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Goals and philosophy

The Grasshopper Club Zürich distinguishes itself as an expert childrens' football provider and is therefore a role model for this level in the region. The GC Football School is geared towards enthusiastic young football fans from the city of Zurich and the surrounding area. At the Juchhof sports facility in Zurich children, club players and beginners are individually coached and supported in training sessions run by professionals. 

The additional training sessions are based on the sporting strategy of the GC youth division and aims to teach young footballers the basics of the sport, as well as key values such as discipline and fairness. Highly-qualified GC coaches offer training sessions designed for children where fun, joy and of course the ball are at the forefront of all activities. All children with a passion for football are welcome. The aim of the GC Football School is to individually support everyone taking part and improve their football skills even further.


Site managers

The GC Football School is managed by Manuel Schnurrenberger and his deputies Fitim Arifi and Tobias Wenk.

Fitim Arifi
Year of birth:1991
Role:Deputy GC Football School Site Manager
Location:Juchhof, Zurich
Joined GC in: 2016
Manuel Schnurrenberger
Year of birth:1991
Role:GC Football School Site Manager
Location:Juchhof, Zurich
Joined GC in: 2013
Tobias Wenk
Year of birth:1995
Role:Deputy GC Football School Site Manager
Location:Juchhof, Zurich
Joined GC in: 2016

We think it's important to introduce the young footballers to the training methods that are based on the sporting strategy of the GC youth division. The GC coaches look forward to working with all children. They are passionate about football, motivated and, in addition to the necessary licences, also have years of experience of working with children.


Information about the sites

 Sportanlage Juchhof 1 Primework-Arena Dornau

Meet up30 minutes before training begins
Changing roomsThere are no shower/changing facilities available on site
PitchesTraining will take place on artificial pitches