學院為學員提供平台，可以在兼顧學業的同時發展他們對足球的興趣。 為了提升及加快學生的進步，學院的目標不是在青年比賽中贏得所有獎杯。 相反，學院專注於加速學員的足球水平為目標，冀幫助學員準備迎接職業足球生涯。
The Kitchee Academy (the Academy) is a football training academy for potential elite football players aged from 6 to 18 in Hong Kong. The aim and objective are to develop students with exceptional abilities for professional leagues and the future Hong Kong Representative Teams.
The Academy provides a platform for many to develop their interests in football while maintaining their academic studies. To accelerate the improvements of students, the Academy does not aim to win every trophy in youth competitions. Instead, the Academy focus on the acceleration of progress of individual Academy students so that they will be better-equipped if and when they become professional players later.
Values and Commitments
The Academy is committed to training and nurturing future national team players for Hong Kong and to expand our collaboration with top clubs and experts in Europe and “export” players to play overseas. In addition to developing students’ skills and techniques, the Academy also to focus on students’ holistic development.
|基礎階段||U7 – U10||75分鐘；2節訓練及1場比賽|
|發展階段||U11 – U16||90分鐘；4節訓練及1場比賽|
|表現階段||U16 - U18||90分鐘；4節訓練及1場比賽|
The “Kitchee” Pathway
Throughout the whole talent development process, the Academy trains the students in 3 phases at the Jockey Club Kitchee Centre.
|Phase||Age Group||Training Time|
|Fundamental Phase||U7 – U10||75 minutes; 2 trainings + 1 Match|
|Developmental Phase||U11 – U16||90 minutes; 4 trainings + 1 Match|
|Performance Phase||U16 - U18||90 minutes; 4 trainings + 1 Match|
Furthermore, the Academy has implemented the Kitchee Elite Students Programme (KESP) for talented youngsters where coaches will prepare a tailor-made plans to prepare their physicality and technicality for professional football. Registered dietitians will design a suitable diet for students to help them enhance performance via developing food discipline.
Application Procedures and Selection
Applicants joining the Academy for the first time are required to complete the necessary application procedures via the link below. The applicants will then be invited to attend a trial. Upon the completion of the trial, shortlisted applicants will be notified by email regarding their application result within one month after the trial.
Shortlisted candidates of U11-U18 will then be invited to join the pre-season training with current students, where the coaches will further evaluate the candidates’ technical abilities and their capabilities to cooperate reasonably with existing students. Successful candidates who have been chosen to join the teams will complete the registration procedures and officially start training.