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Proformance Football

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Proformance Football?

Proformance Football is an international football academy located in Marbella, Southern Spain. Ex-professional player Yuri Ruh dos Santos leads the academy.  It caters to young footballers ages 6 to 21 years old.

Yuri has developed a football training program, age-appropriate,  for grassroots development,  based on the European professional football club model and his own experience as a professional player. The training sessions are designed to help young players develop and perfect their skills both, physical and mental to prepare them for the future.

What age group do you coach?

Proformance Football offers professional coaching sessions for players ages 6 to 21.

What experience do Proformance Football coaches have?

We believe that the best coaching comes from experienced coaches and players who have experienced playing and/or coaching at a professional level within a professional league. Our seasoned coaches have extensive practical experience playing and coaching European football and most have a history of training and playing in a  professional 1st division club in Europe and South America.

What type of training do you offer?

We offer individual and team training, as well as camps and clinics to help players develop their skills.

WEEKEND SESSIONS –  These sessions are two hours each. They are held locally in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella – Spain every Saturday and Sunday.  We alternate between our football pitch and the beach.

HOLIDAY SESSIONS –  The Holiday sessions take place daily from Monday to Friday, 4 hours a day. These are football camps with a mixture of football training, football games, and other leisure activities. They are fun and entertaining.

PRIVATE SESSIONS – These are individual one-hour sessions, designed to help perfect a player’s personal skills. They are molded to the player’s exact needs and style of play as well as their specific position. We look to work with the player’s natural talent and help sharpen their natural skills to increase their ability to perform on the pitch.

PRO – YOUTH ACADEMY SESSIONS: Due to our coaches’ backgrounds and expertise, we also prepare youth teams from professional clubs worldwide for specific competitions. These intensive courses are molded to prepare the players and the team according to the type of competition and opposition they will face in the competition. We work very closely and in collaboration with the team’s coaches to ensure we meet the team and the club’s objectives. We look to equip them with the tools they need to succeed and ultimately win the competition. These sessions can take place locally, the team comes to us or Proformance Football goes to the club anywhere in the world.

How much experience do players need to enroll?

Proformance Football believes it is its job to teach football. Not everyone will become a professional player, but at Proformance Football we believe everyone passionate about football can learn the proper way from the get-go.

You do not need any experience to join the club. We offer a wide variety of training sessions and programs molded to the level and the needs of the players. Players are assessed and then placed in their respective groups based on age, skill, and level of play.

What is your coaching philosophy?

Our coaching philosophy is focused on individual player development, emphasizing skill-building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

What kind of equipment do players need?

Players should bring football boots and shin guards and wear the Proformance Football kit. On colder and/or rainy days, players should bring appropriate clothing for the weather.

What is different about Proformance Football?

Proformance Football has its own professional training programs, designed by ex-player Yuri Ruh dos Santos. All Proformance Football coaches follow the same curriculum. They are handpicked by Yuri who personally teaches them his methodology to ensure consistency, accuracy, and quality.

Yuri believes that proper training should begin at the grassroots, otherwise, players’ development is limited from the get-go which can affect the players’ future potential. He has designed training sessions that mirror the training pro players receive, based on his own professional experience. He molded these sessions to make them age-appropriate.

He also added components that not only help players develop and perfect their skills, but these sessions also teach the game, and tactics and help young players develop their minds to think like a player: position themselves properly, create opportunities with their teammates, anticipation, and expand their peripheral vision to enable them to make accurate decisions within split seconds.

Plus, Yuri believes in a personalized and very hands-on approach to teaching youth how to play the game. Coaches at Proformance Football do not stand around telling players what to do; they get involved, train with the players, play with the players and show them how it’s done. They also challenge players to push them to grow and better themselves. All Proformance Football training sessions are a joint effort between the coaching staff and the players.

The idea behind these carefully designed training sessions is to expose young talented players to the type of training and development professional players get from 1st division football clubs in Europe.

The objective is to develop the grassroots and prepare young, talented players for their future by arming them with the tools, skills, and mindset they will need to succeed.

How do I sign up?

Your first training session is free. This gives you the opportunity to try it out and see how you like it. Our sessions are two full hours and they are intense.

You can either contact us via the website by filling out the contact form and we will get back to you or you can fill in the form online for your FREE TRIAL.

You can also email us directly at: [email protected]

What are your fees?

Our fees vary depending on the program, but we offer competitive pricing and discounts for multiple sessions, siblings, and groups.

WEEKEND SESSIONS: These are yearly enrollment with monthly  payments.

HOLIDAY SESSIONS: These are weekly enrollment. We provide discounts for 2 or more weeks.  There is a 50% non-refundable deposit and full payment is due latest 14 days from your start date.

PRIVATE SESSION: These are payable by the hour. We offer discounts on multiple private sessions – Private Session Packs – 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours.

For more information please email us at: [email protected]

What is your cancellation policy?

WEEKEND SESSIONS: We require 30 days’ notice for cancellations with the latest month paid, and missed sessions will not be refunded.

HOLIDAY SESSIONS: There is a 50% non-refundable deposit and missed sessions will not be refunded.

PRIVATE SESSIONS: Individual hours, payable upon reserving and are non-refundable. A minimum of 48-hour notice is required for any rescheduling. Packs are paid upfront and are non-refundable- once scheduled we require a minimum of a 48-hour notice to re-schedule otherwise the hour is lost.

Do you offer any scholarships?

Proformance Football is interested in scouting exceptional talent. We have collaborations with professional clubs in Europe, South Africa, Japan, and South America interested in youth discovery and player development as well as showcasing exceptional talent in Europe.

We do not provide any scholarships but we are looking at collaborating with organizations that can provide scholarships. We will keep you posted accordingly.

For more information please email us at: [email protected]