Introducing The First
Youth Soccer Academy in Singapore
With a Major European Club’s Academy Training Program,
With Full Support Systems
and Direct Local Supervision by a Club Technical Director and Trainers

Milan Soccer School Singapore at Turf City, Singapore welcomes youth footballers of all ages, from all different backgrounds, and cultures to in realizing their dream – and to become better soccer players.

The vision of the AC Milan Academy is to develop each and every player’s skills technically and tactically. This will greatly increase the understanding of each player’s role on the pitch. The Milan Program also aims to equip our players with vital life skills such as discipline, focus and fitness that will prepare them for all other aspects of their lives.

The AC Milan Academy philosophy is founded on the “whole person” approach, recognizing that improving a player’s physical and technical development must go hand in hand with the advancement of each player’s maturity as well as their emotional and psychological well-being.

Under the Academy’s guidance, every Milan Soccer School encourages all children to aim high, in terms of both their soccer and their life ambitions, and will promote the practice of sport as a means of improving each player’s mental and physical health.

To this end, all Milan’s Academy programs will focus on four key target areas: motor skills, cognitive skills, personal skills and social skills.

  • Motor Skills

Focusing on the player’s technical ability, with key elements such as kicking, dribbling, passing, heading and tackling. Speed, strength, endurance and flexibility are vital components of these sessions.

  • Cognitive Skills

Develop qualities such as intuition, memory, concentration, and decision making. Strategies for self-expression, creativity and imagination underpin this aspect of the training.

  • Personal Skills

Helping players foster techniques for having control over their emotions or for regaining self-control when lost. Motivation, self-esteem and a desire to be autonomous will increase in these sessions.

  • Social Skills

Assisting players to learn how to work together as a team. Respect for the rules and acceptance of the decisions of others is emphasized. Collaboration is a core part of these sessions.

The Academy Programs are designed over a duration of the full annual season, 10 months, and they reflect the same programs developed over decades at AC Milan’s youth Academy. This Academy training will give our players the chance to realistically become serious players on the world stage in their adult life. It is thus important for them to become accustomed to what is normal practice at all European clubs from an early age.

The Milan Academy will assess its players on a regular basis. The assessment will be performed through the Milan Junior Lab’s Singapore installation, with its direct uplink to the main Lab in Milanello, and will take the form of regular physical tests targeting speed, agility and strength, as well as formal discussions with our players inviting self-evaluation and self-awareness of their own development.

As mentioned above, Milan Soccer School Singapore has access to the latest technology offered by the Milan Lab which evaluates each athlete at each important phase of his or her growth. In this way each individual’s progress is recorded and provides essential information to the coaches to customise their training sessions specifically to the needs of each participant.

AC Milan will offer clinics to selected promising players at the Youth Team headquarters in Milan to extend them even further and allow them to compare themselves with other boys of the same age. AC Milan will also invite gifted players from the Milan Soccer School Singapore to participate in international tournaments. Such overseas experiences for upcoming players are invaluable and help underline the emphasis the Milan program places on the importance of developing as a whole person and not just as a player.

It is our strong contention that the Milan Junior program, including the Milan Junior Camps, offers kids a unique opportunity to develop and mature not just into better soccer players but will also help participants develop into well rounded individuals. Our professional approach in this field will provide the ideal environment to prepare our players for the future challenges that they will inevitably face in their adult life with much greater confidence.

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