Since its inception in January 2016, TFA has promoted football in a holistic manner, by empowering players to elevate their passion for football to reach the professional levels that they aspire for. The academy has become a center for the community, as the place where students realize their inner potential, athletes train for championships, coaches enhance their skills and everyone learns crucial life skills through football.
Driven by committed coaches, and focused to motivate and guide athletes to their peak potential, TFA is known for the many specialized programs that have launched career and education paths for athletes across the globe. It is our effort to support every football player achieve their dream and that’s why we curate paths for players from their toddler years to adolescence, going even further in our efforts to support young post-grads in acquiring their dream to carry on playing soccer while pursuing college studies.
TFA’s success comes from the unique approach of its training programs. The Academy is dedicated to providing complete football education from the game’s tactics and rules to the player’s confidence, nutrition, physical fitness, and lots more. At The Football Academy, we train intensely so that our players can develop their football skills and be prepared to compete against national and international teams at the highest level. One-2-One training session focuses on developing specific technical skills and mobility, while a team training session develops team cohesiveness and tactics. As one of the most effective and comprehensive club soccer programs in Dubai, we are able to guide players with our experienced coaching staff.
Since establishing The Football Academy in 2016, we have grown our program from the age of 3 to 21 years and increased our numbers from 20 to 250 players.
Envisioned as the club where talent and dedication thrive in a supportive ecosystem, the Elite Performance Center is TFA’s Senior Men’s team that competes in the professional leagues. Built with talented players, Dedicated Coaches, World-class infrastructure, sponsors, and managers, with the philosophy to develop young men as we nurture their ambition and their dream and help them map out their careers.
The club upholds a collective mentality towards growth, training, and the fantastic game of Football. 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 lifelong passion for the beautiful game of soccer.
For us, football is the people’s game - beyond age, gender, nationality, beliefs, or any cultural background. Our goal is to inspire everyone because the game has the power to bring the world together.
We established the Football Academy to provide players with opportunities to train and compete in Dubai at a global level. Our commitment is demonstrated by the players who have come to Dubai from all over the world and those who proceeded to some of the world’s best football clubs.
At The Football Academy, we train intensely so that our players can develop their football skills and be prepared to compete against national and international teams at the highest level. One-on-One training session focuses on developing specific technical skills and mobility, while a team training session develops team cohesiveness and tactics. As one of the most effective and comprehensive club soccer programs in Dubai, we are able to guide players with our experienced coaching staff.
Our Curriculum is built around the 4 cornerstones of football:
Technique, Tactics, Physical and Mental abilities.
Each of these elements helps children’s overall development and soccer skills but most importantly their ability to approach situations from a new angle – look for different solutions.
Football is a physically demanding game that offers players the opportunity to improve their speed, agility, strength, hand-to-eye coordination, and overall cardiovascular endurance. We understand that beyond the thrill of playing matches, playing the game can help children develop social skills, and new friendships as well as improve their self-confidence & self-esteem and learn respect, teamwork, loyalty, discipline, and hard work.
The foundation of playing a good football game is based on technical and analyzing skills. Both of these skill sets vary depending on the position of the players. At TFA, our highly skilled coaches examine each parameter required while playing this complex sport on a weekly basis and elevate each skill that would prepare them to play at professional levels. The technical sessions are based on English FA’s 5 fundamentals of soccer - Dribbling, passing, shooting, heading, and touch. Our tactical training is based on UEFA-designed 8V 8 sessions, where the players are offered a 90 minutes training session that includes pressing, transition, counter-attack, and fluid movement.
Football is a game of kicks and tricks, which requires a balance between focus and physical strength. We provide sports science classes every month that lets the players evaluate various facets needed for improving their motor skills, physical fitness, and most importantly, enhancing their knowledge.
Football is seen as a catalyst that can bring about a change in a player’s life. TFA strives to produce sporting genius for the country by providing them local and global exposure. Through our brilliantly designed programs - Pathway to Higher Education, Pathway to University, Pathway to USA, and Pathway to Dubai, we cover players of all age groups, enabling them to adopt sporting skills from an early age. We have set a benchmark in providing sports excellence by creating platforms for higher education and professional leagues. At TFA, we take a player-oriented approach and endeavor to help each athlete reach his/her peak potential.