Football Development Pathway

Vista Youth Football Club

Our aim is to focus on the long term developmental needs of youth footballers who participate and attend our training programmes. We do this by implementing the following;

  • Development over winning at all cost mentality
  • Strengths based coaching (focus on maximising individual strengths and improving weaknesses in footballers’ all round game)
  • Player-centred training environment
  • Flexible approach to developing playing potential
  • Player Analysis & Assessment

Grassroots Academy (5-11 years old)

Vista Grassroots Academy

The VISTA Youth team training and development phase provides weekly competitive football for players who have been part of Grassroots Academy and specialist training provision in the communities we serve.

We encourage and promote passion for the game by providing weekly training sessions that focus on development of technical skills and game intelligence in a fun, friendly and sociable atmosphere. Players have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in sessions in development matches we arrange with local grassroots clubs, independent soccer schools, professional youth development academies/centres of excellence and organised tournaments selected by our senior coaching staff providing them with a range of challenges and experiences.

Our approach allows our players to apply techniques and understanding of tactics, increasing their confidence and preparing them for the demands of a competitive youth football environment.

Youth Team Training and Development (12-16 years old)

Vista Youth Team

The VISTA Youth team training and development phase provides weekly competitive football for players who have been part of Grassroots Academy and specialist training provision in the communities we serve.

VISTA Coaches provides;

  • Advice and guidance
  • Match Preparation
  • Understanding of group tactics
  • Fitness, Nutrition and Injury prevention and recovery
  • Teamwork

We aim to fulfil the potential of all our players regardless of their level of ability, by adopting a holistic approach to youth football development in which, all active stakeholders play a role in supporting. We encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s football development under the guidance of our qualified and experienced football coaches. Parents are welcome to arrange a meeting with the Dir. of Football Development to discuss their child’s progress and how to work on maximising strengths and improving weaker aspects of their individual game.

Specialist Training and Development Programmes

Existing members and youth players who are not members of the club have the opportunity to supplement their football development through an exciting range of specialist training workshops in the local community.

Futsal (5 years+)
Vista Futsal

Young people can get involved in weekly Futsal sessions provided by the club. Futsal is a fast paced small-sided game which has been increasing in popularity in the UK. We are one of the first youth football clubs to provide a Futsal provision in the South London area and have seen the benefits it has provided for youth footballers we engage.

These include;

  • Building individuals confidence in 1v1 Situations
  • Fast foot skills and ball manipulation
  • Increased touches on the ball
  • Quick decision making
  • Indoors (Protected from adverse conditions and providing football all year around)
VISTA Football Camps

YFC VISTA organises youth football camps for members/non members during school holidays at selected venues. Camps are facilitated by our Grassroots and Youth team coaches focusing on providing structured football activities for players of all abilities in a fun and safe environment.

One-on-One Personal Training

YFC VISTA also offer personal football specific sessions for players of all ages/abilities. This allows players to maximise existing strengths and improve in different areas, under the guidance of FA qualified football coaches.