STUDY A DEGREE, BECOME A BETTER SOCCER PLAYER
Develop your skills along side your studies in England - the birth place of soccer. At the Carnegie International Soccer Academy we put education at the heart of your experience. You will have the opportunity to enhance your ability as a soccer player while also studying at one of the most popular universities in the UK.
You will receive world-class coaching thanks to our partnership with Premier League Club Leeds United - three times champions of England and winners of the 2020 English Football League Championship.
The International Soccer Academy - which runs men’s and women’s teams - offers a range of Bachelors and Masters degrees across Business and Sports, making sure that you graduate with greater opportunities on and off the soccer field.
ENOCH SHOWUNMI - HEAD OF RECRUITMENT
Enoch Showunmi is a former professional soccer player who has played as a striker for the likes of Leeds United FC, Luton Town FC, Bristol City FC and the Nigeria national soccer team over the course of his 12-season career.
Now based in Naples, Florida, Enoch is the founder of Global Soccer Pathways, an elite soccer development program for student athletes. He joins the Carnegie International Soccer Academy as the Head of Recruitment with extensive knowledge of football and education, having graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2011 with an MSc in Finance. Enoch is available for 1-to-1 consultations to discuss your opportunities to play soccer in the UK with Leeds United professional coaching, while studying for a degree.
Dean of the Carnegie
School of Sport
Regional Manager, International Recruitment & Partnerships
International Development Officer, USA
International Development Officer
YOUR SOCCER ACADEMY EXPERIENCE
soccer activity a week, modelled on Premier League coaching, training and philosophy
Showcase fixtures arranged through Leeds United Football Club
Full soccer season with multiple games, running from September to April
Training delivered by elite, UEFA licenced coaches from Premier League club Leeds United
Guest coaches, such as former Leeds United and Nigeria International Enoch Showunmi.
Mentoring, support and pastoral advice for all players and Player Development Evaluations throughout the program
ABOUT LEEDS UNITED F.C.
Formed in 1919, Leeds United is one of the best supported and most famous teams in England.
From former players like James Milner and Rio Ferdinand, to opposition stars such asSteven Gerrard and Ronaldo, the team’s Elland Road stadium has hosted some of the biggest names in world soccer.
In July 2020, after 16 years out of the PremierLeague, and led by Marcelo Bielsa, LUFC were promoted back to England’s top division.
ABOUT LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
Formed almost 200 years ago, Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular higher education institutions in the UK.
The University has over 23,000 students from 143 countries around the world. The institution is committed to providing a friendly environment for all international students.
Prospective students have a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to pick from. With an ongoing investment of £200million in campus facilities, students will be using state-of-the-art equipments so that they can graduate feeling ready for whatever the world of work expects of them.
Located in Leeds, a student-centred city, there are countless exciting activities for students to enjoy outside of their studies. What's more, London can be reached by train in two hours, so Leeds is a perfect base for those who are keen to visit other areas of the UK and Europe.
WHAT THE COACHING INVOLVES
This delivery programme is an overview of the content involved within the Carnegie International Soccer Academy. Information will be chunked into 4-6-week blocks and a different learning outcome will be evident within each block
Weeks 1-6: Innovation
Individual defensive duties
Unit and teamdefensive duties
Mastering defensive duties 11v11
Defensive roles and responsibilities in units front to back
Pressing to gain territory
Recap of topics
Weeks 7-12: Family
Building from the back - creating and exploiting space
Problem solving under pressure
Creating play through midfield
Breaking the lines of defense to gain an attacking advantage
Recap of topics
Weeks 13-18: Graft
Possession with progression - decision making to retain or play forward
Finding a way forward to build up attacking play and retain possession
Creating appropriate support angles and passes
Weeks 19-24: Pride
Understanding roles and responsibilities during transition
Effective roles and responsibilities during transition
Pressing to regain possession in all areas of the pitch
Recap of topics
Weeks 25-30: Ambition
Creativity to finish in the final 3rd
Finishing the attack - Finding a way to score
Defensive roles and attacking crosses and set pieces
Quick play in and around the penalty area
Recap of topics
The total cost of the Carnegie International Soccer Academy depends on your level of study. The cost includes your university tuition, your accommodation fees, and your coaching program
Tuition (Before international scholarship)
TOTAL PER YEAR
Undergraduate £33,200 (Approx $43,399)*
Postgraduate £32,200 (Approx $42,090)*
*The exchange rate from GBP to USD is subject to change. The dollar amount displayed is an approximate amount. The tuition fees indicated above are for US students.
Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree: £13,000 per year. UK Bachelor’s degrees take only three years to complete.
Postgraduate/Masters degree: £14,000 per year. UK Masters degrees take only one year to complete.
The amount you will pay will be the same for each year of your degree. Your tuition fees will cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
You may be eligible for US Student Loans to help finance your studies. Our recruitment office will assist you with your financial options when you register your interest.
Students who are successfully selected for the Carnegie International Soccer Academy will qualify for the following scholarships:
Undergraduate - £1,000 per year (£3,000 total)
Postgraduate - £3,000
The cost of your Soccer Academy program will be £14,000 per year.
This includes training delivered by an elite coaching team who are all qualified to UEFA Pro or UEFA A License levels. You will receive a minimum of 15 hours of soccer activity per week, modeled on Premier League training and philosophy, and hands-on mentoring and support from the coaching team.
The program includes showcase fixtures against other academy teams, and the option to join the Leeds Beckett University soccer team to play competitively against other UK university teams. You will also receive Leeds United training wear, a match uniform, and bag.
You will live in our Carnegie Village dorms with other students from the Carnegie International Soccer Academy. Situated on our beautiful Headingley campus, you’ll only be a few minutes away from your lecture halls and your training facilities.
The cost of your accommodation will be £7,200 for a 45 week tenancy