Player Skills Development Academy

MFC Youth Academy


The academy focus is on the skill acquisition phase and technical aspects of football. It is directly based on the European style of teaching young players. Our club believes it is vital that young players are shown correct technique in all aspects of the game. Even novices show marked improvement over a relatively short period of time when exposed to such coaching. As well as using parts of the Coerver method we have advanced our coaching knowledge base to include the FA and FFA curriculums (including the SAP program), the Tiki Taka method (Brazilian style) and some of the training methods used at the La Masia Academy (FC Barca's breeding ground). We have now been running this program for just over a year and can proudly boast that a number of our original players have been picked and are now members of the Sunshine Coast Fire SAP program. The Sunshine Coast Fire SAP program picks the top 12 players on the Sunshine Coast in each age group and they are coached by a former West Bromwich Academy Coach.



We are proud to announce that we have secured a major sponsor for the academy. Our new sponsor Sunshine Coast Supa Oldies Soccer run a variety of football competitions on the coast and they are big supporters of many charitable and sporting enterprises. They run a 6 aside competitions for players over 35 years of age which run all year round and they also run an annual masters tournament where they have teams from all over Australia competing for the trophy. I would like to extend a warm welcome the Darryl, Bob, Suresh, John and all other members from SCSOS who have made this possible. For more information about playing or getting involved with their competitions they can be contacted at