About us

Professional Supplying Professionals

Backed and respected by various bodies including the Independent Schools Association (ISA), the National Governance Association (NGA) and the English Football Schools Association (ESFA)

Euro Pro Football is internationally recognised and trusted by professional football clubs across Europe to assess, develop and recommend talented young footballers via an approved player performance rating model.

Never seen before within the grass roots arena, the rating profile, aligned with professional football clubs, is part of an amazing online player portal system which records progress and results to better scores following the initial STEP Assessment whereby Individual Development Plans (IDP) and Personalised Mentoring Programmes (PMP) are carefully monitored as part of the players’ improvement journey.

Depending on initial scores, boys and girls are recommended for mentoring or school of excellence programmes to hone in on specific areas or recommended for professional club trials.

It happens. Programmes improve players individually to become better players within a team environment

Assessment

STEP Assessment

• Personalised FIFA Style Player Rating Profile

• Player Assessment Reporting System

• Professionally Structured 1.5 Hour Programme

• UEFA Qualified Coaches and Assessors

• FREE Euro Pro Football Kit when you book and follow social links

• Structured feedback following your assessment

Education

Mentoring

• Proven European style physiological and technical Personalised Mentoring Programmes (PMP)

• Individual Development Plans (IDP)

• 8 week Programme (optional)

Learning

School of Excellence

• School of Excellence Centred delivered by UEFA licensed coaches which includes physical profiling and goal setting

• 8 week Programme (optional)

Achievement

• Improved scores on your FIFA style player rating profile

• Increased confidence, enjoyment & satisfaction

• Playing a higher standard of grass roots football

• Professional club trials

Your steps to becoming a better player

Online player rating profile

Player Rating84
Age13
Substance87
Technique84
Education81
Personality82

Summary of Luca’s Achievement

  • Playing Lower Division Grass Roots Football
  • Assessed by Euro Pro Football. Initial score 67.5
  • UEFA Coach/Assessors Recommended Personalised Mentoring Programme (PMP)
  • UEFA Coach/Assessors Recommended School of Excellence (SOE)
  • Re-Assessment Score 82
  • Signs for Top Division Grass Roots Team
  • Recommended to Professional Clubs
  • Signs for Professional League 2 Academy

 

Our Promise To You

Whilst nobody can offer guarantees in becoming a professional footballer, we can promise that we will work our absolute hardest to give you the best possible pathway opportunities, and development journey whilst with Euro Pro Football. With our structured player assessment reports (aligned with a multitude of professional clubs across the English pyramid), online mentoring and in-house school of excellent centres, every single member of the team shares the same vision; a vision to help you become the best version of yourself.

Director profiles

Carlo Di Manno

Founder/CEO

Carlo’s professional and competitive footballing journey was cut short by injury when he was just 16 years of age.  Rejected by Chelsea FC following initial trials at 12 years of age, Carlo worked extremely hard on various aspects of his game and was subsequently scouted by Southampton FC 2 years later.

Carlo Di Manno

Founder/CEO

Carlo’s professional and competitive footballing journey was cut short by injury when he was just 16 years of age.  Rejected by Chelsea FC following initial trials at 12 years of age, Carlo worked extremely hard on various aspects of his game and was subsequently scouted by Southampton FC 2 years later. Prevented from fulfilling his dream, Carlo went on to take his coaching badges and is a PFSA (professional football scouts association) assessor. Carlo has held many key positions in different industry sectors including Leisure and Sport at Director and CEO level.  Carlo is highly respected for delivering innovative and inspirational concepts and subscribes heavily towards the service ethic.

“Intrigued by coaching methods across Europe to Improve Individual Footballers I once asked a professional academy coach during a session in the UK why a particular young player looked so advanced in how his body moved and why his technical ability stood out from the group.  It became apparent that the young player had developed and maintained a programme of physiological movement patterns leading to superior technical ability whilst growing up in his country. At pro academy level, these methods are commonplace but not prominent at grass roots level with the emphasis on continued game play and practice without substance (hyperlink) which forms the base foundation.

Its knowing how, when and what type of movements and technical components during and pre adolescence phase improves functionality and technical ability of players.  Working with sports professionals has enabled me to understand not only the anatomical differences, but also the physiological and psychological changes that each individual player will go through to compete at the highest possible level.

In collaboration with professional football clubs, Euro Pro Football have introduced a professional model into the grass roots football arena whereby great substance leads to improved technical ability and a better all round player during game play to which achievement can be measured in many ways………..Playing in a higher division or being recommended by Euro Pro Football for professional club trials.

Your journey begins with the STEP Assessment (hyperlink) and the formation of your FIFA style player rating profile to track performance and improvement but who’s to say that you may be recommended for professional club trials following your initial STEP Assessment!  I look forward to seeing many achievement stories and improved score ratings via our mentoring and schools of excellence programmes.   With the right attitude, work rate and commitment you can accomplish your goals and achieve more. Enjoy the experience and your journey as a footballer.”

“Individual results………It’s what we do”

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Paul Scanlon

Founder/Director

Captain of the school football team throughout his entire school years Paul went on to represent his district and county where he was approached by Arsenal FC and Brentford FC. Despite having a determined and positive attitude Paul was unsuccessful in breaking through at pro academy level but went on to represent various clubs at semi-professional level.

Paul Scanlon

Founder/Director

Captain of the school football team throughout his entire school years Paul went on to represent his district and county where he was approached by Arsenal FC and Brentford FC. Despite having a determined and positive attitude Paul was unsuccessful in breaking through at pro academy level but went on to represent various clubs at semi-professional level.  Paul remains extremely passionate about football and coaches/advises clubs at grass roots level. Together with Carlo Di Manno (Founder/CEO) many discussions took place regarding development of young players with the emphasis on the individual as opposed to “team” and “winning”.

“Prior to the formation of Euro Pro Football Carlo and I spent 18 months analysing grass roots training practices across Europe and same time, we visited various professional academies where we noted that physiological movement plays a huge part in a players’ overall technical performance.  We found that the individual was not overlooked with greater focus on functionality and movement of the body to enhance technical ability”.

The same methods were also being implemented at grass roots level within some countries. Putting this to the test I selected a boy and girl within our U12 category who were already trying to improve their technical ability using traditional block coaching/repetition methods. We assessed their technical ability including movement patterns, touch, directional changes, passing, and dribbling and noted the outcomes using a rating system. Following an 8-week period we introduced physiological movements, (Substance) hyperlink with particular emphasis on Mobility, Agility, and Pace. As a result of introducing these physiological practices, we noted technical increases compared to their original scores using our rating system. Players were able to move more freely and effectively and perform the technical drill at a higher intensity”.

Euro Pro Footballs’ holistic approach is about individual Assessment, Education, Learning, and Achievement. Combined with your willingness and desire to be the best you can be, we will help you achieve your goals.

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