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Why Sreenidhi Football School Program?

The program is designed to help the players to achieve their fullest potential providing a complete pathway of player development from grassroots to senior level. It is an integration of a holistic football program blended with excellent academics. The program comprises football training sessions, sports science/fitness sessions, tactical/performance analysis sessions, psychology sessions, and exposure to competition moments at the National and International levels.

We give importance to the details with a focus on technique development and tactical understanding of the game. Each player will be performing individual physical tests and tactical/technical evaluation will be done by our team of professional coaches. Based on the reports, individual planning will be designed to meet the individual needs of each player and supports continuous and structured development.

Our association with Sreenidi Deccan Football Club, one of the finest and most promising football clubs in India, makes the Sreenidhi Football School program a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our players to reach a great professional front.

Football Coaches

Shafeeq Hassan M

Shafeeq Hassan M is a coach with an AFC A diploma who serves as the head coach of the SDFC reserve team. He began his coaching journey in 2008 and has worked in the field of physical education while also pursuing my MPhil in the subject. In addition, he served in AIFF and Premier Skills UK as a coach educator for over 5 years.


Minhajuddin has completed his D license and is currently working as a U-13 assistant coach for the Grassroots and YDP programs at SDFC. He has been highly passionate about the game of football since childhood. Further, he enjoys the process of nurturing and promoting young and talented footballers to senior teams.

Suman Dev

Suman Dev is the head coach of the U-15 team. He has completed the B License and GK Level 1 sports certifications. He has been pivotal to our team’s remarkable results during his tenure of three and a half years with us. He is also passionate about books and art. He had quite a phenomenal time at the club nurturing and nourishing players. He continually strives to achieve greater heights and work towards the development of the players and SDFC as a whole.

Player Development Pathway

For children from 9 to 18 years of age, the Sreenidhi Football School is a distinctive an initiative designed for the players who look for a long-term supportive environment that twines together the strong academics and sporting needs of each individual player, with utmost priority given to the sport, associated with high-quality professional training.

Player Development Model


  • Football Individual Technique
  • Football Tactics
  • Individual and team responsibilities
  • Player positions’ specific behaviors

Player Welfare

  • Sports Psychology
  • Career Counseling
  • Academics

Performance Analysis

Video analysis of individual and team tactical-technical performance

Sports Science

  • Long-term player development plan
  • Injury prevention
  • Athletic performance assessment and optimization
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Maturation and player growth
  • Nutrition

Competition / Tournament & International Exposure

  • Participation in All India National Tournaments.
  • Participation in International Elite camp week in top European Football Club.
  • Participation in International Matches.

Our Association With Sreenidi Deccan Football Club

Sreenidhi Sports Academy’s association with Sreenidi Deccan Football, Hero I-League Club, provides the student-athlete an opportunity with direct entry into professional football.

Sreenidi Deccan FC is currently the Club with the best football facilities in India and is positioned in the market as one of the most promising Football Clubs in the country. At the Club, the most talented players are part of the Elite program, which includes the Youth I-League teams, and student-athletes from the Football School will be given the opportunity to join those teams and compete at the National Level, aiming for a debut on the National Stage as well as an opportunity to attend India National Teams’ Training Camps.

The best graduates in each age category of the Club Elite teams will be considered by Club Management for signing a professional contract and joining the Sreenidi Deccan FC
U23 and/or First Team after the conclusion of their Youth development phase, based on their talent and performance. As part of this unique partnership, graduates of the Football School will be given priority in attempting to prove themselves and secure a chance to play professional football.

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