High intensity training sessions with player progression at the core.

Attending RIASA will be life changing for any student athlete. We have expert coaches, amazing facilities and a can do attitude. Our training sessions are high quality, intense, informative and help you develop physically, mentally and tactically on the pitch.

Reach Your Maximum Potential 

RIASA student athletes usually train 4/5 times per week at Leeds Beckett Headingley campus. The training schedule varies, depending on when we play competitive games.

RIASA Training session

At our football academy training is intense and demanding on players, we train hard and our philosophy is 'you must train how you play', meaning it’s not just a kick about. We make the most out of each session and push our academy players to their maximum potential. 

RIASA Training session

The professional licensed coaches who manage training make sure sessions are put together to help you achieve your goals, 

push your fitness,  and help you improve tactically. The training sessions will help you as a player develop physically and mentailly. 

We also carry out regular strength training and fitness tests which are carried out by the team Physio and Strength & Conditioning coach. These fitness tests are conducted in a professional manner throughout the programme and will help you understand your abilities and the results of your hard work and commitment.

Soccer Drills to Help You Improve

Practise really does make perfect. Put time and effort into your training and you should start seeing positive results. Here are a few simple drills to give you insight into how our coaches tackle situation specific training.


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