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.

Latest IDA News

IDA Teams Up With TapIn To Bring...

Valencia, Spain International Development Academy is always looking for exciting new student-athletes to join their academies each year, and with the advances in modern technology, recruitment for these academies is able to extend to all corners of the world. In an effort to expand IDA’s academies and bring new opportunities, IDA has teamed up with […]
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How A Gap Year In The UK Earned Kaden a...

Taking a gap year has always been an option for student-athletes long before the arrival of coronavirus. For those who don’t know, a gap year is a decision made by a student-athlete where they choose to take a year between their senior year of high school and their freshman year of college. It is a […]
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IDA Launching US Location in Daytona...

IDA is proud to announce the launch of our new US residential academy location in Daytona Beach, Florida. By partnering with nationally-renowned DME Sports Academy, IDA will offer a year-round development program, giving players high level training and competition, customized education and direct pathways into Europe and the US collegiate system. The expansion to the […]
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PSS and IDA Join Forces to Deliver...

We are proud to announce our newest partnership with PSS Premier Soccer Services (PSS). IDA and PSS will join forces with the focus on delivering elite events domestically and internationally, as well as providing development pathways for youth athletes. The International Development Academy (IDA) helps players to reach their full potential through our international events, […]
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The European Pathway

The US Men’s National team has seen a drastic increase in young talent over the last few years, with over a dozen players currently playing in Europe. Players like Christian Pulisic and Weston Mckennie have become household names due to their success abroad, but how did they get there? Not only are we seeing a […]
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IDA Partner with Mongolian Club FC...

IDA is proud to announce our newest international partnership with FC Deren, professional youth club in Deren, Mongolia. Starting in 2022, IDA will provide FC Deren players and staff with various development opportunities and pathways into Europe and the United States. As the newest IDA Club Partner, FC Deren will gain access to IDA’s elite […]
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IDA Player Experience: The New Standard...

The proof is in our players – Tyler Nyquist, from Bozeman, Montana The IDA Player Experience integrates directly into the IDA Residential Academy Program where participants train, compete, and experience the day-to-day life of a full-time IDA student-athlete. Last year Tyler Nyquist, a solid midfielder from Montana Surf Soccer Club, decided to challenge himself and […]
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How to create an effective and...

There are a number of considerations for a student-athlete to get right in order to put their best foot forward when it comes to creating a highlight video that is impactful.  It can be a very important part of the placement process, especially in a situation where the college staff will struggle to see you […]
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IDA Virtual Open House: An Introduction...

Learn more about IDA’s newest partnership with Kings InterHigh, the UK’s leading online school, offering international student-athletes a world-class British education curriculum during their experience at IDA.  The partnership will provide athletes with access to outstanding, flexible, online IGCSE and A Level courses, 24/7. With King’s InterHigh’s 16 years of expertise in online learning, students will […]
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IDA and SCI Successfully Navigate...

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to make headlines, as it spread around the world, there were many questions of whether or not the Surf Cup International (SCI) event was going to happen as planned at the end of 2021. This event already took years of planning as it was, and then all of the […]
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IDA Player Spotlight: Jeremy De Leon

Roll The Tape IDA Striker Jeremy de Leon Nets Two Goals in CMU20 Qualifier International Development Academy (IDA) student-athlete Jeremy de Leon led Puerto Rico to a dominating win over Bermuda at the 2022 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship Qualifier. The 17 year old forward opened up the scoring in the fifth minute of the game, […]
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IDA announce partnership with King’s...

Committed to helping football players reach their full potential at academies located in four different countries, the International Development Academy has engaged King’s InterHigh, the UK’s leading online school, to develop individual players with academic growth. The partnership will provide athletes with access to outstanding, flexible, online IGCSE and A Level courses, 24/7. With King’s […]
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Player Spotlight: Laurens ten Cate Laurens Reflects on IDA’s Impact on his Transition to the NCAA Laurens ten Cate was heartbroken in June of 2020 when he found out that his freshman soccer season at Amherst College had been canceled because of Covid-19. He was left unable to find a public field that was open, […]
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Player Spotlight: Kyah Le

IDA Alumna Kyah Le Shares Advice for Prospective IDA Students Meet Kyah Le, the IDA player who recently started to compete for Res Roma. The attacking midfielder regularly made headlines in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, but Kyah always wanted more for herself. She knew that her raw talent and her relentless commitment to the […]
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IDA 2021 – The European...

Our 2021-2022 season is here and off to an exciting start. We are thrilled to have our athletes back on IDA grounds and grinding on their game. After navigating uncharted waters last year, IDA staff and athletes are ready to hit the field. One Month Down We’re a month into having our players back at […]
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Three Reasons Why Playing in Europe...

Why attend a Residential soccer Academy in Europe? A good start point is to reflect on what exactly is a Residential Academy and then begin to self-reflect on what your individual goals are as it relates to exploring the opportunity of living and training abroad. A residential soccer academy will typically provide a player with: […]
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