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For a full 9-month season, the top level training programme is delivered by UEFA Pro License Coaches and current professional players, and provides the opportunity to play in weekly games against Portuguese Primeira Liga, Portuguese Segunda Liga and Spanish La Liga clubs. Including accommodation, food and logistics, gym training and diet and nutrition education, the Programme improves and develops the player as an athlete through various partners and close links with the University of Aveiro.

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You put in, we give back

See what player rewards are available as a member of PDA Portugal.

Pick from a wide selection of elite training programmes designed to help you improve your physical, tactical and technical abilities.

Get pro-level tips, advice and drills to help you train faster and react quicker.

We will help you think, predict and react as fast as the pro-players you aspire to.

You will develop your individual skills alongside building bonds between players to improve your teams performance and sustain camaraderie.

Sessions & Venues

Choose your skill level and join our next available training session.

Skill level
Region
Venue
London W12

Avenida de Araújo e Silva
Nº80, 3810-048 Aveiro,
Portugal

Monday
8.30am - 10.30 am 270 mins
Training at Pro Direct Academy centre
16+ years
10.30am - 1pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
2pm - 5pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
Tuesday
8.30am - 10.30 am 270 mins
Training at Pro Direct Academy centre
16+ years
10.30am - 1pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
2pm - 5pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
6pm - 8.30pm 270 mins
Training at Pro Club
16+ years
Wednesday
8.30am - 10.30 am 270 mins
Training at Pro Direct Academy centre
16+ years
10.30am - 1pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
2pm - 5pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
6 - 8.30pm 270 mins
Training at Pro Club
16+ years
Thursday
8.30am - 10.30am 270 mins
Training at Pro Direct Academy centre
16+ years
10.30am - 1pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
2pm - 5pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
6pm - 8.30pm 270 mins
Training at Pro Club
16+ years
Friday
8.30am - 10.30am 270 mins
Training at Pro Direct Academy centre
16+ years
10.30am - 1pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
2pm - 5pm 270 mins
School Attendance
16+ years
6pm - 8.30pm 270 mins
Training at Pro Club
16+ years
Saturday
8.30am - 6pm 270 mins
Match Day
16+ years
Sunday
8.30am - 6pm 270 mins
Performance Analysis
16+ years
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Tots Sessions

Pro Direct Academy has become part of footballers lives from the moment they first enjoy kicking a football. We want the players of tomorrow to develop in a balanced but individual way and in a fun-filled environment.

Tots sessions are all about touching and kicking the ball, pure and simple. Our parent-friendly coaches are on hand at all times to ensure the safety of players, but to also inspire them to express themselves and bring a smile to their experience in their early years in football.

Prices are available on application

Coaching Clinic

Coaching Clinics are open to all players without invitation. They act as taster sessions for players and parents alike. Emphasis is placed on encouraging an interest in the game and developing core skills. Come along and Be Extraordinary!

Prices are available on application

Development Centre

Development Centres are designed for players of all abilities with the emphasis on players improving their core skills while enjoying training sessions from our inspiring and dynamic UEFA & FA Licensed coaches. We are proud of the welcoming, inclusive and fun atmosphere at our centres.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Players

Elite sessions are aimed at confident and established players that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with players following a coaching pathway devised by our UEFA A Licensed Head of Coaching. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Goalkeepers

Elite sessions specifically devised for confident and established Goalkeepers that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with keepers following a coaching pathway devised by our Head of Goalkeeping. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Traning

These sessions are devised for players looking for entry in to Professional Clubs, Coaching careers or Higher Education. Set at premium venues with elite level facilities such as 3G pitches, gyms and swimming pools, players receive UEFA level technical and tactical coaching with additional work on strength, conditioning and recovery. Teamwork and game management is integrated to prepare players to excel in matches with Professional Club Academy teams. Performance Analytics are also provided.

Prices are available on application

Player Welfare

Our coaches are here to look after your best interests on-and-off the pitch.

All Players

Are presented with the exclusive adidas Pro Direct Academy training pack on starting their membership. Representative teams should wear the supplied adidas match day kit.

Parents & Players

Should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions, before joining Pro Direct Academy, or starting any of our Programmes and training sessions.

Protection

Shinpads, cleats, jerseys, fitted shorts and socks all work together to ensure every player can enjoy the game without the risk of injury. Shinpads are compulsory.

Coaches

All of our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches have valid First Aid training certificates and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and certified.

Footwear

All players are responsible for wearing appropriate footwear. Wear 3G/AstroTurf trainers on that pitch surface. Players at all other venues should wear boots with studs. Shop online at Pro Direct Soccer.

Welfare

Any issues regarding the welfare of players, please report to your Pro Direct Academy Welfare Officer or ask your Coach.

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Meet the Team

Our staff are on the ball to answer any questions you may have.

Carlos Andre

Academy Head Coach

carlos.andre@prodirectacademy.com

Oktay Hussein

Welfare Manager

oktay.hussein@prodirectacademy.com

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