Now that World Cup fever is subsiding mama, you may find yourself with kids in tow who are keen as mustard to play football too! Never fear, we’ve rounded up the Best Soccer Schools in Singapore into one helpful list, so that next time junior declares, “I want to learn soccer (or football)” you know exactly where to send them.
Cosmo United Football Academy (CUFA)
Created for kiddos aged 4 to 13 years old, CUFA’s fun and physical football sessions coached by professional football players aim to foster the development of physical, social and mental fitness. So it’s more than just football/soccer – little ones will get to immerse themselves in the dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship that comes with playing the sport. Afterschool, weekend, and holiday camp programs available in both indoor and outdoor pitches.
JSSL Singapore (formerly Arsenal Soccer School)
One of England’s most successful football clubs has brought its signature playing style and expert coaches to the Lion City. But don’t worry mama, littlies don’t have to be mini-Gunners fans to join, with their focus on developing quality football skills, while having fun and building confidence. They even offer girls-only classes for active little ladies looking to develop their soccer skills.
Classes are held at VJC, 20 Marine Vista, Singapore 449035, Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299 and UWC East, 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Tel: (+65) 6348 5780
Chelsea FC Soccer School
Hailing from London, Chelsea FC established their football school in Singapore in 2013 and have brought with them high-quality coaching at fantastic facilities. Teaching kids 4 to 17 years, they apply the same coaching skills and philosophies as their London HQ, and with professional Chelsea players and coaches visiting Singapore throughout the year, you know your little ones will be learning from the best here!
Classes are held at The Rainforest Sports Hub at Turf City, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988 and Bedok South Secondary School, 1 Jalan Langgar Bedok, Singapore 468585
Tel: (+65) 6440 5503
ESPZEN Soccer School
Offering a unique football training experience for kids from 4 years of age (it’s run much like a professional European soccer academy), ESPZEN Soccer School uses quality training facilities, internationally qualified coaches and the latest coaching ideas to teach kiddies how to play soccer. With weekend and midweek training schedules, holiday camps and youth tournaments, your kids will be pros at the sport in no time!
Training and camps are held at Canadian International School Lakeside, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414 and at Turf City, Centaurs Pitch, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6325 9386
English Soccer School
Focused on developing sport and social skills — as well as having fun — English Soccer School offer classes that are centred around inclusive play (that means they’ve sessions for every child of every talent level). Classes are held in accordance with the English Football Association’s guidelines and their curriculum offers small, age-appropriate games to maximise each child’s participation.
Classes are held at various locations around the city, for more information click here.
Tel: (+65) 6631 8969
FCBEscola Soccer School Singapore
Little Lionel Messi fans will go loco for this soccer club set up by his team, FC Barcelona, in 2013. Kiddos 6 to 16 have the chance to train under the same playing methodologies as the pros from Barca, famed for its style of play that incorporates quick passing, good movement and a smart maintaining of possession.
Training and camps are held at FCBescola Singapore, St. Patrick’s Secondary School, 490 East Coast Road, Singapore 429058 and at GEMS World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039.
Tel: (+65) 9270 3413
First Kick Academy
Kicking off a fun and well-structured programme for kids 4 to 14 years, First Kick teaches little ones new skills, encourages them to make new friends and gives them the tools needed to play as part of a team.
Classes are held at Jurong Futsal Centre 4 Fourth Chin Bee Road, Singapore 619698
Bedok Green Secondary School, 360 Bedok North Avenue 3, Singapore 469722
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, 10 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 579795
The Ark @ Thomson, 600 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574421
Sports Hub Punggol 6 Tebing Lane $#01-05, Singapore 619698
Kovan Sports Centre, 60 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 538738
Tel: (+65) 9101 0666
Football Passion (Singapore)
With a passion for football (you know we had to go there…) teachers organise weekly coaching sessions, tournaments, holiday camps and overseas trips to further develop youth football in Singapore. Coaching kids from 5 to 17 years, Football Passion takes their game very seriously, encouraging kids to be focussed and hone their skills while having a good time.
Training is held at Premier Pitch @ Khalsa-Balestier, 49 Balestier Road, Singapore 329676 and Sports Planet @ East Coast Park, Singapore 449895
Tel: (+65) 9780 9946
Fundacion Real Madrid
Does junior dream of being the next Ronaldo? Then you’ll want to put their name down for the Real Madrid soccer school. Bringing top-quality international football training to Singapore, this school focuses on honing player’s technical skills and improving their fitness levels, while teaching them the hard work needed when playing a game. Provides training for kids 4 to 16 years.
Classes are held at ITE College, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore 567720 and Bukit Timah field, Junction of Swiss Club Road and Dunearn Road, Singapore 288107
Tel: (+65) 8660 8430
International Soccer Academy
One of the most popular soccer schools in Singapore, International Soccer Academy operates out of two top quality and conveniently located football facilities. Teaching kids from 4 to 18 years, their coaches encourage commitment and discipline, develop skill and control, and provide an outlet for fun and exercise. They even offer holiday camps, weekly classes and league match-play so kiddies can put their new found skills to good use!
Classes are held at The Rainforest Sports Hub at Turf City, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988 and UWC Dover Campus, Dover Campus, 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Tel: (+65) 6291 1258
Little League Soccer
Little League organises football clinics for kiddies aged 4 to 16 that build confidence and improve soccer skills, while having fun too! They also host regular tournaments so kids can experience competitive football (in a friendly environment!) and a Sunday football league that gives kiddos hands-on experience in playing as part of a team.
Training sessions are held at Turf City, Centaurs Pitch, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6487 5185
Singapore Soccer Academy
Offering a range of soccer programmes for littlies aged 4 to 15 years, Singapore Soccer Academy aims to build a solid football foundation for kids by teaching dribbling, passing, tackling, and shooting from the get-go! Their “Kick-start” programme is perfect for 4 to 6 year olds, the “Warriors” programme has 7 to 10 year olds covered, while their “Achievers” programme is for the biggest kids — 11 to 15 year olds. These guys even organise overseas soccer trips so kiddies can learn new tricks, make new friends and above all, have fun!
Indoor classes are held at The Cage, 28 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399635
Outdoor classes are held at Chu Kang Stadium, 1 Choa Chu Kang Street 53, Singapore 689236
Tel: (+65) 9669 4009
Getting teeny tinies from as young as 18 months of age into the sport, Sport4Kids teaches basic soccer skill development, like passing, control, speed, and movement in a secure and non-competitive environment. Making sure all their classes are loaded with fun, wannabe Beckhams can stay with the school until their 7th birthday. They even offer holiday camps so munchkins can stay active all year long!
Classes are held at various locations around the island, for more information click here.
Tel: (+65) 9355 0376
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