Our training curriculum is designed to produce players with the technical, tactical, and physical skillset that makes them comfortable anywhere on the field.
The curriculum is player-centered thus allowing players to express themselves freely and make decisions on their own. We first know the person and develop the player afterward.
FD Academy Elite teams compete in local leagues and also participate in local tournaments (Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, etc) and international tournaments (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore). Another exciting opportunity is for a select FD Academy Elite team join tournaments like Gothia Cup, Ibercup, USA Cup, etc. during Summer each year at the end of the season.
FD ACADEMY ELITE PHILOSOPHY
We are devoted to developing elite players with the necessary technical and tactical skills coupled with good character traits that they can use not only on the field but also off as well.
The challenging and safe environment we offer brings the best out of our players thus having a competitive mindset but never to the extent of “winning at all cost”.
Tryouts: All players are welcome to join. Team formation is done in August and goes through until June the following year. Mid-season tryouts are sometimes organized in January. If you would like to have a tryout any other time, please send us an email at email@example.com.
2 levels* (A and B) of teams are created for each age group from U7 to U19
Each player must attend all training, games, tournaments, meetings, and other events identified on FD Academy Elite Schedule.
Players can have 3 excused absences for training, and 2 excused absences for games/tournaments during one term.
PROGRAM DETAILS AND BENEFITS
34-36 weeks football program
3 times (4.5 to 5.5 hours) a week training with professional and experienced coaches.
Strength and conditioning training
Goalkeepers receive specific goalie training once per week
Player report at the end of each half of season
Academy certificate at the end of the annual season
Challenging games with local professional youth teams
League game on Saturdays
Tournaments: Local (Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Suzhou, etc.), Asia (Bangkok, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.), and Europe (Gothia Cup - July in Sweden; IberCup - Spain or Portugal)
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MODEL
U7 - U16: FD ACADEMY ELITE
U16 – U19: FD REUNITED
College or Professional: We assist our most talented and hardworking players to secure college scholarships or tryout opportunities with professional clubs with the help of our partners.
For more information about our Academy Elite program fees, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees Breakdown: Uniform package (2 complete sets of club jersey, ball, bag, tracksuit set, 2 sets of socks, ), annual league registration fee. Fees do not cover team expenses during local and international tournaments.