STAGE 1Β 

OPEN TRIALS

We hold Open Trials for any player wishing to improve their skills.

With a maximum of 16 players per coach, held over two days, players are drilled, assessed, and given constructive feedback on their performance.

Successful trialists will then be selected to progress to stage 2.

STAGE 2

REGIONAL TEAM TRANING

Players invited to join our 6 month development program will receive detailed training programs and sessions.

We will run Weekend Training sessions, once a month, for 6 months, between October and April.

Players will continue to develop and hone their skills, with the Regional Team entering a number of tournaments and completing a UK Tour.

STAGE 3

CIFA INTERNATIONAL SQUAD

Players will be hand-picked from each of the regional teams to create an International Squad.

This Squad will play in elite, invite only, international tournaments, against some of highest profile academies in Europe.

This environment is a great experience for our Academy players and an ideal platform for those looking to step into the professional game to showcase their talents.

STAGE 4

PROFESSIONAL TRAIL

The CIFA team are continuously scouting for professional clubs.

As soon as the CIFA coaches, believes a player is ready, they will talk with the player and the parents to discuss taking part in a Professional Trial.

CIFA has links with 20 clubs across the 5 professional UK leagues, and has recruited players for WBA, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United.

STAGE 5

PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT

Should a professional club deem a trial successful, CIFA will be on hand to guide and assist our player, and their family, through the available options.

To date, CIFA has helped 91 aspiring players secure professional contracts.

Professional Clubs must abide by UEFA rules, and will only request a players full time participation at their academy once the player is legally old enough.

All academy’s have an Education First Policy, which runs in coordination with their football development programs.

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