Year-round International Training in Portugal
The aim of the International Football Development Programme (IFDP), a football training programme offered by India On Track, is to provide opportunities for participation and individual development. Through the programme, we aim to identify highly motivated student athletes, both boys and girls, who share a common goal – to obtain elite football training through a robust and competitive plan and continue their education in a premier institute.
Unique in several aspects, the development programme integrates a strong football curriculum, including state-of-the-art training equipment, well maintained facilities, and professional guidance to realise the potential in every player. The International Football Development Programme achieves success through an intense training and competition schedule, preparing students for the professional world in top-notch performance facilities, with personalised guidance on training and career.
The programme has tied-up with G.D. Estoril Praia, a premier club from Portugal, with the aim of creating the Indian Football elite of tomorrow. The elite academy, based in Lisbon, offers an intense coaching curriculum focusing on all-round technical, tactical and physical aspects of a player’s development.
Participants are a part of a world-class programme where G.D Estoril Praia's key personnel commit themselves to supervise and manage the growth of select players. The programme is unique and has two stages: year-round training & progression assistance in India & Europe.
The programme has a comprehensive 4-pronged development plan, focussing on technical and tactical skills, physical development & mental conditioning through personalized trainers & coaches.
The programme recognizes that mental growth of players is important and ensures that players retain the
flexibility to return to India to continue with their education and are academically stronger and seamlessly
integrated back into Indian education system.
The school customizes its timings to accommodate the training needs of the players.
Participants reside in Estoril (Cascais), an exclusive suburb of Lisbon, in close proximity to the stadium, training facilities, school and other essential amenities. The programme ensures a family environment for the participating students, along with essentials like Indian food.
Based on IOT's experience and parents' feedback, the programme is carefully designed and customized to address the need of young players from India whether it's the curriculum, the residential facilities, embedded education or the general lifestyle and well-being of the players.
G.D Estoril Praia is a Portuguese club based just outside Lisbon. They play at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, with a capacity of 8,000 seats, and have 9 senior trophies gracing their trophy cabinet.
The Club has a rich history of developing talent and working with international students to hone them into young professionals. They have a reputed youth development programme that is built around the varied needs and diverse talent of its international students.The Club has a rich history of developing talent and working with international students to hone them into young professionals. They have a reputed youth development programme that is built around the varied needs and diverse talent of its international students.
10 months in Portugal
10 months Programme - September
6 months/ 3 months/ 1 month programme - Rolling enrollment
Improve technical and tactical skills
Acclimatise to European leagues, the highest grade in the world
Annual training & development programme with G.D Estoril Praia
Personal trainer sessions once a week for all participants
Residence, meals, transport services, recreational activities and programme managers will be provided by India On Track
Education at an international Cambridge school located in the neighbourhood and comprehensive sports insurance for all participating students.
Exposure of playing in International youth tournaments
Opportunities to train and get selected in local clubs in Portugal
Opportunities for top players to be scouted by European clubs
Arranging trials with ISL, I-League, 2nd division clubs upon return to India
|Individual technical football training by G.D. Estoril Praia coaches
|Group training sessions with G.D. Estoril Praia coaches
|Access to Academy professional games
|Stadium tours of various clubs in Portugal - Benfica, Sporting CP
|Best-in-class education at an international school
|All meals in the house
|Full time programme manager and chef
|City visits and weekly recreational activities
|Registration with a local team (Participants above 18)
|Basic Portuguese language learning sessions
Mansi and I are extremely glad to have taken the decision on sending our son Hemen to Portugal for his goal to achieve for making his career in the sport of football. We are happy and satisfied with the International Football Development Programme and the way it's shaping our son Hemen towards his goal. It's almost been 6 months now that he is living in Estoril and we are proud to say that we haven't received any complaints from India On Track towards Hemen and vice versa.
We have found certain things which our son wouldn’t have ever done staying with us. He has become sincere towards his life and has taken all responsibilities in making his career. He is managing day to day homely things, his studies and his sport in a very good way.
Once again I and Mansi thank India On Track for the programme they have created for the betterment of our son and hope everything goes the way it is going in the years to come.
Mansi and Nilesh Chheda
Parents of Hemen Chheda
Elite Training Programme
at G.D. Estoril Praia
via the International Football Development Programme(IFDP)
I joined the programme when I was 15 years old and had just finished my secondary school education(10th grade) and have now been a part of it for over 3 years.
The atmosphere and the type of training you receive in this programme makes you feel like you´re working towards your goal and it provides you with the opportunities, motivation and equipment necessary to achieve them.
I for example, after being a part of the programme for long enough can say that I feel a lot more confident and safe when I am in situations or unknown locations where I am alone which is also an important aspect needed for someone pursuing a career that can take you almost anywhere. It isn’t easy for someone to just fly off 3000 miles away to an unknown country to pursue their dreams, but the warmth and dedication that this programme provides makes it easier for someone to never give up on their dreams and work harder every day.
Elite Training Program
at ESTORIL PRAIA
via the International Football Development Program(IFDP)
IOT through its collaborations in Europe organises 7/10/14 day tours and excursions for young aspiring players and enthusiasts to have once in a lifetime experience of training and visiting some of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
Each of our tours provides school children with an opportunity to gain global experience through competition, training and interactions with coaches from some of the most reputed football clubs of the world. These tours include training sessions with club coaches, playing friendly matches, player and coach interactions, stadium and museum tours, sightseeing, hotel stay, meals and much more. All our tours are conducted by professionals and safety of children is accorded utmost importance.
These tours are conducted throughout the year and are priced to suit everyone’s budget. Please submit your details below or contact us to know more about our flagship short duration tours.
There are special packages for school tie-ups and group tours.