Participation is only for boys U16-U19
About the football academy
The Global Premier Soccer International Academy in London is based in Bracknell (Berkshire, Greater London area), West London in partnership with Bracknell Town FC. This top-class facility is home to Bracknell Town FC’s men's team and will be a state-of-the-art sports facility for our International Academy players.
GPS and its football academies have a history of producing an elite player who heads on to play professionally in the UK and beyond. The goal is to give young, talented players the opportunity to grow in a professionally challenging environment. Academy is able to offer the support, expertise and guidance for them to fully achieve their maximum potential.
GPS Soccer Academy gives talented students opportunities to play in high-level competitive matches, partake in football training sessions with talented players, and participate in football trials at professional clubs.
GPS chose to partner with Bracknell Town FC as they offer the highest quality facilities and allow us to replicate the environment that students would have at professional football clubs as well as giving our students the best possible start in their sporting life in terms of pro training sessions and respective environment.
English Football League Access
GPS football academy players in London will have the opportunity to play domestic football for Bracknell Town FC. BTFC are currently in the Bostik South Central League. This league is at Step 7 of the English Football League pyramid, with the English Premier League being Step 1. Therefore, Academy players are already on the path to English League Football and Bracknell Town FC acts as a stepping stone for these players to reach the highest level. Players like Jamie Vardy and more have graduated from this level on to the Premier League in recent years
Pro training facilities
Bracknell's world class football training facility provides an unmatched environment for learning – both in terms of the quality of its equipment and facilities (including fitness center), and as a residential and teaching base for our students.
Bracknell Town FC is currently undergoing a redevelopment which will ensure that the club has some of the best modern playing and training facilities in English Football.
By August 2019, Bracknell Town FC will also have a new 4G turf pro training pitch next to the stadium which will be used for training purposes. These pitches ensure our students have the best opportunity to train, play and reach their true potential on world class surfaces. Academy players will play Home games and hold training sessions on Bracknell Town FC’s First Team pitch. This is a state-of-the-art 4G turf with a 2,500-capacity stadium surrounding it.
Accommodation is provided for football academy players at the stadium location. The brand-new housing location will consist of a dormitory-style housing facility.
Academy football training & coaching is headed up by experienced GPS coaches who have a wealth of experience in elite Football and possess UEFA certified coaching licenses
Players aged 16-18 can continue their high school education and explore PG courses through US Performance Academy (USPA). USPA provides first-class academics online for our athletes. USPA is an accredited private educational entity aimed at middle & high school athletes. USPA is designed for young athletes looking for a school that supports their unique schedule.
USPA is widely recognized by Colleges across North America and is available to International Academy players on the 1-year and 2-year programs.
We are supported by the English Institute of Sport in the delivery of the Strength and Conditioning qualification in the Elite gym at Bracknell Town FC.
What else will the GPS Soccer Academy offer to ensure a professional experience?
To succeed in football, details matter – GPS knows this, as a highly professional youth soccer organization partnered with Global Premier Management. Everything within the four main pillars of the game (Technical, tactical, physical and psychological) will be scrutinized to ensure this is the most rewarding professional experience for the Student /Athlete. Particular attention is paid to nutrition, insurance during the program, reahibilation if needed align with high-quality football-training sessions.
What exit options will there be?
Many international players who travel to the UK come here with the intention of progressing into professional soccer. We are here to assist players in this process. We cannot guarantee contracts with professional clubs, however, we do give numerous opportunities to be noticed by high-level clubs. We play regular exhibition games against professional academies, utilizing a vast list of contacts in the professional game. International players will also be notified of trial events they can attend in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. Outside of this, we can offer routes into non-league football here in the UK.
Can you provide assistance in getting placed in the US?
Yes, any International players of our football academy who are keen on a US scholarship will be assisted while attending our London-based academy with their SAT preparation, video package and NCAA/NAIA eligibility, and etc.
Does the academy pick players up from the airport on arrival?
Yes, the Academy staff will pick up players and bring them to and from London Heathrow. The academy staff will then bring you to Bracknell. Should you fly into another London airport such as London Gatwick, London Stanstead, London Luton, London City there may be a $100 charge for a taxi fare.
Global Premier Management
Global Premier Management is an integral part of the GPS family and recognized as one of the top agencies for professional soccer players in the USA. We have a worldwide network of contacts and relationships that allows us to place clients in any market and an extensive track record of success both in the US and abroad. The company is owned by one of the largest player agencies in the world THE STELLAR GROUP which is crucial in allowing us to meet our clients’ needs and make decisions in their long-term interest
The Program's content and price
1 Year course
UK - 10 August 2020 – 30 May 2021 (Two weeks Christmas Break)
Cost - $35,000.00*
Deposit - $7,500.00 ($27,500 to be paid in 10 monthly instalments)
PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:
-Full-board accommodation at the Academy (room and meals 7 days per week)
-Daily pro training sessions with UEFA licensed coaches -Full access to the facilities at the Academy which include the gym and pitches
-Strength and Conditioning program designed by the Sports Performance Department at GPS
-Domestic football training and match opportunities with high-level regional clubs
-Transportation within the country to games, training sessions and cultural trips
-Football coaching qualification with the English/Spanish Football Federations
-Adidas training and match-day kit package
-Cultural trips at various points throughout the year
2 Year course
UK - 10 August 2020 – 30 May 2021 (Two week Christmas Break each year)
Cost - $42,500.00 per year* ($85,000.00 total)
Deposit - $7,500.00 (remaining $77,500.00 to be paid in 20 monthly instalments)
All above for a 1-year course PLUS
-Academic Qualifications for the duration of the program through our private school education partners; US Performance Academy (USPA). Includes a learning coach on the ground at the Academy