Style of play
Maccabi Tel Aviv’s football philosophy is that all teams start with the same basic formation. Whether a player is at the Under-8 level or Under-19 level, the Academy begins with the same principles from the same basic formation.

The basic formation for all Academy teams is 1:4:3:3. One goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 attackers.

The younger ages at the Academy will play variations of this basic formation 1:4:3:3. There are fewer players on the pitch at lower age groups but they will still play with the same intentions while the goals of the players and coaches are still the same. The variations are 7:7, 8:8 and 9:9.

Training Philosophy
The training philosophy at Maccabi Tel Aviv is aimed to develop players by playing as much football as possible. Training with the ball is done during every session to allow them to experience as many football situations as possible as a team or as an individual. All situations are related from the playing philosophy of 1:4:3:3.

Weekly training processes include:

  • Team training
  • Specific training
  • Line training
  • Elite training

Player Development Process
Maccabi Tel Aviv always gives feedback to the players and parents this is done by having individual meetings (with players and parents for the younger age groups and issuing reports for each player.

Individual assistance for teams, players, coaches and parents
Maccabi Tel Aviv has a psychologist assisting the coaches and players in order for them to reach their potential. The Academy staff attempts to recognize new situations for both players and coaches as soon as possible in order to aid them in their development.

Education Department
Maccabi Tel Aviv has an education coordinator that monitors all activities related to school and study outside of the training realm. The coordinator is in contact with the school to assist the players and the teachers in order that the best education is provided.

The desire to combine football and school is one where we take much pride in helping develop players so they can excel both on and off of the pitch.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Academy teams participate in tournaments both in Israel and abroad. This provides a chance for the players to see how they match up both in their own country and outside of it in order for them to continue to grow and expand their horizons. the football field but also excellent in the classroom.