Youth Academy Lab



  #StudyMorning     #PracticeAfternoon 

For players that want to rise

Living in the outstanding Madeira Island and working directly with Professional Coaches and Partners.

The #YAL Concept

Study in the Morning

The Youth Academy Lab is our answer for players that aim to achieve their potential and highest level in football.

This annual program provides all the training conditions and facilities to improve technical, tactical and physical skills.

We are searched by motivated, proactive and focused players  willing to apply to our Academy Lab, located in the outstanding Madeira Island to work directly with our coaches and to be followed by professional teams during the development program that we will established together and under their supervision.

During the day the players will attend a Portuguese Language Course at the University of Madeira.

Work Hard in the afternoon

In the afternoon, training session with UEFA licensed coaches during all year long friendly matches will be organized.

So you can get Scouted!

The Plan

The Deals - In the field

Every year we establish professional and semi-professional deals between our players and our Partners. During all year long the players will work out and improve in our training facilities and will play friendly matches against our partners.

By the end of the season a trial event will be organized so the clubs can select players to join them during the next pre-season. This is a life changing opportunity, that can lead to an international career, depending on your level and performance.

If you have what it takes, come and convince our partners.

The plan is simple: you work hard and we provide the scouting opportunities!

During your staying with us we will take care of your training and school program, as we will organize friendly matches between the Academy and our Pro-Partners.

We work in straight cooperation with local teams from Semi-Pro to Pro Level so they have a possibility to see our players and you have a real opportunity to be scouted.

These teams among others that work with us are well-known for giving opportunities to unknown players that make their way up to international careers.


Our Partners in the past 20 years developed players as:

Pepe - CS Marítimo, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Besiktas, Portugal
Rúben Micael - CD Nacional, FC Porto, Atlético Madrid, Braga, Vitoria Setubal, Portugal
Diego Benaglio - CD Nacional, Wfl Wolsburg, Switzerland
Danilo Pereira - CD Marítimo, FC Porto, Portugal
Danny - CS Marítimo, Sporting CP, Dinamo Moscow, Zenit, Portugal

The Deals - Outside the field

Your 9 months program will not be only about football. You will attend a Portuguese Language Course at the University of Madeira so you can improve your understanding and be able to attend training sessions in Portuguese.

This program will demand commitment and hard work all year long.To better help you during the year, the Youth Academy Lab will provide:

a) Accomodation;
b) Portuguese Language Course at the University;
c) Transport pass for your mobility
e) Medical exam
d) Full custumized training kit for the season
f) Health Ensurance
g) Visa Process Guidance


Weekly Program Model

Monday Tuesday3 Wednesday4 Thursday Friday
08:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09:00 Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
15:00 Practice Practice Match Practice Friendly Match
18:00 Home Home Home Home Home
19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner


To watch a Live Match - Depending on teams schedule


Free Day


When does the program start?

The nine months #YAL program starts in the beginning of September.

When can I join the program?

The earlier arrivals are in September 1st joining a program that will go untill June 8th. During the year we keep on welcoming players on our programs that will be in for shorter periods.

What is the duration of the program?

The program goes for 9 months.

Which kind of courses can I access at the University?

The players that come for the first time to Portugal will learn Portuguese Language at the University of Madeira.

Those that already speak Portuguese fluently will be able to apply for a degree at the same university.

How does the program develop during the season?

For 9 months the athletes will have studies in the morning and practice sessions in the afternoon. The football training program will develop according to the specific plan of each athlete. The group will have afternoon training sessions and friendly matches to show frequently their skills to our partners.

How many pieces come with my training kit?

You training kit will be composed by:

4 t-shirts and 4 shorts for practice; 1 Match shirt; 2 Training track suits; 1 Match suit; 1 Bag; 1 Polo shirt for social events with the company; 1 Rain jacket; 1Winter Kit (hat and gloves); 1 micro fiber Towel.

Are there any breaks during the program?

The program has 3 middle stops during the year for Christmas Holidays, Carnival and Easter.

In which language is the program?

The program is developed in English. The exception is when a Player is selected to one of our partners where the training sessions are in Portuguese.

What kind of support is provided by the Madeira Sports Agency?

The MSA provides help during the application form, takes care of the registration at the university and the accommodation. Some players will need also assistance for the visa process and can count on the MSA staff.

Which training methods are applied? Can I benefit from personal training?

The training sessions and programs are designed by our Professional Staff that includes UEFA A and B Licensed coaches. We selected coaches that understand the modern football, that include ball as much as possible, that give space for our players creativity and that promote understanding of the game. During the program and training sessions our players are called to make decisions in every action, all the time. High Intensity for Higher Goals.




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