Live the dream of being in a professional academy,

from anywhere in the world.

Get mentored and coached by professional English academy coaches & scouts to fast-track your football development!


What Academy masterclasses look like

Below you can find snippets from some of the masterclass that have been presented in the Virtual Academy so far.

Mark Beard is a former professional footballer who scored the winning goal against Arsenal in an FA Cup victory for Millwall FC

After his active playing career he worked his way up to becoming the U-18 academy coach at Brighton Hove & Albion and is now Head of Coaching at Dorking Wanderers.

In this video he is walking our Virtual Academy players through a weekly schedule of Brighton's U18 academy players and speaks about the effects of psychologists in football!

Sam Shaban is a former Watford FC academy player (Striker).

He has been playing professional football for the last 6 years and has a lot of experience playing in different countries around the world. ´Currently he is playing semi-professional football in England, United Kingdom.

He is also working as a Player Success Agent for the Train Effective team and advisor and friend to our academy players from around the world.

Ray Power is Head of Development at Boston United FC and author of 3 football books.

In this clip he is explaining one of 10 things coaches want to see in a player: "Become successful where you are now!"

In particular he speaks about a problem with the way many players go about their football career in today's time and explains a more realistic approach on how to get into professional football.

Why you should join the Virtual Academy

Speak to professional coaches

Live calls & masterclasses with top academy coaches & experts.

Personal mentor coach

Get regular feedback from a personal mentor to help you achieve your goals faster.

Professional training schedule

Weekly schedule as you would receive it in a professional academy.

Increase your football IQ

Improve your tactical knowledge and build a professional mentality.

Scouting network

Get access to our scouting networks in England & globally.

Career Planning

Create a clear action plan for achieving your career goals

Be always one step ahead

Learn what scouts and professional coaches are looking for in a player

Premium training app included

Get free access to our premium training app (normally $160)

Emil Buraas, 17 🇳🇴
"The train effective academy is great for every age, you get live classes which helps you with the mental side of the game, game understanding and so much more. I would recommend the Academy for every age if you’re interested in developing as a football player. Coaches are excellent and very professional, they let you ask questions and they are always helping you develop as a player."
Virtual Academy Player
Lars Urban, 19 🇩🇪
"Great Academy, you get a great access to a lot of areas in Football such as the Mental Part, How to get Pro...
I also love the Live Ball sessions with academy Coaches that are helping you to improve by time.
The only thing why Im just giving 4 Stars is that I cant take Part sometimes because of training session, but that got solved by recording the sessions. Overall very High Quality Standard."
Virtual Academy Player
Devadath Kunhiparambath, 16 🇮🇳
"Traineffective virtual academy has been really helping me tackle my weaknesses through their Individual Development Plan . I saw results just after 1 week of fully committing to it."
Virtual Academy Player

What's the difference between PRO and Virtual Academy?



Training Planner

All Drills & Exercises

Premier League Experts

Rio Ferdinand Mentality Training

Career Action Planning

Online Masterclasses

Pro Training Schedule

Personal Mentor Coach

Become a virtual academy player!

There are three options to become part of the Train Effective Academy:

1 Month


per month

$49.99 billed every month.

12 Months

Save 33%


per month

$399 billed every 12 months.

6 Months

Save 17%


per month

$249.99 billed every 6 months.

What happens after your payment?

Onboarding Call with one of your Mentors

Access the Academy Tab on the Train Effective App. On there you'll find your weekly schedule, recordings of previous masterclass and can start speaking with your mentors!

Get connected with the your fellow Academy players and coaches in the Effective Academy Group Chat.

Your coaches, experts and scouting network

Our coaches and creators include Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand,

ex-professionals, pro academy coaches, scouts and more.

Any Questions?

In this call you will be speaking to our Player Success Agent Sam Shaban, the player from the first video above.

He will speak to you about your current situation in football to evaluate if the virtual academy is the right step for you at this moment, answer any question you might still have about the program and help you sign up to the programme if you decide that it's the right next step in your journey!

Learn from elite coaches.

Advance your football journey.

Join the academy.

What are you waiting for? Join the Train Effective academy, work with the best coaches, improve your game and meet like-minded people.

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