The aim of the FIFA-AIFF Academies would be to produce International quality Players for the National Team and Clubs over the next four years with an eye on participation in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The concept of the Academy is to give the talented players between 12 and 18 (years old) a pathway for the future. After 2 years, the very best players will progress into an Elite academy and those players will also be part of the National Team.
There are four operational Academies at the moment with a target of setting up more in different parts of the country in the future. Each Academy has an artificial/natural football turf, swimming pool, gymnasium, mess & hostel facilities and schooling facility making it an apt setup for a residential football training Programme.