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FAB Residential Program

2018-2019 Hero Sub-Junior Team

FAB Residential Program

The Football Academy of Bangalore (FAB) boasts one of the most modern football training facilities in India. Highly qualified coaches, certified by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and All India Football Federation (AIFF) manage the training sessions. Apart from football training, yoga, strength & conditioning and swimming recovery sessions help keep the players in top shape.

Coaches & Performance Staffs

AFC A Technical Advisor

Narayana Menon

AFC A Technical Advisor
AFC A Head Youth Development

Shafeeq Hassan

AFC A Head Youth Development
Sports Nutritionist

Dr. Deepa Suresh Kumar

Sports Nutritionist
Sports Performance Psychologist

Dr. Stalin Raphel

Sports Performance Psychologist
  • Gowri Shankar

    AFC C License

    Gowri Shankar
  • Nikhil Das

    AFC C License

    Nikhil Das
  • Abdurahman Annamalai

    AFC C License

    Abdurahman Annamalai
  • Sunil Kumar

    AIFF D License

    Sunil Kumar
  • Sahood Faisal

    AIFF D License

    Sahood Faisal
  • Shehin Muhammed K V


    Shehin Muhammed K V
  • Kiran S


    Kiran S

The Training

The training curriculum maximizes performance by focusing on each player’s development. Coaches monitor and evaluate progress on and off the field to evaluate them apart from evaluations of their match performance.

Once completed we share these results using one on one sessions with the player and parents to help both understand and assess the report. Players will have many opportunities to show their abilities in front of professional and semi-professional teams, scouts and trial sessions. Our focus on player development ensures that correct practice leads to enhanced performance, which leads to desired results.

  • Sports Nutrition Lecture
    Sports Nutrition Lecture
  • Sports Psychologist and Nutritionist discussing with parents and coach
    Sports Psychologist and Nutritionist discussing with parents and coach
  • Video Analysis Session
    Video Analysis Session
  • FAB Football House
    FAB Football House
  • Entry Hall
    Entry Hall
  • Player Rooms
    Player Rooms
  • FAB House Security operates the DG
    FAB House Security operates the DG
  • FAB Kitchen
    FAB Kitchen
  • Player Dining
    Player Dining
  • Birthday Celebration
    Birthday Celebration

The Residence

The academy’s dormitory allocates player rooms on a twin-sharing basis. Wardens consist of three experienced coaches who ensure discipline is maintained. A full housekeeping and security staff ensure the facility is clean and secure at all times. Living with their FAB teammates and coaching staff as part of the residential program will enhance the possibility for each player to achieve their goal of becoming a professional player.

The Actvities

Our activities include more than just football training.   We schedule the training programs in such a way that all possible training programs are included and given to the players in our academy to make each and everyone successful in their career.  

Our activities include:

  • Core and Yoga training – Football specific conditioning program – following FIFA  and  Raymond Verheijen training method
  • Swimming exercises for strength and recovery
  • Regular or Open school academic programs (Parents can choose)
  • Tutors for Open school academic program
  • In House Physiotherapist
  • Medical insurance for all the players
  • AFC and AIFF Trained and certified coaches handle all classes
  • Sports Nutrition and Sports Psychology classes
  • Specific training for goalkeepers
  • Video analysis of matches and training for post-match analysis sessions.
  • Fitness monitoring and testing
  • Sports nutrition program by our resident Sports Nutritionist
  • Team building activities.

The Tournaments

Throughout the season we participate in a number of competitive leagues and tournaments, here are few.

  • U 13 – AIFF Hero Sub Junior League, KSFA Youth Premier League, Double Pass League and practice matches
  • U 15 – AIFF Hero Junior League, KSFA Youth Premier League, Double Pass League and practice matches
  • U 18 – Bangalore District League ‘C’ Division, TAL Tournament, AIFF Hero Elite League and numerous practice matches
  • Seniors – Bangalore District League ‘A’ Division, TAL Tournament

In addition, we participate in other invitational tournaments in India and abroad.

Competitive match makes players

The Academics

Included in our program is the schooling through the National Institute of Open Schooling or NIOS, which is promoted by the Govt. of India to help sportspersons attend their training but still, participate in academics.  Tutors will be provided to take care of the students and take classes for them on-site at our football hostel.  Those who wish to join other streams of education have a number of options through our partner schools and other institutions we can assist a parent with selecting.  We have many institutions nearby offering State, CBSE and Cambridge syllabus.  The cost of tuition in schools not part of our program will have to be borne by the parents.


We are conducting selection trials in 3 age groups:

  • U 13 age group – Born on or after 1 Jan 2008 and on or before 31 Dec 2009
  • U 15 age group – Born on or after 1 Jan 2006 and on or before 31 Dec 2007
  • U 18 age group – Born on or after 1 Jan 2003 and on or before 31 Dec 2005

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Narayana Menon AFC “A” – Technical Advisor

Narayana Menon is one of the most accomplished youth coaches in India.  A veteran coach, who has spent more than seven years coaching youth at the national level, Coach Menon is a Post Graduate in Physical Education and Professor at Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur.  He is joining FAB as the Technical Advisor, where his experience with various national teams for more than 7 years; from AIFF U16, AIFF U19, AIFF U23 and Head Coach with the U17 World Cup team shows strong connect with youth development  that we feel will help us see immediate benefits to our youth program.

His philosophy – “Practice leads to Performance, Performance leads to Results”


Shafeeq Hassan AFC “B” – Head Youth Development

Coach Hassan has a Masters in PE and is an AIFF & Premier Skills Certified trainer by the English Premier League. His work with Premier Skills serves a key role within our program as he instructs coaches on how to become better professionals in basic & advanced technical and tactical areas and the importance of child safety. His coaching expertise as Head Coach with Kerala U17 State team and Wayanad FC further strengthen his credentials.


Dr. Deepa Suresh Kumar – Sports Nutritionist

A Ph.D. holder in Sports Physiology and Nutrition, Dr. Deepa Kumar brings a wealth of experience as a leading dietician for Asha Wellness and Qua Nutrition. Her experience will keep our players operating at peak performance.


Dr. Stalin Raphel – Sports Performance Psychologist

Dr. Stalin has worked extensively to create mental performance enhancements for some of the top professional football teams in Kerala and India. His innovative techniques ensure players develop the mental strength necessary to perform.

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