soccer

FAB International Football Academy

England, Bisham Village, Marlow Rd, Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RR, England , UK
professional
39 weeks
15-18 years
About the program
About FAB Football Academy

FAB Academy has built its reputation as the best independent pro football academy in England (UK) aimed at players in the U16’s - U19’s age groups. The FAB  team will deliver a professional syllabus during the 40-week course coached by highly experienced Pro License and A license coaches, with years of knowledge in developing players to a high level.

Through extensive football training, FAB has developed 13 players in 7 years who have moved to professional football clubs in England, from the Premier League down to League 2. This soccer academy is located 20 miles from London, - it gives the players the chance to go and watch Premier League games in spare times.

FAB Football Academy is based at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. These top-class facilities were the former home of the England National teams during international breaks and prior to World Cups or European Tournaments as well as the former home to EFA Coaching and the EFA Centre of Excellence that produced international players such as Michael Owen, Jermain Defoe, Sol Campbell, Jamie Carragher, and David Beckham.

FAB soccer academy has a history of producing elite players who head on to play professionally in the UK and beyond. Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre has undergone a £7 million redevelopment and is one of the most respected sports facilities in the UK. Football Academy students aged 16 and 17 who would be going into their Junior Year of high school, will study at Bisham Abbey in years 12 and 13 (post-16 education). Students will study either BTEC National Diploma, which will provide equivalent accreditation to progress on to College in the United States or Europe, or will take the United States Performance Academy online courses through our esteemed American partners (USPA).

For non-English speaking participants: you must have an intermediate level of English.

Each participant must submit a full sporting and academic CV and football video evidence and references from reputable coaches It is important to remember that the application deadline for the program – 31 June 2020. In some cases, application review beyond the deadline is possible. The program has only 24 places for participants.

Pitches

We are privileged to share the facilities of the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, home to a range of world-class sporting facilities including:

  • Newly laid Desso grass pitch

  • FA standard grass pitch

  • Newly laid 3G astroturf pitch

  • Synthetic hockey pitch

  • 90 station Fitness suite

  • Workout classes

  • 2 squash courts

  • 4 indoor clay courts

  • 4 outdoor clay tennis courts 4 outdoor acrylic tennis courts

  • Sauna and steam room

  • Indoor and outdoor changing facilities

  • Abbey Clinic (sports rehabilitation)

  • Bisham Abbey Sailing and Navigation School

The Abbey is also home to a number of facilities including:

  • Great Hall Warwick room

  • 6 Meeting and conferencing rooms

  • Bar/outdoor terrace area

  • Riverside lawn

  • En-suite bedrooms

Accommodation

Excellent accommodation is available for football academy students wishing to stay on-site in our player specific quarters.

Education

For those pupils who have completed High School, they will complete the following courses:
• Multi-Skills Development in Sport Level 2 Certificate
• Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport Level 2 Award (supported by the English Institute of Sport in the delivery of the Strength and Conditioning qualification in the Elite gym at Bisham)
• Principles of Coaching Sport Level 3 Certificate
• Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sports Level 3 certificate
• FA Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Certificates Various other professionals from clubs around the country also lend their support to the courses.

For players 16-18 years - they study for BTEC National Diploma in Sport Level 3.

We believe our range of qualifications offers a unique learning experience which creates many opportunities for further progression in the Sports sector.

Who are the Coaches?

The coaching staff is headed up by FAB Football Academy director Nas Bashir who has coached and played professionally for 25 years. Nas is a UEFA Pro License coach and is one of the most professional, educational and inspirational people for young people to be around. He is assisted by high-quality staff with a minimum of UEFA A and B licenses who will produce pro football training sessions for the players.

Sports Psychology

We understand that Studying and Living abroad will also bring its stresses. Our staff will provide a dedicated 24-hour C.A.R.E support program to ensure mentally student/athletes have the best opportunity to focus, develop and perform at their optimum level

Can you provide assistance in getting placed back in the US?

International players who are keen on a US scholarship will be assisted while attending our London-based academy with their SAT preparation, video package, and NCAA/NAIA eligibility.

FAB football academy will be able to assist in:

• Video packaging• Individual player profiling• NCAA/NAIA eligibility assistance• SAT guidance• Showcase attendance (US coaches)

Lifestyle

Based in a pleasant town just 45 minutes on the train from central London, the Soccer Academy is ideally positioned for its players to embrace the culture of the capital. Day trips to London can be arranged and there will be numerous opportunities to attend FA Premier League games at top London clubs such as Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, and Chelsea. The Academy will also lay on team bonding excursions as well as football education trips.

Exit Options

We cannot guarantee contracts with professional clubs after graduation, however, we do give numerous opportunities to be noticed by high-level clubs. We play regular exhibition games against professional academies and have a vast list of contacts in the professional game. International players will also be notified of trial events they can attend in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. Any International players who are keen on a US scholarship will be assisted whilst attending our London based football academy.

Success stories:

- Nathan Minhas has joined National League South leaders Billericay Town on a two-year contract
- Connor Hall went on to Bolton Wanderers FC (Championship)
- Omari Patrick  signed up with Bradford City FC (Championship)
- Olly McCoy had been signed by  Birmingham City FC (Premier League)

Program Fees

The program lasts from 15 August 2020 – 15 May 2021

The brochure price for this year-round residential football academy program is 23 000 GBP (Great Britain Pounds). The first Deposit is 6 000 GBP, it has to be paid no later than 1 August 2020. The sports program package includes:

- The delivery of professional training and games program.
- Education and pastoral sessions delivered by FAB Teachers & Coaches.
- Ful Nike training kit.
- Ful accommodation with 3 hot meals a day.
- Use of the gym and other world-class pitches and facilities on-site at Bisham.
- A personal development plan for each player delivered by FAB staff.
- League fees and travel to games.
- Access to a FAB Sports Therapist.
- Match Analysis
- Playertek GPS player vests


Registration process / IMPORTANT/

This pro football academy accepts only highly motivated players who strive to get into professional football. That being said, it is not for amateurs.

The admission process provides for 3 options:
1) the player must submit a video resume (video highlights of his game/training sessions) + references from the coach (-es);

2) if the player is associated with some professional football club (or attends/ed the football academy) - then there is no need to submit a video resume; the confirmation document + references from the coach (-es) would be enough;

3) if the player does not have a video resume or is not associated with some professional football club - then he must register and attend a 1-month trial period from 18 July 2020 up to the regular start of the program 15 August 2020. The cost of this trial football program is 2500 GBP.  If the FAB football academy coaches find the player to meet the requirements, the player will be offered a place to join the regular one-year residential program.

Airport transfers

Transfer from airport to Academy: From/to Heathrow Airport – free of charge
From London Gatwick, London Luton, London City, London Stanstead – 100 USD.

Dates
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Start
End
Price
08/15/2020
-
05/15/2021
£23000
£22500
Transfers
Transfer from the Heathrow Airport London to the Academy (Bisham Abbey)
$0
Transfer from London Gatwick, London Luton, London City, London Stanstead airports to the Academy (Bisham Abbey)
$100
Extras
One-month trial program 18 July - 15 August 2020 (if applicable)
£2500