About The Group

In Partnership With University Of Central Lancashire & USPA

Macclesfield FC international academy in partnership with US Performance Academy (USPA), aim to provide a uniquely blended study schedule, to allow students the opportunity to engage in a balanced study:football lifestyle in the United Kingdom, UK whilst continuing with their US education.

The Online education delivery partner, USPA allows the learner to become autonomous in their educational journey whilst being provided with daily tutor-student support, tasks and activities across preferred subject of study.

A state-of-the-art Classroom facility is provided at Macclesfield FC to support the educational delivery to allow students to enjoy engaging with their educational needs and ensuring that it is placed at the forefront of their journey.

Macclesfield FC provide daily football training throughout the week to provide holistic development of the individual within the team environment. Daily practices can be made up of video-based feedback sessions, position specific training and team and tactical practices that enhance the overall development of the individual.

Inclusive of the daily training, Macclesfield FC international academy aim to provide the student-athletes with the opportunity to also represent the academy at US Showcase tournaments in order to provide a potential exit strategy into higher education, in the UK.

IFA Universcity Programme


USPA Education 

Our Gap Year Programme allows all student-athletes to train as professional footballers within an inspirational and professional setting.

You will enjoy a minimum of fourteen hours of contact time with our renowned UEFA Licensed Coaches each week and exponentially develop your tactical and technical skills to a level that you could only dream of. In addition to this, you will receive regular Strength and Conditioning sessions led by industry experts – making sure that your training regime is both effective and targeted to your playing position.

You will also take part in two competitive fixtures per week, as you put all that you have learnt into practice representing Macclesfield FC International. We will compete in an array of competitions that will prove to be both challenging and rewarding.

To catalyse your progression even further, you will be given access to PlayerData’s incredible range of analysis tools that quantify every aspect of your game. Regular analysis sessions will be held with a range of prestigious Coaches and these will be supported by video-based sessions that are central to improving you as a player.

Finally, you will enjoy position specific sessions throughout your stay with us. No matter whether you are an agile goalkeeper, powerful defender, tenacious midfielder or hungry striker – we will ensure that you receive the very best coaching throughout the entire Gap Year Programme.

Accommodation & Facilities

If you have already been mesmerised by our football offering, then you will be delighted to hear that our accommodation facilities mirror the impeccably high standards of our coaching. As standard, you will receive:

  • A fully furnished en-suite bedroom.
  • All bills covered – including electricity, heating and WiFi.
  • Easy access to state-of-the-art gym and fitness facilities.
  • On-site staff to help with any issues or inquiries that you may have – day or night.
  • 24-hour security and CCTV provisions.
  • Bicycle storage.

The Cost

The cost of this incredible experience is £47,995 per season. A £3,000 deposit followed by three £14,998 payment to be made each term. To discuss any aspect of our USPA School Of Football, please contact our Recruitment Team who will be delighted to assist you. 


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What’s Included

All of the below is included within our School of football Programme as standard, with passports, flights and visas to be purchased separately.

  • Training at Macclesfield FC Stadium (Leasing.com Stadium)
  • Full-Board accommodation
  • Online Education with USPA (US CREDITS)
  • Food package
  • Coaching qualifications 
  • Gym access
  • Showcase Games
  • Analysis
  • Dedicated classroom 
  • UEFA/FA qualified  coaches
  • Matchday footage
  • Pathway to UCLAN University
  • Weekly one-to-one sessions
  • First Team training
  • Transportation
  • Strength & Conditioning 
  • Work experience 
  • Matchday behind-the-scenes  
  • Personal chaperone
  • Media experience 
  • GPS tracker (PlayerData)

Application Form

To start your application process, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.