​U12s - U16s

Youth Development Phase Programme

Cardiff Met FC has devised a long-term player development plan that offers talented individuals a clear development pathway. Our comprehensive curriculum has been designed by experts in coaching, child development, sports science and teaching. The programme ensures we deliver the appropriate type and amount of training depending on a player's age, position, preferred learning style and ability. The emphasis throughout this stage is the mastery of techniques, developing good physical literacy, making decisions within game scenarios and to increase tactical understanding.


Our Curriculum

Players will train twice a week with fixtures at the weekends. The sessions will offer enjoyment but are designed to challenge the players. Coaches will start to instil a practice mentality at this age. As players reach the older age groups, the emphasis on tactical development becomes greater. However, technical development will still underpin the training programme. Position-specific sessions are introduced in this phase as players start to hone their skills to focus on one or two positions. Through training sessions, workshops, and video analysis sessions players will be able to excel with the demands of the modern professional game.

Age GroupHead Coach​Training 1​​Training 2
​Under 16​Chris Baker​Monday 8:00-9:00pm​Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm
​Under 14​Will Evans​Monday 7:00-8:00pm​Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm
​Under 13​Luke BoyleMonday 7:00-8:00pm​​Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm
​Under 12​Gareth Emmanuel​Monday 4:30-5:30pmWednesday 7:00-8:00pm​