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Welcome to Protec Football Academy,s Elite training and performance centre website. We are acredited by the F.A and are one of the most established and successful providers of youth football in the UK.
Having over 25 years of experience in the football business and direct links with the professional game, along with a staff of ex professionals who are all U.E.F.A qualified, We endeavour to provide the best coaching needed to help forward your football career to the next level.
Trials are taking place throughout february and March 2024 see the trial options below and visit the courses page to apply.
Talent I.D with Protec
Talent identification with Protec is ongoing for all of its members and gives every player the oppertunity to be selected and play in our quaterly talent I.D games where you will be seen by Professional Club scouts.
Breaking news Constantine ivanov signs one year pro contract with Brentford see our news and blog for more details
Our unique coaching program has already seen a number of players recommended for trial at professional clubs.
PROTEC TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE CENTRE TRIALS
Protec have a unique training and performance program and are now recruiting outfield players and Goalkeepers in age groups 9-16.
Trials will be taking place every Monday and Friday throughout February and March 2024, initial trials for places with us are FREE to attend. (weekly session fees apply if accepted)
PROTEC MINI STARS.
This is especially for our younger players age 5-9 who are just beggining their football journey or for others to imrove their existing skills. You will work with our u.e.f.a trained coaches and learn new skills such as ball mastery and small sided games. ( go to the 'Courses Tab' and select Protec Mini soccer Stars)
We are a well established Academy that specialises in the development of players with a unique coaching program that has produced a number of players over the years playing in the Premiership and league football, with some reaching senior professional club level and playing international football.
We have an experienced staff which includes both current and ex-professionals plus our own in house professional football scout who together provide the highest level coaching and assessment available that is helping Develop home grown Talent for the future.
See what top pros say about Protec Academy.
"Protec’s record as a leading independent Football Academy speaks for itself. They offer a fantastic opportunity for young players to develop their football talent." - Terry Venables Ex Barcelona & England Manager
- Stan Collymore Ex Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Leicester City Striker
" Before the Wenger "this man changed football fitness" myth, there was Pete Edwards. Introduced modern football fitness, nutrition into English game with NFFC '93. A bigger architect of promotion to 3rd in Prem than Clark, Pearce or me.
Pros, use him, he's the Godfather."
We have Direct links to a number of Professional Football Academies and cover areas in London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, berkshire,and Essex. We accept players from all areas if you are willing to travel for the best training. We also have and in house professional Scout plus scouts from the Premiership and League Clubs that attend our weekly sessions.
There isn’t a UK Football Club that has not heard of us!
Josh robinson is a major protec success having been sent for trial by our head coach to Arsenal at... read more
Josh Nichols signed for Arsenal Academy from protec and has now been signeed as aprofessional at... read more
Protec, marty Gage has signed for premiership club West Ham. Marty spent three years with Protec... read more
Having been with us 3 years U8 Xavier Parker has signed for West Ham FC! Xavier has been on the... read more
Protec Player Malachi Mbogba who has been part of the Protec Pre academy and Advanced for the last... read more
After being with Protec for 2 years, Aaron Walker has been signed by Barnet FC! Well done Aaron!... read more
Constantine who has been with Protec for three years has been signed by Barnet youth... read more
U12 Archie Chaplin has signs for Chelsea. Archie began training with us at our Potters Bar... read more
Under 13 Teo Minchev has signed for Premier League side Chelsea FC! Teo who has been with Protec... read more
Protec player Alex signs for Barnet! As seen on ITV's "This time next year" - Check out his story... read more
Under eleven Caleb Dennis has signed for West Ham after completing a six week trial at the... read more
Goalkeeper Monty's potential was identified by the Protec goalkeeping team & subsequently... read more
Under 8 protec player Salivo Sidebe pictured in a recent cup win for west ham is signing for West... read more
U8 protec player Karrell Bafoe has signed for Premier League club Tottenham FC after a successful... read more
Protec player Charlie Goutkin Smith has signed for Fulham,s Academy u13 squad after a successful... read more
Basilio Reino has signed for Chelsea u11 Academy squad after a successful trial period with the... read more
U9 star Ryan Walsh pictured here with England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshire has completed... read more
Protec will be holding football talent identification trials throughout January and february for places in our Elite training and Performance centre with the most talented selected from weekly sessions to play in front of scouts from the Pr...Read More
U12 protec Elite player Oliver Szusin has been selected for Trial at Premiership club Arsenal. Oliver has been performing to the highest standard in coached sessions at Protec and recent elite Junior premier leage games. This has now convinced the...Read More
A big well done to Oliver, endeavour and commitment to Improving his game through consistent training and enjoyment, have lead to him gaining a full trial at the Gunners!Read More
Protec player Constantine Ivanov has signed a one year Pro contract with Premiership club Brentford. Constantine first joined Protec as a 8 year old with great work ethic and a dedicated mind set toward training through the years, gaining trials ...Read More
Protec have opened a new training centre for age groups 6-9 sessions take place every wenesday evening at our new 4 g centre in potters bar. This is where your football journey begins with sessions geared around skills passing and small sided coac...Read More
Protec Offer a unique training philosopy and oppertunity for age groups 8-15, our coaches aim is to foster entusiasm and commitment from all of its players with our weekly sessions through demonstrating these tecniques themselves. The training s...Read More
Protec are now recruiting for our new Elite Training and Performance centre, this is for players that are looking to further develop there skills and ability and play in house games in front of scouts from the premiership and football league who w...Read More
Are you a current u12-13 goalkeeper , we are looking for goalkeepers to join our existing u12-13 age groups playing in the Junior Premier league APPLY Today!Read More
Damari Daley (pictured) was one of our successful Protec players who was recommended for trial with Cambridge United and has now successfully transfered to Norwich Academy u15, As well as being selected for England at u15. Damari was always ...Read More
Protec.s head coach Pete Edwards has been filming for a new series of Soccer S.O.S alongside Ex Liverpool and Wales international striker Dean Saunders. The series producer is Rocket Long who is best known for 15 years at Sky soccer AM and n...Read More
U13 Protec player Benjamin Quansah has been offered a six week trial with Premiership club Chelsea after impressing Scouts at Pre Academy training sessions on Monday and Friday evenings at our Hertfordshire and southgate centres. Benjamin has been...Read More
Protec u11 player Liam Lambert has secured a trial with Chelsea Academy after being seen in protec,s Pre Academy sessions. Liam from the U.S.A has trained every summer and has attended every session at Protec whilst in the U.K. His game has gone f...Read More
In an article published and more recently tweeted by stan collymore our head coach Pete Edwards was mentioned by the ex Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and England player. The T.V and radio presenter Stan Collymore said Pete Edwards was first c...Read More
U14 Protec Player Marty Gage has signed for West Ham after a successful Trial period with the club, Marty spent three years at Protec had trials and played for clubs Ipswich and Norwich during his time with us. The hard work has finally paid off a...Read More
Private sessions with a Protec Coach are now available you can book a thirty minute slot with one of our U.E.F.A trained coaches. This is for all age groups 7-15 Sessions will be tailored to your individual needs with the appropriate coach. If you...Read More
Protec are pleased to announce that a top premiership scout has joined protec and will be attending sessions and conducting personal player assessments for all our trialists and current players. This will give our players and trialists the f...Read More
Protec player Teo Minchev has signed a two year contract with Arsenal. The strong u15 centre back who can also play in other positions returned to Protec Training in the summer and was seen during a training session at our potters bar centre by Ar...Read More
Are you an individual that owns your own company and want to sponsor youth football? if so we are looking for a prospective sponsor for Protec Youth Squads at age groups 10-14. This sponsorship will include your company name on all playing shirts,...Read More
Protec head coach Pete Edwards who was part of the first team coaching staff at Norttingham Forest in 1996 attended a team reunion of the last team in Europe. along with members of the squad and Manager Frank Clark. There was a packed house of fan...Read More
Protec U13 squad have won their first Tournament beating some of the best league opposition. The boys only conceeded two goals in the whole event and played some very exciting football. We look forward to a very good season ahead.Read More
Protec U12 player Sebastian has been on trial and been offered a place on the Southampton Pathway Scheme. In addition, Sebastian will be attending as one of six Protec players at the Tottenham Hotspur trial in the coming weeks. Sebastian has been ...Read More
Lucas Melinte has been selected for trial at Spurs Academy after being spotted in our Ta;ent Identification Game held at the Protec Training Ground on 27th March. The game was attended by scouts from both the Premiership and football league with L...Read More
A fantastic win for the Protec U12 squad who battled against some of the hardest teams to win the Shield cup in Portugal. The boys spent the last two months in preparation and the hard work payed off bringing home the shield cup. Well done to a...Read More
PROTEC WIN AGAINST WATFORD! A mix of our best Protec U11 and U12 squad were selected by head coaches Pete and Dan to play against Watford's Academy on Tuesday evening. The team came out as eventual 3-1 winners against a very strong Watford side th...Read More
Protecs under Eight player Josiah has been signed by West Ham after a three month trial period with the Premiership clubs Academy. Josiah has played in West Hams top under eight side after being recommended for trial by Protec,s Head Coach Pete Ed...Read More
We had two great games against Southampton's Academy in two age groups last week. It was very tough for both teams and a great learning curve for all. The U10's selected performed brilliantly, playing up a year against one of the best sides at ca...Read More
Chelsea tournament Protec's U6 squad won 4 out of 7 games against Chelsea in a recent tournament held at the Chelsea training ground. Some great performances have resulted in three of the players now being monitored officially by the Premier Leag...Read More
Protec with a mixed squad of U12 and U13 players played Wolves London Development and came out winners in a hard fought battle with a scoreline that finished 10-7 in Protec's favour. This behind closed doors game has seen one Protec player taken o...Read More
Terry Venables 1943-2023 (ex England, Barcelona and Spurs manager) visited our Potters Bar centre and was quoted as saying that “Protec’s record as a leading independent Football Academy speaks for itself. They offer a fantastic opport...Read More
Protec U10 player Leo (pictured) has been offered a trial game at Premiership club Spurs. Leo is one of six players that have been offered trials with the Premiership club as a result of scouts attending our training and talent identification sess...Read More
Protec U7 and U8 groups played at Arsenal Academy and were worthy winners in 2 out of 3 games at both age groups with players from both groups catching the eye of Arsenal coaches and scouts! Each group played three games, with the Protec teams win...Read More
PROTEC REACH FINAL WITH BOTH TEAMS Protec U10s have reached the Hertfordshire final and both teams played off in a nail biting game that led to the Protec Mambas coming out eventual winners against our own u10 Vipers team. Both teams played throug...Read More
Protec U8/9 played in the West Ham tournament winning 4 out of 5 games to top the group against some very strong opposition. The tournament consisted of a number of top teams invited in that qualified to play after unbeaten league runs. Well done ...Read More
After a hard season and a break for covid our U13 squad played the final game against Camden Elite to become league winners for the 2021 season. Well done to all of the Boys and deadicated staff members, we can now look forward to playng in the Na...Read More