Our Manchester City Development Programme gives players aged between 9-13 the unique experience of training like a Manchester City Academy player.

About the programme

Through practical training sessions and interactive workshops, players will develop their football skills and confidence in a world-class learning environment.

From 1v1 situations up to 9v9 games, discover first-hand how Manchester City develops their players’ understanding, and how this is then transferred into game play.

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

football development programmes for boys and girls

Our Football Development Programme is ideal for boys aged 9-13, who love football and want to master the fundamentals of the game.

Over 6 intensive days, players will develop their football skills and confidence through practical training sessions and interactive workshops at the Manchester City Football Academy.

*Minimum level of English for Development or Performance programmes is B1/Intermediate


Want to improve your English? Combine your course with our football-themed language lessons! Select COMBINATION PROGRAMMES on the booking form.


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


Personal evaluation report

Closing Ceremony

Etihad Stadium closing ceremony

Stadium Tour

Etihad Stadium Tour


Evening activities


Full board meals


Residential accommodation & private en-suite bedroom

Daily transfers

Private daily coach transfers

Two teenage boys running after a football. They are both wearing a Manchester City Football School kit. One boy is pushing the other boy out of the way in order to reach the ball.

player profile

We want players to get the most out of our Football Development Programme. We recommend that participants are:

  • Enthusiastic and enjoy playing football
  • Keen to learn new skills or build on their existing ability
  • Interested in learning about how young Manchester City players train and play
  • Eager to make friends and work in teams
  • Able to speak and understand English to a level high enough to benefit from on/off-field instruction


How long is the Football Development Programme?

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

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 info@bscyoungleaners.com nearer the time, to reserve their place.


Select your date of birth and then “DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES” to start your booking. If you are an agent, please use our Agents Booking page.