World-Class Football & Academic Experiences Await

Determined Student-Athletes Wanted

Football and Academic Excellence

The International Development Academy provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences for aspiring youth soccer players. At IDA, we offer:

Individualized soccer and educational pathways for determined student-athletes of all levels

All-inclusive academy experiences around the world

Professional-grade sports facilities, accommodations, technology, equipment, and staff

The IDA Difference

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Elite Training & Competition

  • World-class facilities, coaching, and accommodations
  • Test yourself against the best regional competitors and teams
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Exposure & Access

  • Collegiate and professional scouting and networking opportunities
  • Individual highlight reel development, insight, and guidance throughout the recruiting process
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Education & Support

  • First-class dormitories, full academic resources, and local cultural immersion
  • Analysis and insight from collegiate and professional coaches/players

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Explore Our Academies

Academic Offering

IDA helps student-athletes find the educational pathway that's right for them, building an environment for growth, development, and success on and off the field.

College Placement

IDA offers unique college placement services for international student-athletes. We help athletes find the perfect fit for the next stage in their journey.

International Soccer Camps

IDA offers unique soccer camp experiences for athletes aged 13-18 with multiple destinations including Valencia, Spain & Reading, UK.

Interested In Attending IDA?

From professional-grade sports facilities and accommodations, world-class technology and solid leadership - our goal is to deliver your athlete a once in a life time experience.

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A letter from one of you. During the Spring of 2020, I was sitting at home with my family in lockdown because of COVID. This was a really tough time for me personally, as a missing time to develop as a GK, was hitting me hard mentally. During this period, I would often speak to […]
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