German Training Camp

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Have you ever dreamt of training with one of the best youth football academy’s in Europe? Well stop dreaming and start living the dream!

Ellë Football Academy has partnered with an awesome German football academy, Deutsches Football International (“DFI”) which has a dedicated football training facility where you can live, breathe and train football with other talented youth players from across the globe.

Ellë Football Academy acknowledges that life is full of experiences, we believe that the opportunity to train in Germany is a life changing experience. Think beyond the boundaries of playing local football and be prepared for a transformational change in your football capability made possible by this European experience.

We aim to transform young athletes into global players that are able to compete not only in Australia but also anywhere around the globe. The development of Ellë FA players is our primary focus and we believe a partnership with one of the leading football nations will help us deliver on this commitment. We want to offer our players a truly amazing opportunity to train with professional German coaches in one of the best football academy’s in Europe.

At DFI we take partnering with other academies seriously, our reputation as one of the best Academy’s in Europe doesn’t happen overnight. Our decision to partner with EFA was made easy, the team at EFA are one of the highest quality and professional teams we have met. Their energy,enthusiasm and desire to be the best academy for their players makes them a formidable force in Asia.

Andreas Herbst

CEO Deutsches Fussball Internat


The German football boarding school has its headquarters in Bad Aibling and is part of a 70-hectare parkland. The facility includes among other things a Diakonie, a school, a kindergarten, a café, boarding house and the B & O Parkhotel.

The recently renovated boarding house accommodates 85 boarders consisting of 9 quads, 3 triples, 24 double rooms (between 26 and 42 sqm in size). Students also have access to a subsistence and recreational area including 3 modern lounges in which players can relax and socialize. The facility includes television, pool table and table tennis table. The major highlight is the indoor football court (12 x 8 metres).

On the spacious, almost car-free grounds are the facilities that make the footballers heart beat faster – the football fields. The football fields consist of:
  • a natural grass pitch
  • two artificial turf fields
  • a beach soccer and beach foot-volley court
  • a tennis court

……ensuring the best training conditions are made available to players. In addition, the great sports hall incorporates a synthetic turf area for the training operations and is also available for recreational fun.

The in-house bistro has been designed to cater for the nutritional needs of boarders through the provision of an athlete’s breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks.

The boarder is living in a “small paradise”, notwithstanding this, players have a demanding daily schedule they must adhere to. The players daily schedules are packed for all activities and learning. They typically include:
  • Mornings: breakfast, schooling, individual football training
  • Afternoons: lunch, schooling, homework, club training, followed by dinner

With these busy daily schedules there is limited time for boarders to relax! Players come from all over Germany, to DFI located at Bad Aibling, state of Bavaria, Germany. It’s the boarding house of the children and youth of the German Football community. The DFI mission statement “Here we aim to grow personalities based on the DFI values that exemplify our trainers, teachers and staff to the students.“

The Programme

The Deutsches Fußball Internat is responsible for the football training, which includes:
• 8 weekly training sessions (individual or with the youth teams) with a coach of the academy.
• Tactical, technical and athletic work.
• Participation in friendly matches and observation/analysis of these matches.
• Kit equipment for every training session and game.

Accomadation, Organisation & Airport Transfer

The Deutsches Fußball Internat is responsible for accommodation and catering (full board) for all players staying at the academy. The accommodation will be in double, 3, 4 or 6 bedroom boarding house.

The Deutsches Fußball Internat gives assistance with legal formalities (healthcare insurance, etc.) and gives access to healthcare (physiotherapist and doctors). Group transfer are included from Munich Airport to Bad Aibling and return.

Language Lessons & Leisure Time

The Deutsches Fußball Internat is in responsible for language lessons and leisure time of the players, which includes:
• Intensive German lessons (6/10 hours a week)
• Individual assessment (regular assessment with the staff, assessment at the end)
• Cultural trips (visit to Munich, the Bavarian Alps, etc.)
• Visiting the Allianz Arena the home of Bayern Munich
• Other activities with the educational staff

Weekly Model Schedule

Players will train 7 days a week and the schedule will be provided upon arrival.


Selection process

Ellë Football Academy is responsible for the scouting and selecting of talented players for the opportunity to train at DFI Academy, Germany. Selected players will need to demonstrate a consistently superior football capability and outstanding core values in order to enable a seamless integration into the DFI training programme.

A player is only allowed to access the long-term internship once a short term internship is successfully completed. This gives the player the opportunity to learn the German culture, to participate in an intensive language course and to see if “life” at the academy is the right choice for him or her.

Dates & Fees


12 days programme
2600 Euros (inc GST)

Extra Information
  • The currency will be in accordance with the daily rate as of the contract signature.
  • Commence on Monday morning (therefore arrive Sunday night) and complete on the following Friday.
  • The cost covers all tuition, training, board and meals along with group transfers from the airport.

ELLË Football Academy and DFI suggest the two-week programme in order to maximise the player’s learning experience.

Not included
  • Flight Tickets
  • Insurance for players is compulsory

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