Austria Wien's youth program consists of the Junior Football Academy (U7 to U14) and the Premium Football Academy (U15 to U18).

Premium Football Academy


The Wiener Ballsportgymnasium at Erdbergstraße 186, 1030 Vienna is a newly founded public upper secondary school for competitive athletes.

The following clubs have a right of nomination for the five-year competitive sports classes:

  • FK Austria Wien (Football)
  • AFC Dacia Vienna Vikings (American Football & Cheerleading)
  • Vienna D.C. Timberwolves (Basketball)
  • SV Schwechat (Volleyball)
  • Austrian Baseball Federation
  • ASV Wien (Water Polo)
  • Vienna Capitals (Eishockey)
  • Wiener Handballverband

School model

The dual education system of the Ballsportgymnasium enables the young athletes to concentrate on their sportive career on the one hand and on the other hand to strive with full energy towards the Matura.

Special features of the school model

  • Graduation with the Matura in 13th grade
  • Lessons are timed to fit in with training at the partner club (afternoon lessons)
  • Sports studies as a type-building, schoolwork and Matura subject
  • Time off for sports competitions and consideration of the needs of competitive athletes
  • biorhythmically compatible start of school at 9:00 a.m.
  • Common lunch break (11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
  • increased support in the school subjects
  • annual sports and project week in the penultimate week of school
  • Support for stays abroad

School environment and building conditions

  • Easily accessible (U3 station Erdberg)
  • Large, bright subject classrooms with Internet access
  • Many team and divisional rooms
  • Triple gymnasium with bleachers
  • Large courtyard with running track

Further information is available at as well as by mail ( and telephone (+43 1 798 03 50).

Junior Football Academy

Sportmittelschule Favoriten

The Sportmittelschule Favoriten in Wendstattgasse 5, 1100 Vienna also works with a dual education system in order to accompany the children and young people in the best possible way on their way to competitive sports.

School model

Specially designed classes for competitive athletes offer the possibility to coordinate lessons with training times and to combine them with school education. The students are supervised by a team of teachers over a period of four years, and creative activities are not neglected.

Learning coaching accompanies the athletes throughout and is designed to strengthen their ability to learn on their own responsibility. Several coaches of the Junior Football Academy teach the talents both athletically and pedagogically.

Further information is available at, by e-mail ( and phone (+43 1 688 35 64).