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.

16-18 Academy Programmes

16 – 18 Academy Programmes

Ultimate Football Academy provides football clubs with the support, design & implementation of 16 – 18 Academy models.

Our most recent success was the launching and management of Sutton United Football Club’s programme for 2 seasons. This allowed us to learn the strengths and limitations of the model, whilst developing opportunity’s for over 80 learners. We quickly recognised that the key elements were Identifying the learners educational needs and establishing exciting pathways and exit routes to make sustainable. The football development framework and day to day coaching was the easy part.

If you would to discuss how we can help introduce a programme at your club as partnering consultants, and help determine the most suitable study programmes & educational providers, please get in contact. You can reach our football services team on 01483 488212

International Programmes

Ultimate Football Academy

International Programmes

Ultimate Football Academy offers exclusive training experiences on Hotel resorts.

Our 1st class Elite Coaching Model is available to holiday resorts and offers resorts and families with the ultimate football experience for children aged 5 – 14 years.

We have previously worked in partnership with Hotel Hermitage, Italy; Sani Resort, Greece to name a few.

  • Our Academy experience has been supported by Ex-Premier league Football players
  • The training experiences are designed to offer the very best age specific training for children of mixed abilities
  • We provide 1 – 1 coaching, player evaluation, football psychology and a fantastic football philosophy that meets every young player’s needs.