I attended Soccer Showcase in August 2014, and the experience was fantastic! My coach was Joe McLaughlin and he certainly helped to improve me as a player over the week. In particular I can already see the improvements in my technical ability, my fitness levels and my overall tactical awareness. …
Founded in 2005, Soccer Showcase was formed to provide you with a route to professional football.
Our 5-day training camps were created for you. Whether you want to get scouted, train like a pro or simply increase your skill level.
Soccer Showcase will provide the following services while you are at the Elite Training Academy:
5 DAYS OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
From Monday to Friday, each day of the course will consist of 2 intensive training sessions that will allow our staff to evaluate your technical, tactical and physical ability. In total you will receive 4 hours of elite coaching every day! Any player who shows outstanding ability will be put forward for further trials at professional football clubs.
On Friday afternoon, you will play in our Showcase Match. This will be a full 90-minute match and will be attended by scouts from professional clubs. Last year we had scouts attending from many clubs such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Swansea, Celtic, Wolves, Reading, Charlton, Brentford, QPR, Millwall, Stoke, Burnley, West Brom, Norwich and Bolton.
5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
We will provide accommodation on site within Nottingham University for 5 nights. Each player will have his own individual bedroom. Entry to the building is monitored by security 24 hours a day. Each room has its own fridge allowing you to store drinks and snacks.
You will receive 2 free meals every day for the duration of the camp. Each day you will receive your Breakfast and Evening Meal as part of the program package. The choices available at these meals have been specifically designed by our sports nutritionists to provide you with the correct energy and nutrition to maximize your potential on the pitch each day.
UEFA LICENSED HEAD COACH
Each group of players will have their own UEFA Qualified Head Coach to manage their team. All of our staff members are former professional footballers and all of them have coached at the highest level.
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
Nottingham University Sports Complex is one of the best football training centre’s in the UK. It cost over 40million to develop and features 26 grass pitches, 40 changing rooms, FIFA approved 3G astro grass pitches and an indoor training centre.
In addition to your 4 hours of training on the pitch, each day you will also attend a 1-hour Sports Science seminar. Each day we will cover a different aspect of what it takes to become a pro footballer. We will study Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness and Physiotherapy.
NIKE TRAINING KIT
No need to bring your own kit we provide everything! A full set of Nike training kit is provided for the duration of the Academy. The Kit Manager will clean this each evening.
We have partnered with In-Play Analysis who are one of the UK’s leading football analysis companies. Their team of experts will film the event and analyze the performance of every player. Scouts will then have access to the footage on our website a few days after the event.
On Thursday evening each player will attend a Performance Analysis. At this point the Head Coach will provide a detailed examination on the strengths and weaknesses of each player. This meeting will outline any areas of their performance that may need development, and guidance will be given on how to make these improvements.
Featuring Plasma TVs, Sky Sports, Wi-Fi and a PS4 Gaming Centre.
At the end of the week, there will be an Awards Ceremony at which our coaching staff will announce the Player of the Week from each age group.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in fitness testing with our specialist fitness coach. This will consist of a range of assessments that will measure your speed, strength and stamina.
The coaching staff will individually evaluate each player. Any player who shows outstanding ability will be put forward for further trials at professional football clubs. This is made possible through our close links within the football industry.