Next Gen Youth Development Philosophy

To inspire, educate and empower the most promising young players nominated by their clubs, or scouted via the Next Gen network. To provide world-class coaching, in a club-neutral, pressure-free environment, which challenges each player to reach their potential both on and off the field. This holistic player development program is designed to meet the needs of each individual by continually providing age-appropriate, progressive challenges and learning experiences. 

- Jeff Bookman
Next GEN USA TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Former Chelsea Academy Coach & Head of International Youth Development for Chelsea


WHY YOU SHOULD BE A PART OF IT

  • To PLAY with the best players and be TRAINED by coaches from top international academies
  • To train everyday with a pro-club coach from a different country
  • Potentioal to be invited to train at an international pro-club academy
  • Opportunity to be chosen to go on a Next Gen Select Squad Tour
  • *New this year * End of Summer Free Games Festival for players selected by pro-club coaches

About The Program

  • Can be residential sleep away festivals or full day regional events
  • Four days of advanced Technical/Tactical Coaching Sessions delivered by a different professional club coach each day
  • Interactive Player Development and Character of Champions workshops
  • A quality games program each day where players are observed by Next Gen staff and the Professional Club coaches

There are 2 types of Next Gen International Development Festivals