EA Sports has announced the March 2009 release of EA Sports Football Academy for Nintendo DS, a collection of mini-games and challenges that promise to improve the player's football knowledge in an entertaining way.

"EA Sports Football Academy is a great new addition to the EA Sports football portfolio and a perfect way to enjoy football on the go," said Andrew Wilson, Vice President and Executive Producer of EA Sports Football business. "The game offers fans a fun new way to improve football knowledge and learn more about the beautiful game."

Football Academy will enable players to learn football strategy, positioning and technique. Players will build their knowledge by completing tasks and take their improved skills onto the pitch to compete against friends.

Developed by EA Canada, EA Sports Football Academy is scheduled for release in March 2009.