Following in the footsteps of the Tigers' first team squad, Head of Youth Billy Russell will take his youth team players to Portugal later this week for a pre-season trip.
But whilst the first team's visit was all about a week of intense fitness work to set a base level for what is to come, the youth squad's trip will follow-up a fortnight of hard work at their base in Hull and could offer the opportunity to face some elite youth sides in a trip made possible by a successful grant application through the European Commissionís Liflelong Learning Programme.
It's set to be a fine experience for the youngsters, and their coach, and it's one that everybody is looking forward to.
"We made an application and were successful in being granted some money," said Russell.
"It's going to be a cultural visit as well as a football trip and weíll be out there for around two weeks.
"We're staying at a specific complex, which is where the first team stayed a couple of years ago, and a tournament is being run from there with four teams. We're one of them and the other three are still to be confirmed. That is going to be a fantastic experience for the boys.
"The biggest thing is having the lads full time for a fortnight. We fly out on Thursday and get straight into the training on Friday and that lasts all weekend. A programme of matches starts after that.
"It's going to be a tough workload for the boys, but that is what pre-season is all about."
As well as the football side of things, Cityís youngsters will also visit a number of cultural sites in Portugal, which is key to the grant received.
"That side of it will be great for the lads because they will be in environments that theyíve never experienced before," added Russell.
"It's not necessarily a new thing for us to do. We went to Spain a few years back and we took the some of the players over to Holland earlier this year. It's all good for their education.
"As far as the football is concerned, the lads will be coming up against teams that have different footballing philosophies, different ways of playing and different systems.
"It's a whole different environment that they will learn from."
Meanwhile, members of Cityís Centre of Excellence have also headed out of the country this week.
Under the guidance of Head of Youth Recruitment Neil Mann, the youngsters are in Northern Ireland for the 2012 Foyle Cup.
Entering the U16s section of the football festival, which is held in Derry, the Tigers will face the Mid Ulster Football Association, Sion Swifts and Grosvenor Youth in the opening stages of a tournament that has seen City enjoy success in the past and Mann says the trip gives the players a great opportunity to experience tournament football.
"We're very much looking forward to the tournament," said Mann.
"Although we're in the U16 section, we will have a few younger players in our squad and it will be good for them.
"The boys have always given a decent account of themselves, but we go there to win and so in some respects weíve fallen short in the past. We finished third a couple of years ago and we won the Plate competition last year, so this year we want to win the main trophy.
"But the whole point of going is to aid the development and progression of our players and tournament football is part of that. You have the group stages and you have to qualify to make the latter stages.
"It will be a great test for the boys."