Talent Identification

Talent Identification


Ultimate Football Academy place a strong emphasis on player recruitment ensuring we identify the best local talented and gifted players within grassroots clubs and schools.

Our experienced recruitment team have a wealth of contacts within grassroots level and also with elite academies having previously worked within various professional club category 1 and 2 academies.

Players identified from grassroots clubs are initially invited into one of our Technical Performance Centre’s (TPC) whereby they receive a complimentary trial session to enable our coaching and recruitment staff to assess them with the view to being offered a place on one of the TPC programmes or to our elite academy programme.

Numerous players involved with our TPC programmes have then been invited to attend a trial with our elite academy programme, several of which are now involved with programme permanently.

Our objective is to bridge the gap between grassroots football and professional academies by providing a comprehensive development programme for intermediate and advanced players. We have affiliations with various professional football academies who recognise and support our vision and model. Our TPC & Elite models have proved to be successful, so we wish to develop the opportunities for young footballers.

Children within our football eco system are provided with a high standard of elite coaching from coaches with experience of academy football including ex-professional footballers. Players that are identified for the Elite Centre have the option to train both Wednesday evenings & Sundays. Children that play within our TPC programme are regularly invited into the advanced environments for screenings and to assess suitability for academy football.

Next Activity Day and Talent ID sessions to be confirmed soon.

Date: TBC

Age Group: TBC

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

Players will need to bring with them a large drink, suitable footwear, shin pads and relevant warm clothing. Please note there is no cost for this football session

To arrange a place on the above upcoming Talent ID/Open day event please contact us on 01483 488212 or email enquiries@ultimatefootballacademy.co.uk

From the picture below (left) you will see some of the attributes we aim to identify when watching young footballers, when doing so we are looking for at least 1 outstanding attribute.