We started our Lions football youth academy back in 2012 as we felt there were no playing opportunities for the older aged youth beside their school games in Shanghai !
At first, we organized friendly games for U18 against our legends and participated in an international tournament organized by the Shanghai Football Association. Then, we start to organize training at Century Park. When the SPL U19 11-aside started, we were happy to join ! At the end, this model (older youth) proved being hard to sustain as players in their final exam year will have less free time to play. Additionally, they could only play with us for 1 or 2 years max as most of them will move out China for further education...
In 2017, the opportunity came to take over the 14-18 year age group from Century Park. We thought that it will be an excellent base to start developing our football youth academy a step further.
Our Youth Teams
Today, we have 2 different categories of age.
- U18: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 15 to 18 years old.
- U15: It is composed of boys & girls aged between 12 to 15 years old.
Click on the 2 pictures below if you'd like to know more about each of our youth category.
More information about our Youth Academy
Overall, our playing location for training & competition is always in Pudong at the Concordia International School in Jinqiao. As Shanghai is a large city, the place where you are living is indeed an important criteria when it comes to decide what's the best football academy for your kids. For instance, the travel time to the training & games shall be reasonable.
- 345 Huangyang Road Pudong, Shanghai China 201206 (EN)
- 上海 浦东新区 黄杨路345号 (CN)
- How to get there: subway line 9, exit Lantian road. After that 10 min walk
We organise training twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. Usually, the season start from late August until early June.
- Each Wednesday from 19:00 to 21:00
- Each Friday from 19:30 to 21:00
Our youth teams are participating into Shanghai Premier League (SPL) youth leagues on Saturdays in in Jinqiao Pudong. Usually, the season start from mid-October until early June.
What sets Lions youth academy apart from the others is that we are a club and give opportunities for players to play at a higher level. As an example, good U15 can play with the U18 squad and good U18 players can play with the senior team.
Overall, we welcome any boy or girl to enrol in our football youth academy as long as they fit-in our age group. Our players are basically coming from all over the world. As china amateur football is still in it's development stage, there is no need for transfer from previous football club. Then, if you consider joining us, you can come try out at a training session to have a feel about our coaches & teams.
- From 12 to 15 years old for U15
- From 15 to 18 years old for U18
As for the registration, we'll need some information from you. Then, you can download the form below (click the form), file it and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once this done, we'll get back to you shortly.
We have not set yet the membership fee for the new season... It will be updated very soon