Player Development Pathway

Melbourne City Football School provides a platform for players as young as 5 years old to develop and progress through a performance pathway that goes right up to the professional tier.

Whether your child is playing for fun or to develop their skills and ability to perform at a high level – we have a platform suitable to challenge them appropriately.

To learn more about the journey your child could take, please read on.

City Football School (Boys & Girls)

City Football School is for boys and girls, aged between 5 – 14 years old and all ability levels. Our program will support players individual development, improving their techniques and increasing confidence on the ball. Whether your child is playing football for the first time or wanting to do additional training to accelerate their learning, our program will provide them with an opportunity to play, develop and have fun.

City Select Squad (Boys & Girls)

City Select Squad is an invitation only program for talented players have been identified as having high potential. Working with our Academy coaching team, we aim to support their individual and collective development across key areas including technical, tactical, physical, and psychological performance factors. The program is open for boys aged 7 – 14 and girls aged 9 – 18 years of age.

City Academy (Boys Only)

City Academy is an elite player development program for boys aged between 13+. Providing players with a high-quality performance environment as they transition through the development to performance phases of their learning. A trial process for selection will take place each season with the aim of promoting players from our City Select Squad program and enabling them to fulfil their potential and aspirations of becoming professional footballers.

A-League First Team (Men & Women)

The aim and summit of our player development pathway. Providing a journey from junior football through to the professional environments. Providing boys from our Senior Academy and Girls Select Squad program an opportunity to train and development in First Team settings and compete at the highest level of football in Australia.