this is a FOOTBALL Programme for players wanting to be scouted. The BTEC courses operated by the academy are only part time which means you will not get a student visa to come on the programme. Elite Football Academy will take care of every aspect of your football development, physical development, accommodation, food, transport and the psychological side of team, character and confidence building.

Each Elite Football Academy programme incorporates intensive and structured professional football coaching sessions delivered by experienced UEFA Qualified Coaches that have all had experience professional levels of the game, together with regular matches and friendlies which may lead to Football Trials.

elie football academyPlayers also learn about fitness and the importance of diet & nutrition with our own Sports Scientists. Players accepted onto the 1 Year  football programme can also take a coaching qualification and a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary diploma qualification in Sport Science which is operated in conjuction with our education partners if they meet the entry requirments and their International Status allows.

If you are looking to take the step towards being a footballer, or your progress has gone off track at your own club, then the Elite Football Academy Programmes are for you. The Programmes are explained below in more detail. If you are unsure about which one to sign up for, please take a second to read our FAQ's page where we aim to answer as many questions as possible.

Released Football Academy or Youth Football Player?

If you are a released scholar from a professional club, or were not offered a scholarship by your pro club 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 to cover accommodation and training, and we will hold 5 places open on each course just for you. WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH NOW >>


1 Week Football Trials - now available for various dates throughout 2014. EU Residents only!
Price: £600 + VAT

6Week Courses / Football trials

do you have what it takes to be a professional footballerRunning all year round, up to 28 players can attend each of our scheduled football assessment programmes which includes our comprehensive fitness assessment, skill development programme and full time professional football coaching incorporating at least 15 hours of football per week. Matches are also organised against both local and professional opposition making this course the perfect choice for players wanting to learn and develop, but also have the chance to be seen and progress into the professional game.

The 6 week football trial costs £2900 + VAT (£3500 including VAT) and includes all accommodation, football coaching, matches, gym, transport to training / matches and airport transfer, food and drink, training kit and all equipment required except boots and shinpads.

Payment Terms: A deposit of £1000 is required to secure a place on this course.
The balance is then payable 10 days prior to the start of the course.

Special announcement:
As our courses are so popular and we have sold out ALL courses to date well before the start date, we advise you to contact us prior to booking to ensure spaces are still available.

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Next Course Starts: 21st April 2014 - final spaces available HURRY!! - This is the last course of the season. The next course starts in July 2014 for the new season after the world cup finals.

12Week FOOTBALL PROGRAMME (2 x 6 Week Programmes)

football academy coursesThe 12 week programme is perfect for international players that are serious about finding a professional club. Offering players an additional 6 week course, further exposure and more professional coaching and time to get fit.

PRICES: Total cost of the 12 week programme is £5800 + VAT (£6,960 including VAT) in total and includes all accommodation, football coaching, matches, transport to training / matches, food and drink, training kit and all equipment required.

Payment Terms: A deposit of £1500 is required to secure a place on this course.
The remaining balance shall be split into 2 equal installments.

18 Week Residential Course (3x6 week trials)

professional football coachingPlayers that excel on the 6 week assessment have the option of staying for a further 12 weeks of training, professional coaching and trial matches, in addition there will be assistance with diet & nutrition and a personalised fitness and strenghtening programme. Players wanting to come for 16 weeks have the opportunity to book this course from the outset but must understand that they need to meet the criteria of the 6 week assessment to continue.

The Course costs £8,700+VAT (£10,440 including VAT) in total and includes all accommodation, football coaching, matches, transport to training / matches, food and drink, training kit and all equipment required.

Payment Terms: A deposit of £3500 is required to secure a place on this course. The balance is payable no later than 30 days before the start of the course.. It is possible to Pay in Full if desired. Please indicate this upon registration. We can also accept stage payments if required.


football academy coursesRunning throughout the academic and footballing calendar, our innovative 1 year football programme incorporates our comprehensive football development programme with a full academic year including a BTEC Level 3 Qualification in Sports Coaching & Exercise Science for players that meet the entry requirements and meet the International Criteria. In addition students will also get their level 1 coaching qualification along with first aid training. This programme is similar to the courses you will find at a professional football club and as such has been specifically designed for serious football players wanting to progress into the professional game, whist remaining conscious of the educational requirements a player also needs to fulfil.

Please be advised that the education, first and and coaching qualifications are supplementary additions to the football programme. The BTEC is a subsidiary diploma recognised in the UK. It is designed for Europeans and UK Nationals to ensure there is a back up plan to the football and is not a programme in its own right. You cannot come just for the BTEC. Similarly, if you are serious about football and dont want to have the educational part of the course you can still come for the duration and not study. The fees are the same regardless.

If you are serious about becoming a footballer then this course is for you. Don't give up on your dream and sign up on a different college course or settle for a "normal" career... with this course.. you can do it!

PRICES: The 1 Year Football Course costs £17,400 + VAT (£20,880 including VAT) and includes all accommodation, professional football coaching, matches, transport to training & matches, airport transfers, food and drink, training kit and all equipment. In addition to the football side, all course fees, tutor fees and educational materials if necessary are also provided and included in our package!

Payment Terms: A deposit of £5,000 is required to secure a place on this course.
The remaining balance will be divided into equal payments every quarter (term).

6 week courses will operate in July, September, October, January, March and April every season and bookings can be taken in advance for any course.  If you would like to book a course other than the next course, please book a course using the website and specify which course would like to take.  Please be aware that December til Mid January and June til Mid July the academy is closed and no players are permitted to stay with us for these periods.  Additional charges for staying in the academy may be added to fees for players staying for long periods of time and staying with us for the week between courses.

If you have any queries please get in touch with us:


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

Elite Football Academy

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

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