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FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMme

Start your football journey today and gain the skills you need to succeed on our intensive programme. Who could you become?

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Our Football Development Programme is for enthusiastic boys and girls, aged 9-13, who are at the start of their football journey. A fun and comprehensive programme, players will learn the fundamentals of the game through a combination of practical training sessions and interactive workshops. Over 5 nights, players are equipped with a unique insight into how Manchester City train and play, as well as an understanding of how to progress in the future.
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A group of young girls on the Football Development Program at Manchester City Football School. There are seven girls in the photo and each one is focused on dribbling a football.

Practical Training Sessions

Players will train at the renowned Etihad Campus, at the City Football Academy, in groups of sixteen or less. Delivered by UEFA qualified coaches, who follow the Manchester City playing philosophy and methodology, our junior football training sessions focus on the enjoyment of playing, instilling confidence and inspiring a real passion for the game. Specific topics that are taught include: 

  • Developing individual techniques
  • Playing as a team and working together
  • Mastering the ball
  • Scoring goals
  • Playing with style
  • Dominating the game
  • Understanding the Manchester City philosophy and how we play

Interactive Workshops

Our Football Development Programmes are divided into on and off pitch training. At Connell College, a modern educational facility adjacent to the City Academy, players can expect to learn about topics such as: 

  • How Manchester City play: Players will see examples of what formations Manchester City play, such as 4-3-3 and 4-4-2, and how these lend themselves to particular strategies.
  • Nutrition: Players get to know the different food groups, their impact on the body, and what to eat depending on if it’s a training day, rest day, or match day. 
  • Resting Techniques & Strategies: Players explore the best ways to recover after a game, with popular methods like meditation, ice baths, sports massage, yoga, fun recovery games, and more.
Two boys watching a football match on a tablet. In the background is a large TV screen that also features a football match.

CHOOSE YOUR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMme

Our junior football training is unrivalled and unlike anything else offered by other UK football clubs. As well as superior training facilities and high-quality coaching, our Football Development Programmes for boys and girls include full board accommodation and daily transport to and from the City Academy. *Note Min level of English for Development and Performance programmes is B1/Intermediate

Learn more about each programme below:

Ages 9-17

football Development Programme for boys

SPRING & SUMMER 2022
DISCOVER MOREA young boy on the Football Development Program at Manchester City Football School. He is wearing a red bib and kicking a football.

Football Development Programme for boys

Age: 9-13
Cost: £1500 + £50 Registration fee
Duration: 5 nights
Level of English: B1/Intermediate

Ages 9-13

Football Development Programme for girls

SUMMER 2022
DISCOVER MORETwo young girls in the Football Development Program at Manchester City Football School. The first girl is wearing a red bib and is in possession of the football while the second girl is behind her.

football Development Programme for girls

Age: 9-13
Cost: £1500 + £50 Registration fee
Duration: 5 nights
Level of English: B1/Intermediate

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN OUR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME?

practical football training

15 hours of practical football training

football workshops

15 hours of football workshops

EXCLUSIVE Kit

Exclusive Manchester City Football Schools kit

Club COntent

Access to exclusive Club content

programme ceRtificate

End of programme certificate

EVALUATION

Personal evaluation report

Closing Ceremony

Etihad Stadium closing ceremony

Stadium Tour

Etihad Stadium Tour

EXCLUSIVE

Evening activities

Meals

Full board meals

Accommodation

Residential accommodation
Private en-suite bedroom

Daily Transfers

Private daily coach transfers

FAQs

How long is the Football Development Programme?

Our Football Development Programme is 1 week long (5 nights).

What dates does the Football Development Programme run in 2022?

Please refer to the individual Boys and Girls programme pages for 2022 dates.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

We do request a 20% deposit for our programmes. You can pay via bank transfer, PayPal or Flywire. The company's bank details will be provided at the time of booking.

Will my child meet a professional player or be scouted by Manchester City?

While our programmes take place at the City Football Academy, where the Club’s professional teams train, we cannot guarantee that our players will meet any professionals or be scouted for professional teams.

Can I attend my child’s closing ceremony?

Of course! Parents are invited to attend this session and will be asked to email [email protected] nearer the time, to reserve their place.

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