Gap Year

GAP Year in UK

Are you a passionate soccer player looking to take your game to the next level? If so, our Soccer Gap Year pathway with SFS in England is the perfect opportunity for you. 

At SFS, we offer a unique and immersive experience for players who are seeking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Our program is designed for players who are ready to fully commit to their soccer development and become more valuable student-athletes. 

As a participant in our Soccer Gap Year pathway, you will have the opportunity to train and play full-time soccer from our state-of-the-art stadium base in England. This not only gives you access to top-notch facilities but also allows you to immerse yourself in the soccer culture of England. 

Our program is based in Scarborough, a picturesque coastal town in North Yorkshire. Not only will you have the chance to explore this charming town and its attractions, but you will also have access to the amazing soccer scene in England. 

One of the highlights of our program is the opportunity to play at a high U23 level, giving you the chance to showcase your skills and compete against some of the best young players in the country. This experience will not only improve your game, but also open doors for potential future opportunities in the soccer world. 

But our Soccer Gap Year pathway is not just about playing soccer, we also understand the importance of cultural immersion. During your time with SFS, you will have the chance to experience the English way of life, from trying traditional food to learning about the country’s rich history and traditions. 

At SFS, we pride ourselves on our team of experienced and knowledgeable coaches who are committed to mentor and guide players in their development. Our coaches have a wealth of experience in the world of soccer, and their expertise will provide valuable insights and practical training to help you take your game to the next level. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to become a more valuable student-athlete with our Soccer Gap Year pathway with SFS in England. Join us and experience the best of both worlds – top-level soccer training and the English cultural immersion. Apply now and take your game to new heights!

What We Offer At SFS

8 month soccer gap year
15 hours training per week.
Play and train
like a Pro.
Visit Campus
Meet the team and get to know your tutors. Understand what a UK degree is all about.
Play in U-23 league
in front of scouts
& against EPL clubs
in the UK.
Cultural Experience
Visit Scarborough & Yorkshire ahead of committing. Check out the area and get a feel for the programme.

Benefits of a Gap Year

Gain an Advantageous Position in US/UK College Recruitment

Choosing a UK Gap Year can assist you in gaining a more advantageous position in US/UK college recruitment. Our program offers aspiring players an 8-month soccer coaching and training program, a full season of games, and highlights, player screening, and strength & conditioning packages. Increase your value by investing in yourself. Take steps to build your skillset and sharpen your soccer IQ. Cultivate your abilities and strive to become an invaluable asset to any team with the help of SFS. Seize the chance to reach Semi Pro and Professional football clubs with the help of SFS.

Experience England and Compete in the National Football Youth League

Players have the opportunity to compete in the National Football Youth League in England, playing at grounds across the country and taking trips to professional academies and elite matches. Representing SFS U23, you will be just a step away from professional academy level football. Each and every game is a showcase match, allowing you to show off your skills and work your way closer to achieving your dream of playing professionally. As part of this Gap Year, you will be based in Scarborough, Yorkshire, where you will get to experience the UK culture and lifestyle, as well as enjoy educational visits throughout the year.

Pathway towards Elite Soccer

SFS is not associated with a single club, giving our Gap Year players a wide range of potential destinations. Our comprehensive scouting system offers ample opportunities to be seen in both home and away matches, and our coaches have established relationships with clubs across various leagues. If a player is performing at a high enough level, we strive to help them reach the next level.

What Will My Football Gap Year Look Like?

Experience a first-class soccer experience and take your game to the next level with our UK GAP Year program.

Players will arrive mid to late August and immediately start their pre-season training at The Flamingo Land Stadium, located inside Scarborough’s Multi Million pound Sports Village. You will have on demand access to leisure facilities with gym, swim and class passes, and you will be able to train and play for 8-9 months during your stay.

Players will train 4 times per week and be included in SFS matchday experiences. All athletes will be tested pre-competition with specific strength and conditioning programs designed to help them improve. You will also receive SFS kit and matchday pass for a local semi-pro team, Scarborough Athletic. Accommodation is located a mere 5-10 minutes from the stadium.

Come join us and make the most of this amazing opportunity to reach your soccer goals!

What Your Gap Year Experience Includes?

Gap Year cost from
  • Soccer & Accommodation Experience
  • Scholarships available – Apply now to discuss more
  • Accommodation sourced within 5 minutes DRIVE of the stadium
  • Season pass to stadium matches & games
  • Full-time training – Just like a pro academy
  • U-23 games against teams from pro / semi-pro clubs
  • Professional kit and gym package and much moreā€¦
  • Your SFS Gap Year Experience
  • Access to our full soccer program
  • Cultural experience of visiting the beautiful Yorkshire Coast
  • Dedicated support before and during your stay
  • Scholarships are available