Player Development Program (PDP)

The Player Development Program (PDP) is a program focused on players aged 18 years and over who want to try themselves out in Spanish football under the successful Villarreal CF training methodology.

During their stay, players will be trained by the club’s coaching staff and compete and train at Villarreal’s facilities.

The main objective of the PDP is to improve the players as footballers in a unique professional environment, as well as helping them to grow as people and sports professionals.



Coach Development Program (CDP)

The Coach Development Program (CDP) is based on the formation and development of coaches in all areas through the teaching of the innovative Villarreal CF methodology.

Coaches will receive training from the most-qualified sporting personnel at the club, they will also share exercises and ideas with various elite coaches and they can take part in real experiences on the pitch.



Player Training Week (PTW)

The Player Training Week (PTW) is an exclusive experience designed by Villarreal CF. It offers youth players around the world the opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Spain.

They will spend a week training at Villarreal’s world-class soccer academy with youth teams, study their game with personalised video analysis sessions, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the Estadio de la Cerámica, and much more!

The week will make them feel like they are living the life of a professional footballer!



Friendly Matches

The club offers the possibility to compete against our youth teams that form part of one of the best academies in Spanish football.

We organise matches against our Villarreal CF Academy teams at our facilities.


Want to join the Villarreal Academy family?

At Villarreal, we want to take our innovative methodology around the world to help other clubs with the growth of their players and coaches.

We offer the possibility of a real pathway to our official partners as well as a consulting service to try to help them in every way we can.

We understand that every club is different and we offer services based on the needs of each club.

The most important thing for us is that as a professional football club, we have a mission to encourage the practice of sport and guide young people towards a healthy and active lifestyle.



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