Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have payment plan options?

Yes, we do. Using our online TELR service, we offer the opportunity to split your Annual Payment Package ONLY, into up to 6 convenient monthly payments via direct debit.

What discounts do you offer?

  • Sibling (20%)
  • Family (3+ siblings) (25%)
  • Annual Discount (20%)
  • Annual Sibling Discount (25%) & Annual Family Discount (30%)
  • Multi session (second session price - AED 80)
  • Multi-Sport Discount (second session price - AED 80)


If we miss a session, can we have a make-up?

Yes, absolutely! For missed sessions, simply contact your respective session coach or email [email protected] to arrange a suitable make-up date. In the event of injury, you can kindly supply a medical/doctors note, and we will create a credit note for future use on all Elite Sport services.

The activity/session time no longer works for me, can I have a refund?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, as per our Terms & Conditions. We will however work with you to find an alternative location / session time / day / sport, to utilize credit

What is included In the Kit Pack?

You will receive our very latest 10 Year commemorative Elite Sports Academy Football kit, kit bag and a Football. Elite Sport kit must be worn for all training sessions.

For swimming, each swimmer will receive an Elite Sport towel, kit bag and swimming hat.

I do not need a new kit, we already have last year’s kit?

As a professional Academy, ALL new/returning players MUST be wearing our latest Football kit. We want to ensure your child feel’s part of the team, wearing the most up to date kit.

Can we come for a trial session?

Trial sessions can be booked via our admin team, subject to availability, by calling 04 554 5916. Your child will be allocated an available session at a venue convenient for you. All we require to book a trial session or swimming assessment is: -

  • Child’s Full Name
  • D.O.B
  • Medical Conditions (if any)
  • Emergency Contact Number
  • Email Address


Where are your training locations?

We have many locations across Dubai, conveniently located. For our full list of Football, Swimming and Holiday Camp venues, please follow our locations tab at the top of our website.


How long are your sessions?

Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length for all football sessions, with the exception of our Mini-Kickers which are 30 minutes in length.

Learn to Swim sessions are 30/45 minutes in length (depending on level) with Squad Swimming sessions being 60 minutes in length.

How many times can my child train per week?

It is compulsory for our Development and Advanced Squads to train 2 x per week, as well as play competitive league fixtures.

Our academy Footballers and Swimmers can train as many times per week as they wish. We have associated discounts for training 2 or 3 times per week (see discounts question)

How many players per group?

  • Younger age groups typically have a maximum ratio of 10 Players: Coach
  • Older groups who play 7/11 a side matches have a maximum of 16/18 Players: Coach

For swimming, our ratios are in line with ASA guidelines, set at 4:1 (Beginner) / 6:1 (Intermediate) / 10:1 (Advanced).

Who are the coaches? 

All coaches who work for Elite Sports Academy are UEFA qualified coaches, with respective first aid and child protection certificates. Our coaching team is primarily of western origin, hailing predominantly from Europe, with many years coaching experience in UAE. For our full list of coaches, please visit


 Can players progress levels during the season?

Of course. Our Squads Development Pathway is as follows: -

  • Fundamental Academy
  • Development Squads
  • Advanced Squads
  • Select Squads

The Development Pathway is for players to develop and progress through a pathway and ensure they are playing at the right level. We continually assess and aid in the development of our players, and when the time is right, will look to progress them to the next step in the Development Pathway.

As players progress, our advanced levels are where players get the opportunity to compete against top academies in Dubai in more competitive matches. Our highest level, our Select Squads are where players get the chance to train 3x per week and play matches against local professional academies in Saturday (additional) leagues and have the chance to experience overseas trips to U.K/Spain, etc.

Do you run Holiday Camps in School holidays?

Yes, we do! Our Holiday Camp programmes are available in the October Half Term, Winter Holidays, February Half Term, Spring Holiday and Summer Holiday periods. For our full camp details and to register, please visit

What activities are offered at your Holiday Camps?

A typical Holiday Camp Day involves 6 different dry activities (3 in the morning & 3 in the afternoon). Ranging from Football to Dodgeball, Hockey to Cricket and Team Building Games to Competitions, we have designed a fully inclusive programme of activities to keep your child active, engaged and have fun whilst making new friends.

For a sample of a typical camp day, please visit


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