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SPF Academy will manage the Fulham FC International Player Development Programme in Valencia.

Last Thursday the Premier League club Fulham Football Club announced a new international player development programme launching in Valencia in partnership with The Higher Sports Academy, a British corporation associated with Spanish Pro Football Academy.

This program is created for international players from 16 to 19 years old and has the goal to bring access to the players worldwide for a chance to the professional football career.

The International Player Development Programme will replicate the principles of Fulham FC’s successful Academy and all players will be monitored by the Club with a view to finding the next star and coaching methods reviewed by Fulham FC qualified coaches and Management staff.

The structure of the program will replicate the successful model of Spanish Pro Football Academy; with FIFA certificated coaches, specific academy training sessions and the chance to register and train with Spanish League sides, gaining vital match experience playing in Spain and achieving a high standard in football skills competition.

Besides the athletic formation, the enrolled players will receive a quality education programme that includes daily Spanish lessons and a choice of education options including:

  • A BTEC Sports Level 3 qualification provided by an outstanding OFSTED rated education provider
  • A range of subjects offered by Mas Camarena a private bilingual school rated as one of the top schools in Spain
  • American High School Studies

Mas Camarena Students’ Resort & Sports Centre will host this relevant Fulham Academy initiative, bringing the future professional players best conditions for their formation.

Academy Director, Huw Jennings added: “We are excited about a new development which will give opportunities for us to explore talented players in Spain and other territories.”

This program will works as a test-bed by Fulham FC for their international players with the potential to include a future professional football player contract. Mas Camarena Student´s & Resort Center will receive first Fulham players in the next days.

For further information about the programme or the application process students/players should contact: info@spanishprofootball.com

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Looking back SPF Academy 2018 year events

Past 2018 was a big year for SPF Academy, we made very good new friends and some of our old friends made us proud of them starting their professional career in clubs worldwide.

The past year was the first for SPF Academy as tournament promoters and managers bringing us the opportunity to meet new players and clubs worldwide in trophies like First edition of Trofeo Escoles Valencia CF for ages from 6 to 8 years old where we held forty teams associated to Valencia CF Academy in the training complex of Valencia CF.

Besides we had an incredible experience promoting the first women tournament “SPF – Vila del Puig” with three ages group from 8 years old to above.

SPF Vila del Puig Women Football

In that tournament, we had the opportunity to share trends and opinions around women football with some relevant names from FIFA and La Liga uncovering a brilliant perspective for the women football worldwide.

Both tournaments will have their second edition next year and SPF Academy will be there.

We had the pleasure to host clubs and academies from any part of the world; like Regional Sports from Abu-Dabi. One of the most recognized football academies from the UAE. From UAE we had as well the last FIFA Clubs World Cup Vice-Champion, Al-Ain FC have choice SPF Academy to do the pre-season stage for their U14 and U16 players. From Bahrain, we received as well, Winners Football Center and from UAE we received as well a group of players from the UAE women national team.

Al Ain players at SPF Offices

Al Ain players at SPF Offices

We hosted as well a great group from the association “Everything is possible” from Liverpool, UK and from South Africa the U12 team from Premier Football Academy.  All they had the willingness to enjoy their Spanish football experience and develop their football skills in our academy in Valencia or in short football trips around Spain.  We had great memories of all of them and hopefully, we can look forward quickly in the future.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Meanwhile, our group of players enrolled in our professional players’ development program is continuously growing with players from USA, Indonesia, Korea, China, Egypt, India, Colombia, Singapore, … our wish for 2019 is their wills comes true.

Cheers for that.

Firza Andika at SPF traning fields

Indonesia national team player, Firza Andika joins SPF Academy

The Indonesian player Firza Andika recently join into the SPF Academy family to move one step forward in his professional career.

Firza is a full left side player, heading offensive left wing and midfielder or a defensive left back position, and he enrolled Spanish Pro Football Academy to receive a specific training program last month of November.

The planning of this stage have done by SPF Academy and the player´s agent agency;   2 Touch Internacional.

Born on November 12th, 1999 Firza Andika is one of the most rising starts of the Indonesian football.  With only 19 years old he started in the GO-JEK TRAVELOKA LIGA 1 being one of the best rookies of the main Indonesia league enrolled in the squad of PSMS Medan.

Last 2018 season with PSMS Medan brought very interesting records, playing nine games and bringing two goals assistances against Persija Jakarta and PSIS.

Firza Andika joins SPF Academy

He´s being an important part of the national team from the under 16 categories with a regular line up in each category. In fact, he´s being part right now of the under 23 team and is on the target for the main Indonesian team.

Andika´s decision was taken because the player´s intention to upgrade his competitive level and maybe follow his career in the European football leagues. With these targets, the Spanish Pro Football Academy technical team have designed him a bespoke program to place Firza in the path to accomplish those goals.

Firza will follow a bespoke program including an academic and football program in the SPF Academy and training with the Tercera division team, UD Alzira. One of the most recognized teams in minor leagues in Spain.

The football program includes double training sessions, one in the morning with the other players of SPF Academy to upgrade his tactical level to the Spanish leagues level and a deep understanding of the Spanish game style. The second one, in the afternoon, is being with UD Alzira being part of the squad understanding the Spanish style of game.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

The partnership between SPF Academy and UD Levante is running

The players of Spanish Pro Football Academy are enjoying the partnership agreement between SPF Academy and UD Levante over all the work lines including in the deal to form professional football players under the Spanish methodology style of play.

Past Thursday, November 22nd we had one of the player´s professional development activities including in the partnership program with UD Levante. The friendly match between the SPF Academy team and the UD Levante International team was head at the UD Levante training complex at Buñol and had the goal to test the level of each player into a competitive environment with high-performance players.

In the end, UD Levante international won 1 by 0 to Spanish Pro Football Academy team in a very competitive match without clear options for any of the teams.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

The first half the SPF teams suffer the intensive control of the UD Levante squad pressing the ball over all the field with a hard offensive focus but the defensive order for the SPF squad continuously broke the options for UD Levante International arriving at the half-time.

The second half began with a very equal control of the game with clear options by both clubs but arriving at the last quarter of the game was a monologue for SPF team with clear options to score the draw for the match arriving at the end with the final 1-0 to UD Levante International.

SPF Academy vs Levante UD Friendly Match

Friendly matches are an important part in the SPF Academies and it is almost weekly besides the official match (for the players enrolled with a minor league´s team). The fact to play a match in the same facilities a professional La Liga´s team train each day it’s a very exciting experience for all our players seeing very closely the daily task of a professional team from La Liga.

If you are interested in how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

Physical Test SPF

SPF Academy players on their physical fitness test

The physical aspect is getting relevance in the football performance today because this we do a physical fitness test to our academy´s players three times pair season.

Ten general physical skills should be incorporated into every aspect of athletic activity, as well as each of the human energy pathways. A comprehensive fitness program addresses each of these and can be deemed successful only to the degree which if offers improvement, while individuals are considered fit in equal measure to their competency in each of these skills.

These physical skills are: Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Power, Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Accuracy, Balance and Coordination

All the players pass the test at the beginning of the football season, in the middle of it and when the football season is ending. The test is managing by our technical staff, focusing on the main important aspects for the football players preparation.

The final goals of the test are:

  • Having a metric reference by the coaches and the technical staff to design a bespoke program for each player in order to achieve individual goals.
  • Make players aware about their capacities and the good of the collective and individual enforcement.

This is one step forward from SPF Academy to bring foreign players the best conditions for their professional football preparation for the Spanish football leagues.

In words of Ruben Estelles, CEO of Spanish Pro Football Academy; “The continuous demanding of more intensive players by teams, needs a very complete player not only in technical skills as well tactical and physical. These tests bring to the technical staff a better idea of the weakness and strengths of each player doing better follow up of their individual workout program”

If you are interested in our professional player development program don’t hesitate and reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will design your bespoke program.

Laurent SPF player playing for Olimpic Xativa

Great performance for Ben and Laurent in the Olimpic Xativa victory

Both players had a relevant performance in the victory of Olimpic Xativa vs UD Alzira, one of the most important derbies at the 3rd division this year.

The team of Xativa wons 4 to 0 to UD Alzira with the essential participation of the both SPF Academy players Ben and Laurent.

Entering from the bench at the second half, their performance turned the match a monologue of Olimpic Xativa creating very dangerous opportunities, especially for Ben. This was the first game for the American player holding the forward position where he was showed his incredible speed and technique bring a lot of goal opportunities standing up the grandstand attended to the match.

After the match, Ben said; “The feelings are good, I´m happy to bring work to the team and keep ready for the decision of the coach”

First match for Ben with Olimpic Xativa

By his side, the Caribbean player from Guadalupe, Laurent, is being a usual choice for the Olimpic´s coach is one of the most versatile players of the team playing as a right midfielder or box to box midfielder where Laurent can show his brutal physical skills and his great vision of the game.

Laurent is being a key player in the season of Olimpic Xativa, with a very important role in the squad not only for the football skills as well for his inestimable will and dedication with the squad outside the field. This is an important active all the coaches needs in their bench.

Olimpic Xativa is heading the ranking of the third division, number six group with right now, with one victory advance of the next team Atlético Saguntino and is holding the promotion places to segunda b the last step before entering the professional football career.

Ben and Laurent are enrolled in our professional players’ development program, if you are interested how to be enrolled in this program don’t hesitate to reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

The January market window will open soon and it’s the last chance to have options for tercera and segunda b teams.

Sergey Shutov

Sergey Shutov, first russian Football player for SPF Academy

The final goal for the Spanish Football Club Academy is to turn accessible to the young football players from any place of the world the path to be a professional football player in Spain.

Because this, we are very proud to announce our first Russian player in the academy; Sergey Shutov.

Sergey is a wing midfielder player can develop his game in both wings; right and left. His dribbling skills and his stamina was a very good start point to develops all his potential to achieve the professional football career.

In SPF Academy we designed a bespoke program to Sergey to maximize his options to arrive at the semiprofessional tier.

Before to arrive SPF Academy Sergey Shutov, attended some trials with several clubs with very short successful and no spot in any club. With SPF Academy, Sergey received the right management to attend the best clubs options for tryouts and the right training management to upgrade his level into the Spanish one particularly applying the Spanish methodology.

SPF Academy did a deep searching for a club where Sergey can have a relevant position and where he can play enough matches over the year to win experience in the Spanish league and could upgrade his football into the Spanish football way of play.

Sergey is playing in First Preferente division, the first tier for the amateur level in the Spanish football enrolled into the Massanasa Football Club. The goal is to record a big number of games over the season, more than 50 games yearly counting football league games and friendly games with SPF Academy.

Besides the regular training with Massanasa FC, Sergey develops a specific morning training with SPF Academy players to enforces his game-intensity and tactical skills for a deeper understanding of the Spanish football game style.

This is the first Spanish football experience for Sergey with a very great performance progression in any aspect of the game. It is sure he will upgrade the tier in the next season following coaches opinion.

If you are interested in our professional player development program don’t hesitate and reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will design your bespoke program.

Mohamed fighting a ball

The Levante UD Formation Program is running out

Some weeks ago we announced Spanish Pro Football Academy and Levante UD joined forces to develop a formation program for international football players.

This joining is a great step forward for both parts; Levante UD will acquired a valorous and contrasted partner in the formation of foreign players in Spain and in exchange the players of Spanish Pro Football Academy will be integrated into the system of Levante UD Academy using some benefits exclusives for Levante UD players like formation programs, trials outs to access Levante UD teams & being part of the continuous scouting program of Levante UD Academy.

The academic formation is the main axel of this program, bringing to the players the possibility to have a first level formation and the opportunity to learn the Spanish way of play.

Mohamed Sherif is the first player enrolled in this program. Original for the United Arab Emirates he contacts Spanish Pro Football Academy through our website searching a quality formation integral program in Europe.

“The Levante UD-SPF Formation program has everything. They bring me a formation program with the possibility to play and train football in Spain with a strong academic formation because I don’t want to lose a day in my academic career”.

Valencia makes in Mohamed a strong positive impression; “Valencia is very beautiful and the weather is great, I love to spend time with my friends at the beach”

Mohamed is fully integrated with a group with other sixteen years old kids with same interest and style of life, and the assistance of all the Spanish Pro Football Academy technical staff taking care of any details and making truly easy his integration into the Spanish football.

If are in the same situation like Mohamed Sherif, you are interested to receive more information about all our football programs, don’t hesitate to contact us and reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com

SPF Academy at Mestalla

Living the Spanish football way of life by SPF Academy

Our principal goal in Spanish Pro Football Academy is bringing young players worldwide the opportunity to access the professional player´s formation program used in Spain for the main La Liga´s teams.

Complementary to the formation program is important to the players to have their recreation time. This is one of the reasons we bring to our players a recreational program, included in our price, to enjoy the Spanish football way of life.

We include to our players enrolled in the professionals’ players program a season ticketing holder to attend some of the home games of Levante UD and Valencia CF.

This is a great opportunity for SPF´s academy players to watch on life their references and how they turn in real the weekly work.

Levante UD has a home stadium at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium, with 26,000 spectators, it’s a 50 years old stadium, with UEFA Category 2 level and has one of the highest occupation percentage each game.

The home of Valencia CF is the legendary Mestalla, the ancient stadium of Spain opened at 1923, it’s a UEFA Category 4 level stadium and can host 50,000 spectators in one of the loudest supporters of La Liga. In fact, the Spanish national team selected the home of Valencia CF to play as local numerous times.

The Spanish Pro Football Academy players have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful experience of the Spanish first division matches. It is an incredible experience because great football matches are played in this competition and there is always a spectacular atmosphere.

As many people know, the Spanish League is one of the best leagues in the world and faces some of the best players in the world.

For many of our players, to be able to live this experience has been a dream come true.

If you are interested in our professional player development program don’t hesitate and reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com and we will design your bespoke program.

 

Fieldoo.com has its first trial camp with SPF Academy

Fieldoo.com is a social network connecting football players, agents, scouts and clubs to exploit the football market opportunities.

The purpose of the site is to allow worldwide football players to create their on-line resume, connect with other football players, agents, scouts and clubs and apply on market offers posted by agents, scouts and clubs.

The registered agents, scouts and clubs may connect with this social network football players, other agents, scouts and clubs and publish posts related the football market

For the first time the online platform execute a team trial for eighteen football players searching for a spot in a minor league team in Spain.

The team trial stage have been develop for two weeks with high level trainings directly managed by UEFA coaches specialized in Spanish Football training methodology. The goal for this, is to achieve the best possible level by the players for a great performances in the exhibition matches.

Meanwhile the training session at the stage the players have been scouted by scouts and teams form all east Spain and playing friendly matches against their same age level teams

Complementary some of the players had a training sessions with Spanish teams with their same age level.

Spanish Pro Football Academy

Relevant teams from La Liga selected some players bringing an invitation to his academy for two weeks for a potential joining for the junior team at honor league. Top division under nineteen years old league.

Spanish Pro Football Academy has great choice of programs for team trials program, player´s development, pre-season stage and others managed by experienced UEFA level coaches and with Spanish teams trainings adapt to the level of the player and the team.

If you are interested in a program like this for your team or you as individual, please reach us at info@spanishprofootball.com to bring you a bespoke program