IDA Valencia Player Experiences

Experience Full-Time Academy Life with IDA


IDA Valencia Player Experiences are for more advanced players, aged 15+, who have ambitions of playing at the next level (US University and/or professionally). By integrating directly into the IDA Valencia Residential Academy Program, participants will train and compete at the highest level with our UEFA licensed coaches whilst staying in the heart of Spain and experiencing the day-to-day life of a full-time IDA student-athlete.

IDA Valencia Player Experience Dates

May 2023

From $1785 Per Week
  • Dates: May 1st - 31st
  • Ages: 16-23
  • Gender: Boys & Girls

September 2023

From $1785 Per Week
  • Dates: September 1st - 30th
  • Ages: 16-23
  • Gender: Boys & Girls

October 2023

From $1785 Per Week
  • Dates: October 1st - 31st
  • Ages: 16-23
  • Gender: Boys & Girls

November 2023

From $1785 Per Week
  • Dates: November 1st - 30th
  • Ages: 16-23
  • Gender: Boys & Girls

Player Experience Prices

1 Week Experience - $1785

2 Week Experience - $3395

3 Week Experience - $4775

4 Week Experience - $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.
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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.

Program Details

  • Ages: 15-23
  • Accommodation and meals all inclusive
  • Airport pick up and drop off - no extra cost
  • 12-15 hours of high performance training per week
  • 1-2 matches per week (when applicable)
  • Regular Training and matches with local Spanish clubs
  • Video footage of all games
  • Player Profile Creation
  • Performance training sessions including Strength and Conditioning, video analysis, football coaching methodology, etc.
  • Nike kit package
  • US university access and college placement guidance


IDA Valencia Players reside at Mas Camarena Resort in the peaceful town of Torre en Conill Norte, just 15 minutes from downtown Valencia. Players will stay in 4-star accommodation at Valencia's top student residence, with 2 full-sized turf fields, a gym, a swimming pool and a private cafeteria all on the same site. Other amenities include high speed Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, gardens, classrooms and round-the-clock security.

IDA Valencia Players will have full access to these state-of-the-art facilities as part of their camp experience, giving them a true outlook on what life is like as a professional academy player.

Meet The Team

IDA Valencia Director of Operations

Jordi Gomez

  • IDA Valencia Director of Operations
  • From Valencia Spain
  • Director at UD La Vall de Uxo
  • Uefa A License Holder
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Antony Blackburn

  • UEFA B license

  • MSc degree in Professional Football Coaching

  • Previously Category 1 Academy coach in England.

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George Nichols

  • UEFA A license
  • MSc Football Coaching
  • Coaching full-time for 9 years, with experience in 6 different countries


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."