AUTHENTIC MANCHESTER CITY COACHING PROGRAM
Teams and groups from all over the UK and abroad now have the opportunity to train at City Football Academy in Manchester throughout the year. Players will take part in engaging and innovative sessions, giving them an insight into how City’s teams train and play on a daily basis.
City Football Schools provide authentic and creative football coaching programs for players of all ages and abilities utilising the coaching philosophy and methodology of Manchester City.
Through the creation of a player pathway program – the City Play model – City Football Schools look to support the development of all players, boys and girls, by helping them to improve their skills and become more confident, all in a happy and safe environment.
Each of the four phases of the program encourages young players to build on what they have learned and to further their football education playing beautiful football.
PLAY FOR FUN
Developed for players at the start of their football journey, sessions focus on the enjoyment of playing, gaining confidence in their own ability and inspiring a real passion for the game.
PLAY TO LEARN
As players become more experienced, the focus changes towards developing players’ understanding of their role in a team and learning how City’s first team players compete at the highest level.
PLAY TO PROGRESS
As individuals continue to grow in skill level and experience, players can then further develop their understanding of the game and how to make a difference in match situations.
PLAY TO PERFORM
Through practice and dedication, more experienced players are then able to showcase their talent and mature as football players, sharing their passion with friends, family and teammates along the way.
Depending on the group’s playing experience, and number of sessions, the focus will progress through 1v1 development, into small sided games, and finally 8v8, 9v9 and 11v11 principles. Through the use of game scenarios and game challenges, teams will be encouraged to work together and gain an improved understanding of how City teams perform through playing games.