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About City Football Schools

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, become more confident and make new friends, 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.

Who could you become? With a number of different programs in Manchester and beyond, the opportunities to train like a City player continue to grow and evolve.

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CITY FOOTBALL LANGUAGE SCHOOL

The City Football Language School is a fully immersive football and English language summer program for 9-17 year olds, designed to give players an insight into the life of a professional football player.

Exciting training sessions and an innovative football language syllabus, all delivered using the world class facilities at City Football Academy in Manchester, make this accredited program a fantastic way to develop both football and English skills.

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CITY FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

Take your game to the next level and experience the City Football Performance Program, an intensive football education program for 12-17 year olds at City Football Academy in the heart of the Etihad Campus.

With a focus on Football Performance, Human Performance and Development of Talent, you will develop all aspects of your individual game through a series of training sessions, workshops and tests delivered by City Football coaches and specialists.

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CITY FOOTBALL TRAINING EXPERIENCE

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.

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