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'
Our unique player-focused academy curriculum far surpasses any other residency or academy training program.
We aim to develop a complete soccer player who is ready to compete and excel at the collegiate, professional and national team level. Each training session is designed to develop players’ technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills
4-5 hours per day / 5x days per-week training / league games on weekends / 20+ hours of training per week / 252+ hours per semester
High School Program
Recommended Ages 14 - 18
The VIA is a unique soccer study abroad program for high schoolers, which offers them the rare opportunity to compete with international youth clubs without leaving school aside. During this experience, they will also be residing in our beautiful VIA private facilities, giving these players the full professional academy experience. Players must adapt to daily training and lifestyle routines that prepare them for the next stage in their careers, while bridging the gap to the professional level of play. When assessing other exchange programs that are currently being offered, VIA’s level of soccer, academic and cultural immersion is unrivaled. Not only will they be expanding their technical and tactical ability on the field, but they will become fully immersed in the European way of life. This ranges from learning Portuguese, to adopting European training methods and concepts as part of their daily routine. VIA truly covers all bases necessary to provide players with an unforgettable experience, while simultaneously setting them up to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
- Full Year Program $42250
- Semester Program (Fall/Spring/Winter) $15995
Soccer Vacation Program
Recommended Ages 14 - 17
This program is designed to combine rigorous soccer training with cultural activities in Lisbon, Portugal.
Our training methodology enhances the player's overall understanding of soccer as a culture, rather than just a game. Soccer is taught and embraced differently overseas, this serves as a tremendous platform to educate our players in a professional European environment, with the choice of attending for one, two, or four weeks. VIA serves as a great tool for players looking to reach their individual goals as soccer players without having to seek a long-term exchange program, in addition to experiencing many cultural activities that the historical city of Lisbon has to offer.
- 1-Week Program - 6 days, 7 nights $1495
- 2-Week Program - 13 days, 14 nights $2995
- 4-Week Program - 28 days, 29 nights $5495
All Programs Include:
- All Transportation
- 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
- Available personal tutors
- Online learning, if applicable
- Trips to museums
- Cultural immersion through Football
- Professional games
- 2 Training Jerseys
- 2 Pairs of Training Shorts
- 5 Pairs of Training Socks
- 1 Polo Shirt
- 1 Training Sweat Suit
- 1 Training Kit Bag
* Airfare is not included in the price.
Recommended Ages 17-23 – Soccer Trials and Intensive Training
VIA Professional is a fully immersive program that offers the opportunity to train, develop and be identified by international scouts from European professional clubs. The program provides the exposure, pathway and placement of the exceptional, committed soccer player, that has ambitions of playing the game at the highest level.
January 2018 Transfer window
1½-Week Program - 10 days $2450
- 3-Week Program - 20 days $4250
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
Experience rich cultural tradition: travel, history, entertaiment
Embrace social lifestyle, learn Portuguese language
FRI / Cultural enrichment 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