About Elite Soccer
Your chance to learn from the biggest names in world soccer
From the desk of Howard Wilkinson – Chairman of the League Managers Association, Former FA Technical Director and manager of England, Leeds Utd and Sheffield Wednesday
They are the most experienced and highly paid professionals in the game – experts at strategy, tactics and leadership – with cabinets packed full of trophies.
Yet, amazingly, you can today start learning and using the coaching techniques of Klopp, Mourinho, Wenger, Moyes, Ancelotti, Pellegrini, 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 will 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!
Sound too good to be true?
It’s not, because Elite Soccer is already helping thousands of ambitious coaches around the world. Our famous contributors are happy to share their knowledge for the good of the game and to help amateur and professional coaches improve performance and results for their teams.
As an aspiring, motivated-to-learn coach, shouldn’t you be taking advantage of this great opportunity and the valuable benefits it could bring?
You can start today, with access to the library of sessions available as soon as you enter your subscription.
“What makes Elite Soccer so valuable?… it gives you the opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the game”
– Alan Pardew
Elite Soccer provides you a library of proven sessions as well as regular new additions for you to study, take to your training ground and use.
Defensive structures, counter attacks, corners, wing-play, pressing and blocking – you’ll get rare information on how the top teams in the English Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two are coached.
Each issue features at least one Premier League or International 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 we have harnessed the collective knowledge of our membership to create such a practical and insightful tool for coaches and I am particularly pleased that our 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 us 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…
“Elite Soccer is fantastic… I encourage all my coaches to read it”
– Arsene Wenger
The leading lights in coaching and management recognise the opportunity that Elite Soccer provides to expand their coaching knowledge.
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.
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 access immediately so you can get to work straight away. Then you’ll receive regular emails updating you on the latest thinking, keeping you on the leading edge of coaching best practice as we add more sessions to the site. You’ll build a valuable library of professional coaching plans that you can return to whenever you want. There’s even a handy tool for saving your favourite sessions to your account for quick access at a later date.
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. As an online resource you can access Elite Soccer anywhere – like on the train home from work or at the hotel if you’re on the road.
“As a regular reader of Elite Soccer, l look forward to receiving every issue”
– Jose Mourinho
However you use Elite Soccer, you’ll see high-definition illustrations accompanied by plain-English, step-by-step instructions, guiding you through the sessions.
Even the most challenging sessions are presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format that we have perfected in the 600+ sessions 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 “as is” – but I guarantee you’ll find each one 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 message.
You’ll be reassured to know that 85% of coaches that try Elite Soccer on our 30-day free trial 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.
The sessions in Elite Soccer are designed to make life easy for you
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.
“After nearly 20 years of coaching full-time, I still enjoy learning from the game’s best coaches”.
– Drew Hoffman, IMG Academy
“I joined Elite Soccer to further my knowledge with a particular interest in how other coaches do things.”
– Steve Honey, South Coast Utd, Aus
“I was amazed at all the valuable information and how the magazine has so much to offer.”
– Jorge Zavala, West Florida Flames, USA
“Elite Soccer is a great way for me to have an insight into modern coaching routines and techniques.”
-Dave Simpson, St Francis Girls, USA
Join your fellow coaches today and soon your team will benefit from your new-found expertise!
Yours in soccer,
Chairman, League Managers Association