2. We are now allowed to scout boys at any age group but especially from U12 upwards.
3. From the start of the season 2014-2015 we will able to register boys from U12 upwards.The travel restrictions will not apply in many cases since we are obliged to house the boys around our training ground and provide them with full time education. It is termed the Full Time Training Module. How can I get a Scholarship for Manchester United's Academy? There are no Scholarship application forms. As explained above, before any boy comes to our Club he will have been assessed by one of our scouts. As such, we do not hold open trials. Scholarships are offered to young players based on their ability and potential as assessed by members of staff. We have to make an application for Scholarship places on an annual basis, many months before boys are ready to leave school or college. Most boys have already been signed by our Club on an Academy Registration form.
How can I get into a professional club's Academy?
There is no easy route to becoming a footballer. It is extremely important that you develop skill. The first step is to get involved with a team playing in good quality competition or being registered with an Academy. For schoolboys, this would not only mean being in the school team, but also representing teams in your Town, County, District, Country or being registered within an Academy. Good quality junior football is very helpful especially in regions where organised schools football is not available. Playing with other top quality boys can only help develop your potential. If you are aged 15-18, you need to be playing at the highest level of football within your age band and with other good quality players.