International Development Academy (IDA) announced a new partnership with the longest continually functioning school in the western hemisphere – Warwick Academy. The two are combining to create a new high-performance football program based out of Warwick, Bermuda which will provide student-athletes access to IDA’s elite coaching, training, and opportunities.
International Development Academy has been growing rapidly since its inception. With international soccer academies in Spain, UK, Italy, and USA, the group looks to expand yet again and is excited about the new opportunity.
Founded in 1662, Warwick Academy is a private school hosting mainly primary and secondary students aged 4-18. After the success of its High-Performance Swimming Program, Warwick Academy partnered with IDA for the launch of the High-Performance Football Program. Selected students will participate in an intense schedule of football training and competition, along with their normal school and sports schedule. Competitive Calendar and training curriculum will be provided by the IDA staff, who will visit the school multiple times over the course of the year.
“We want to provide our students the opportunity to enhance their football development, within our academic structure,” said Principal Dave Horan. “By partnering with IDA, we will be able to provide our students with international showcase events, both in North America and Europe”.
Some of the key features of the partnership:
IDA will provide coaching education, guest speakers and methodology training to the Warwick staff and coaches.
IDA to offer camps and clinics over school breaks at Warwick Academy
IDA to provide entries to IDA events and guest play opportunities for Warwick Academy players