About this Event
Who are RIASA and what do we offer?
Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy (RIASA) is the world's only soccer programme offering a US college education alongside a professional soccer academy experience in the UK.
We’re a unique soccer academy that is partnered with Richmond, The American University in London to offer students an undergraduate degree in International Sports Management.
The uniqueness is, you'll work towards earning a dual accredited US/UK degree, which will help you stand out from the crowd. As the degree is a Liberal Arts structure, it also allows students to make use of transferable credits.
When you join RIASA you will be thrown into a passionate footballing culture. We train at least 4 times per week, compete in local leagues and arrange various friendlies and showcase fixtures to help you develop.
Our academy has highly experienced UEFA coaches, we use professional standard facilities, and the campus where RIASA is located offers a sense of community with breathtaking architecture and greenery.
Play more, develop faster and compete in the UK football pyramid. RIASA offers a rewarding and challenging 4 year college soccer experience, here's the program highlights:
- Compete for 9 months in the UK
- Train 4 times per week for 2 hours
- Over 150 training session per season
- Compete between 1-2 times per week
- The potential to compete 30+ times per season
- Play against pro and semi-pro teams
- Use world-class sporting facilities
- Earn a dual accredited US/UK degree
- Culturally grow in a new city
- Develop friendships that last a lifetime
- Enjoy our welcoming family culture
- Big opportunities to play in Europe
- Personal growth on and off the pitch
What is a RIASA ID Camp?
The event is well planned and gives the chance for students to experience UK football. On the day you will meet our highly experienced coaches, understand the demands of English football, train with high intensity and learn more about our unique dual accredited soccer programme.
It's also the perfect chance for you to showcase your playing ability during our training sessions. Our coaches will monitor you as a player to see if you have the potential to fit into our UK College Soccer programme.
We love meeting parents and the families of any students that attend, it's a great opportunity to find out everything you need to know to make a decision about where you want to play your college soccer.
Who will be coaching?
Gareth Prendergast and Jack Salvatore will be coaching at this ID Camp.
Gareth is the Head Coach at RIASA and is heading into his fourth season with us. He has coached football for over 20+ years and holds his UEFA A & UEFA B Coaching Licences as well his FA Youth Qualifications, FA Education Qualifications and Talent Development Qualifications.
Jack joined the RIASA coaching team at the start of the 22/23 season. He holds his UEFA B Coaching Licence and has a Master’s in MSc Sport & Exercise psychology.
Who should attend the RIASA ID Camp?
Any soccer player who is exploring options for college soccer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We also welcome those who have already been accepted onto the programme.
The RIASA ID Camp offers a glimpse into what life could be like when you join our academy and embark on a life-changing journey in the UK playing with RIASA.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Lake Mary High School, 655 Longwood Lake Mary Rd, Orlando, United States