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!
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.
Please let us know more about yourself and then click on the button below to watch a full academy masterclass for free!
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!
Our coaches and creators include Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand,
ex-professionals, pro academy coaches, scouts and more.
National Scout & Former Ladies Assistant Manager at Chelsea FC.
Ex-professional player at Aston Villa, Sheffield United, MK Dons & Oxford United.
Ex-professional player at Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield & DR Congo national team player.
Millwall FC's U16/18 coach and former U18/U21 Pro Development Phase Coach.
Ex-professional player in Germany, Hungary & Liberia national team player.
Former Watford FC academy player & played professionally
all around Europe.
Licensed football coach with over 18 years experience
in the football industry.
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