The Pro-Direct Soccer Academy is expanding the number of places on its football trials program due to popular demand. From July 2012 the number of places available on its 4 and 16 week programs as well as the full year programs will be increased. The program’s aim is to give young players who have been released by professional clubs academies the chance to find a new club to play for.
The Academy was founded by former professional footballers, UEFA and FA qualified coaches and scouts from the Premiership, Championship and Football League. It was created to help give players who slipped through the scouting network or who have been released by their clubs a chance of making their dreams of becoming a professional footballer a reality.
There are a number of courses available from the academy ranging in length from 1 week to 1 year. All courses focus on providing players with the skills and knowledge needed to make it as a professional. The courses are run by UEFA qualified coaches and offer intensive and structured training sessions as well as matches and friendlies attended by scouts from clubs in the UK. Equal attention is given to off the field activities with an emphasis on proper fitness and nutrition and a full range of academic opportunities.
The academy has already had a number of notable success stories this year with many of its students being sent for trials with professional clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End. Of these several have been given places in the academies of these clubs including Harley Guest with Blackburn Rovers and Owen Watkinson who has secured a place with Preston North End.
About Pro-Direct Soccer Academy
The Pro-Direct Soccer Academy is a football organisation with a difference. Not only does it work with young footballers aspiring to be professionals it works with a range of junior teams, Community groups, schools within the special needs sector and other educational authorities. It offers a range of football trials and courses for players of all ages and abilities and more information can be found on their website at http://www.nwprodirectsocceracademy.co.uk/FootballScholarships.php.