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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.


Key Features


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.


Academic Year

10 months in Portugal

Programme Start Date

10 months Programme - September

6 months/ 3 months/ 1 month programme - Rolling enrollment

Age Limit: 10 to 21 years

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
Local transportation
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.

Jay Gupta
Elite Training Program
via the International Football Development Program(IFDP)


Around the World in Football Boots

Short duration tours to world’s most iconic football clubs

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.