Football Academy – Gold Coast

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

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

Gold Coast – Palm Beach
Tuesdays and Fridays

Term start: 24th January  & 27th January 2023
Term finish: 28th March & 31st March 2023

Age groups: U6 to U16

U6-U9: Tuesday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
U10 U13: Tuesday: 6:00pm- 7:00pm
U6-U9: Friday: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
U10 U13: Friday: 5:00pm- 6:00pm
U14-U16: Call to arrange a suitable day

Term price:
Once per week – Tuesday OR Friday – $299 per term (10 week term)
Twice per week – Tuesday and Friday – $520 (2x per week)
Three times per week: Tuesday and Friday combined with Futsal Program on Monday = $ 675 (3x per week)

Session price: $35

Location: Tallebudgera Leisure Centre – 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North QLD 4221

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Term 4, 2022

Gold Coast – Palm Beach

Term start: 7th October 2022 | Term finish: 9th December 2022

Age groups: U6 to U16

U6 – U9: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
U10 – U13: 5:00pm 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 – $430 per term – Friday combined with Futsal Program on Monday- 2x a week

Session price: $35

Location: Tallebudgera Leisure Centre – 1525 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach North QLD 4221

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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

Watch this tutorial on how to purchase your SDB Academy Uniform:
Training uniform to be purchased online via Ultra Football SDB Club Zone:

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