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howardwilkinsonFrom the desk of Howard Wilkinson
– Chairman of the League Managers Association, Former FA Technical Director and manager of England, Leeds Utd and Sheffield Wednesday


Dear Coach,

They are the most experienced and highly paid professionals in the game – experts at strategy, tactics and leadership.

Subscribe today and you can start learning and using the coaching techniques of Mourinho, Wenger, Howe, Pochettino, Hughton, and scores of other top managers.

As the only official source of coaching sessions written by professional managers in the English Leagues, Elite Soccer offers exclusive access to the actual training sessions used by these giants of the game every week.

As a subscriber, these highly-prized plans are yours to keep to help you develop and improve your team’s performance. What could be better? After all, if you want to be the best you need to train like the best!


Elite Soccer is already helping thousands of ambitious coaches around the world. The high-profile contributors share their knowledge for the good of the game to help amateur and professional coaches improve performance and – hopefully – results for their teams.

As an aspiring, motivated-to-learn coach you can take advantage of this great opportunity and the valuable benefits it could bring.

As soon as you subscribe copies of this unbeatable magazine will be delivered to your email inbox, tablet or phone every month.

Elite Soccer provides you with six fresh professional coaching sessions every month for you to study, take to your training ground and use.

Arsene Wenger praises Elite Soccer

“Elite Soccer is a fantastic magazine… I encourage all my coaches to read it”
– Arsene Wenger

Defensive structures, counter attacks, corners, wing-play, pressing and blocking – you’ll get rare information on how the top teams in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two are coached.

Each issue features at least one Barclays Premier League or internationally recognised manager. Each session is a comprehensive guide to a themed training activity. They are challenging but of course, with a little thought, can be adapted to the level of your team.

High quality illustrations show you set-up, how to run the activity, what to look for and what to say to the players. Sometimes the manager refers to a specific game where the training activity was put into practice giving you a picture of the end-product.

This is the first time that the LMA harnessed the collective knowledge of its membership to create such a practical and insightful tool for coaches and I am particularly pleased that its members have taken the opportunity to get involved.

All of the managers appearing in Elite Soccer have taken the time to write their session plan specifically for the magazine in order to give you the most rewarding experience as you recreate their sessions with your players.

Our members don’t just write for Elite Soccer, they read it too…

Distributed to and read by the LMA membership (which includes all current Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet Football League managers), the magazine is a useful tool in their journey of self development and improvement.


Please read on for more details about the magazine and how it can play apart in your own journey on the coaching pathway.

Yours in soccer,

Howard Wilkinson

Howard Wilkinson
Chairman, League Managers Association

What makes Elite Soccer such a potent coaching tool?

Each issue of Elite Soccer is packed with useful content, giving you practical tools, tips and advice to improve your coaching and your team’s performance. But the clarity and brevity means that you can absorb it all in just 15 minutes a month.

Elite Soccer is a great, fast source for ideas I can pass on – no fluff, right to the point and valuable information I can take to the training ground”, Bob Akers, Director of Coaching, Brookside FC

You receive your first issue within minutes so you can get to work straight away. Then, each month, you’ll receive a brand new issue featuring the latest thinking, keeping you on the leading edge of coaching best practice. You’ll build a valuable library of professional coaching plans that you can return to whenever you want.

Even if you don’t have time to read an issue the moment it lands in your inbox, you always have it to hand, ready to access at your convenience. The magazine is delivered digitally so you can access it anywhere – like on the train home from work or at the hotel if you’re on the road.

A soccer coaching session from Jose Mourinho is available in Elite Soccer

“As a regular reader of Elite Soccer, l look forward to receiving every issue”
– Jose Mourinho

Whether you read each month’s copy of Elite Soccer from cover to cover or scan the latest sessions on your smartphone or tablet – your time with Elite Soccer is never wasted.

The leading lights in coaching and management recognise the opportunity that Elite Soccer provides to expand their coaching knowledge.

Is this the secret of successful soccer coaches?

One of the things that sets the highest coaches apart is their desire to continue learning and improving.

That the top managers make time to read Elite Soccer is evidence of how quickly and easily you will be able to incorporate it into your schedule – even in the face of the demands of home and work.

However you use Elite Soccer, you’ll see high-definition illustrations accompanied by plain-English, step-by-step instructions, guiding you through the sessions.

Challenging coaching sessions

Even the most challenging sessions are presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format that we have perfected in the numerous issues we have published since Elite Soccer was launched in 2010.

You don’t need to worry that the ideas or content will be too advanced for you, we work hard to ensure each issue is accessible to coaches of all levels.

I can’t promise you’ll be able to run each session with your players – but I guarantee you’ll find each issue is packed with tools, tips and ideas that you can adjust and amend to suit you.


In the past 5 years, 10,670 coaches from 92 different countries have received Elite Soccer. Many joined because they needed an injection of fresh ideas and wanted to turn to the best.

“After thirteen years in football coaching, Elite Soccer offered a refreshing change to my tried and tested drills”, Anthony Hollamby, Manager, Marden Minors

I expect you are no different and that’s why you are reading this letter.

You’ll be reassured to know that 85% of coaches that try Elite Soccer choose to continue receiving it. What’s more, many of them regret that they didn’t act sooner and join when they first encountered the magazine.

To help avoid the one mistake those members made I’ve put together a special offer that is only available for a limited time. The details are below. Click on this button to take a look…

An example soccer coaching session plan from the magazine Elite Soccer

The sessions in Elite Soccer are designed to make life easy for you

10,670 soccer coaches can’t be wrong, can they?

If you are still unsure about whether or not Elite Soccer is for you, here are a few more testimonials from happy members. They, like you, all started their journey by reading this letter and choosing to take action.


Here’s an email we received from an Elite Soccer member in California. It doesn’t get much better than this…

I joined Elite Soccer because I’m a coach in the US working with collegiate and youth level athletes. I needed more ideas for training so I bought a few individual issues and after going through the online magazines I subscribed right away.

It has more than met my expectations and I’m excited to receive a new one at the end of every month… it has actually helped me win a National Championship for my club Legends FC in the girls U14 age group in Tulsa, Oklahoma a few weeks ago.


Carlos Guerrero
Legends FC

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win a National Championship? Can you imagine what it would mean to your players and your community? Even a regional or county cup would be a massive boost to everyone involved.

Don’t believe me?

Check out this video from CalSouth where they interview Coach Guerrero and some of his players following their success at Nationals and imagine it’s you and your players being interviewed. It would be something wouldn’t it?


Join your fellow coaches today and soon your team will benefit from your new-found expertise!

Remember, Elite Soccer is a specialist resource for coaches and is only available from this website. You won’t find it in any newsagent or book store so make sure that you order now!

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