Last season Manchester United won their record-breaking 19th Premier League title with a mixture of youth and experience.
In fact over the years Sir Alex Ferguson has given youth a chance when many thought that he should he should be spending millions on players that may not have been right for the club.
Players like Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and also a man who is proving a hard act to follow Paul Scholes would never have been seen if Sir Alex and the team behind the Manchester United youth set up, never gave them their chance to shine in the first team.
Ever since the famous Busby Babes first came under the spotlight under the late, great Sir Matt Busby, United have always been known as a club which gives youth a chance, no matter the age or how big the occasion.
Now the world-famous Manchester United Soccer School is coming to Glasgow to give kids a taste of what it takes to play for Manchester United.
For football mad youngsters looking to keep busy during the holidays, Manchester United Soccer Schools provides the ultimate experience.
The action packed two-day Player Development Courses and summer Residential courses at Manchester United Soccer Schools, offers boys and girls aged between six to 18 years old, an experience of a lifetime with the world’s best known football club.
Young footballers can ‘Learn to Play the United Way’ at one of 55 Player Development Courses throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. The courses kicked off in April 2011 and run until August 2011.
The Residential courses, which begin in July and run throughout the summer, until the end of August, provide a unique opportunity for children to take part in a fun-filled week of football. Based on Manchester United’s Academy programme, the football sessions are delivered in a way that young players of all abilities will enjoy.
Manchester United Soccer Schools offers aspiring players of all abilities the chance to develop fundamental football skills. Equally as important, children also learn vital ‘Life Lessons’ relating to attitude, behaviour, communication, discipline, enthusiasm, fair play and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle which will help them both on and off the pitch.
Emma Savage, Head of Manchester United Soccer schools commented: “Our courses have become increasingly popular every year, as they offer young players so much more than just football training. Children gain so much confidence from attending our courses, which are designed to help develop vital social skills as well as their technique on the pitch.
“Since 1999 we have built a programme of Soccer Schools that promote a lifelong passion for the game, which is why we have young players returning year in, year out.”
At a cost of £69.95, the two-day Player Development Course will make the perfect gift for young footballers this Christmas. The package includes expert training from UEFA qualified coaches from Manchester United Soccer Schools, use of state of the art training equipment and a player diary to help monitor progress and ongoing development.
The Residential courses are priced between £499.95 and £599.95, and provide the experience of a lifetime for any passionate young footballer. The package includes expert training from UEFA qualified coaches, use of state of the art training equipment, a full Manchester United Soccer Schools Nike training kit, a behind the scenes tour and closing ceremony at Old Trafford and a player book to help monitor progress and ongoing development.
Manchester United Soccer Schools coaching programs have been developed alongside the MUFC Youth Academy to deliver a variety of courses for boys and girls of all abilities from the ages of six to 18 years. Employing only UEFA qualified coaches, who take great pride in the development of every child attending a course.
In addition to the success of its UK courses, Manchester United Soccer Schools have delivered year-round and seasonal programs in Dubai, S.Africa, Canada, Portugal, Australia, India, China, Singapore and USA. Customised corporate programs have also now been developed for adults to offer a unique team building program for companies.
For the more information on all courses available in 2011 please visit: www.manutdsoccerschools.com
You could not only be giving your child the experience of a lifetime but you may just have a star of the future on your hands.