I have two boys aged 10 and 12 playing football in the M&S development squads for 2 years now. The boys have developed so much during this time both technically and as young people and their knowledge and passion for the game as a result amazes me every day.
The boys love playing football within M&S because it is such a fun environment and they always feel safe! Everything is so organized which makes it easy for parents and kids. The coaches are not only technically very good but they also communicate so well with the kids and there is a sense of caring about the well being of each member of the team. If you ask the boys, they will tell you ” it feels like a family”.
The management and the coaches of M&S have created a great platform for the kids to develop their skills, to have fun together and just enjoy playing football. Although the teams participate in many tournaments, the main objective is not to win medals, although they often do, but instead to increase confidence, so the players can make their own choices and learn through that. You will never hear the coaches shout at the kids how to play during matches, something that would stress the kids. Instead they guide them through the plan beforehand and they have equipped the players with knowledge during training sessions and the boys know what to do. The boys feel free of pressure when they are on the pitch and they just enjoy playing!
It is a pleasure being a parent with kids playing football in M&S because the boys are simply so happy belonging to the team! Although the boys come from many different school systems, different cultures etc. they really are good friends and their coaches are take good care of them individually. The excellent organization of M&S, the level and quality of their coaches, the familiarity and consistency, as well as the good communication to parents makes it the best place for kids to develop their sport in Dubai. I recommended M&S to everyone as the first choice!