IDA UK Player Experiences are for more advanced players, aged 16+, who have ambitions of playing at the next level (US University and/or professionally). By integrating directly into the IDA UK Residential Academy Program, participants will train and compete at the highest level with our UEFA licensed coaches whilst experiencing the day-to-day life of a full-time IDA student-athlete in the 'Home of Football'.
IDA UK players reside at Hillside Court in Reading, a village within the local student community. 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. Players will have access to these facilities through their training sessions, giving them a true outlook on what life is like as a professional academy player.