ELITE FOOTBALL AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMME IN SPAIN

Enjoy a La Liga experience in 35,000 m2 of sporting facilities, showcasing your talents to European football club scouts while preparing to access Spanish public or private universities in our 712 m2 institute.

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Welcome to UNIFÚT ESPAÑA, the premier destination for aspiring footballers worldwide seeking a unique pathway to a football and academic career. Our specialised programme combines academic excellence with world-class football training delivered by UEFA Pro-License coaches, providing students with a holistic and unrivalled educational and sporting experience.

This course responds to the increased demand for a genuine opportunity in getting scouted by a European football club while excelling academically and accessing Spanish public and private universities in case a football career does not materialise. Join us and unlock your full potential on and off the pitch.

Train Like a
Pro
Study Like a
Maestro

Each edition, be it the 30, 36 or 52-week programme, is derived of a 4hr per day University Pathway Programme (Selectividad UNED-PCE) and an intense, 2hr per day pro-like football training programme delivered by UEFA Pro-License coaches, aimed at giving you the chance to showcase your talents in front of scouts from Granada CF, Chelsea FC, Olympiacos, FC Nantes, Istanbul Başakşehir F.K. and Boavista FC – who will visit each of our editions throughout the year, with the most promising talents being invited for trials in the clubs’ respective countries. In the event that a football career does not materialise, you will have the amazing option of accessing top Spanish public or private universities to pursue the career of choice (grades permitting).

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This programme is aimed at talented post-baccalaureate students (17-23 years old) wishing to give themselves the best possible opportunity to be recruited by European football clubs, while pursuing an academic pathway and accessing Spanish public and private universities. The football training will be of professional development squad level, so it is recommended that interested applicants have played at least at regional club level – if not higher.

REASONS TO JOIN UNIFÚT ESPAÑA

WHICH CLUBS VISIT OUR EDITIONS

WHICH CLUBS VISIT OUR EDITIONS?

ACADEMIC SYLLABUS

EVERYTHING YOU WILL LEARN

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Course Description:

Throughout this course, students will focus on developing their linguistic abilities in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on practical communication. By the end of the course, learners will be able to express themselves fluently and confidently in a variety of everyday situations.

Course Objectives:

1. Develop listening skills:

– Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar topics.
– Follow conversations and discussions in a range of contexts.
– Comprehend audio materials such as news reports, interviews, and presentations.

2. Enhance speaking skills:

– Engage in conversations on various everyday topics with native speakers.
– Express opinions, thoughts, and ideas clearly.
– Participate in discussions and debates using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

3. Improve reading skills:

– Read and comprehend texts such as newspaper articles, short stories, and simple novels.
– Understand the main ideas and details of written materials.
– Expand vocabulary through exposure to different genres of texts.

4. Strengthen writing skills:

– Write coherent paragraphs and short essays on familiar topics.
– Express opinions, arguments, or personal experiences effectively.
– Use appropriate grammar structures and vocabulary to convey intended meaning.

5. Expand vocabulary and grammar knowledge:

– Learn new words and phrases related to various themes.
– Practice using more complex grammatical structures accurately.
– Develop a deeper understanding of idiomatic expressions and collocations.

6. Cultivate cultural awareness:

– Explore cultural aspects related to countries where the target language is spoken.
– Gain insights into traditions, customs, and social norms.
– Develop cross-cultural communication skills.

Course Materials:

– Textbooks and workbooks specifically designed for B1 level learners.
– Authentic audio and video materials for listening practice.
– Reading materials such as articles, short stories, and excerpts from novels.
– Writing exercises and prompts to enhance written expression.
– Supplementary online resources for interactive learning.

Assessment:

– Regular assessments to evaluate progress in all language skills.
– Oral presentations and discussions to assess speaking proficiency.
– Written assignments to evaluate writing skills.
– Quizzes and tests to assess grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

FOOTBALL TRAINING SYLLABUS

FOOTBALL TRAINING SYLLABUS

EVERYTHING YOU WILL UNDERTAKE

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The training programme is based on the same techniques and requirements as a professional football development squad (B team or U23 equivalent) to allow each student to learn the codes of the elite level and to be able to easily adapt to a professional football environment (including common principles and common vocabulary).

The training sessions are organized with schooling in the morning or afternoon (depending on group scheduling) and according to the football schedules, so that each student can develop in the best possible way to prosper football-wise while succeeding academically.

Beyond sports technique, our students are guided in their physical and mental preparation, thanks to our coaches’ personalised monitoring and the intervention of specialised personnel such as sports psychologists.

Many scouting opportunities are also created, visits by trusted sporting directors and heads of recruitment to the training centre thanks to Unifút España´s extensive global network. We also offer CV and cover letter workshops so that students can effectively request a trial from other clubs if they haven’t already been invited by the visiting clubs.

Each training session is designed to improve the performance of our students to reach their maximum potential. The programme consists of 2 hours of daily training Monday-Friday, with the aim of developing the 3 key performance factors:

 

ADMISSION PROCESS AND FINANCING

STEPS

STEP 1 – FILL OUT BELOW APPLICATION FORM & UPLOAD YOUR FOOTBALL CV, PASSPORT AND BACCALAUREATE OR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.

STEP 2 – WITHIN 48HRS YOU WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL OR WHATSAPP CONTAINING APPOINTMENT DETAILS FOR A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW (ENGLISH OR FRENCH ONLY) – ONLY ONE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE GIVEN TO MAKE CONTACT.

STEP 3 – OUR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR WILL ANALYSE THE APPLICATION AND GIVE A FINAL RESPONSE WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS.

STEP 4 – SHOULD THE APPLICATION BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL BE SENT A PROFORMA INVOICE FOR THE COURSE FEE AND PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS FROM THE EMISSION DATE. FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF PAYMENT WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICATION BEING CANCELLED.

EACH APPLICANT MUST BE BETWEEN 17 AND 23 YEARS OLD ON THE START DATE OF THE CHOSEN EDITION. ANY STUDENTS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ENTRY ON THE PROGRAMME.

EACH APPLICANT MUST HAVE OBTAINED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION (BACCALAUREATE OR EQUIVALENT). ANY STUDENT WITH AN OUTSTANDING APPLICATION PROCESS WHO DOES NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA MAY BE OFFERED A VARIATION OF THE PROGRAMME OUTLINE.

EACH APPLICANT MUST HAVE A DEMONSTRABLE PLAYING EXPERIENCE AT A MINMUM REGIONAL CLUB LEVEL, IF NOT HIGHER. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR PLAYING EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ENTRY ON THE PROGRAMME.

COPY OF A VALID PASSPORT
COPY OF HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATION
UPDATED FOOTBALL CV
PLEASE UPLOAD ALL 3 DOCUMENTS TO THE BELOW APPLICATION FORM

UNIFÚT ESPAÑA HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH SANTANDER UNIVERSIDADES (BANCO SANTANDER GROUP) THROUGH WHICH OUR EU APPLICANTS CAN BE SELECTED FOR FUNDING AND LOAN OPTIONS.

FOR CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY, EMAIL US AT: INFO@UNIFUT.ES

ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE AGAINST THE EMITTED INVOICE TO THE BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS PROVIDED ON THE SAID DOCUMENT WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS.

APPLICATION FORM

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FEES INCLUDE: VISA APPLICATION SUPPORT (IF APPLICABLE), PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE, ACCOMMODATION CERTIFICATE, RELOCATION SUPPORT, SPANISH BANK ACCOUNT OPENING, RESIDENCY CARD, HOMOLOGATION, UNIVERSITY ENROLMENT, CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS (FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN OFFERED A CONTRACT BY A CLUB).
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