IDA UK Men's Trial

Kickstart Your Career: Tryout in Europe


The IDA UK Men's Trial is designed specifically for players, aged 16+, who are looking to fulfill their dream of playing soccer in Europe whilst getting exposure to quality competition, coaching, and scouting.

The Men's Trial program is run by top-level IDA Coaches and local men's teams' head coaches who are invited to scout for talent. With up to a month of intensive training and video recorded showcase games, IDA UK Men's Trial participants will maximize their experience at the highest level of the game.

**Players must apply and receive acceptance by IDA Coaching Staff in order to register for this program**

IDA UK Men's Trial Dates

July 2024

From $1500 Per Week
  • Dates: July 15th - July 28th
  • Ages: 16+
  • Gender: Boys

IDA UK Men's Trial Prices

1 Week Trial - $1500

2 Week Trial - $2400

Add-Ons - Enhance Your Experience!

IDA Students in Academic Classroom

ESL Courses

  • General English Language Program.
  • 15 Hours Learning per Week.
  • Assessment Prior to Level Placement
  • Topics Covered: Communication, Pronunciation, Vocabulary & Situation-Based Learning.
  • Cost: $300 per week.
IDA UK field from goalie's end

Video Analysis Package

  • Personal Video Analysis Package.
  • Highlight Compilations & Interactive Match Reports.
  • Online Profile & Social Media Graphics.
  • Available ONLY for Trialists Attending 2 Weeks.
  • Cost: $450 for 3 games.

Men's Trial Details

Daily on-field training with UEFA licensed coaches.

IDA Performance Program (Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Analysis).

✓ 2 Matches per week against local men's teams/academies.

✓ Video footage of all games.

Fitness Testing.

Accomodation & meals at Hillside Court.

Airport transfers.

Trial opportunities with/games attended by:

Hartley Wintney FC, Chippenham Town, Slough Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Woking FC, Aldershot Town FC, Oxford United, Swindon Town & Reading FC.


IDA UK Men's Trial Participants will reside at Hillside Court in Reading. IDA UK houses consist of 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large dining and living area. Each player will have their own room, and will share a house with 6 of their teammates. Ammenities include high speed Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, table tennis and pool tables, campus gardens, and CCTV-monitored houses. Our residence is also within walking distance of Reading town center.

IDA UK's state-of-the-art training facilities boast a new 4G pitch, a 130-station gym, two swimming pools, and a spinning studio. Participants will have access to these facilities through their Men's Trial experience, giving them a true outlook on what life is like as a professional academy player, and helping them to maximize their experience at the highest level of the game.

Meet The Team


Andy Hunt

  • IDA UK Academy Director
  • Semi Professional 1st Team Manager
  • Previously worked at Southampton FC
  • UEFA A license Coach
IDA UK General Manager

Ross Weatherstone

  • IDA UK General Manager
  • From Reading UK
  • Loyal, caring professional who is very positive and hard working.
  • An Ex-Professional Footballer who played for Oxford United FC, Boston United FCNuneaten Borough FC, Farnborough Town FC & Stevenage Borough FC. 
  • Winner of the National League Championship at Boston United FC
  • Degree in Education


EJ Lang

Goalkeeper (USA)

"Training at the IDA UK Academy is amazing. I have a better understanding of the match, my football IQ has gotten higher, and my distribution has gotten exceptional. 

The Academy helped me develop as a footballer, and gave me that extra push to know how much I was valued. It might be difficult to leave your family at home, but you make a whole new family here."

Ryan Hashemi

Forward (USA)

"My Experience with the Men's Trial was one of a kind. After that month, I decided to come back to IDA for the full season. I realized that if I want to become a professional, as long as I put in my side of the work, IDA will support me with the rest of it."


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