Global Football Development

The International Academy Partnership

Innovative. Authentic. Advanced. Our International Academy Partnership gives your Club a long-term affiliation with ours – helping your staff learn, grow and develop in the same way we train our people – The Southampton Way.

This program is rooted in our Club’s philosophy, giving you access to Southampton FC tools and training sessions in a tailored plan created to your requirements.

Creating the Perfect Partnership

We’ve created two tiers of the International Academy Partnership to meet the different requirements of our partners and ensure The Southampton Way is as accessible to as many teams as possible. Each tier delivers our Academy Performance Plan and can be tailored to meet your requirements.

SFC Toolkit


- International Academy Partner

Marketing & IP Rights:

- Partnership logo
- Southampton FC apparel Logo
- Signed merchandise
- Player & coach digital imagery
- First team player access for bespoke digital content (Platinum)

Partnership Strategy

- Southampton FC to conduct process remotely
- Southampton FC staff visit Partner Club in USA (Platinum)

Academy Performance Plan:

- Generic Macro/Meso and Micro cycle
- Seasonal program
- Age specific Macro & Meso cycle (U6-U16) outfield player program
- Age specific Macro & Meso cycle (U9-U16) goalkeeper seasonal program
- Southampton FC coaching philosophy
- Southampton FC playing philosophy & style
- Southampton FC phase and position specific player characteristics

Coach Education:

- Introductory workshop
- Coaching Mentoring framework
- Annual workshops at US Soccer Convention
- Player development plans – Understand behaviours (psychology profiling) (Platinum)
- Nutrition & hydration support
- Year-round access to SFC Global Academy staff
- Exclusive invitation to visit Southampton FC

Online coaching platform:

- My content – create practice & session tool
- Southampton FC coach and player development interviews
- Individual development plan (guide)
- 4 corner model approach: 
             - T: Coaching practices
             - T: Coaching videos
             - T: Player skill videos
             - T: Coaching session 
             - PH: Strength & conditioning videos 
             - PH: Nutrition videos 
             - PH: FIFA 11+ warm ups 
             - PH: Physical preparation guides 
             - PS: Creating positive environments 
             - PS: Moving players up and down age groups 
             - PS: Playing different positions 
             - S: Homework challenge 
             - S: Feedback considerations

UK Player Development Camps:

- Priority booking

Southampton Cup (US series):

– Priority entry


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