YPT: Youth Professional Trainig - A 'Youth Professional' is a player, under the age of 18, who has been identified by a pro club as having the potential to make it as a full time professional player.

When Lionel Messi moved from Argentina to Spain, one of his first stops was an 18th Century country cottage across from Barcelona’s famed stadium.

Known as La Masia, Catalan for “the farmhouse,” it housed one of the top soccer academies in the world, a finishing school that had produced Barcelona stars such as Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Pep Guardiola, Andres Iniesta...Continue reading



UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Under-12 International Training Program


Under-10 International Training Program

Academy Sessions Program for August
     -middle school/high school
     -u10-13

European Tour Program
     -2020: July: Spain: boys: 2004 / 2006s

Amerian Tour Program
     -IMG Cup, FLorida: Dec 2019

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Study backs up United's academy success

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Bergkamp Eyes Return to Football

The Man Who Brought You Pulisic says get to Europe

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UEFA YOUTH LEAGUE            

FA Youth Cup Final:Man City vs Liverpool: 2019 prediction, lineups, odds

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Kirkwood delighted for his Rangers kids after win over Bayern Munich

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New York City FC hires academy director with West Ham United roots

Indonesia to send young talented footballers to Liverpool FC Academy

Ten Commandments of Arsenal FC Youth Program

'He was just a phenomenal talent. He was just born with it': Phil Foden's rise

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Freiburg Youth Academy 1

Bayern Munich youth stars about to join Wolfsburg

Schalke trials for young U.S. stars Chris Gloster, Zyen Jones - sources

Some of biggest German stars came through at 1860 - where are they now?

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The Inter Milan Academy Way

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Inter Milan to stay and redevelop San Siro, add new academy

Atalanta captain Papu Gómez leads by example as his club let young talent go

Antonio Conte believes 'age is not important'

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Robert Pires‘ son Theo dons No 7 shirt for Arsenal U10s

UEFA and FFF make PSG Academy visit

Pires’ son handed armband of Arsenal’s Under-9 side

How French coaching course is changing MLS academies

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Feyenoord Youth Academy 1

USA youth international trialing with PSV

Did you play with Johan?

Rangers development squad play AZ Alkmaar

Liverpool interested in signing 15-year-old Ajax talent Jord Ruijgrok

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New York City FC hires academy director with West Ham United roots

Gov ernance structure and Its implication to soccer development

What I learned at soccer scout school at the Generation adidas Cup

1,834 Days by Christian Pulisic

USA youth international trialing with PSV

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Coaching revolution that took Belgium to top of world

FC Barcelona to face Anderlecht in Youth League quarter-finals

Belgium's bluprint that gave birth to a golden generation

Utd: Belgium can strengthen academy

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Ronaldo Jr joins Juventus youth academy

Celtic player explains why Patrick Vieira is the coach he took most pleasure from

12 footballers playing in Europe following in the footsteps of their famous dads

New horizons in the development of Mexican football