Can you see yourself in England at Manchester City? Introducing SkillCity – the Skills Challenge App for Players 5 to 14 – Winners Get a FREE trip!
SkillCity is an app from Man City for 5-14 years olds — compete to win a VIP trip to Manchester!
Take on the pros, submit your videos for weekly prizes and compete in the US National Final for a VIP trip to Manchester – the best of the best could find themselves in England’s Manchester City on an all expense paid trip!
Youth Soccer News: Manchester City’s SkillCity is designed to be the ultimate test of prowess, finesse and discipline.
With help from players like Kevin De Bruyne and Carli Lloyd, SkillCity tests you on 4 of soccer’s most fundamental skills:
- Ball Mastery
- Speed of Movement
Master these challenges developed exclusively by Man City coaches, and you can go from one of the rest, to one of the best.
Related Article: Manchester City – Soccer Skills Challenge Final
How it works:
The app features augmented reality functionality, exclusive behind-the-scenes training content and a chance to participate in our National Final in California.
From the backyard to training ground, you can take the challenge anywhere. When you’ve mapped out your training area, have a parent, friend or your coach film the challenges. Once you’re happy you’ve given it your all, submit your video through the app.
You’ll then enter the SkillCity leaderboard and your entry will be verified by Manchester City coaches.
The top four players in each category from the US (U8, U10, U12, U14) will then qualify for the finals, held in California at the end of October.
Winners in each category will all be rewarded with a VIP trip to the world famous Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK.
Man City Women’s SkillCity skills challenge – Ball Mastery featuring Jane Ross, Carli Lloyd and Jill Scott – who will win the first challenge? Or see Ball Mastery featuring Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones.
For coaches: Want to get your club involved in the SkillCity Challenge? Simply download the app from the store and share links (below) with parents and guardians in order to get each player registered and ready to take on the SkillCity Challenge
For parents: SkillCity is designed to teach as much as it challenges – a perfect way to teach your child some new skills whilst giving them a goal to strive for at the same time.
Just download the app onto your Apple or Android device, go through the challenges together and once you have them down, record their results to be submitted to City.
For players: If you’re between 5 and 14 and up for the challenge, ask your parent, teacher or coach to download the app and help you beat the pros!
By uploading videos of yourself — or your player — completing the challenges, you will be in with the chance of qualifying for the National Final in California where the finalists will compete to win 1 of 8 all-expenses paid VIP trips to Manchester!
SkillCity is a chance for you to hone your skills on the pitch, whilst learning a thing or two from the pros at the same time.
“The players loved trying out the SkillCity challenge,” said Midfielder De Bruyne.
“It’s a brilliant soccer app and young players will love getting the chance to test themselves against their friends and see how they do against the City players too,” said Bruyne.
Take on your friends, other teams and Manchester City players in our search to find the most talented young players in America – we’re looking forward to seeing what you can do!
Even if you are not selected for finals at the USA-wide Skills Challenge for all the all expense trip to the Etihad Stadium, simply by submitting a video, you will enter a random weekly prize draw to win a Man City jersey signed by one of our players!
The competition is open until October 15th and is free to enter. Download SkillCity now, get practicing your skills and send in your videos!