Football Academy FAQS



Ready to go pro list of faqs by players and parents.




We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions from players and parents. From training times, locations and scholarships. This is to give you a better understanding of some of the process involved in grassroots, academy and professional football. Please read through our list of questions before attending training.

If you have any other questions about the academy that is not on the list, please contact us at or speak with one of our coaches at training.

What age does training start from?

To start training with Ready To Go Pro Academy, the minimum age is 6 Years of age.

Do players need experience?

Experience isn’t necessary as we have boys and girls at different ability levels. A love for football and a hunger to improve is the main thing.

What happens if my trial is successful?

Players will be offered a contract and will be renewed every 1-2 years, this is depending on player progress and ability.

What do I need to bring to training?

We always ask players to bring football boots and moulds/trainers as one of the facilities we use has asked for no football boots to be, Shinpads and plenty of water.

Can I book just one training Session

All training sessions are booked in a block, with a minimum booking of 4 weeks.

What are the fees?

Fees vary depending on the package you choose also subject to availability.

How often does a Professional Academy train?

Professional Football Academy training varies depending on the club, a training schedule will be provided.

Do you run a holiday camp?

We do offer a Holiday Camp which starts when schools term time ends. We offer a Summer Camp for 4 weeks, Easter Camp for 2 weeks and a 1 week Camp at Christmas.

Where are you based?

We are based in the Eltham/Mottingham area of London in SE9.

Do I have to leave my current team?

Our training packages are designed to work alongside your club. The additional training will only improve player performance while you train with us.

Showcase Academy Trials

Important Faqs

Can I play Matches?

There are matches available depending on players experience and performance in training. Matches are every 6-8 weeks and played in front of 8+ scouts from professional clubs. Please note: Playing in these matches does not guarantee you will be scouted or offered a trial at a Pro Club.

What is the Ready To Go Pro Training Schedule?

We have different training options available. Choose from 1 session a week to 5 sessions, One 2 One or Group sessions. It all depends on your preference. Depending on the venue and date selected training starts from 5 pm and ends at 8 pm on weekdays. Weekends 10 am until, Holiday camp from 10 am until 3 pm

What happens if I am scouted by a Pro Club?

The representative should approach the coach about the player and request if he can speak with the player’s parents or have the players details to offer a trial. Details such as full name, d.o.b, previous clubs, allergies. When details are passed over the parent of the player will receive an offer to trial.

What's the difference between an Academy trial, Exit Trial and Team Trials???

Players who have been released from a pro club will be offered an exit trial to continue their pathway in football, players offered a trial with a pro club, a showcase match in front of the scouts

What happens when I turn 16 while at a Pro Club?

The club will decide whether they will offer you a place in their youth training scheme/scholarship. This will provide an environment for the players to develop in their studies and football.

What is a Scholarship?

If a scholarship is offered the club will meet with the player and parents to discuss the future, continue their education through a college course such as A-levels, BTEC or GNVQ’s

Would the accommodation be provided?

Accommodation can be provided by clubs for scholars as part of their professional development phase.

What is the professional development phase?

Player progression is monitored over 3 years with successful players being offered a professional contract. Players may be asked to go out on loan to an alternative club to help their football development.