IDA UK Pre-Season

Professional Preparation for 2023/24


IDA UK Pre-Season is designed specifically for players, aged 15-23, who are wanting to prepare for the 2023/24 season at the highest level.

With a combination of intensive training, fitness, and matches against top competition, IDA Pre-Season participants go in to their upcoming season at the peak of their game.

IDA UK Pre-Season Dates

August 2023

From $1785 Per Week
  • Dates: August 1st-30th
  • Ages: 15-23
  • Gender: Boys & Girls

IDA UK Pre-Season Prices

1 Week Pre-Season - $1785

2 Week Pre-Season - $3395

3 Week Pre-Season - $4775

4 Week Pre-Season - $5625

Add-Ons - Extend 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 of 3 or 6 Games.
  • Online Profile & Social Media Graphics.
  • Available ONLY for Player Experiences of 2+ Weeks.
  • Cost: $450 for 3 games or $780 for 6 games.

Pre-Season Details

Daily on-field training with UEFA licensed coaches.

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

✓ 2 Matches per week against local semi-professional teams.

✓ Showcase games in weeks 3 & 4 (club reps in attendance).

Accomodation & meals at Hillside Court.

Airport transfers.

Cultural immersion - sightseeing, stadium tours.


IDA UK Pre-Season 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 Pre-Season experience, giving them a true outlook on what life is like as a professional academy player, and helping them to prepare for the 2023/24 season in the best possible setting.

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."