Cityecademy is launched
- Fri 13 Aug 2010, 11:26AM
City are once again breaking new ground with the launch of the online coaching school, cityecademy.
A first of its kind, the cityecademy is designed be an online partner of the club’s hugely successful youth Academy and act as an entry level resource for young motivated amateur footballers around the world.
The cityecademy - www.cityecademy.com - follows in the footsteps of last year's award-winning re-launch of the Manchester City official web site and the club's social networking presence, which now boasts 127,000 Facebook friends and 30,000 followers on Twitter.
The cityecademy has been built around a series of on-line and portable videos covering core football skills and training exercises that can be replicated in any coaching and recreational environment. The videos, which feature first team and Academy players plus MCFC coaching staff, are designed for use by players, coaches, parents and teachers giving access to a 24 hour resource which covers the following areas:
Technical: Passing, control, passing and support, turning, dribbling, running with the ball, heading, defending, crossing and finishing, shooting.
Physical: Warm up, agility, endurance, speed, cool down
Goal keeping: Basic handling, one player goalkeeping, goalkeeping circle, handling skills
Each of the core skill zones on the cityecademy website is introduced by a Manchester City first team player. The skills are then broken down by the Academy coaches and demonstrated in a step by step, easy to follow format by an Academy player.
Young players and adults wishing to become part of the cityecademy and benefit from expert Academy coaching are encouraged to sign up at www.cityecademy.com. And there's a Facebook page too - www.facebook.com/cityecademy.