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Dear Aspiring Soccer and Football players

Due to the easing of the lockdown restrictions, we are now reopening our Talent I.D programs.

You can find the most recent information on our programs page – https://continentalaspiresoccer.com/programs/  or by registering to our newsletter https://mailchi.mp/2c46cc63d275/newsletter

For more information contact us at [email protected]  for home applicants or at [email protected] for international applicants.

CEO & Founder, Nicholas Donnelly.

Your pathway to a career in professional football

Our comprehensive programs
are designed to develop you
as a professional player.

We work with our players to help them reach the ultimate goal…

…a professional football career
in a leading European league.


All our talent identification programs are run by UEFA & FIFA qualified coaches who are
ex-professionals from continental European leagues.

How to join our programs?

Currently, we are working with two main training locations.





We offer 3 talent identification programs.

Foundational Development

Phase (FDP)
Under 8 – Under 11

Youth Development

Phase (YDP)
Under 12-Under 16

Professional Development

Phase (PDP)
Under 17-Under 21

In every phase we focus on:

  • ​Technical development using the Continental Aspire Soccer philosophy
  • ​Game insight and tactical development
  • ​Personality development and awareness
  • ​Speed of thinking and movement
  • ​Competitive games to aid development
  • ​Nutrition, sleep and rest education
  • ​Pre and post-game analysis for team and player
  • ​Advanced Brain Endurance Training (BET), exclusive to Continental Aspire Soccer

Our talent identification program runs in two stages.

1st Stage

If you think that you have a talent to progress in the career of professional football, you are welcome to register for the initial stage of our program.

2nd Stage

This stage is invitation only. After successful completion of a first stage, selected candidates may be invited to the second stage of our programs.

Invitation only

Please note, that all players must also have permission from their club to come to the Continental Aspire Soccer trials.

About us

We are the first continental player platform in the U.K. to prepare players for a professional career in leading European leagues. Our coaching is based on a mix of German and Dutch philosophy, designed to provide players with opportunities in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France.

All Continental Aspire Soccer coaches are U.E.F.A. qualified to a minimum of “B” level, with extensive experience in youth and child development. They have played and coached at the highest levels in the professional game.

Our unique philosophy is instilled by our coaches in all age groups, with a goal of developing confident and independent players with the right mental attitude to create a long and successful career in football.

Continental Aspire Soccer is led by co-founder and CEO, Nick Donnelly who comes from a family steeped in football history. Nick had a professional career in the game in the U.K and Ireland, and after his career was cut short due to injury, Nick turned his talents to coaching and recruitment where the vision for Continental Aspire Soccer was born.

Our mission

“Developing the person and the player”

At Continental Aspire Soccer our mission is simple – find and nurture great football talent and prepare them for a professional career in Europe. 

We aim to develop technically excellent and inventive players, who can handle to pressure of the professional game.

But more than that, we seek to develop the person as well as the player.

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