UK Gap Year

Make Yourself more valuable

Choosing a UK Gap Year can help you to progress into US / UK College recruitment in a more valuable position. Out program offers players:

  • 8 months of Soccer coaching and training
  • Full season games program
  • Highlights, player screening and strength & conditioning packages

Experience England

Play at grounds across England alongside trips to pro academies and elite matches. Players play for SFS U23 in the National Football Youth League, just outside to professional academy level. Every game is a showcase match!

You will live in Scarborough, Yorkshire, and part of the Gap Year allows Student-Athletes the chance to experience the UK culture, mixing lifestyle, history and educational visits throughout the year.

Pathway to Elite Soccer

SFS are not affiliated to one club so the pathway for our Gap Year players means we can send to ANY club that is interested in one of our players.

Our league program has a vast scouting system allowing you to be seen in home and away matches and our coaches have contacts across the leagues so if you are performing well enough we want you to progress higher.

“A UK Gap Year allows players the chance to experience the UK as well as help push them to their limits on the soccer field”

Denny Ingram – SFS UK Head Coach

Main points

  • Opportunities to showcase your talent in the UK
  • Enhance your player profile with stats, film and data
  • Play in the National Youth Football League U19/U23 against Pro team development squads
  • SFS links to Semi Pro and Professional football clubs
  • Structured gym program for soccer players
  • Full professional kit pack
  • Nutrition help and support

What’s included

You will receive a first-class experience on our Gap Year program. Players will arrive Mid to late August. They will go straight into Pre-season training ahead of the new season. 

Players have on demand access to leisure facilities with Gym, Swim and class passes when they want. Players will train 4 times per week and be included in SFS matchday experiences.  

All players will be tested pre-competition with specific strength and conditioning programs created to help them improve and reach the next level. Our aim is to make you fitter, stronger and more confident throughout the year. 

Players leave mid-December and return Mid-January for block 2 through until the end of April / May. In-fact players will play and train for 8/9 months during their stay. 

SFS Gap Year athletes stay in local accommodation 5-10 minutes from the stadium. The athletes receive SFS kit and matchday pass for local soccer semi-pro team, Scarborough Athletic. 

Gap Year cost
  • Soccer &
  • Accomodation
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