16-18 Academy Info

ABOUT OUR ACADEMY

The GPS - Soccer Chance Academy is a full time education and football programme for players/students aged 16yrs to 18yrs who wish to combine their studies with full time football training/games in a professional football environment.

Our academy is the international technical partners of Valencia CF giving our players exciting opportunities to learn from a European giant that has produced many world class players. This partnership gives us access to curriculum as well as technical visits from expert Valencia CF staff throughout the season.

Soccer Chance Academy will give you the chance to –

  • Train like a pro youth scholar with UEFA A/B Licensed coaching
  • Study fully funded BTEC Level extended Diploma in sport through our educational providers
  • Gain FA coaching qualifications as part of your course
  • Progress to US Universities on soccer scholarships through our US Scholarship provider Soccer Chance USA
  • Coach in the US with through are partner company Global Premier Soccer.
  • Progress into Non-League football through our partner clubs into non leauge.
  • Still play for your current team outside of the academy
  • Progress into Higher Education in the UK and the working world

LOCATION - Soccer Chance Academy LTD - NORTH LONDON

The Soccer Chance Academy in High Barnet North London at an independent training facility. The brand new facility allows us to have exclusive access to a full size 4G pitch, new classroom and premier grass pitch. The facility can be got to via High Barnet Station (Northern Line) which is just a 5 min walk from the facility.


FACILITIES

The Soccer Chance Academy facility is a brand new full size 4G training facility with the classroom taking place on site in our multi purpose hall. All FA Youth cup games will take place at our partner club Wingate & Finchley FC.


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LOCATION - SCA Dunstable LTD - DUNSTABLE

SCA Dunsstable will is a new programme based at the Bedfordshire FA in Dunstable. This facility is easily accessed from both Luton and Dunstable by public transport.

FACILITIES

This state of the art facility has purposed built classrooms and meeting rooms for classes as well as a new 3G training pitch as well as having changing rooms/showers on site.

LOCATION - SCA Dorset - POOLE

SCA Dorset will is a new programme based at the Dorset FA in Poole. This facility is easily accessed from both Poole and Bournemouth by public transport.

FACILITIES

Based at the Dorset FA headquarters the academy has access to the 4G stadium pitch for training and academy home fixtures with the classroom spaces based on site in the Dorset FA headquarters.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION EXPLANATION

The Academy scholars will study one of the following courses depending on GCSE grades:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma In Sport and Performance.
  • BTEC Level 2 In Sport
  • Units covered on the course include: -

  • Technical and tactical skills
  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness testing and sport and exercise
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Physiology of fitness
  • Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
  • Practical sports
  • Athletes lifestyle
  • Analysis of sport
  • Nutrition
  • Talent identification in sport
  • Sports injuries
  • Profiling sports performance


EXIT OPTIONS

  • Progress into Non-League/Professional football
  • Soccer scholarship at a US University through our US Scholarship providers Soccer Chance USA
  • Progress on to UK University to study full degree
  • Progress on to UK University to study foundation degree
  • Coach in the US through one of our recommended companies
  • Go into employment in the sports/education industry


SAMPLE ACADEMY WEEK TIMETABLE

Monday

  • 9am to 12pm Classroom based work
  • 1pm to 3pm Training session (Defending as a team/unit/individual)

Tuesday

  • 9am to 12pm Classroom based work
  • 1pm to 3pm Training session (Transition/pattern practices)

Wednesday

  • Game day

Thursday

  • 9am to 12pm Classroom based work
  • 1pm to 3pm Training session (Recovery/Gym Based or Speed/Reactive with ball if no fixture previous day)

Friday

  • 9am to 12pm Classroom based work
  • 1pm to 3pm Training session (Attacking and Finishing)