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Elite Talent ID Trial

If you or someone you know are looking to play professional football in the UK then look no further.

Premier Football UK now offers an Elite Talent ID Trial event aimed at discovering new talent that has been lost in the system.

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One Day Trial Information

What is different about this event from other showcase events?

We will hold the ID Trial at professional League clubs in The UK and the sessions will be taken by Academy coaches from that club.

Participants will be taken through training sessions similar to those run at professional clubs and will end the day with a match.

Each participant will be evaluated by our staff technically, tactically, physically and mentally.

Who will be watching?

The club who is hosting will be in attendance but also Premier Football UK Staff. Premier Football UK works closely with coaches, scouts, agents and club representatives from professional clubs in The UK, throughout Europe and also worldwide and has had more players signed at Premier League Clubs than any other football trial organisation. Just look at our success stories. We have the contacts and the experience, and we are often asked by football clubs from all over the world to identify players suitable for their club and if we believe you have the talent we will forward you on to clubs.

They will be an opportunity for at least one player per event to attend a trial at a professional club in The UK.

Programme Timetable

9:30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 10.15: Players receive a numbered bib to help coaches, scouts, agents, and club representatives identify you. Players are divided into designated player groups by the coaches.

10.15 – 10.30: Warm Up

10:30 – 11:30: High Intensity Position Specific Drills – Players will be placed in age and position specific groups so that the coaches, scouts, agents, and club representatives can identify quickly what your strengths are, what areas you need to work on and in what areas you have potential.

11:30 – 11:45: Break

11:45 – 13:00: Match Session – small sided, match relevant sessions and 11 v 11 matches are conducted by our Premier Football UK coaches. This will show coaches, scouts, agents and club representatives how effective you are in match play situations.

13:00 – 13:30: Player Debrief and Depart

Cost

The cost for each trial event is £60.

LOCATION

Stanley Matthews Sports Centre, Staffordshire University, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 2YJ

We have compiled videos to help you prepare for the trial. The videos show players who, with the assistance of Premier Football UK,are now signed at professional football clubs in The Premier League, offering positional advice, coaches explaining what the clubs are looking for in their players, and other Premier Football UK graduates providing fantastic advice. Remember these players were just like you but since working with Premier Football UK they have got signed.

Why are we based in Staffordshire University?

APPROXIMATE JOURNEY TIMES

  • London Euston (1hr 20 mins)
  • Manchester (1hr 10 mins)
  • Birmingham (35 mins)
  • Derby (50 mins)
  • Sheffield (1hr 25 mins)
  • Leicester (1hr 10mins)
  • Liverpool (1 hr)
  • Crewe (20 mins)
  • Stoke-on-Trent (20 miGetting to Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

Goalkeeper and Player Assessment:

Although each club may be looking for different attributes, certain positions or a player of a certain age. We have a proven record of getting players signed and if we see potential in a player we will recommend them to a club. All players will be contacted by Premier Football UK within a week following the trial if there has been interest in you.

What is the process of getting identified?

On registration each player will be given a numbered bib.The players’ details are given to all coaches, scouts, agents and club representatives before the football programme starts. Interested coaches, scouts, agents and club representatives will contact the player/parent/guardian directly or inform Premier Football UK Staff who will then contact the player/parent/guardian.

What happens if you are not selected by a club?

It’s important to remember that not all players are an overnight success. For 8 years we have helped players beat the odds. Dale Eve was not invited back to trial at Mansfield Town, Burton Albion or Nottingham Forest before he was signed on a two-year scholarship at Stoke City. Ajdin Hrustic was rejected by Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Derby County and Notts County before signing a professional contract with FC Groningen. These players are perfect examples that determination and persistence are vital attributes to becoming a professional footballer.

Why do we hold it at one club?

We want to give each layer the opportunity to train within a professional club. Although it limits you to be identified by numerous clubs, it gives you a chance to experience the life as a professional footballer. Its an authentic football experience trained by professional football coaches.

What to Bring

Players should bring suitable football clothing, shin guards, and footwear.

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