About the Academy

We are the winner of ‘Uttarakhand Super League – Season 1’, with the team name ‘Pauri Platoons’. ‘Pauri Platoons’ is owned by Dehradun Football Academy (DFA) which is affiliated with District Football Association Dehradun, Uttarakhand State Football Association and All India Football Federation.

Dehradun Football Academy is committed to providing our football players with the very best in everything we do – from exceptional facilities and top-level coaching, to professional industry exposure, alongside the latest sports injuries treatments and sports educational programs.

We are based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Dehradun Football Academy is located in the heartland of North Indian football.

We are on our mission to:

  • create a true, football development center.
  • offer a genuine, alternative route into professional/semi-professional football
  • identify, inspire and nurture talented football players to reach their maximum potential
  • provide competitive fixtures and ‘real’, top-level, guaranteed trial match opportunities
  • deliver excellent, professional standard training facilities provide the very best staff available
  • deliver a realistic professional football academy experience that you simply cannot get outside of a top level club
  • deliver excellent and internationally accredited educational study options

The DFA Way

At Dehradun Football Academy we have created a fresh approach, which focuses on bringing out the best in each player and building those individuals, into a winning team – “The DFA Way”. Each player undergoes an initial assessment, as well as physical and medical testing and has an individually tailored, personal development program, which enables them to develop at their own rate and reach their full potential.

Key to the success of Dehradun Football Academy is that our coaches understand how to keep our programs fresh and challenging for every level of player – providing a unique, tailored and progressive coaching program, which targets long-term development in 4 core areas, essential for any player in the modern game:

Technical Development to improve: passing; control; running with the ball; tackling; shooting; and, heading

Physical Conditioning to maximize: speed; agility; endurance; strength; and, flexibility

Mental Conditioning to develop: effectiveness under pressure; focus and concentration; competitiveness; self-confidence; motivation; and discipline

Tactical Awareness to improve: team-building; teamwork (offensively and in defence, creating space for others and support play); and tactical knowledge and understanding

Our Coaches

Every one of our football development programs is directed, managed and run by a team of highly qualified coaches, with decades of knowledge and experience.

Each coach at Dehradun Football Academy is an:

ex-professional footballer – who has played at Premiership, Championship and League levels and understands the demands and pressures of professional football


ex-Academy and Centre of Excellence Manager and/or Coach – with a proven track record in developing players for professional football clubs.

Our coaches are widely regarded as some of the best coaches in the business and will:

  1. Plan and guide your development.
  2. Monitor and observe your progress.
  3. Provide regular and honest feedback
  4. Helps you to show true potential.