YFC VISTA Youth Development Training Programmes & Pathway

We strive to achieve a balance in the nurturing and developing football potential in the constantly evolving environment of modern day football. Our player centred philosophy facilitates the long term development of young players of all abilities who join our programmes provding a positive, engaging and enjoyable experience of youth football whilst committed to outcomes which maximise the strengths and improves areas of individual's all round game.

Grassroots Academy (5-11 yrs)

We encourage and promote passion for the game by providing weekend and after school training sessions for youth Footballers at FUNdamental/Foundation stage  focusing on the development of technical skills and game intelligence in a fun, friendly and sociable atmosphere.


Players have the opportunity to develop competitive match day experience in developmental matches we arrange with local grassroots clubs, independent soccer schools, professional youth development academies/centres of excellence and organised tournaments selected by our Grassroots Academy Club coaches in which we can monitior development , progress and learning .

Youth Team Training and Development (11-16)

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. 

Specialists  Training Programmes (5-16 yrs)

Futsal is an exciting and dynamic small sided format of the game (Officially recognised by Fifa)  played on indoor /outdoor playground surfaces .



  • Increased touches on the ball  (on average youth players will receive x6 times amount of touches received in traditional format)
  • Indoors (Protected from adverse conditions and  providing football all year around) 
  • Fun and fast pace creates excitement
  • Enhances quick decision making skills
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits helpsdevelop Agility, balance and co-ordination


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. 


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