Football + BTEC year 12 and 13

Football + BTEC year 12 and 13

We will be holding a Try-Out day at our Manchester training ground on Monday 19 February, during the half term break. If you would like to take part on this day, please email back and I can book a place for you. The day will last from 10.00am until 4pm. You will be invited to our city school in the morning for a presentation by our Head Coach and then an interview with one of our ex-professional players and then we will transfer to the training ground for on pitch try-outs.

Players that impress the coaches on this day will be offered a bursary that will pay up to £5,000.00 of the academy fees.

Book your place on the try out day, Monday 19th February now!

Programme Details

Established in 2007, the IH Manchester football academy offers a full range of football
education and coaching programmes, show case days and trial opportunities. Our
programmes combine professional football training, academic learning and trial/exposure
opportunities, putting you in the best position to develop your game and showcase your talent to professional club scouts and coaches and start your career in football. Our UEFA trained professional football coaches work with our squads on all aspects of their game including; fitness training, stamina,endurance training and both technical and tactical match play skills.

Show Case Opportunities
Our academy players regularly compete in friendly matches against youth teams from pro and semi pro clubs, academies and local college teams. IH Manchester academy players also benefit from regular guest coaching sessions led by prominent coaches (many who are accomplished ex-professional players) from professional clubs from the north west of
England. A formal Show Case Day is arranged 3 times per year allowing our players to demonstrate their skills in front of invited pro-club scouts representing clubs from Premier League to semi-pro. Finally, our players also visit local professional football club academies for coaching days throughout the year.

Match Play
The squad compete weekly against other local sides, academies, travelling teams and professional sides. These competitive fixtures give the players an opportunity to showcase their talent to the coaches and visiting scouts/club coaches and to put into practice the skills learnt during training. Throughout the football programme we offers a variety of excursions and opportunities depending on your time of stay, all participants on the programme can have the option to sign up for these events. Events include trips to professional football clubs for coaching sessions, show case and trial days, visiting guest speakers and attending live games in the northwest of England.

Training Ground

Our training facilities are located near the city centre school. The facilities include:
– Full size rubber crumb pile 3G pitch with floodlighting
– Grass pitch
– Fully equipped gym
– Classroom for game and player analysis
– Indoor sports hall

City Centre School
Our city centre school is just a five minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens and is located in Brook House, 64-72 Spring Gardens, off Mosley Street, M2 2BQ.


The facilities at the city centre gym include: sauna, steam room, swimming pool, large free weights area, cardio & resistance equipment, functional training, group exercise studio & spin studio.

Photos show typical Sports Direct gym.


BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence

Year 1

Year 2

Academic Study
Each player is enrolled onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport Performance and
Excellence and completes 12 modules including the following:
Principles of anatomy – Fitness testing – Training and Programming – Assessing risk in sport – Psychology of sport – Technical and tactical aspects of sport.
These modules have been specifically chosen for their relevance to the professional game and complement the coaching work done on the training ground.

At IH Manchester equal importance is given to academic achievement as it is to progress made with football. A contemporary athlete needs to continue with their education in order to have career choices available for the inevitable time when they can no longer compete at the highest level.

University pathways
Entry onto a number of UK university Foundation programmes eg. Business Studies, Sports Marketing is possible (conditional upon final grade – offers vary by institution) with the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. Direct entry onto certain UK undergraduate programmes is possible with the Extended Diploma. University Placement advice is available to all our students in school.

“Training at the academy has easily been the best football experience any of us has had.
Training is changed everyday in terms of the drills and intensity and this makes it very interesting as you are eager to see what the coach has prepared for the next session.
Training is balanced between intensive gym work, fitness and technical skills which is any footballer’s wish. “

Emmanuelle, 2017-2018 season

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Brook House
64-72 Spring Gardens
M2 2BQ

Tel: +44 1452 619021
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