The A.C. Milan Academy in Dubai welcomes young children from all different backgrounds and cultures uniting them all in the same dream – to become a better soccer player.
The vision of the A.C. 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 soccer field. The Academy also specifically aims to equip our players with vital life skills such as focus, stamina and discipline that will stand them in good stead in all other aspects of their lives.
The A.C Milan Academy philosophy is founded on the “whole person” approach, recognising 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.
The A.C Milan Academy will therefore encourage all children to aim high, in terms of their soccer ambitions, and will promote the practice of sport as a means of improving each player’s mental and physical health.
To this end, all our Academy programmes will focus on five areas : Milan Lab Junior, Technical area , Tactical and Small Sided Games area, Goalkeeper area , Integral mind area
Milan lab junior: The objective of this area is to improve motor ability and basic motor patterns through the use of specific exercises and engines paths
Goalkeeper area: In this area will be proposed specific exercises to help grow our goalkeepers from the technical and coordinative skills
Technical area: The proposed exercises will target the improvement of basic technical skills ,the ball mastery, transmission, control, and header
Small sided games Tactical area: Here you will be offered the games theme and location of games and free games to assess the level reached by young players
Integralmind: This area is the heart of our way of working. Through a unique exercise we’re going to training on the technical, tactical, motor and cognitive skills.
The Academy will assess its players on a regular basis. The assessment will take the form of both regular physical tests targeting for example speed, agility and strength, as well as formal discussions with our players inviting self evaluation and self awareness of their own development.
A.C Milan will offer mini 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. A.C.Milan will also invite gifted players from the Milan Academy to participate in international tournaments. Such overseas experience for upcoming players is invaluable and helps underline the emphasis the Academy places on the importance of developing as a whole person and not just as a player.
It is our strong contention that our Academy offers players 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.