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How We Look To Play At Manchester City

We call our playing style Beautiful Soccer. It is an expression and extension of our attitude, our beliefs, and our values. We strive to produce attractive, technically skilled, attack-based game that entertains. It is all about the team.



Manchester City Soccer Schools provide authentic and creative soccer coaching programs for players of all ages and abilities based on the coaching philosophy and methodology of Manchester City.

Through the creation of a player centric program “The City Play model.” The Manchester City Soccer Academy looks 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.

We separate “The City Play Model” into the five phases listed below. These are designed as a guide for young players and to help them reach their full potential.

Move to Play

For players right at the start of their soccer journey, introduces them to the physical movements required to play soccer and starts the understanding of being part of a team.

Play for Fun

Developed for players at the start of their soccer 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

Aimed at players with some experience focusing  on creating friendships and developing learning of the game by Imitating their football hero’s. Sharing their passion with friends, family and teammates along the way.

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

Aimed at players with more experience enabling them to showcase their talents and skills whilst maturing as soccer players. Players will develop further  understanding of their role in a team learning how City’s first team players compete at the highest level.

Experience The Manchester City Training Philosophy

Manchester City trained specialist coaches will deliver a new Development Program starting April 2019, running for 15 weeks continuously throughout the year. It is aimed at enthusiastic boys and girls (U6-U14) who want to develop the fundamentals of the game. The program is designed to help improve soccer skills and provide realistic game playing experiences.

About The Manchester City Soccer Academy (MCSA)

Each of the five phases of the development program encourages young players to build on what they have learned and further their soccer education playing “The Beautiful Game”

What we offer?

  • Manchester City trained coaches
  • Realistic game experiences
  • Soccer training sessions
  • Safe & fun environment



Registration Details

For registration and start dates please contact your local center.

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“Being at the Academy is great for any young player, we work intensely on the fundamentals and development of the kids in order to make them better all-round players and members of the society.”

- James C.

“I like playing here, I like scoring goals and playing with my friends.”

- Ethan G. (U6)

“I like the skills and concepts that are used to teach the kids the basics of the sport and develop into better football players.”

- Josue E.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program really a Manchester City program?

Yes, we use the methodology and philosophy from the Manchester City Academy

Can my child join even if they have not played soccer before?

Yes, however we recommend they take part in the Saturday morning Academy first before joining.

Will my child play in teams?

Yes every player has the opportunity for real game experience playing in a team.

How much is the program?

The program is $300 for 15 weeks ($10 a session)

Late Fee: +$50 additional

How long are the training sessions?

The training sessions are for 1 hour with a qualified and professional coach trained in the clubs Methodology and Philosophy.

Can I pay a deposit to secure a place?

You can pay a deposit to register an interest but place is only secured on full payment

What will I receive in the kit package and how much will this cost?

$75.00 + Tax


(2) branded playing jerseys (1 white training jersey and 1 blue game jersey), (1) pair shorts and (1) pair of socks, (1) drawstring bag and (1) water bottle.

Are there any additional costs?

You can sign up for an extra training night for $10 a session and there will be 1x MCSA Festival each season at a cost of $15

How long will the program last?

Each season lasts 15 weeks, the program is continuous throughout the year and we recommend signing for the full 4 season program.

Is there an opportunity for more training?

Yes, at a cost of $10 per session your place will be guaranteed if you sign for the full 15 weeks.

Will the teams play in external tournaments?

Teams play in an internal MCSA league with players of similar ability and the goals league with external teams on a Friday. 

Can parents purchase MCSA clothing?

Yes, merchandise is available upon request

What night is the training and games? You can access training Mon-Thurs across the 4 centers South Gate, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga and Covina. Please ask staff for current schedules depending on the age and ability of your child.