Identify, develop and polish young US and International soccer talent with the goal of playing International and First Team European football.

Create the best soccer development environment for ambitious players that want to train and play the game at the highest level.

Provide the opportunity and gateway for players to play professionally in Europe.


'VALEO INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY Provide the opportunity and gateway for players to play professionally in Europe'

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Our player-focused training curriculum far surpasses any other international residency program.

4-5 hours per day / 5x days per-week training / league games on weekends / 20+ hours of training per week / 252+ hours per semester

We aim to develop a complete soccer player ready to compete and excel at the collegiate, professional and national team level. Each training session is designed to improve a player’s technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills.

Professional Program

Recommended Ages 17-23

Soccer Trials and Intensive Training for Serious Players

VIA Professional Program is designed to expose players with proven track records and ambitions of playing the game at the highest level to a multitude of professional Portuguese clubs. The formula is simple: participants live in our VIA apartment in downtown Lisbon while they train with our professional coaching staff. Throughout the duration of the program, each player will have the opportunity to train with local professional clubs and be seen by European scouts. The idea is that by the end of the program, each player will have an idea of where they stand with regard to their professional careers on the European continent.

  • 10 Day:    895 EU

  • 1-3 Months:    1,995 EU per month

  • 3+ Months: 1,795 EU per month

Immersion Program

Recommended Ages 14 - 18

Gap Year Program for Aspiring Athletes

The Valeo International Academy (VIA) is a soccer study abroad program for high schoolers that offers players the rare opportunity to compete with international youth clubs without forgoing their academics. At the Academy, players live under the supervision of our academy staff in the VIA apartment located in a safe, family oriented neighborhood in downtown Lisbon. The VIA’s combination of soccer, academic rigor, and cultural immersion is unrivaled. Players will participate in thorough training and lifestyle routines that will prepare them for the next stage in their careers. Our participants will not only improve as athletes and students, but they will become fully immersed in the Portuguese way of life. From learning the Portuguese language, to sampling new foods, to adopting European training methods and concepts, the VIA has covered all the bases necessary to provide players with an unforgettable experience that simultaneously sets them up to succeed in every aspect of their lives.

  • Full Year Program: 21,095 EU

  • Semester Program (Fall/Spring/Winter): 5,385 EU

All Programs Include:

The Basics

  • Room and Board

  • Daily Individual, Small group, and Team training sessions

  • Focused Technical, Tactical, Functional Training

  • Agility, Speed and Strength Training

  • Competitive matches

  • Initial Assessment

  • European coaching staff


  • Personal academic tutors

  • Online schooling (Immersion Program)

  • Language immersion and classes


  • Trips to museums, restaurants, and historical sites

  • Cultural immersion through Football

  • Professional games

Training Gear

  • 2 Training Jerseys

  • 2 Pairs of Training Shorts

  • 2 Pairs of Training Socks

  • 1 Polo Shirt 

* Airfare is not included in the price.

* Transport to and from training sessions needs to be arranged on a case by case basis and is not included in the price.


VIA players call home to a chaperoned, state-of-the-art 4000 sq. foot villa situated in the Belas Clube de Campo community known for its exclusivity and breathtaking views, 

When not in the classroom or on the training ground, players can take full advantage of the many hiking/biking trails for outdoor exploration, play golf on a renowned 18-hole golf course, or swim in the private pool. Professional chefs prepare and cater three nutritious, fresh meals a day. House attendees provide routine house cleaning, laundry service and transportation services to and from the training facility.


Walking distance to everything: stadiums, shops, restaurants

Walking distance to everything: stadiums, shops, and restaurants

Experience rich cultural tradition: travel, history, entertaiment

Experience rich cultural tradition: travel, history, and entertainment

Embrace social lifestyle, learn Portuguese language

Embrace the Southern European lifestyle, learn the Portuguese language


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FRI / Cultural field trips are scheduled every Friday as part of the VIA academic
SAT / Player play league games with their respective Portuguese teams.
SUN / Players will attend local professional team matches held in and around Lisbon.  
These teams will include: Benfica, Sporting, Belenenses, Estoril etc.

*Schedule is subject to change