The Academy

A professional outcome-driven football environment. 'Filling the gaps' in aspiring and committed players individual development.

The Spark Futbol Academy ... What is it?

The Spark Futbol Academy exists to ‘fill the gaps’ in aspiring and committed junior and youth players individual football development and experience. 

Operating 12-Months a year, and tailored for committed, aspirational players – those selected into the Academy have the opportunity to get ‘directionally on track’ to reach their LONG-TERM potential and accelerating their individual development by working closely with our coaches and mentors across all of the Spark Futbol 4-Key Pillars of Player Development;

  • Intelligence
  • Technique
  • Biomechanics
  • Mindset

With the primary purpose of maximising each player’s football potential and love for the game.

On-ground the players train under the ‘Deconstructed Box Game’ (DBG) Methodology & Curriculum. Designed and created by Spark Futbol and inspired by some of the leading global practises and trends in coaching today.

Using our unique approach to Player-Centred ‘Pattern Recognition’ – the DBG Method is designed to create highly intelligent and technically better footballers that are therefore more effective in the game.

The player’s biomechanical and mindset development is then supported both online and on ground. Led through our ‘Expert Mentor’ program. Where we open up our network to provide direct access to internationally recognized global leaders in these fields.

Players then have the opportunity to continue to advance their game with optional extra Technical sessions. Along with School Holiday Academy Training Camps, Specialist Camps / Programs, and Competitions.

As part of the Academy program, players also play in the Sydney Premier Academy League (PAL) competition/s – the premier junior and youth team competition in Australia for leading Private Academies nation-wide.

Delivered with the highest level of professionalism and standards – both operationally and competitively on the field – the PAL small-sided football format provides players with an environment that accelerates their development and learnings through the high repetition of game actions and scenarios in tight spaces. With the intensity only repeatable in full-competition and against top quality opposition. The PAL also allows our players and coaches to regularly assess how the players development is tracking and continually tailor our training program to suit their development needs.

For more information and to put your child forward for selection and/or a trial, please click the EOI button on the latest Program Intakes below or contact us via the GET IN TOUCH button at the top of this page.

Be the Spark!

Academy Program Options

Players selected into the Spark Futbol Academy have the option of Full-Year 12-Month registration, Term by Term Seasonal registrations, and additional / associated programs and competitions. Check out the latest registrations options below!

IFA National Cup 2024

April 15-18 (Mon-Thurs) + Pre-Cup Prep Session April 10th (Wed)
Wanderers Football Park (Blacktown International Sports Park)
Daily based on age
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