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ACADEMIC & FACILITY PARTNERS
US ACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION
If you want a safer way to chase your dreams in soccer, you need RIASA.
"This is the single greatest academic soccer
programme in the world."
EX-PRO, MANAGER AND HEAD ACADEMY COACH
MAKE PROGRESS EACH DAY
Track your athletic and academic
progress with a tailored program.
GROW LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS
Live, train and play with teammates
you consider family.
BE CERTAIN YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH
No longer be afraid of failure knowing you now have a backup.
The simple, 3-step process to joining RIASA.
Attend a RIASA ID Camp
Begin your journey
The RIASA programme gives young soccer players the opportunity to study for a US/UK-accredited degree whilst living and playing in a professional UK soccer environment. Meaning that they can confidently pursue professional soccer safe in the knowledge that they have a great degree and qualifications to fall back on if their path doesn't lead to the professional game.
We understand that deciding on the best path to pursue your dreams in soccer can be stressful and confusing. Especially when deciding on your next steps after leaving high school.
The unfortunate truth is that most US college soccer programmes merely consider soccer an extra-curricular activity, don't provide a clear path to the pro game and only offer a four month-long season. Meaning that players with dreams of reaching their potential don't have the time to fully commit to improving their game.
To combat this, some young players choose the route of paying clubs, academies and "agents" a hefty fee after promises of a route to the pro game. Sadly, this often ends in disappointment after realising that these places and people simply want your money. Thus, sacrificing an education for a shot at achieving your dreams.
So, that's the choice. An inferior college soccer programme or risky routes into the pro game.
We think that's wrong. Young players shouldn't have to sacrifice anything in pursuit of their dreams of pro soccer.
It was from this core belief that ex-professional player, Mark Ellis, had the inspiration to form RIASA. Resulting in an integrated academic and soccer programme that allows student-athletes to pursue their dreams in the UK confidently, safe in the knowledge that they have a US/UK degree, coaching qualifications and rich life experiences to fall back upon. Here is our agreement with our student-athlete:
You ought to be able to reach your potential without worrying about the consequences. This is why we are fundamentally different, our student-athletes leave the RIASA programme as well-rounded, accomplished and respected individuals. No matter where their path leads.
Register for a RIASA ID Camp today and discover how 100's of young soccer players have transformed themselves on the RIASA programme.
RIASA student-athletes have developed into professional soccer players and business professionals
“To be quite honest, it was everything. RIASA gave me the opportunity to, first and foremost, be over here [the UK] studying whilst trying to fulfil a professional career. Football is not guaranteed, you could be here today and gone tomorrow. So, the importance of education is everything.”
"Just like on the field, this industry moves at lightning speed. From my perspective, working in sports is exactly like playing sports. You have a role, but you are expected to perform a multitude of tasks outside that role. You are a member of a team and the best teams buy in to a common goal."
Director of Business Development
United Soccer League
Are you fully confident that a regular college soccer programme can put you on the best path to reach your potential? How many chances will you have to pursue your dreams in the UK whilst getting a great degree? Can you deal with the regret of missing the chance to travel Europe whilst playing and studying?
Take control of your future, register for an ID Camp today.