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."

Laurens Ten Cate

Centreback (Netherlands)

"Being able to get on the field with coaches who are constantly pushing me and bonding with teammates off the field has been incredible. I’d really recommend it to anyone."