Study and Play

Student Athlete Academies

Pathways to both domestic and international Study and Play Academies for 10 months of the year, provided by Challenger Pro.

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Learn more about Challenger Sports Study and Play programs below

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Study and Play
we recognize the challenge

Your pathway to a college or professional career may be in jeopardy if coaches don't know who you are, regardless of your academic and athletic achievements.

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We will help you get seen

Challenger Pro guides you through the process, connecting student-athletes with collegiate coaches and international scouts.

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We provide an Elite Player Pathway

Challenger's Elite Player Pathway is a true player development pathway for student-athletes aspiring to play at the collegiate or professional level.

Domestic & International Options 

Our study & play program offers domestic and international options to fit your schedule. We’ll help you get started. Find what you need and keep going.

Greater Cleveland, USA - Spire Academy

Learn the SPIRE way.

Challenger Pro, through its links with SPIRE Academy can provide a domestic 10 month season for elite players at the High School or Post-Graduate Gap Year stage at their state of the art residential facility. Your soccer development will be supported by educational studies.

Liverpool, United Kingdom - Steven Gerrard Academy

The opportunity of a lifetime abroad.

U.S. and international students have the ability to study for their Bachelors or Masters degrees at Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom while training and playing with the prestigious Steven Gerrard Academy, as part of a 10-month season.


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