Mini Lions Football Team


The Mini Lions team was created in 2020 after a successful Football Summer Camp we organized for players of a younger age. Therefore, we thought it was the right time for us to offer training and matches to kids aged between 6 to 9 years old.

The coaches are our own senior team players and trainings are both in Mandarin and English. Most of our Mini Lions are local Chinese. It’s a good chance for them to play with and against foreign players. It's also an opportunity for them to get a better understanding of English. Of course the most important is to master the first steps in football as for this age group it's key to learn the correct technique first as if correctly taught the players will benefit from that the rest of their football life.

The focus in our training sessions is based on the Coerver Coaching method like ball mastery, passing, ball control, shooting, dribbling, and of course some tricks. As for the matches, the main principle is to have fun as we like every Mini Lion to come but also leave with a smile on their face.

Mini Lions Management Team

    Job Age
Freek Boelen President 60
Yamada Yoichiro Shanghai Lions Football Club Head of Program (Mini Lions) 63


Our youth teams are participating in Shanghai Premier League (SPL Youth) on Saturdays in Jinqiao Pudong. Usually, the season starts from mid-October until early June.


Information to be updated soon.

Enrolment & Registration

If you're interested in enrolling your kid, we'll need some information from you. Then, you can download the form below (click the form), file it, and send it back to Once this is done, we'll get back to you shortly.