Valencia CF SPF Academy

SPF Academy organizes the Valencia CF Associated Football Schools tournament.

The traditional Christmas under 8 years old ´s tournament had the participation of some of the academy teams associated to the Valencia CF and all those forms the plantation of the next Valencia CF football players generation.

The tournament celebrated at the Valencia CF football complex was restricted to pre-Benjamin category collecting players between 6 to 8 years old from all parts of the Valencia region until a total of forty teams.

Thursday, December 27th was the first competition day with the group phase for both groups; 6 and 7 years old and 7 and eight years old. Friday, December 28th was the second competition day with the eliminatory phase, finals, and semifinals for all the age groups.

In the end, the winner in the category of 6 and 7 years old was Valencia CF winning 8 vs 0 the team of CD Torrevieja in a very competitive match. The other semifinalist was Barrio La Luz CF and Ontinyent FC playing for the 3rd place in a match wined by Barrio La Luz Fc.

The second age group category, 7 and 8 years old, had same history with the victory of Valencia CF collecting a great tournament performance against another great team San José FC finally the 2nd place of the tournament. The semifinalist spots were held by Lacross Babel, 3rd position and Ontinyent Fc  4th position.

SPF Academy Football School Spain

This tournament has a specific sporting goal for the Valencia CF Associated Football Schools program, to be a control point of the competitive system for all the Valencia CF associated schools.

Besides the sporting goal, community care has a special role in the tournament sharing toys and food from the players to the community care association “Casa Grande” bringing help to the most underprivileged communities of the Valencia region.

This is one step forward in the tournament organization for the SPF Academy after the Summer women tournament realized past summer 2019.

If you are interested to attend one of our tournaments or do you want to organize your own tournament feel free to reach us at for your 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 and we will bring you a bespoke proposal.

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

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 and we will design your bespoke program.


Al Ain FC search for excellence with SPF, young football academy in Spain

The professional football club Al Ain FC recently close an agreement with Spanish Pro Football Academy to develop a training program for its more talented players this summer.

From July 22nd until August 7th, nine of its best players will receive an intensive training stage in the football facilities of Spanish Pro Football Academy.

This is an initiative of Mr. Sultarn Rashed, to develop the capabilities of Al Ain FC players and coaches in term to detect and raise the leadership inside Al Ain FC.

The players will have the sixteen journeys training as a pre-season preparation for the 2018-2019 season, starting Aug 10th, 2018.

Al Ain CF is the most successful club in United Arab Emirates, wining thirteen UAE championships, seven president cups and the Asian Champions League in 2003. This activity is including in the strategy of the club to develop the own talent with the best quality formation worldwide, including this football program in Spain.

Al Ain FC players attending tactical lesson

To hand this pre-season stage the Spanish Pro Football Academy set a training schedule combining technical and tactical trainings, tactical speeches, friendly games and other with a contrasted technical staff experienced in several of the most reputed young football academies in Spain.

Spanish Pro football academy will bring all the services for Al Ain FC pre-season stage, including hotel, transfers and full board for the players and the club staff with best quality range of services.

This is one of the services bridged by SPF´s Academy as for individual players or whole professional teams, dedicated to upgrade their abilities and face their own local competition in best conditions possible.

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The Spanish Pro Football Academy Pre-Season Recruitment Program

Spanish football teams are back to work this week as the new player tryout period commences!

For most of the teams in Spain’s major and minor leagues, the pre-season stages are used to evaluate what additions the team needs and what new players will fit those needs. A major component of the first stage is getting all the players back in shape for the start of the season. With no two players being identical, each player has their own individual intensive work-out program to follow. New players, though, are evaluated by the clubs during the second portion of the preseason by the technical staff to highlight what skills and abilities of the player will fit the team’s needs for the next season.

SPF Pre-Season Recruitment Program

The Spanish Pro Football Academy pre-season recruitment program focuses on finding football players with team experience and helping them obtain a trial with a Spanish soccer club for the next season.

SPF’s pre-season recruitment program starts off with the technical staff performing a player’s football evaluation. This process will allow the staff to detect what the player’s strengths and weaknesses are. The next step is designing an individual training plan for the player to secure a team hiring within a period of two months, maximum.

Usually the Spanish soccer teams will host the guest players to a tryout period (training or developmental camp) where the teams will get a first-hand look at their recruited players. After the tryout period and based on the player’s evaluation, the club team will make an offer directly to the player.

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This program is open to all nationalities and follows FIFA rules and regulations.

Bringing Japanese football knowledge to the Spanish Pro Football Academy

Looking to better the services they offer to their Japanese football players, SPF Academy has hired Mahiro Hasegawa to join their coaching staff.

Now living in Valencia, the Japanese coach moved from Yokosuka, JP for a two-year developmental coaches’ program.

The motivation behind his move was his interest in the Spanish way of playing football and how he could apply it to the Japanese style.

Mahiro began his career at the Glauna Football Academy in Tokyo coaching young players and at the FC Barcelona Football Camps in Japan.

These experiences are what prepared him for his next career challenge: learning the core of Spanish football

Mahiro Hasegawa

In the words of Mahiro, “These months have been fantastic. The knowledge and first-person experience with Spanish football have been a great value to me. It has shocked me how much football mixes in with the Spanish daily life. It seems like just one element mixed with the training methodology can achieve team and individual goals”.

Starting in June 2018, Mahiro, a new member of the Academy’s staff, will lead the football programs for the Japanese football players including summer camps, cultural exchanges, pre-season stages and the professional football players program.

Ruben Estelles, CEO of SPF said; “Mahiro is a great guy and he´s doing a great labor with the kids, specially the Japanese football players.  We are really happy to have him with us”

By hiring Mahiro Hasegawa, Spanish Pro Football Academy will be able to offer their services to a larger consumer group by having a native Japanese coach on their coaching team.

This addition will be very helpful for the players looking for a quick adaptation to the Spanish culture and their new view towards football.

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David Jason “DJ” Taylor: His Story to be a professional player: Spanish Pro Football Academy

Currently playing with the North Carolina FC, a United Soccer League (USL) team, DJ Taylor can be considered a key player in his team and one of the younger players in the USL teams

David Taylor one of the rookies at USL

After spending two years in Valencia, Spain where he trained with the Spanish Pro Football Academy, enrolled at the professional soccer player formation program, DJ arrived last season with the North Carolina FC. Being a rookie on the team, DJ had to compete with the veteran players to earn his spot as the main right back. He was able cement his position by using the skills he learned at SPF with his natural skills.


During the off-season, DJ returned to the Spanish Pro Football Academy where he reinforced the skills he had learned previously. At the start of the current season, the 20-year old was named the starting main right back. Even though he is one of the younger players on this USL team, DJ Taylor becoming more important thanks to his intensive style of play.

In the words of DJ Taylor, “The Spanish Pro Football Academy was the making point in my career. The coaches there helped me acquire the technical and tactical skills I needed in order to play in a professional team”.

David Taylor North Carolina Right Back




The two years DJ spent at the Spanish Pro Football Academy, revolved in morning training sessions with SPF professional soccer programs and afternoon sessions with a Club team. Thanks to his intensive training, DJ was able to play in the Honor Division (top U18 division) with the Torrelevante UD and in CD Buñol at Tercera División  fourth-tier Spanish division).


David Taylor at Torre Levante Junior Team

“When each season was over, I liked to do an off-season training program at the SPF Academy. There I would be able to focus on improving and reinforcing my skills and concepts I had previously learned at SPF. I feel that is the best way to ensure that I am fit enough for the next season”, DJ regarding his relations with the Spanish Pro Football Academy.

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From Caribbean to Spain, following a football professional career

Three players from Guadalupe Island complete a season in Spain with Spanish Pro Football Academy.

Gabriel, Ludo and Laurent came from Guadalupe to Spain at the beginning of Spanish football season with the goal to improve his football level in the Spanish minor leagues. This have been possible because all three players have nineteen years old, so they can be register in minor leagues to access in the future to a professional career.

Laurent playing against Valencia CF Academy

Spanish Pro Football Academy design them a complete training program with specific technical and tactical training in the academy, complementing the training with teams in minor leagues.

That brings to the players the upgrade for intensity and adaptation to the Spanish system of game, absolutely needing if the player wants to try to be professional soccer player in Spain.

The players had a place in the squad in the fourth tie division team; Masanassa CF, where hard work and commitment are absolutely requested due the hard competitively of the teams to promote for higher divisions.

Because this competitively the good physical skills of the players was an important point of start for the players in the team, winning other technical and tactical competences thanks the complementary formation of the academy.

“All three are very happy for the performance done this season”, said Laurent a continuous member of the main line up of the team.

Gabriel is an strong left back with strong defenses skills and with incredible physical skills. In the same side is playing Ludo as a left midfielder, with a powerful game, he is really fast with and without ball with good skills for the final pass.

Laurent is playing in the midfield, his strong physic bring him a good field balance skills and better all field game-work

Ludo fighting ball control against Valencia CF Academy player

All three will do the pre-season stage in “tercera division” next season, the first step for a semi-professional career.

If you are from Caribbean islands and are you thinking to move Europe to improve your football level, don’t hesitate to reach us at and we will bring you a full study to your case.


Korean Football players in Spain, the SPF season experience

One of the goals of Spanish Pro Football Academy is doing affordable the access to the professional football career to any player worldwide, no matter where is he or she from.

This year fourteen Korean football players trained with Spanish Pro Football Academy completing a great 2017-2018 season, some in semi-professional teams and some others in junior high level categories.

Two of these five, Hyeongoh-Ley and Seungmin, received the calling of La Liga team Levante UD for a tryout spots in Levante UD Under19 Junior Team participating in the top Spanish Junior league; Honor Division. This is the previous step for a professional contract with a professional Spanish team.

This is the second year for Hyeongoh-Ley in the Spanish Pro football academy. First year was incredible hard for him, adapting his play and skills for Spanish football and recovering a hard injury. His hard engagement over all this process was a key factor to his explosion this year, being part of Rocafort CF in Under 19 second division, scoring four goals in just two months and being and important part of the team.

For Seungmin this is his first year with Spanish Pro Football Academy, he´s under eighteen years old so he cannot have the licensee to play in Spain yet. Meanwhile he´s training with SPF and Torrelevante UD Junior team, one of the top teams in Honor division. The top level for Under 19 teams in Spain.

Lim, Lee and Ko training with CF San Jose

Seungmin is following the process recommended by SPF for players between sixteen and eighteen, with a previous phase adapting his style of game, physical and technical skills to the Spanish football.

Seungmin and Hyeongoh-Ley will do the pre-seasson with Levante UD Junior team, being in the draft to be part of the team next season.

Lim, Lee and Ko training with CF San Jose

Yunjae Cho playing for Massanassa CF Spain

Lim, Lee, Yunaje Cho and Ko are other four Korean football players currently following this program being part of CF San José and Massanassa CF, some of the most successful teams in academy level in Valencia as guest players. Training hard and combining the SPF´s specific training before have eighteen years old, and access a semipro team. Meanwhile they are being scout by the pro teams and participating in tryouts for the close future years.

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