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Overseas Residential Pro Development Programme 16+

Elite Level

Located in the Aveiro region of Portugal just an hour away from the major footballing city of Porto, the Pro Development Programme offers residency in an exclusive hotel and aims to help young players make the move from youth and amateur football into the professional game.

While improving and developing elite level players and coaches is the primary focus, it offers much more than just football coaching, fully immersing participants from as far away as Russia and the USA in the ultimate professional footballer experience for a full 9 month season.

As well as top level training sessions devised by UEFA Pro Licensed coaches and current pro's, weekly matches against Portuguese Primeira Liga and Segunda Liga clubs and Spanish La Liga clubs help prepare players from around the world for the rigours of the professional game.

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What to expect

Full-Time UEFA & FA Licensed coach-devised training programmes.

Education provided by local schools and colleges with emphasis on learning the English language.

Routes into Higher Education via a partnership with the University of Aveiro.

Coaching from guest ex-pro players.

Airport transfers and transport to training and games.

Full adidas kit package.

3 Star Hotel accommodation.

Meals and nutrition advice.

Gym access.

Professional video analysis of all games.

Regular medical checks and recovery sessions in partnership with the University of Aveiro.

18+ match fixtures versus pro & semi-pro clubs.

Trials with pro and semi-pro clubs.

Tours of Portuguese professional clubs.

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