England Trip Details

Over the past 20+ years, Far Post has established one of the finest international training and playing models in the northeast. Each year we send our U14 boys and girls to Holland for 10 days to be immersed in the Dutch system of soccer, where they work closely with some of the best coaches from the KNVB (Royal Dutch Soccer Association) along with three of the top youth academies in the world (Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, and Feyenoord).

In 2010, the club decided to expand our international programs to another level. Far Post’s Executive Director, Todd Kingsbury, has been working closely with some of the top youth academies in England to establish yet another world class opportunity for our players to continue their soccer educations. Our U18/19 players will have the opportunity to travel to England during April vacation to spend a week training with some of the top EPL youth academies, play against top clubs, work with youth academy staff to learn what it takes to bring your game to the highest level, and see the best EPL teams play in person. The goal of this trip is to allow our players to experience what it takes to bring their game to the absolute highest level. This is NOT a soccer tour with sightseeing – This is a demanding international soccer training/playing experience that requires players to take everything professionally.


Outline

  • 2-3 days immersed at the following youth academies – Liverpool FC, Manchester United, and Crew Alexandra.
  • A minimum of 10 training sessions, video analysis of all match play by youth academy staff, lectures with professionals on nutrition/hydration, physical fitness, and ways to improve player performance.
  • A minimum of three matches against top English opposition.
  • Observe some of the top EPL teams train in person.
  • Attend two EPL fixtures.
  • Players will meet and shadow players their age at all of the youth academies we visit to get a sense of who these kids are and hear directly from them the sacrifices they have made to give them a chance to play professionally.

The cost of the trip is roughly $3,500, which includes airfare, all meals and transportation, entrance to professional matches and academies, and professional coaching.