Got a future soccer pro on your hands? Jakarta has its fair share of international football clubs to help develop the necessary skills while still providing a fun atmosphere. Here is a score of places to send your future David Beckhams and Lionel Messis.
Jakarta Youth Soccer
Jakarta Youth Soccer is a well-run community soccer league that promotes a fun and friendly atmosphere for players. Well-balanced teams, fair play, and good sportsmanship are developed alongside physical skills at JYS. The league usually runs between August/September and November at JIS for kids between 6 and 13 years of age. Register online through their website and enjoy an exciting and fun season complete with jerseys and a trophy at the end of the season.
Jakarta Youth Soccer (YSCJ), Jakarta International School, Jl.Terogong Jaya No. 23, Jakarta, email: Toto Dharmadji, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asian Soccer Academy (ASA)
One of Asia’s largest premier and professional youth soccer (3-18 years old) coaching institutions, the Asian Soccer Academy also partners with internationally renowned football clubs, including Manchester United. Players can join the fun clinics or for something more serious, the Elite Academy. European coaching methods and development of skills and tactics are all part of the game plan here. You can find the ASA Training Center at the Jakarta International School (JIS).
Asian Soccer Academy (ASA) Training Center, Jakarta International School, Jl.Terogong Jaya No. 23, Jakarta, p. JIS 021 7591 1046.
Superkills is the place to go for solid basic soccer skills that can be mastered in about four years such as constant ball contact, endurance, and most importantly, one-on-one player contact. Superskills offers a free trial so you and your little MVP can test it out before committing.
Superskills, No. 2 Jl. Ciputat Raya, Jakarta, p. 0815 1160 7218.
Caribbean Soccer Academy (CSA)
This friendly, fun, and professional soccer academy has been running in South Jakarta for more than 10 years. Their philosophy? Training, drills, and friendly matches all under the supervision of professional coaches. Another pro with CSA is that it runs all year long so you don’t have to worry about missing a sign-up period. Make any Saturday into a soccer Saturday!
Caribbean Soccer Academy, AIS, Jl. Pejaten Barat, Jakarta, p. 021 7818558 087878811440.
Brazilian Soccer School (BSS)
Learn Brazilian soccer fundamentals that shaped superstars Neymar and Ronaldinho with the Brazilian Soccer School. Created by Simon Clifford, who was even honored by Prince William for his soccer coaching work, the school is now the largest franchise in the world. The program is designed to create a complete player, with focus on technical, tactical, physical and mental abilities. With a couple of locations around town for much-appreciated convenience, it’s even easier to book a free trial.
Brazilian Soccer Schools, ProArena Sports CentreJl. Metro Pondok Indah Blok Bb/III, Jakarta, p. 021 514 01679 or 087 8755 54115
Brazilian Soccer Schools, Kelapa Gading Kirana Park Avenue Futsal, Jl. Kelapa Gading Bulevar, Jakarta, p. 021 514 01679 or 087 8755 54115
Brazilian Soccer Schools, Perumahan Taman Kebon Jeruk Intercon Blok C2 No.19, Jakarta, p. 021 514 01679 or 087 8755 54115
Brazilian Soccer Schools, Klub Rasuna, Komplek Epicentrum, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav C-22, Jakarta, p. 021 514 01679 or 087 8755 54115
Top Image: Caribbean Soccer Academy