STUDY & PLAY ABROAD QUESTIONS (SOCCER)
1How many days a week will I / my son / daughter be training?
4 Days Per Week – approx. 90 mins per day on the pitch not including Position-Specific Training, S&C, Video Analysis, Coach Education, or game time.
2How many games/scrimmages will I / my son / daughter play while studying abroad?
We will aim to play a scrimmage a week and for long-term participants, we will look to enter international tournaments.
3Who will be training me / my son / daughter?
All of our academy coaches are linked to our sister organization European Elite Soccer. European Elite Soccer is a soccer academy in Ireland with UEFA Pro, A & B license coaches that educate players on individual and group tactics, while also paying attention to technical qualities.
4Will I / my son / daughter be able to avail of coaching experience as well as soccer?
Yes, if players are over the age of 18, all players 18 or older will undergo Garda (Police) background checks by the vetting bureau which will allow them to participate in a safeguarding children course as well as Ireland’s National Coaching Course the PDP 1 & PDP2. Longer team 6- & 9-month program participants will also take part in the PDP3 adult amateur licence. All of which fall under the Football Association of Ireland player coaching pathway.
5How many other players will I / my son / daughter be training with?
Other players on the course and where good enough will be invited to train with league of Ireland professional soccer clubs.
6Where do I submit an application?
Online, via our registration section REGISTER HERE
7Will playing abroad help my child get a college scholarship?
Yes, it will help get your child a college scholarship. Through our vast contacts in the College game, we will be inviting US college coaches to watch clips of scrimmages played in Europe as well participating in a full-time professional set up and world-class coaching can only enhance a player's game.
8Will there be any professional scouts attending games?
As all our games will be against top European opposition, professional scouts will from time to time check in on some players of interest, and if good enough your child will be noticed.
9Which program would be best for my son/daughter?
We have several different options including some tester 2-week courses and 1-week camps that do not include education. We always recommend a 3-month program that will allow your child to experience a full semester of school up to 6 college credits along with high-quality coaching and even coaching education.
10Do you have specific holiday camps? Thanksgiving, Easter, Summer etc
Yes, check out our camp program section on our website or our 2-week tester course.
11Is playing time guaranteed for my child?
Game time is always important and each child will receive equal playing time throughout the 3 months.