International Soccer Camps UK

Cosmo International Football Academy

92 players signed to professional football clubs

International Residential Football Course/ Pro Football Trials

 

We are pleased to announce that we run international courses in both the UK and Norway, running from weekend camps through to 2 year full time football programs:

The programs we run are for both individuals and teams, depending on your needs and run throughout the whole year.

 

Team Training:

The team coaching sessions are run in both Nottinghamshire, England and Lillehammer, Norway.

The package includes coaching by our Uefa A qualified coaches who are current professional premier league coaches or scouts

Our aim is to provide you with the chance to receive coaching based on the European Academy system. All our coaches are current professional academy coaches or scouts (ID’s provided) therefore ensuring you club/players receives the full premier league academy coaching program. The sessions will include information on the recruitment, training, technical and tactical sessions adopted by Europe’s top clubs

 

 

Course Includes

7, 10, 14 Day International Soccer Residential Camps (Longer courses on request)

Full airport transfers (from selection of UK airport)

Full board (3 x meals) and Accommodation

Daily coaching sessions

Coaching by Premier and Football League coaches/Scouts, all Uefa Qualified
Technical, tactical sessions

Talks on the running/requirements of Pro Academies

Training session at St Georges Park (England) home of the England national team

Chance to get Scouted by premier league and Championship scouts

Video Analysis

Full training kit (optional) 

Excursions, Theme parks etc (optional)

From a scouts view, the main problem we face when scouting a player is that they have obviously lacked/received a good level of coaching prior To being watched/attending a trial. The aim of these training camps are to evaluate the players and offer both tactical, technical and positional Awareness sessions accompanied by detailed feedback.

 

 

 

Testimonial:

“Cosmo Soccer where a massive help to my career and their training program was second to none and help me achieve my dream of playing pro football”

Harvey Knibbs current Aston Villa FC Striker and former Cosmo IFA pupil

Harvey has just signed a 2 year professional contract with Aston Villa FC

 

Individual Players Courses

Norway:

We offer courses than run throughout the year in Norway for players aged 8 – 21 years and these run every month. The courses consist of 2 x weekend performance centres delivered by our English Uefa A licensed coaches.

The courses allow families to come to the picturesque Oppland area of Norway and enjoy both football and skiing if required. During the summer months we are able to offer one to 4 week programs and please contact us for details.

 

The course is aimed at players who wish to advance their football development and already have a good standard of football ability, and many who attend this course wish to be assessed by our professional academy staff and be considered for pro academy football, as we now have 92 players signed to professional football clubs.

The courses are run in Oppland, Trondheim and Olso

To enquire about these programs please click this link for further details 

UK Courses

We offer courses for players aged 15 – 23 years who wish to attend for either 1, 3, 6, 12 or 24 months or 3 year degree.

The courses can be purely football based or can be full time football and education.

Players attending the 1,2 or 3 year courses will be able to present our partners Eastwood (Town) CFC at either 1st level playing in the semi professional leagues are that are heavily scouted, or our Youth Team that also plays against professional clubs in various friendly/trials games or in the FA Youth Cup.

On all the courses you will train 4 times a week with the option of playing 1 – 2 games per week too.

The sessions are delivered at the excellent Play Soccer USA areas in Nottinghamshire, where you will also play your home fixtures.

Education:

Players choosing the education and football pathway, automatically become enrolled on our US Soccer Scholarship program should you wish to be considered for the event.

Ages 16 – 19 years: Players at this age can be enrolled onto the BTEC Level 3 (Extended) Qualification in Sports and Leisure and is the required qualification to gain University entry.

Ages 18+: Players at this age can be enrolled onto a degree of their choice, where you study but still train/play for our organisation.

To enquire about these programs please click this link for further details 

 

Testimonial:

“Cosmo Soccer where a massive help to my career and their training program was second to none and help me achieve my dream of playing pro football”

Theo Richardson, Manchester United FC U23GK, and former Cosmo IFA pupil

Theo has just signed a 2 year professional contract with Manchester United FC

Ideology of Course and meetings with Academy, Heads of  Academy, Coaching and Scouting

For the past 14 years I have worked in the UK and overseas with various Professional Youth Academies. During this time I have held numerous strategic positions from Director of Coaching, Head of Youth Coaching and my present role Elite Level National/International Scout.  For full employment details please see LinkedIn.

I have recently organized a series of meetings with various Heads of Academy Coaching and Academy Recruitment in order to analyse current issues and problems regarding the selection, recruitment and scouting of players locally, regionally, nationally and Internationally.

Missing out on Raw Talent – The Issues

  • Clubs get bombarded annually with thousands of requests from parents, players agents and private organisation’s requesting trials for players of all ages, which they simply cannot process
  • Most private companies offer a ‘profit over quality’ practice, usually consisting of one day trials with very little chance of any real talent being found.  This is due to the ‘as long as you pay the fee then anyone can attend’ policy. Imagine that you are an agent and attend with a top European talent, and that your player is placed on a team with poor players, is he going to get scouted? The answer is NO. Or if he is playing against a poor team how as scouts, are we able to fully evaluate the player? Is he really that good or just playing against inadequate players? That seed of doubt means we will not select the player.

Head of Academy Coaching and Recruitment Recommendations

  • The turnover off unprepared players attending trials is far too high, therefore players need to be ideally assessed  in a coaching/playing environment by pro academy coaches and scouts prior to being invited into an academy environment
  •  Most clubs only offer an initial 6 week trial, so by the end of the 6 weeks the trialists are only just getting up to speed on the tactical, technical and physical requirements set out by a pro academy and have not yet given a full account of their true abilities when decisions are being made on retain or release

 

The request is for players to attend training camps either split over weekends for UK and Europeans players here in the UK or week long camps for International players (UK and Europeans) again based in the UK which then allows us to drop any talented player into a UK pro academy once we feel he is ready and whilst the players are in the UK (i.e if the player is on a 2 week camp we will take the player to a UK club maybe for 2 nights academy training/game so that the academy can view them etc in the academy environment).

  • By having the players in an Academy environment and coached by current Academy coaches we are able to do full reports on the players using the same system used by pro academies and following EPPP guidelines. The Heads of department are very keen for us to supply them with this detailed report before players attend any Academy games/trials.

The report would cover the following areas listed below plus fitness stats

 

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Cosmo IFA currently has 92 players now signed with pro clubs

Cosmo IFA Solution

To offer players the best chance of getting placed at a club, we will use the contacts we have made over many years to help them achieve their goal of playing at the highest level possible for their ability. Now this could mean premiership, league 1/2 or maybe at Conference level.

We also offer the opportunity for players to obtain US Soccer Scholarships.

Cosmo IFA values education and will be running a Full Time Education and Elite Football Program in the UK where players can gain internationally recognised academic qualifications.

UK and International Players (places limited to 40 players) – 

The longer we have the players in the program the easier it is for us to assess them and give them the training they need to bridge the gap between grass roots and academy level football. Therefore we are offering 1 and 2 week courses, which are available on a residential or non-residential basis (UK players).

During the stay we will be arranging games against various teams and possibly pro academies. During the training program, if a player shows outstanding talent we will take them straight into a pro academy to train with a club, as that’s the arrangement we have with our partners, giving the players an outstanding opportunity that other companies simply cannot match.

During the camp, we will also take players to pro football grounds, training facilities to experience life at a professional club.

We can also offer players the chance to have English lessons too, which are delivered by UK qualified (PGCE) teachers.

Our aim is to provide you with the chance to receive coaching based on the European Academy system. All our coaches are current professional academy coaches or scouts (ID’s provided) therefore ensuring the players receives the full premier league academy coaching program. The sessions will include information on the recruitment, training, technical and tactical sessions adopted by Europe’s top clubs

Also if you excel on the course you will be put forward for a trial at our Professional club partners who cover all leagues from the Premiership through to league 2 and also for older players conference league.

Also due to our high reputation in the game all our players will go directly into the academy for a trial at a pro club and not have to attend any development centre and we currently have 92 players signed for pro clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Notts County, Ipswich Town, and Chesterfield

International Soccer Camps UK

International Soccer Camps UK

International Soccer Camps UK

Course Includes

7, 10, 14 Day International Soccer Residential Camps (Longer courses on request)

Full airport transfers (from selection of UK airport)

Full board (3 x meals) and Accommodation

Daily coaching sessions

Coaching by Premier and Football League coaches/Scouts, all Uefa Qualified
Technical, tactical sessions

Talks on the running/requirements of Pro Academies

Training session at St Georges Park (England) home of the England national team

Chance to get Scouted by premier league and Championship scouts

Video Analysis

Full training kit (optional) 

Excursions, Theme parks etc (optional)