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LAU’s Youth Sports Academy

LAU’s Youth Sports Academy offers young participants aged 7 to 17 of all skill levels training and practice in Basketball–and potentially other sports in the future–under the supervision of experienced coaches in the safe and friendly environment of the LAU Beirut campus. Training camps, friendlies and possibly tournaments against other academies, and intensive training during holidays are among the several activities of the LAU Youth Sports Academy.

Why join LAU YSA? 

  • Acquire or improve on fundamental techniques, from footwork, speed and agility, to ball-handling and shooting. 
  • Develop moral principles and characteristics such as dedication, teamwork, discipline, respect, self-confidence and sportsmanship.
  • Enhance your skills and performances in matches.
  • Practice in well-maintained and supervised facilities. 
  • Stand a chance of obtaining an athletic scholarship at LAU.


Sabine Fakhoury

The academy coaches are students’ athletes who play on LAU Varsity teams and will be supervised by Coach Sabine Fakhoury who played at Al-Riyadi Club’s 1st Division Team from 2004 to 2015, and represented Lebanon in the Asian Championship in 2011. She is currently the head coach of the LAU Men’s Basketball JV Team and the Senior Athletics Coordinator at LAU-Beirut campus.  

Teams and schedule

Team Age Range Saturdays Sundays
Under-13 Girls/Boys Ages 7 – 12 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Under-18 Girls Ages 13 – 17 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Under-18 Boys Ages 13 - 17 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

*The above information is subject to change. You will be informed of any changes taking place.


Mandatory Yearly membership: $100 (that covers maintenance, insurance fees and 1 outfit) 
Monthly fees: $80

First Payment should include the monthly registration fees plus the yearly membership

The fees should be paid at the Athletics Office on LAU Beirut campus 

Winter (September - May) Summer (June - August)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us by e-mail or call us on 03-791314, ext. 1317.

Contact the Athletics Offices

Main Gymnasium, GF Room 1A
+961 1 786456, ext. 1300 or 1167
athletics.beirut@lau.edu.lb or sgarabed@lau.edu.lb

Student Lounge
+961 9 547254, ext. 2177

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