Gloucester City Youth Academy
We are an FA Charter Standard Club with over 200 players (both boys and girls) across age groups from Under 10 to Under 18.
We have a club philosophy with age-appropriate guidelines and principles for cultivating independence, creativity and motivation which are the cornerstones of our approach. The ultimate object of our holistic concept, which treats football, school, career and social relations as a single entity, is to provide general principles and precise instructions for coaches at each age and ability level.
The stated goal of our training and development work is to comprehensively transform athletically gifted children into creative players with excellent game action speed and professional potential.
Youth players should emerge from our development scheme as resilient team players with great strength of character. We also want to inspire them to be lifelong learners and to prepare them for life.
The FA charter standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
We welcome players of all ability and experience to the club, so please get in touch about coming along to join us.
All our football coaches are FA qualified and licensed, and the coaching staff includes a number of Gloucester City AFC first team players, many of whom have progressed through our youth teams.
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