1st European Professional Soccer Academy in Las Vegas
Villarreal Las Vegas Academy is an official partner academy of Villarreal Club de Fútbol. Through the Villarreal Academy international expansion project, Villarreal CF partners with a select number of soccer academies around the world.
As an official partner academy of Villarreal CF, Villarreal Las Vegas Academy is connected with the Spanish soccer club at all times. Villarreal CF provides support for its partner academies in all areas, predominantly on a sporting level but also with marketing, communications and administration assistance to help each academy reach new heights. The link between Villarreal CF in Spain and its partner academies around the world is strong and therefore provides a real pathway and opportunities for players to achieve their full potential.
Learning our Villarreal Methodology
While most of the soccer world knows of the success of our Villarreal CF professional team, many questioned, how? After a fantastic season reaching the UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals in 2022, the world saw how a team from Spain reached great success by investing in our youth academy and building on our Villarreal CF methodology.
Our club's technical philosophy is based on our Villarreal CF methodology. Our possession-based methodology focuses on building well-organized teams that control the pace and tempo of every match by maintaining player composure and teamwork. Our goal is to develop creative self-sufficient players that understand how to play as a team.
Our Villarreal methodology is taught to all our coaches by our professional staff in Spain. On a weekly basis, our coaching staff receives online education from professional La Liga Villarreal CF coaches. Within our weekly coaching classes, our staff learns new tactics and drills focused on maintaining our possession-based methodology. Our staff is then trained on the psychological aspects of how to implement these teachings to all types of players.
Get Scouted By A Professional Club
Villarreal CF Player Training Week Selection
With our partnership with La Liga’s Villarreal CF, Villarreal Las Vegas offers four full scholarships annually to travel to Spain and trial with our professional academy at Villarreal CF. For one full week, four Villarreal Las Vegas players are invited during the season to trial at Villarreal’s training complex in Spain. The youngsters will practice and try out with one of LaLiga’s top 5 clubs that boasts one of the top academies in the world.
Players are given the invaluable opportunity to train and compete with exceptionally talented players who are ranked amongst the best in Spain. The young players are provided free room and board during their week-long stay in Spain. This opportunity is like no other. This is what makes our academy different than any club in Nevada. This highly valuable opportunity earned by our most exemplary athletes provides a true professional pathway for the young boys and girls of the Las Vegas community.
As you make your mark on the field and in the classroom, it's time for you to stand out in front of college coaches. All Villarreal academy players are provided with pathways to reach their collegiate soccer careers. With our deep-rooted connections with NCAA college coaches all around the country, our players will have the chance to showcase their skills in front of colleges on a weekly basis. Each year, our staff creates scouting profiles with all of our players to send out to college coaches from D1, D2, D3, and NAIA universities all over the U.S.
Each week, Villarreal Las Vegas Academy players have the chance to be scouted by Villarreal CF, a Spanish professional soccer club (La Liga Primera Division). Using our high-tech Veo Camera software, our partners in Villarreal, Spain are able to view the progress of each players' development at every practice and game. The staff at Villarreal CF collaborate with our coaches to provide: video review sessions, coaching techniques, highlights from our games, and more. The opportunity to be scouted by a professional team in Spain is unique amongst club soccer teams in Nevada. If your dream is to play international soccer, then there is no better club to join than Villarreal Las Vegas Academy.
“Nevada is packed with untapped soccer talent and we are sure that our unique approach to the beautiful game will have an extremely positive impact on the players and the community. Villarreal has one of Europe’s top development programs in professional soccer and our Academy is the cornerstone of our success. We cannot wait to get things started here.”
-Juan Antón, Villarreal CF Director of International Business.