IDA Valencia

Grow Your Game in the Heart of Spain

The Valencia

Experience

At IDA Valencia student-athletes (15-22 years old) from all around the world receive a professional academy football experience coupled with a specific, personalized academic program.

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Athletics

Intensive training and a competitive schedule, with a minimum of 12 hours per week on the field.

Boarding

Full-board accommodation in sports residence minutes away from downtown Valencia. 

Coaching

Highly qualified coaching staff with years of experience in dealing with international students. 

Opportunity

Training & trial opportunities with professional and semi-professional clubs. Past IDA players have had successful trial with both Villarreal CF & CD Castellon.

Language

Spanish lessons with a native Spanish speaking teacher are provided to the players.

Our Values

The mission of the international development academy is to become the global leader in the development and placement of players aspiring to reach their full potential at the professional or college level.

Integrity

IDA staff and players will act with intelligence, respect, and compassion.

Drive

IDA staff and players will perform with their best effort and attitude, no matter how difficult the challenge. 

Achievement

IDA staff and players will aim high in order to reach their goals.

"Their commitment to pushing us, to getting us to play at our highest level is because they know what it takes to get a scholarship and reach that goal. They were really involved in the whole process, both on and off the field. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Liam Gilligan

Right Back, USA, IDA UK

The Academic

Curriculum

Designed for student-athletes looking for an accredited school that supports their unique schedule, creates a pathway towards their personal, professional, and athletic goals, and leverages the latest technology for an on-the-go environment.

Customized

4-5

CLASSWORK HRS./DAY


Schedule structured to the needs of the student-athlete.


Self-paced and mastery based.


NCAA Approved

Personnel

1:1

STUDENT:STAFF RATIO


Learning coaches on site and/or readily available


Direct communication with parents


Highly qualified and certified teachers

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The Athletic

Curriculum

At IDA student-athletes from all around the world receive a professional academy soccer experience coupled with a specific, personalized academic program.

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DEVELOPMENT

12-15

TRAINING HRS./WK


Compete against local semi-professional teams and academies in the area


Self-paced and mastery based.


Highly-Qualified Coaching Staff

COMPETITION

50+

Games

IDA will have a separate competitive schedule, made of weekly matches against different types of rivals depending on the period of the season, from professional La Liga academies to semi-professional academies and top teams from the area.

Opportunity

Immersive

Athletics

Upon arrival in Valencia, players are placed, on tryouts, in one of our partners clubs UD Vall de Uxo, CFA Quart de Les Valls, Sedavi CF or Valencia Surf Soccer Club. Selected players will train and compete in the Spanish youth leagues, alongside their training at the International Development Academy.

"Looking back and comparing myself from last year to this year, the difference is almost incomparable. The coaching staff has really taken it to a whole new level."

Michael Morrow

STRIKER, USA, IDA VALENCIA

The mission of the international development academy is to become the global leader in the development and placement of players aspiring to reach their full potential at the professional or college level.

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Schedule

“Designed by athletes and educators, we understand your schedule, your priorities, your unique goals, and your struggles facing academics. We offer solutions, not more road-blocks. We have created a community, a flexible school schedule, and a support system unlike any other.”

- Rick Angelicola, Director of Education

Monday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:40

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Tuesday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Wednesday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Video Analysis

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Game

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Thursday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Recovery

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    S & C Program

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Friday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Training

  • 12:30-13:30

    S & C Program

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Academics

  • 19:00-21:00

    Training

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Saturday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Game

  • 12:30-13:30

    Game

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Game

  • 19:00-21:00

    Game

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

Sunday

  • 9:00-10:00

    Breakfast

  • 10:30-12:00

    Recovery

  • 12:30-13:30

    Recovery

  • 14:00-15:00

    Lunch

  • 15:30-18:30

    Free

  • 19:00-21:00

    Free

  • 21:30-22:30

    Dinner

  • 23:30

    Lights Out

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Elite Player

Technology

Our student-athletes and their parents have access to their individual 360 Player profiles. This integrated platform provides the student-athletes the access to calendars, video analytics, player assessments, wellness assessments and more!

The Academy

Staff

You can't have an elite academy without an elite coaching staff. These hand-picked staff go through a rigorous interview process to ensure they are bringing exactly what we need to our players in order to create a productive environment.

Academy head coach

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Dilan Nash


Bachelors in Sport + Exercise Science


UEFA B Coaching License


10+ Years academy coaching experience

Academy Head Coach

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Pedro Conde


Degree Specializing in Physical Education


Level 2 technical degree in soccer


Played in Spain's 3rd Division

Player Development Manager and Academy Analyst

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Vicente Bosch


Grado Superior Education


UEFA A Coaching License


Joined IDA in April 2022

Head of Goalkeeping

luis

Luis Pascual


Head Goalkeeping Coach


 

Head Coach

alberto

Alberto Saez


U12 Head Coach


 

Coach and Performance Analysis

hector

Hector Rivera


Academy Coach for U18 and U20


Performance Analysis for U18 and U20

 

S&C Assistant

luis manuel

Luis Manuel Munoz


U23 S&C Assistant

 

S&C Assistant

sebas

Sebas Colmenares


U18 and U20 S&C Assistant


Gym Assistant


Statsports Lead

S&C Assistant

adrian

Adrian Cerezo


Degree in teaching and sports animation


Joined IDA in August 2022


20+ Years soccer experience

head of strength and conditioning

Jack Smith

Gym Assistant and Statsport Lead

Edu Valderrama

Assistant Coach

Dani Soria

Success Stories

SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA. November 10th: Jeremy de Leon #11 of Puerto Rico celebrates after scoring his sides goal during the match between Puerto Rico vs Bermuda as part of the Under-20 Men's Qualifying, held at the Olimpico Felix Sanchez stadium, in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
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Jeremy De Leon

CD Castellón

After his time at IDA Valencia, Jeremy went on to represent Puerto Rico in the 2022 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying.

Jeremy now plays for Castellón in the third division of the Spanish soccer pyramid.

Head of Goalkeeping

luis

Luis Pascual


Head Goalkeeping Coach


 

Head Coach

alberto

Alberto Saez


U12 Head Coach


 

Coach and Performance Analysis

hector

Hector Rivera


Academy Coach for U18 and U20


Performance Analysis for U18 and U20

 

S&C Assistant

luis manuel

Luis Manuel Munoz


U23 S&C Assistant

 

S&C Assistant

sebas

Sebas Colmenares


U18 and U20 S&C Assistant


Gym Assistant


Statsports Lead

S&C Assistant

adrian

Adrian Cerezo


Degree in teaching and sports animation


Joined IDA in August 2022


20+ Years soccer experience

head of strength and conditioning

Jack Smith

Gym Assistant and Statsport Lead

Edu Valderrama

Assistant Coach

Dani Soria

Arik Duncan

University of California, Berkley

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Arik decided to take his playing career down a different path. After playing 16 games for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), he joined IDA Valencia where his career took off in a different direction.

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