SB & Bracknell Town FC International Academy

England, Larges Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9AW
amateur professional
39 weeks
16-20 years
Total price
You save:
About the program

SB Sport & Education Group International Academy

The SB Sport and Education Group proudly oversees BTFC Academy, Bracknell Town FC, and Sandhurst Town FC, embracing its groundbreaking philosophies across these clubs. Moreover, it fosters robust partnerships with premier educational institutions in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Our mission is to equip student-athletes with unparalleled sports and educational prospects for thriving futures, whether that be within professional football or academia.

Train and Experience Life as an Elite Athlete

Our international academy offers an immersive experience, centered on key deliverables for our athletes. Emulating the professional lifestyle is crucial, and honing skills beyond the pitch is equally vital. Our academy experience extends from gym workouts to nutritional education, granting students a genuine glimpse into the daily regime of a professional footballer, all while benefiting from our cutting-edge facilities and the expertise of our coaching team.

Unique Player Pathway

The SB Group International Academy introduces a distinctive player pathway, showcasing the elite levels of the game. Our players engage in midweek youth fixtures through to national and non-league competitions, facing off against top local and national competitors. Benefits include:

* Professional scouting exposure

* Coaching roles

* Sports business insights

* Autonomy in athlete management

Technical and Tactical Proficiency

Our FA & UEFA certified coaches bring global football expertise to develop players adept in all areas of modern football including attack, defense, and transitions. We offer:

* VEO Video analysis

* Personalized game instruction

* Tailored player development

* PLAYERTEK tracking technology

Strength & Conditioning

Understanding sports science, our Strength & Conditioning program fosters physical adaptations to meet the demands of the game, featuring:

* Comprehensive gym membership

* Professional fitness coaching

* Recovery strategies

* Customized training programs

Performance Analysis

A team of devoted analysts provides deep insights into gameplay, enhancing tactical understanding and optimizing season-long performance through:

* Pre-season plans

* Continuous performance evaluations

* Player heatmapping

* Team tactical breakdowns

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Our physiotherapy team offers season-long support, focusing on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and chronic issue management to ensure athletes’ optimal recovery and performance.

* Proactive injury prevention

* Rehabilitative learning

* Movement examination

* Performance optimization

Sport Psychology

Through individual and group sessions, our sports psychology program boosts mental performance, prepares athletes for new challenges, and elevates their game.

* Mental performance review

* Competitive readiness

* Injury comeback support

* Game-day mental routines

Athlete Accommodation

Our Academy Village provides international athletes with modern, shared housing close to the academy, ensuring a safe, secure, and conducive living environment.

Sport Nutrition

Optimal performance is supported by our daily nutritious meals, prepared by our in-house chef, covering:

* Professional chef services

* Three daily meals

* Refreshments for players

* Nutritional learning and analysis


Our full-time program caters to 16-20-year-old student-athletes, merging A Level or NCFE Sport Extended Diploma studies with professional sports training. We offer a broad spectrum of A Level courses and practical NCFE diplomas, taught by Ranelagh School and industry experts.

Domestic and International Students

UK-based students benefit from government-funded A-Levels, BTEC, and NCFE courses, while international students enjoy high-quality course options provided by BCoT, known for over 70 years of academic excellence.

Success Stories:

(1) Ellis Lehane

Ellis joined the the BTFC Elite Academy at the start of the 20/21 season. He progressed quickly and became an integral part of our squad. He is a fantastic lad with a tremendous built-in confidence. Ellis signed for the Tottenham Hotspur FC Academy in September 2021.

(2) Owen Giles

Owen had been at the Academy since the age of 13, where he started in our youth program. His dedication to Improve and learn as a player gave us the confidence to speak to clubs looking for talented footballers. Using our connections, Owen was offered a 2-year contract to join Oxford United Academy.

(3) Nic Simmons

Nic had the opportunity to combine his studies with living in a new culture, which broadened his athlete development. The flexible academic program offered by the SB Group allowed Nic to excel on and off the pitch which led to education opportunities back in the USA.

Registration & Costs

Academy enrollment is based on an assessment and achieving a minimum of 40 points in GCSE results. Confirmation follows the receipt and verification of results from your current school.

AGE: 16-20

Length: Yearly

Cost: From 28,000 GBP (football program only), 40-60 000 GBP (with academics included)

Training: Intensive Full Time

Fixtures: ECFA League, FA Youth Cup, Showcase and Senior Partner Teams

Package includes;

– Collection from London Heathrow Airport

– 3x meals per day

– Accommodation at SB Academy Campus

– Travel to and from Training and Matches

– Training Kit

– Highlight Video Reel and Player Report

– Bespoke Fitness Programme

– FA Level 1 Coaching Award

– Access to gym, physio, sports psychology and nutritional advice

Full season (football only, no academics)
20 Aug 24
20 May 25
28000 £
Add review
Overall score