Players selected from any of our Intermediate or Development centre training sessions can progress onto to our Advanced Player Programme. Joining is by invitation only and gives each player the opportunity to play alongside advanced groups of the same age and ability level and also the oppertunity of joining one of our succesfull age group league teams, all players that attend the Advanced Player Program will be seen by scouts and Coordinators from Premiership and League Clubs that we have direct associations with. Players are trained twice per week (Monday and Friday) and will play in weekly Talent identification games held every Friday evening at our Hertfordshire base. All players are reviewed every 10 weeks (Weekly session charges apply).
How can I be sure that my talent has not been overlooked? Rest assured, with protec we have contacts with scouts representing the various clubs at premier and league level, if you have the required level of ability, you should be spotted. Our scouts may or may not be wearing club branded clothing. Many people don't think they have ever had a scout at their games when in fact just the opposite could be true. Scouts regularley attend our weekly sessions and games.
Also due to our high reputation in the game all our recomended players will go directly into the academy system for a trial at a pro club and not have to attend any other development centre other than protec, we currently have over 50 players signed for pro clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, west ham, Totenham,Crystal Palace, Norwich and Barnet.
You will be coached by our team of experienced UEFA qualified coaches and visiting coaches, there will be arranged training sessions and games against Professional Development and Academy squads. Player evaluations take place on a monthly basis by our regional co-ordinators and Head Coach. This enables us to evaluate each players progress closely throughout the season.
Trials with Professional Clubs
Many of our players have gone on to trial and sign with many clubs as you can see on our home page. Protec have exclusive links at Premiership and football league levels.