FCM Philosophy

FC Marylebone Academy develops young footballers from the age of 3+


Our philosophy emphasises the importance of ensuring that every player in FC Marylebone is progressing as much as possible as an individual while being in a team.


We believe that agility, balance and coordination are very important fundamental aspects not only in football, but also in every child’s early life.  Therefore, we structure the sessions in conjunction with ball manipulation drills (skills on the ball).  In the ball manipulation practices, our coaches are working on developing certain skills (based on the Topic and aims of the session) and player’s ability on the ball.


Alongside those aspects, we always aim to include the Cognitive Reaction elements in our sessions.

We believe that quicker reactions lead to the quicker Decision Making. 

Well-developed Reactions and Decision Making are extremely important during the football match, but are also very useful for everyday life. We are aiming to improve these skills by using the coloured cones and reaction based practices in our training sessions and always having the elements of Decision Making.


Our Saturday’s training is focused on understanding principles of the game, defending and attacking responsibilities, ball possession, space awareness, as well as on individual football skills and high level of fitness.

Our Sunday Academy is focusing entirely on ball mastery, detailed technique and improving agility, balance and coordination through one hour intense training sessions.

Therefore, while working on individual development we always try to teach the importance of teamwork, sacrifice and responsibility hence our Mission Statement:


“With passion, commitment, discipline and determination everything is achievable”.




If you need to report a safeguarding concern, contact our Club’s Welfare Officer Melina Lins at  melina.lins@fcmarylebone.com 

or call on 07594 038826.