IHM Footballer on pitch dribbling a football

IH Manchester Football Academy is excited to announce the introduction of a brand new programme from July this year. The Talent I.D. programme is a fully comprehensive 2 week elite footballer programme that aims to allow players to measure their skills against others and to clearly understand what their full potential is. The IHM professionally qualified coaches, many of which are ex-professional players, will put the summer squad through their paces to learn exactly what entry level each player can expect to achieve.

This is your opportunity to measure yourself against other aspiring football players and explore the best football career pathway for you.

Have you got what it takes to make it as a pro player? What is your potential? At what level are you now and to what level can you aspire to reach in future? What is the best way to forward your career?

Two young players in red football kit stand on the side of the pitch chatting and laughing

You can study at 16 years + with IHM Football Academy. We offer the vocational Level 3 BTEC in Sport Performance, which offers a route to UK universities whilst you continue to train at our academy full time. You can also study A levels or a University foundation year with Abbey College Manchester whilst training with us. Many U.S. colleges and universities offer generous soccer scholarships for players wishing to study there whilst continuing to develop as a player. This programme allows you to determine which of these valid academic pathways best suits each player.

“On the IHM Talent I.D. Camp we can show you the options and help you to make the right choice for your football future.” enthused IHM Director, Peter Hayes.

About the course

    Course includes:
  • 10 x 60 mins professional football coaching
  • Competitive match play
  • Homestay (compulsory for 16-17 years) or residential (Tramways) self-catering accommodation (18+ only) SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
  • Full player technical assessment midweek of Week 2.
  • A 1:1 tutorial to discuss player potential and academic pathways
  • Visit to National Football Museum – Trophy Holding Selfie + Penalty Shoot Out – extras included
  • Visit to Abbey College – tour of school and presentation
  • An introduction to U.S. soccer scholarships and membership of “University Search” – completion of an individual soccer resume’ – a digital presentation “the explainer” (every player gets 1 year membership – Unlimited SAT and ACT testing – 5,800 US university + 99 Canadian male & female soccer programmes)
  • Full branded kit package; to include the following: 1 track suit, 2 training kits, 1 polo shirt
  • Saturday guided cultural excursions – Liverpool, Chester, York, Lake District, etc.
  • Airport transfers
  • GuardMe Student Insurance
  • Match Video – competitive match video. Link provided to all participating players
  • Media Training – Player video presentation – techniques & tips, results in an individual player video

Course Dates:

1st Round: Arrive Sunday 7 July – Depart Sunday 28 July
2nd Round: Arrive Sunday 28 July – Depart Sunday 11 August

football talent id timetable

Choice of 3 Pathways for morning School Session:

  • English language
  • Soccer Science (Introduction to the BTEC)
  • Football Only

CONTACT US NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION! email: peter@ihmanchester.com