It has been documented that to become an expert in football it will take 10,000 hours of practice over 10 years. This works out at almost 3 hours of practice per day.
Elite Soccer Coaching Ltd
Founded in 2009 by Christopher Grant and Phillip Kidd, Elite Soccer Coaching Ltd (E.S.C.) is regarded as one of Scotland's biggest grassroots football coaching organisations with around 30,000 children aged five to twelve attending our football programmes annually. E.S.C has specifically designed football programmes that are tailored for all children's needs, whether your just starting out in the game or already play organised football. The ethos behind Elite Soccer Coaching is to provide all children the opportunity to learn and play football in a fun, safe, active and educational environment.
School Curricular Coaching
E.S.C. works in partnership with Active Schools Edinburgh providing football to over 40 primary schools across the city as part of their extra-curricular programme, with around 1000 children attending our coaching sessions on a weekly basis. These classes take place before school at lunch time and after school. Contact your school directly to join E.S.C football programmes.
30-30-30 Development Centres
Our 30-30-30 development centres are for children of all abilities, whether you’re just starting out in the game or already play organised football with your school or club. The aim of our sessions is to provide children at grassroots level the opportunity to develop and learn the game through quality programmes, that improve all aspects of players technical and tactical knowledge.
Our 30-30-30 development centres is broken into 3x 30 minute sessions, offering all children variety within each session. The 3 topics of player development that we focus on is The Other Foot, Futsal and Small Sided Matches. The sessions are structured to ensure that all children are kept engaged and challenged throughout each session. For more information please visit our 30-30-30 Development Centre page.
Holiday Coaching Courses
E.S.C. runs holiday coaching courses during the February, Easter, Summer and October school holidays at several venues across Edinburgh with around 1,000 children attending our holiday coaching courses over the school year. These courses are a great way for children to spend their holidays, make new friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun. Our holiday courses run for five days and children can attend full days (9.30am–3.30pm) or half days (9.30am–12.00pm or 1.00pm–3.30pm). For our next holiday course please visit our Holiday Course page.
Looking for ideas on how to make your child’s next birthday different, special and fun? Well look no further, Elite Soccer provides fantastic packages for boys and girls aged 3-12 that allows your child to share the most unforgettable football party with their friends and parents in an active, fun filled environment. Visit our Birthday Party page.
Our team training sessions is for any boys or girls football clubs from Soccer 4's to 11-a-side. All sessions are structured to work on key aspects of player/team development, covering all mental, physical and technical attributes.
Individual training sessions are available for players of any age or ability who would like extra training to work on any aspect of their football development, whether that by mental, physical or technical attributes, we will design a specific programme for each individual player. Visit our Team/Individual Training page.