Hong Kong football schools are excellent if you’ve got little goalies (or strikers!) From Hong Kong Football Club to the Brazilian Football Academy, here are the best football clubs for kids and teens.
If you’ve got a kiddo who wants to learn how to bend it like Beckham, enrolling them in a football school (or any team sports!) can do wonders for their development, confidence and overall health. Not to mention it’s the perfect chance for them to make new friends! And let’s face it, there’s no other cultural unifier like sport – it’s a universal language. Swipe through to see some of the most popular kid’s football schools and clubs in Hong Kong; there’s something for boys, girls, the barely-just-walking to older tweens and teens.
Young Talent Football Team – Football classes in 24 locations in Hong Kong
Founded by an experienced football coach, Young Talent Football Team provides professional English-language football courses in 24 indoor and outdoor locations around Hong Kong. It nurtures kids’ passion for football through training programs and exchange experiences for local and overseas young elites in Hong Kong. Your child will develop social skills, self-discipline and teamwork through participating in mini-games and demo football competitions.
Age: 1.5 to 14 years
Enrol before Wednesday, 5 July 2023 using code YTFTSASSY to receive a YT edition Summer Kit including a stylish tote bag, a cosy towel and a transparent pouch!
Galaxy Sports Asia – Football school for toddlers up to 12 years
Have a little munchkin who loves soccer? Galaxy Sports Asia provides a multi-developmental soccer play program for toddlers up to 5 years old, plus a soccer training program for kids from 5 to 12 years old. Developed with passion by professional coaches and early years educators, its programmes deliver fun, challenging and diverse sessions, so your little one is sure to shine regardless of their level. Classes are available every day of the week all across Hong Kong.
Age: 2 to 5 years and 5 to 12 years.
Hong Kong Football Club – Football school with special needs classes
Hong Kong Football Club has a junior soccer programme for young players from ages 5 to 18 years. Whether your kiddo wants to learn football as a hobby, wants to play competitively, is already a pro or has special needs, they’re sure to find the perfect fit here.
Ages: 4 to 19 years.
Chelsea FC Soccer School – Hong Kong football school based on Chelsea FB Foundation in the UK
Set up by former Hong Kong pro footballer, George Santos, sessions here are fun for the boys and girl’s teams and follow the same training techniques that the Chelsea FC Foundations practices in the UK. Students will work on their reactions, concentration, ball skills and coordination. They’ll put their new tippy-tappy skills into practice in a 30-minute match, held at the end of every session.
Ages: 3 to 17 years.
Little Kickers – Hong Kong football school with a “play not push” philosophy
If you’re looking to start them young then Little Kickers should be the top of your list. Starting from 18 months, your little one can join in the fun up until the grand old age of 7 years old. Its football classes are an age-appropriate 45 minutes and follow the mantra of “play not push” as well as “learning to learn”, so you have no need to worry that they’re under any pressure to perform.
Ages: 18 months to 7 years
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Asia Pacific Soccer School – Girls-only groups available at this Hong Kong football school
Asia Pacific Soccer School run football classes all over Hong Kong every day of the week for ages 18 months to 18 years old. Its professional coaches offer elite team training, girls-only groups as well as a special goalkeeper training class. What’s more, you can enjoy one free trial class (there is no charge whether you sign up after or not!)
Ages: 18 months to 18 years
Kowloon Cricket Club – Junior football training in Hong Kong
Despite its name, Kowloon Cricket Club’s most popular section is football, with over 250 players participating in football training, matches and more. Check out its junior football training calendar here.
Ages: 5 to 16 years
Ronaldo Academy – Football school offering summer courses and camps
Even the most casual football fan knows who Ronaldo is, and this academy aims to instil Ronaldo’s passion and love of the beautiful game into its students. It also holds summer courses and camps held across Hong Kong.
Ages: 5 to 17 years
South China Athletic Association (SCAA) – Hong Kong football school to build basic skills
South China Athletic Association offers football courses tailored for kids and teens to help them build solid football basic skills. It also offers special seasonal courses over the summer, Easter break and Christmas break.
Ages: 4 to 16 years.
Brazilian Football Academy – Football school that aims to breed stand-up citizens in the community
The Brazil Football Academy aims not only to create top players but also to foster stand-up citizens in the community, removing the emphasis from winning and instead focusing on a player’s long-term development, sportsmanship and teamwork.
Ages: 5 to 15 years.
Tinytots Coaching – Kids’ football school to develop lifelong skills
Tinytots coaching runs a football school for kids ages 18 months to 4 year olds that help them develop the necessary skills to succeed inside and outside the classroom environment. Parents can join in too, supporting their little one at TinyTot’s parent and child introduction class!
Ages: 18 months to 4 years.
LaLiga Football Schools Hong Kong – Special football training methodology designed for children
LaLiga Football Schools Hong Kong uses its special LaLiga training methodology designed by its professionals. Kids will not only learn to play football, but also enhance their skills, fitness, stamina, understanding of the game, tactical awareness, teamwork and creativity.
Ages: All ages.
Liverpool Football Club International Academy – Football school for beginner and experienced kids
With football academies all around the world, Liverpool Football Club provides young players an opportunity to develop, learn new techniques and skills under the guidance of its coaching staff. It offers a foundation course for those who have never played football before, plus a youth training program that focuses on improving physical strength, football techniques, tactical knowledge and more.
Ages: 3 to 16 years.
Kinder Kicks HK – Football class to develop motor skills and social skills in early years
Got a teeny tot who loves to kick? Enrol them at Kinder Kicks HK, a football play program run by Asia Pacific Soccer School for children who can walk to 5 years old. Classes are full of fun – it uses special equipment including bean bags and mini footballs that develop a young child’s motor skills, while teaching valuable social skills. Classes are held in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Ages: Walking to 5 years old.
More Football Schools In Hong Kong
- Minisport – Multi-activity sports class, including football. www.minisport.hk
- Sai Kung Sharks – Football for toddlers to 14 years old. Girls-only football is available. www.saikungsharksfc.com
- HK Dragons – Offers football lessons for kids ages 3 and over. www.dragons.hk
- GMF Sports Academy – Foundational football camp for ages 3 to 10 years. www.gmfsports.com.hk
- Dream Sports – Football program catering for all abilities and all levels, for ages 4 to 13 years. www.dreamsports.com.hk
- ESF Lions – After-school football programme for all levels. www.esf.org.hk/football
Editor’s Note: Best Hong Kong Football Schools For Kids And Teens was most recently updated in April 2023 by Najuka Redkar.