IDA: Greater London, UK

Grow & Develop your game at the Home of Football

Developing Leaders On and Off the Pitch

International Development Academy UK showcases the passion and commitment to football as a way of life in the 'Home of Football.' Located in Reading, England, IDA UK offers:
  • Full immersion into English football culture
  • State-of-the-art dorms, training, and facilities
  • Collegiate scouting and recruiting assistance
  • Tryout opportunities with local clubs

The IDA UK Difference

The Football

The Athletics


  • World-class training with UEFA licensed coaches
  • Personalized strength and conditioning programs, video analysis, and individual reviews.
  • Access to local semi-professional club's football grounds and facilities
  • New 4G pitch, state-of-the-art

The Residence

The Residence


  • Reside at the Hillside Court, a village within the local Reading student community.
  • Hi-speed wifi, shared study spaces, full living amenities, and pristine gardens
  • Walking distance to Reading Town Center
  • Safe, secure and video-monitored

The Opportunities

The Opportunities


  • Train with domestic English players as part of the Elite Football Performance Program
  • Play in National Football League and Cup competitions (one level away from professional football)
  • Face off and compete against teams and academies from professional clubs
  • Go on trial at professional football clubs

The Academics

The Academics


  • NCAA-accredited curriculums through the US Performance Academy
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) that will facilitate entrance into University for UK and European Students
  • English language courses and qualifications
  • FA and UEFA Coaching Qualification pathways
  • Undergraduate and Masters Degree Programs in partnership with Loughborough College


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