The Soccer X Elite pathway is designed to offer the opportunity for ambitious young soccer players to progress within the game and achieve their dreams of being professionals. Since establishing Soccer X in 2011, we have seen many players become disillusioned by the perceived lack of opportunity in Australia to take the leap into professional football.
We have created a model that will be tailored to meet the individual needs of each player and help them where possible. In doing so we refuse to make false promises, sell dreams or put $ first. We are committed to upholding the integrity of Soccer X and the players and therefore will not put players into uncomfortable surroundings for personal gain.
The camp will be headed by Justyn McKay & James Coutts, both UEFA B License coaches and ex professionals from the UK. As Junior players, Justyn & James came through the ranks at AFB Bournemouth, Southampton FC & Swindon Town FC. We feel we have valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto young players in order to help them achieve their potential as both young adults and footballers.
Justyn McKayÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- Soccer X Founder & Director
- UEFA B License
- Current NPL player
- Current North Geelong Head Coach (NPL Vic)
- UEFA B License
- Ex Southampton & AFC Bournemouth
Our Elite Pathway is split into two components, our â€˜Elite Pathway Campsâ€™ and our â€˜Elite Pathway Toursâ€™.
â€˜Elite Pathway Campsâ€™.
The 3 day camps are designed for aspiring young footballers aged 11-18 years old who have aspirations of progressing within the game. Camps will be held at various locations across Australia. Please see below for more information & registration.
The 3 day camp will be involved in and receive the following:
- A variety of technical/tactical sessions designed to highlight strengths & weaknesses of each player technically, physically & mentally
- Video analysis
- Q&A with guest coaches
- Player reportsOpportunities
- Ongoing mentorship
- Preparation for NPL trials
- Trials overseas on one of our â€˜Elite Pathway Toursâ€™ for players we feel have a genuine chance of securing a contract
The minimum each player will take away from the camp is and increased knowledge of the game, a player report with key areas of improvement as well as a video montage highlighting these key areas to work on.
â€˜Elite Pathway Toursâ€™
The â€˜Elite Pathway Toursâ€™ are the next step from the camps and will be offered to players who have impressed over the duration of the 3 day camp and who we feel have a genuine chance of obtaining a professional contact should they be put forward for a trial.
Each tour will be tailor made for each individual based on visa restrictions/eligibility. For example, we will not send someone to the UK for a trial if they have no way of obtaining a visa should they be successful.
We have extensive contacts a professional clubs in England, Holland, Belgium & Spain at various levels on the pyramid.
Prior to going on tour, players will be mentored and prepared physically, tactically & psychologically so that when they arrive they are in appositive frame of mind, ready to impress.
Tour Length: 12 â€“ 16 days
No of trials: We aim to provide trials at 2-4 clubs for each player
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