Our mission

At Manchester City Football School, our mission is to support the development of young football players, helping them to improve their skills and boost their confidence. We do this by providing authentic and creative football programmes, delivered in the inspiring grounds of the Etihad Campus, and taught using the winning philosophy and methodology of Manchester City.

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About the Manchester City Play Model

Our Football LanguageFootball Development, and Football Performance programmes aim to build on four distinct phases in our player pathway programme, known as the Manchester City Play Model. Using this methodology, players are encouraged to further their love and education of the beautiful game through an age/ability appropriate curriculum. The four key areas of focus are:

  • 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 Manchester 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.

Our partnership with BSC Education

Our Football Language programmes are run in collaboration with BSC Education, a global education provider established in 1930. Together, we strive to deliver outstanding and unforgettable learning experiences to young people of all backgrounds. In particular, we help participants on our Language programme to learn English through the universal language of football!

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Our coaches & staff

Our highly skilled coaches are well practised in delivering football programmes based on Manchester City’s philosophy and methodology. As well as being UEFA qualified, they collectively have a wealth of experience in working with young people. We also have a dedicated Centre Manager, Welfare Manager, and Activities Manager, all of whom are tasked with ensuring players are nothing less than happy, healthy, and entertained during their stay.

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