Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
This international training opportunity takes place in Scotland. We have extensive experience organizing programs all over the world, meaning that our networks in Scotland are unmatched. Our relationships with professional clubs in the area mean inside access to Academy training facilities and quality Academy coaches, and our knowledge of local youth football clubs will result in friendly matches that are level appropriate for your team. All of our programs are unique and worthwhile, but we highly recommend a ‘hub’ destination for an authentic and unforgettable travel experience!
Based in Glasgow, the Scottish Football Association (also known as the SFA and the Scottish FA) is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. The Scottish Football Association sits on the International Football Association Board which is responsible for the laws of the game. The SFA is also a member of FIFA and founder member of UEFA. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. As of July 2019, 98 clubs are full members of the Scottish Football Association. The SFA was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world.
The climate of Edinburgh is cool and moist, cloudy and rainy, being influenced by the ocean. Winter is cold but not freezing, while summer is cool. The wind blows frequently, though less than in northern Scotland, and can be stormy, especially in autumn and winter. The daily average temperature ranges from 4 °C (39 °F) in January to 15 °C (59 °F) in July and August.
“We, at the Scottish FA, are delighted to be offering this bespoke C License course and football experience package in tandem with United Soccer Coaches and Generation adidas International. We have a long-standing tradition and reputation of offering our Coach Education courses to individuals both in Scotland and overseas, with tens of thousands of coaches benefiting from undertaking our courses year after year. We are particularly excited to be able to offer a very specific, high-profile experience for United Soccer Coaches and Generation adidas International, which we will ensure to foster, develop and grow in the forthcoming months and years. We look forward to welcoming United Soccer Coaches and Generation adidas International to Scotland to undertake our Scottish FA C License, whilst also allowing them to benefit from some wonderful hospitality that we will afford them. Not only that, but successful completion of our C License course will stand them in good stead in their future coaching careers, as well as providing ease of access to future coach education courses here in Scotland.”