Football + English Summer Programme
Would you like to spend your summer playing football and learning English?
If so International House Manchester is the place for you! Our Football + English summer programme combines professional football coaching with our UEFA qualified coaches and English lessons at our school with our qualified teachers.
There’s no better place than Manchester, the home of football!
Think football, think Manchester! It is home to two football giants! So what better place to play football, study and follow your football dreams? Immerse yourself in Manchester’s rich footballing history whilst spending time in this young ,vibrant and dynamic city .
Student players will begin their day with either English or football studies lessons at our city centre school. Following lunch they will transfer to the training ground. Our UEFA trained football coaches then work with the players on all aspects of the game including fitness training, stamina and endurance training and both technical and tactical match play skills. A strong emphasis is placed upon developing each individual within a squad environment.
|Class size||maximum 20 students per class|
|English lessons per week||15 x 60 mins|
|Football training per week||5 x 120 mins|
|Full day excursion||1 each Saturday
One full day excursion per week (Saturday) Example excursions—Liverpool, Chester, Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium Tour, Man City Etihad stadium tour, The Trafford Centre.
|Social activities||Two afternoon/early evening activity per week.
Each Monday discover Manchester with a visit to a city centre attraction. Other example activities—cinema, ten pin bowling, trips to a variety of Manchester’s restaurants (students pay for their own meal), live music.
|Dates||17th July 2017 – 29th August 2017|
|Duration||2 – 6 weeks|
|Accommodation included||Standard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends)
Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
|Kit Bundle||1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie|
|Airport transfers||On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only.|
The training complex used by the football studies programme is a £4.7 million multi sports complex with fantastic soccer and fitness facilities. Located just 3 miles north of the school and Manchester city centre. The complex comprises of:
– A 32 station fully equipped fitness suite with Cardiovascular machine, resistance/strength machine and Cable/Free weights
– 2 fitness studios overlooking the outdoor pitches
– A Full size third generation floodlit artificial turf field
– One 7v7 third generation artificial turf field with shock pad.
– 4 fully enclosed 5v5 third generation artificial turf fields
-1 Full size natural grass field -6 x mini natural grass pitches, 3x 9v9 natural grass pitches
-Changing rooms/showers, meeting rooms and café
Football Trial Opportunities
Exceptionally gifted players may be identified at any of the trial and exposure opportunities that are offered:
– Open UK football trials. Held towards the end of August. They are attended by coaches and scouts representing professional English football clubs at all levels.
Some of our recent student player success stories:
Carlos Mora – invited for training/trial at 3 different professional clubs – watch this space!
Matt Jacobs – invited for a trial Witton Albion.
Carlos Acuna – SIGNED for professional club in Venezuela.
Lawrence Hanna – invited for trial with Professional club Accrington Stanley.
Eric Behrans – SIGNED for professional club Derby County FC.
Sam Zimmerman – Representing his country, Liechtenstein at under 21 level
When enrolling and attending the IH Manchester football programme, you are enrolling on an educational study programme as a full time student. Therefore, any students who are attending the programme from outside of the EU and have been granted leave to enter the UK by a student visa are not allowed to access public funds nor are they allowed to work in the UK, either paid or unpaid.
Working would include playing professional football for a club in the UK or amateur football for an amateur FA registered football club. Throughout the programme IH Manchester arrange a variety of experiences for students to attend scouting opportunities with clubs in the UK. Should a non EU visa student be successful in being scouted by a professional or amateur club in the UK, it would be the responsibility of the club and the individual player to ensure that they have secured the relevant UK work visa and permissions for this. We also only recommend doing this following the successful completion of the student’s course of study and with full compliance with the terms of their UK student visa.