"The trainers are great professionals. They adapt the methodology to my level. I have already tried out for a top European team."
THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE YOURSELF IN A SOCCER TEAM OF SECOND DIVISION RFEF, PREFERENTE DE ESPAÑA OR DIVISIÓN DE HONOR.
Thanks to the exclusive agreement between SIA Academy and UD Alzira, players from all over the world will have the opportunity to show their talent in front of coaches from one of the strongest clubs in the Valencian Community with 100 years of history and several success stories.
The objective of the program is for the athlete to demonstrate his potential during the training period and to have the opportunity to join a club in the RFEF Second Division, Spanish Preferente or Juvenil de División de Honor, if selected.
The player must send his sports history and video highlights that demonstrate his skills and once accepted, during training in Spain, he will be evaluated by the technical team, which will determine his level and training category, after which the club will issue a report with his skills and opportunities.
If selected for the UD Alzira Second Division RFEF, you will have the opportunity to play against teams like Mestalla-VCF, Espanyol B, Zaragoza B, Hércules, Terrassa or Badalona among others.
If selected for the División de Honor Youth team, you will compete against top level teams such as Valencia CF, Villarreal CF, Levante UD, Real Murcia, Albacete, Atlético Madrileño, UCAM Murcia or Cartagena among others.
Betwen 3 to 6 days of training per week with UD Alzira teams and top-level coaches of Spanish Second Division RFEF, Youth Team in Division de Honor or Preferente
• Complementary training at SIA Academ ywith gym sessions
• Assessment report by theclub's coaching staff
• Accommodation and full board at SIA Academy High Performance Centre in Valencia that includes hotel for players, natural and artificial grass football fields, swimming pool and restaurant
• Availability of sessions with physical trainer, nutritionist, physiotherapist or sports
• Transfersfrom/to Valencia Airportor Valencia Station at established hours.
• Transfers to training with the club
• 2 training kits
• Laundry service.
The soccer tryouts are aimed for players born between 2001 and 2007.
Open to players with a medium to high level of competence who want to improve, enhance and boost their skills.
Full board accommodation at SIA Academy (Enguera) and training at UD Alzira (Alzira), transfers included.
1 week 1.600€
2 weeks 2.500€
Tryouts consist of one or more demonstrations between training sessions and matches, where a player is assessed to see if he or she is ready to join a team.
They are an opportunity for young players, clubs and scouts alike. It is a meeting of several days where training sessions and matches will take place under the watchful eye of scouts and coaches from Spanish and European professional clubs.
The opportunity for young players to sign a professional contract in Spain will depend on the level of the player. Most of the time the expectations are overestimated by the player, but this allows him to be evaluated and to have information about the level required by the clubs in Spain .
At SIA Academy we like to generate football opportunities for players from other countries who have the level to play in Spain. To this end, we have developed several football trials in Spain and Europe in which we can participate directly with our own teams, so that they can be as successful as possible.
The tests mainly assess three aspects: technical ability, physical potential and the psychological aspect. However, these are the pillars of a professional footballer and determine what his ceiling is and how his characteristics can be adapted to the team in question. Depending on the style of play of the team and the style of the coach, the player will be of more or less interest depending on how he adapts. The fact of being discarded does not mean that you do not have the level, but simply that you do not fit in with what the team is looking for at that moment.
The candidate's CV is evaluated and we try to find out first hand how he/she would adapt to the team. In general, the players are usually quite controlled thanks to the scouting that is done of the matches or the recorded material that is provided, but seeing in situ how the player behaves when receiving instructions or performing certain exercises allows the teams to have more information about the adaptation that he would have in their programme.
Don't forget that they will also be looking at your off-field and training behaviour.
Most of the time, scouts are looking for a specific player profile, so you may not get picked, even if you are good enough in the tryouts. It is not for lack of quality, but because at that moment, there is a great player already signed in your position or they are looking for another demarcation.
The actual tests usually last from two days to one week, although sometimes they last up to two weeks.
Our advice is that you work on the test beforehand with professionals who will help you prepare for it at least a week before the test.
Our professionals will help you to arrive in the best conditions so that you can show all your talent.
Bear in mind that the psychological aspect is key, so you will work on this aspect with our specialised department.
In this type of access test, coaches and scouts look for three fundamental aspects in the player:
It is important that the player has enough confidence to be able to show all his qualities during the period that he will be supervised by the professionals and scouts of the teams.
In our country there are about 2,500 professional football players, the chances of a youth player becoming a professional are reduced to 1%. If we start from an early age, the chances are lower, so it is very important that the preparation at all levels is as professional as possible and with us you will work to control all aspects that can help you develop your full potential.
The technical ability of each player depends on many aspects. On the one hand we have players with an innate ability that makes them stand out from a very young age. On the other hand, it has been demonstrated that with hard work, effort and tenacity in daily work and having access to the best professionals, it is possible to achieve an increase in the level of these technical abilities. You have to work daily, with specific plans generated by professionals in the sector that will allow you to reach the levels needed to gain access to these professional clubs. Therefore, to be able to perform these tests with guarantees, you must prepare yourself in advance to be able to show all your virtues on the field of play and that scouts, coaches and managers notice you and decide to bet on your talent.
Physical potential and maximum effort
In order to be physically prepared and to be able to withstand the high pace of training and competition required in these events, you have to be clear that you need to be well prepared in all the conditional aspects that have to do with the physical preparation necessary for the sport of football. This sport has evolved and it is increasingly necessary that we are better prepared and that we do some previous sessions to arrive in the best possible conditions that allow us to give everything of ourselves.
The psychological aspect is key to being able to face with guarantees all the different contexts that the player faces in training and competition. This training must be carried out in a transversal way with all the other aspects so that the player is prepared. For a coach, what is seen on the pitch is just as important as what is forged in the dressing room. Making a team unified and players playing for the same interests is going to end up being the key to success on the field. That's why coaches and scouts will pay close attention to how you are and how you interact with your teammates both on and off the football field.
At a tryout, you should always be participative and willing to be part of the group. Coaches also like you to have a pleasant manner (make jokes or laugh at others from time to time) but at the same time be serious about what you are doing. Within a football team there are different roles you can play. You can be a leader who encourages the players and always gives them good advice. There is also the role of the 'tough guy' who knows how to give the occasional scolding that keeps the team serious and makes the teammates give their all on the pitch. Communication is an aspect to work on.
If you want to become a professional football player in today's market, you must be fully committed.
Train yourself in strategies, game models, player bibliographies, know football in depth.
Balance studies with football, plan A is studies.
Train daily and measure the improvements you make.
Have different experiences, university, clubs, different playing surfaces, tournaments, campuses, clinics, friendly and federated matches.
Don't be in a hurry and decide what is best for your development at each stage.
Try to improve day by day and be the best at your level.
Work on psychological and communication aspects.
Train with the best coaches and clubs that have a methodology that transmits you.
Teams carry out tests at the end of the season (May and June) and before the start of the following year's season (pre-season), usually between July and September.
There is also the possibility of official trials at the opening of the winter market in the middle of the season, around the months of December and January.