Sporting Futures Academy - PASE Program

PASE - Program for Academic & Sporting Excellence is designed specifically for male and females with a talent in their sport and who are currently in S4 & S5 of the Scottish Educational Framework.

PASE Aims -

We started our SF Academy PASE Program as an intermediary step for talented youngsters who are thinking about a future in the North American University/College system, but who, like so many teenagers, are not at a stage or ready to commit to our full Mentoring Program.


However, we believe that youthful indecision should not prevent talented young sportsmen and women from taking the best preparatory steps during the crucial academic years of S4 & S5, when the choices made will shape their opportunities in the years to come.


We have created an environment where top young scholars are supported and motivated to continue their studies and achieve their higher education aspirations whilst continuing their development in their sport.


The SF Academy PASE Program is about giving good sound advice so that talented kids know the importance of making good choices that will one day open up opportunities for our them to take up college and university sports scholarships whether that will be in the UK or in North America.

The PASE Program in action -

Successful candidates, selected for our PASE Program will benefit from the following:

Academic Program –


  • Educational advice on what SQA High School courses meet required college & university entrance criteria.
  • Goal setting and on going monitoring and support throughout high school career.
  • American SAT Test Study Support & Seminars.
  • Guest Speakers & Career Seminars – Academic & Sporting.
  • University & College Visits.
  • Study Support Group Events.

The PASE Program in action -

Successful candidates, selected for our PASE Program will benefit from the following: 
Football Program – 
  • Monthly sessions based around Technical, Tactical and Physical Development.
  • Regular Guest Coaching sessions.
  • Career Development Seminars.
  • Football specific Conditioning, Diet and Nutrition Programs.
  • Monthly Sporting Futures Academy Matches.
  • Professionally taped match footage to allow for Performance Analysis and creation of Footage Portfolio.



Other Sports – Although we do specialise in Football/Soccer, we also have expertise in working with and supporting talented athletes in many other sporting disciplines. Our SF Academy is open to Students who are keen to continue their sporting development alongside their higher educational ambitions.



  • Career Development Seminars.
  • Access to Strength & Conditioning, Diet and Nutrition Programs.
  • Professionally Recorded Footage Portfolio.
  • Performance Analysis.

PASE Selection Criteria -

Candidates for our PASE Program are assessed on the following ‘Preferred’ Selection Criteria:



  • SSFA Regional Squad Selection.
  • Club Academy Scotland/Youth Initiative Level of Football or a high level of SYFA involvement.
  • Represent School in Football.
  • Must be recommended by school.
  • Must be performing well in all subjects within the SQA National Framework.
  • Must be aiming to take SQA Higher Grades in S5 & S6.
  • Must have an interest in Further Education at College or University level.
  • Must be of good character with the ability to demonstrate sporting integrity & with a good work ethic in school subjects.

PASE - How will PASE Support High Schools -

Underpinning the values of the Sporting Futures PASE Academy Program will be our ongoing support of the SQA Curriculum:



  • SF Academy will provide academic eligibility & compliance guidance packs so that school staff are well resourced on the specific requirements their pupils will need in order to be eligible to apply and be accepted by American Universities.
  • SF Academy actively support high school staff through reinforcement of the need to maintain good grades and good attendance throughout the school year.
  • SF Academy staff make themselves available to speak at career events and provide academic advice to all pupils.
If you are a school and would like to gain further information on our SF Academy PASE Program then please contact us directly by email –

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