UK Soccer. US Education.

Reach Your Maximum Playing Potential. 

RIASA is the world’s only college soccer program, offering Male & Female student-athletes a dual accredited US/UK degree alongside a rewarding and challenging 9-month soccer season in the UK. 

UK Soccer. US Education.

Reach Your Maximum Playing Potential. 

Men's Undergraduate Leeds

View detailed information about our undergraduate soccer programme. 

Women's Undergraduate Leeds

Find out how you can join RIASA Women's International Female Academy.

RIASA London - Launching 2025

Study your choice of undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the capital.

RIASA is the World's Only College Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited US/UK Degree Alongside a 9-month season.

RIASA is the World's Only College Soccer Programme Offering a Dual Accredited US/UK Degree Alongside a 9-month season.

Why Choose RIASA?

Earn 2 University degrees in 1

Earn an International Sports Management degree, dual-accredited in both the United States & the United Kingdom. 

Professional environment

Experience a professional-standard UK soccer academy with highly experienced UEFA A & B licensed coaches. 

Develop yourself culturally

Live in the home of soccer and develop yourself culturally by travelling and playing across Europe.


The Original Soccer Programme.

RIASA was the first programme to arrive in the UK offering student-athletes the chance of playing high intensity football whilst studying for a top-class degree.

How is RIASA Different

We know there are a variety of soccer academies offering programmes similar to RIASA, however,  our programme offers student-athletes a more intense and rewarding experience. 

Play & train for 9 months  

US soccer programmes typically run for just 3 months, whereas we offer 9 months of intense training, coaching & matches.

A programme that works for you

Our soccer programme combined with your degree allows you to thrive. The Programme is specifically built to help you succeed. 

Opportunities that matter

We organise showcase games and play in events across Europe to offer you opportunities like no other soccer academy.

We are riasa

Play UK Soccer. Earn a US & UK Degree.

Find out what it’s like when you choose our soccer academy. Joining RIASA will transform your life, whether you are trying to make it pro or just have a love for the game, our programme is perfect for you.

We're located in Leeds

Our academy is based in the middle of the UK, just over 1 hours drive from Manchester. 

Professional standard

We use the highest quality footballs and have access to FIFA standard 3G & grass pitches.

The degree

Find more detailed information about the degree pathway.

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"Coming to England Gave Me a Better Understanding of The Game."

Graduated student-athlete Shane King talks about how choosing RIASA was the perfect decision. 

Accelerate Your Soccer Development

Our intense soccer programme will help you soar on the pitch. You'll develop technically, athletically and mentally as you push through barriers you never knew you had.

150+ training sessions 

On average, we train 4 times per week for a minimum of two hours. We give our players the time they need to develop on the pitch.

Compete 1-2 times per week

Compete in leagues, play friendlies & break into our showcase squad. You'll be tested every week against strong oppositions.

9-months of soccer development

From the training ground to the classroom, you'll develop in ways you didn't expect. Our programme is the definition of development.


European showcase tours. 

We travel across Europe, competing against some of the world's most talented soccer academies. In March 2023 we travelled to San Sebastian, Spain, where we had unprecedented access to Real Sociedad's training facility.  

Our story

 We’ve been delivering world-class soccer training for over 13 years, and we’re continuing to develop our programme to help you succeed. 

The latest news

We’ve always got a news story to tell. Find out what’s going on at RIASA from graduate success stories to helpful advice about developing your game.

Success stories

We’ve put a selection of graduate success stories together to help you see how our dual accredited degree can help you achieve greatness.

The time is now

RIASA Women's Soccer Programme.

Find out information about RIASA Women's International Female Academy. Female soccer is on the rise and you can develop your game in the UK at RIASA.

 Meet the coaching team

All of our coaches are highly experienced and care about player development. 

View our accommodation

Find out where you could be living. RIASA accommodation is comfortable and modern.

Girl power 

Developing together. Our female roster is taking shape. Find out how you can join.


Play Big. Study Big. Dream Big! 

RIASA is excited to announce that from September 2024, we will be expanding our UK college soccer offering by launching our first-ever London Roster. Aspiring student-athletes will have the choice of 29 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes - all US/UK dual accredited, alongside a rewarding soccer development programme.

Team Building days

Our college soccer programme is more than football. We plan team building events to help you grow as an individual.

Why should I attend a RIASA ID Camp?

If you want to showcase your talent, the best way is to attend our upcoming USA college soccer ID Camps.

Playing college soccer in the UK 

Ever wondered what it’s really like playing UK soccer at university or college? Find out with our first person GoPro Footage.

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Supercharge Your Soccer Development.

Join an international soccer academy that can help you grow on the pitch. Train with intensity and thrive in competitive settings against other UK pro academies.

Develop Your Game. Enjoy College Soccer In The UK.

Smash personal targets

Track your progress as you grow on the pitch with guidance from our qualified coaching team. 

Enjoy being a full-time student-athlete 

Training, competing & studying. Embrace the feeling of being a full time footballer with an intense schedule. 

Experience Leeds

Enjoy your new home in Leeds, which offers a bustling & vibrant student lifestyle. Make new friends and explore.


Premier League Standard Facilities.

We've secured the best football facilities in Leeds to drive forward our programme. Our new home will inspire generations of RIASA student-athletes.

Gym Sessions, Fitness Testing, Video Analysis & More.

Strength & conditioning

S&C is a crucial part of any footballers' development. We include intensive gym sessions in our training schedule.

The latest soccer fitness tests  

We work with elite professionals who use the latest Premier League standard of testing. These tests push you to your limits.

Everything you need to succeed 

We provide the ultimate pro soccer experience, from training sessions, video analysis, regular team meetings and more.


My First Semester In The UK With RIASA.

We interviewed a select group of first-year students and asked them to share how they found their first semester at RIASA.

Ready to apply? 

You've researched our academy and now you want to join. It's time to apply!

Get the #RIASA look

Purchase RIASA travel, training and match wear replica.

ID camps

ID Camps are the perfect way to find out about our programme.


10 Reasons Why RIASA Should Be On Your College Soccer List.

Choosing where you’re going to spend 4 years of your life can be daunting, we know it’s a scary thought trying to understand which college soccer programme is best for you, that’s why we wanted to share with you the main benefits of joining RIASA.

Start Your UK College Soccer Journey.

Earn a dual accredited US/UK degree which will help you break into today's modern sporting industry. Train and compete for  9-months of the year in world-class sporting facilities. Your time is now!

  • Earn a US & UK Degree
  • Play a 9-Month Soccer Season
  • Reach Your Potential in the UK