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Pride & Passion Meets Success

The Football Academy (TFA) is a multi-cultured soccer academy based in Dubai. Our team will guide talented players into playing the highest level of soccer with style and commitment. Our curriculum provides a full scale soccer learning platform for all ages and tackles all aspects of the game. This includes a strong focus on developing the player’s personality and educating them about life.

The success of the Football Academy is built around the quality of our coaching. Our coaches are qualified FA & UEFA license and experienced from different nationalities. We all bring different ideas and cultures with one mission; develop our game.

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Weekly Tactical Sessions The Football Academy

A close football match is mostly decided by strategy and that strategy can be the difference between a draw and a win. To understand the game better, TFA teach and examine game and team tactics through detailed webinars. We deliver a custom designed UEFA 8v8 90 minutes training session based on the 4 principles of football Psychological, Physical, Tactical and Technical. This helps players understand the principles of pressing, transition, counter attack and fluid movements.

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Weekly Technical Sessions The Football Academy

We focus our sessions on the English FA’s 5 fundamentals of Football: Dribbling, Passing/Receiving, Shooting, Heading, Ball Control and Ball Handling (Goalkeepers). Technical skills are the foundation of football. Those skills are continuously developed to help the player reach a high level of technical ability in football.

Advanced Football Training

TFA is revolved around helping build the most talented squads of players in Dubai. On the pitch through improving the Technical Skills, Tactical, Strength, Fitness and Mental Strength. Off the pitch through following a diet and a proper sleeping routine.

Founded in January 2016, our mission is to scout the local football talent aging from 4-18 years old, develop and prepare them for the next chapter in their career.

TFA takes a unique approach into it’s program. After assessing the player and identifying their strength and weaknesses, each player will be given a weekly personal training program that helps strengthen their weakness and improve their strengths.

Our players are selected and scouted thoroughly with one aim; to build a strong team of world class players. TFA is delighted to have this great opportunity to work with Dubai’s best and finest talent.

The Football Academy Coaches

Ali El Jishi

Head Coach
Palestinian - British

Coach Fouad Hafid

Head of TFA Seniors
French - Morrocan

Coach Osama Shahin

Senior Coach

Ricardo Panton

Senior Coach

Samir Al Husseini

Junior Coach

Alberto Gutiérrez Nieto



Our mission is to develop soccer skills, as well as maintain an environment that embodies the core values of integrity, leadership, perseverance, respect, and teamwork while enhancing self-esteem, promoting self-confidence and cultivating a life long passion for the beautiful game of soccer.

The Football Academy was formed to provide the opportunities for youth elite soccer players to train and compete in Dubai and internationally.

While our teams strive to compete at the highest levels of competition, TFA is fully committed to player development.

We believe that a commitment to player development establishes a solid technical and mental foundation for which to continue building upon at TFA and beyond.

We intend to accomplish the mission with the experienced coaching staff that represents the most effective and comprehensive club soccer program in Dubai.