Professional training
& development for
aspiring footballers



Seasonal Football Development

The Elite Training Centre (ETC) was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing innovative training of the highest quality to young aspiring footballers. With a unique coaching style and comprehensive syllabus, the ETC is able to cater for every player’s needs.

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Our Philosophy

ETC philosophy is based on training sessions that replicate the ever-changing scenarios of games. The ETC prides itself on the use of innovative practices to provide multiple touches and engage players in their learning.

We feel strongly about developing players knowledge and understanding of the game, alongside performance, to support players making decisions. We have a firm belief that the best players make the best decisions.

Our Training

The ETC has a unique approach to training and adopts a game sense approach that replicates game situations and promote transferable learning. With a unique progressive syllabus, all players involved in the ETC can expect session appropriate to their stage of development, where engagement and decision-making opportunities are maximised.

Training is held on a termly schedule corresponding to that of an academic year; as such there is no training during school half-terms.

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Player Progression

Player development and progression are values at the heart of the ETC and we aspire to ensure that every footballer within our system excels and ultimately achieves their full potential.

Since our formation, the ETC has helped thousands of youngsters develop their game and now boast a track record of over 120 players signed by professional academies; including Southampton FC, Fulham FC, Chelsea FC, Portsmouth FC and Yeovil Town FC.

Aspiring to be the best you can be. The ETC pledge to give every player the best possible football education.

New 2018/19 Training Kit

Latest News

Mite joins Pompey

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New facility OPEN for Autumn 2019

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Residential another hit!

Our second residential course, this time held in the summer,…

Chelsea game

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Scorching summer course a huge hit

The sun beat down as the annual ETC summer course got underway.…

Our Venues

We currently offer training sessions at the following venues around the South of England:


(St. George)

St. George’s Catholic College,
Leaside Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3DQ


Wednesday: Age 6-12    5:30-7:00pm
Thursday: Age 6-11    5:30-7:00pm
Thursday: Age 12-15    7:00-8:30pm
Saturday: Age 3-5    9:00-10:00am
Saturday: Age 6-12    9:00-10:30am



Cowplain Community School,
Hart Plain Avenue, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 8RY


Tuesday: Age 6-14    7:00-8:30pm