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York City Football Club Foundation

The York City Football Club Foundation consists of a team of 10 full-time permanent staff members and numerous part-time coaches and volunteers, including the management team outlined below: 

Foundation Manager - Paula Stainton
Operations Manager - Phil Smith
Community Officer – Mark Sherwood 

The team's aims are to increase participation in sport; encourage more people, especially children, to play and watch football; encourage more people to become interested and support their local football team by forging closer links between them; and improve the image of and the atmosphere at matches. 

The Foundation's vision is to support the local community by providing sport and physical activity; educational; social and healthy lifestyle opportunities, and ensuring that our contributions have a realistic opportunity of making a positive impact.

The team offer a number of initiatives for local schools, junior football clubs and community groups: 

In-school coaching opportunities and upskilling of teachers including 'Premier League Primary Stars'
lunchtime and after-school coaching

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York City Football Club Foundation offer a long term Young Player Development Plan run during term-time: 

City Elite Development Centres (6-12 years boys, 8-16 years girls) 
City Wildcats – girls only (5-11 years)

City Juniors (7-14 years) 

City Kickers (4-7 years) 
City Tots (3-4 years) 


These programmes are complimented by Football Fun Courses offered during each school holiday period: 

Holiday Football Fun Courses (4-12 years) 

We operate an email database of regular participants so that we can keep families informed of future events including holiday courses and send offers via a monthly e-newsletter. 

If you would like to register your interest now and be added to the database to ensure that you are amongst the first to receive details of any of the above activities, simply follow the link and enter your name and email address to sign up: http://eepurl.com/dvYUSL

IN-SCHOOL COACHING OPPORTUNITIES 

The Foundation team visits hundreds of schools each academic year across York, Ryedale and Selby. Our coaches offer a variety of in-school coaching or educational workshops within school time (usually from 9.30am to 2.30pm) to all year groups or specific year groups with different themes each half term. 

Foundation coaches welcome teacher involvement and are happy to pass on their coaching experience so that some aspects can be repeated with the students once the programme has been completed. 

These sessions are usually free of charge to schools once during each academic year when another activity is booked such as a Lunch Time or After School Club or this could be available through the 'Premier League Primary Stars' programme.

For more information or to book, please contact the Foundation team on 01904 559508 or email enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk
  

LUNCH TIME & AFTER SCHOOL COACHING 

This is a 6-12 week football specific coaching course where Foundation coaches conduct sessions at lunch time or after school hours (3.30pm-4.30pm) for children attending specific schools, after school clubs, junior clubs or other community groups. This package can run for a single six week block or can be extended to run from term-to-term. In order for the package to be beneficial for the group, a minimum of 12 children is required. 

The coaching programme focuses on: 

Ball control 
Dribbling and turns 
Passing techniques 

Movement off the ball 
Attacking and goal scoring principles 
Defending and small sided games 


CITY TOTS (2-4 Years) 

City Tots activity sessions are designed for all pre-schoolers aged 2-4 years old. 

Sessions are created for parental involvement and are aimed to instill the values of fun fitness from an early age. The tots will learn ball handling skills, balance and co-ordination, through music, movement, and fun games. 

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches. 

Advanced booking is required to guarantee a place. For further information, please contact the Foundation Office on 01904 559508 or email  enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk

To check availability on courses and register for a place, please visit www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/yorkcity

CITY KICKERS (4-7 Years) 

City Kickers coaching sessions are designed for both boys and girls who are enthusiastic about football, aged from 4-7. Sessions are fun and engaging and are aimed at developing confidence and ability, individual and team work, and a range of ball skills. 

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches.

Advanced booking is required to guarantee a place. For further information, please contact the Foundation Office on 01904 559508 or email enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk

To check availability on courses and register for a place, please visit www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/yorkcity


CITY JUNIORS (7-12 Years) 

City development training sessions are designed for both boys and girls who want to develop their footballing skills in a non-competitive environment, aged from 7 to 12. 

Centres are ideal as stand alone training or in addition to playing for a local junior team. We encourage our development centre players to have fun and make new friends whilst improving their football skills. 

The centres focus on developing the whole player, covering all aspects of the game, as well as placing emphasis on fitness and healthy eating. The programme includes ball control, dribbling and turns, passing techniques, attacking, goal scoring principles and defending, plus the opportunity to put new skills into practice with small-sided games. 

The most talented players may be recommended for trial or be invited to attend our City Development Centres, or referred directly to the York City FC Academy or YCFC Foundation Girls Regional Talent Club. 

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches. 

Advanced booking is required to guarantee a place. For further information, please contact the Foundation Office on 01904 559508 or email enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk

To check availability on courses and register for a place, please visit www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/yorkcity
 

CITY ELITE DEVELOPMENT CENTRES (6-16 Years) 

City Elite runs by invitation only with referrals from grassroots team managers through attendance at trials or scouted from our Player Development centre or school programmes.

The centre sessions are designed as a stepping stone to help develop young players for referral to York City's Academy or to the Foundation's FA Girls Regional Talent Club.

The training advances the player's ability through the opportunity to work more closely with coaches and playing with similar age or ability players.

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches. 

To find out more details or when the next programme of players will be recruited, please contact the Foundation Office on 01904 559508 or email enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk

In between trial dates, a waiting list is usually in operation for players to register their interest on www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/yorkcity
 

HOLIDAY FOOTBALL COURSES (4-12 Years) 

Join York City Football Club for lots of football fun in the school holidays at various venues across York and the surrounding areas. 

For boys and girls aged 4-12, our football courses offer a quality football experience with a specially developed coaching programme to help young players learn new football skills through fun and enjoyment, from 10am-3pm each day. 

York City's 'Fun Course' coaching programmes focus on ball control, shielding, dribbling and turning with the ball, passing techniques, movement off the ball, team formation, attacking the goal and the scoring principals, and defending. To complete the whole picture - the chance to practice newly learned skills with a mini-World Cup tournament each day. 

On completion of the full course the players will receive a certificate, a sports bottle, and a York City gift bag including a free York City match ticket. 

Our football courses are fully supervised by our team of FA qualified community coaches, who are all First Aid trained, hold Safeguarding Children certificates and enhanced CRB checks. 

Please ensure players wear suitable sports clothing and footwear, bring sun cream and water proofs as necessary, and a packed lunch with plenty to drink each day. 

When: February Half Term, Easter, May Half Term, Summer, October Half Term and Christmas 

Venues: Various across York and surrounding areas

Times: 10am-3pm each day 

Ages: 4-12 

Cost: From £10-£16 per day per place. Early booking discounts are offered up to a week prior to the holidays commencing.

Advanced booking and payment is required to guarantee a place. All bookings are accepted unless you are contacted by a team member stating otherwise. We regret we cannot offer a refund for illness or other reasons for non-attendance. 

For further information, please contact the Foundation Office on 01904 559508 or email enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk 

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