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Not Getting Into The School Of Your Dreams Is Tough

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Even though it may seem like your journey is over before it started, we're here to tell you it's just beginning. International Development Academy is recruiting student-athletes who have the drive and passion to take things to the next level both on and off the pitch. Whether you see IDA as your new top-choice, or as an option to build your grades for a year while playing against top competition, there's a place for you here.


Don't know if IDA is the right option for you yet, but curious to learn more? We're offering a chance to chat with someone on our team for 15-30 minutes, completely free. We'll chat through your applications, which schools you got into, which schools you didn't, and if you'll be playing at your school. All you need to do is fill out the form below, we'll review your submission, and shoot you an email if we feel like you'd be a good fit.

What Are Your Options With IDA?

USA Curriculum with US Performance Academy, online learning school. British Curriculum: BTEC and A-levels available with UK-based partners.

Specifically for high-school graduates, IDA’s Gap Year program provides players with one additional year to train, study, compete and maximize exposure in pursuit of a college scholarship or professional contract. Online college credits and language classes are available.

For those considering studying in Europe while pursuing their playing career, IDA has partnered with some of Europe’s top international universities to offer a variety of undergraduate degree programs. Universidad Europea (Spain), Loughborough College (Uk), Link Campus University (Rome). Online college credits with Arizona State University available.

For college graduates looking to continue their soccer careers while pursuing their master’s degrees, IDA offers a variety of master’s degree programs and professional development opportunities throughout Europe. Universidad Europea (Spain), Loughborough College (Uk), Link Campus University (Rome)

IDA offers extra-curricular educational resources such as ESL, Spanish, SAT/ACT Prep, and a UEFA B coaching course.

Hear From Players Who Kept Their Dreams Alive With IDA

Liam Gilligan

Right Back, USA, IDA UK

"Their commitment to pushing us, to getting us to play at our highest level is because they know what it takes to get a scholarship and reach that goal. They were really involved in the whole process, both on and off the field. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Michael Morrow

Striker, USA, IDA Valencia

"Looking back and comparing myself from last year to this year, the difference is almost incomparable. The coaching staff has really taken it to a whole new level."

Explore Your New Home

Grow And Develop Your Game In The Heart Of Spain

Start Your Journey At The Heart Of Football

Take The Next Step In A Historical US City

Pursue Excellence In The Eternal City

Ignite The Dream Under The Sun

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