Football Academy – Brisbane

We take an innovative approach to football training by mixing various sub-programs within a macro-cycle (annual plan towards a longer-term goal) of training for the entire year to foster intensive development and create a more “all-rounded” player capable to succeed in any football environment.

These sub-programs include:

  • Our Football Training Curriculum: Age level specific, which progresses as players move through the various age groups/skill levels
  • GINGA sessions: Focusing on using flair and creativity to overcome the opposition in a 1v1 situation
  • Private Coaching sessions: Focus on developing the individual skills of a player through in-game situation exercises
  • PDE (Perceive, Decide, Execute) sessions: Focusing on improving response times and decision making (available in WA only)

Led by internationally accredited coaches, our Football Academy uses our “holistic” approach to develop players and also give them responsibility for their own development.

The holistic approach to coaching recognises the need to expose players to the full resistance which you can find in games. Skilful, intelligent players are developed by placing them in situations where they are required to perceive, decide and execute quality football actions.

The holistic approach also develops the player’s mentality, helping them continue to enjoy the game and maximise their opportunity for development. Particularly in the higher levels of the game, the player mentality is key and can be the determining factor in unlocking player potential.

With the correct level of challenge and with the right feedback, each player’s confidence, composure, concentration, and character can be developed.


At the SDB Football Academy, players are developed to own the following qualities:

High cognitive ability
Versatility (creativity)
Ambidexterity (use both left and right feet equally well)
Good balance and coordination
Good character

Suitable for U6-16 age groups, this program aims to increase the player’s performance on the four core skills when in possession of the ball:

  • First touch: Controlling the ball with all allowable body parts
  • Running with the ball: Running at speed with the ball, dribbling in tight spaces, changing direction, and using techniques to protect the ball
  • 1v1: Using moves, creativity, and acceleration to beat the opponent
  • Striking the ball: Passing, crossing, and shooting

We provide an environment of high standards where:

1. Each player believes that they are important to the team and the team is important to them.

2. Individuals are supported to improve their tactical and technical understanding and psychological and physical attributes using the latest coaching and educational approaches.

3. Players are encouraged to have the courage to take responsibility for their development and team performance through planning and review sessions.
4. A consistent playing style enables each player to understand their role in the team.

5. The SDB values are upheld.

6. Parents are educated to ‘let the players play’ and not provide instructions from the sidelines.

Program details
Term 1, 2023

Brisbane – Mansfield
Wednesdays and Friday

Term start: 25th January & 27th January 2023
Term finish: 29th March & 31st March 2023

Age groups: U6 to U16


U6 – U9: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
U10 – U13: 5:00 to 6:00pm
U14 – U16: Call to arrange a suitable day

Term price:

Once per week – Wednesday OR Fridays – $299 per term (10 weeks term)
Twice per week – Wednesday and Friday = $520 (2x a week)
Three times per week – Wednesday and Friday combined with Futsal Program on Thursday = $675 (3x per week)

Session price: $35

Location: Eagles Sports Complex – 109 Weedon Street West, Mansfield

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Term 4, 2022

Brisbane – Mansfield

Term start: 5th October 2022 | Term finish: 7th December 2022

Age groups: U6 to U16


U6 – U9: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
U10 – U13: 5:00 to 6:00pm
U14 – U16: Call to arrange a suitable day

Term price:

Once per week – $275 per term (10 week term)
Twice per week – $450 per term Wednesday combined with Futsal Program on Thursday – 2x a week

Session price: $35

Location: Eagles Sports Complex – 109 Weedon Street West, Mansfield

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SDB Representative Program

Advanced level players from the Football Academy program will be selected into our Representative Program.

The focus of the SDB Representative Program is to select and retain players who will represent SDB in tournaments intra-state, nationally, and internationally. The objective is to increase their exposure to playing in high pressure environments so that it becomes normalised for them.

To be selected and retained, players will have to show their commitment, motivation, and skills.

Register for the Football Academy – Queensland Program

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Training uniform to be purchased online via Ultra Football SDB Club Zone:

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