Euro Soccer Academy Singapore Courses
Euro Girls Soccer Program
A Place for Every Girl
Welcome to ESA Girls Soccer Program. Your daughter who aspires to be the best soccer player she can, will get a soccer program built just for female players.
- Experienced coaches.
- Consistent application coach-to-team,training and match day. Best-in-breed player technical development curriculum.
- Training partially tailored specially for girls.
- Regular weekly match play in local leagues.
- International tournament participation.
- Player development evaluation & tracking.
ESA has been involve and coping well wih four international schools in SIngapore :
- SIngapore American School (SAS).
- International School Singapore (ISS).
- Swiss school .
- Hillside World Academy.
Euro Soccer Academy coaches focus on development while maintaining a healthy balance between sports and school academics. These student athletes gain positive life-time behaviors such as:
- Treating teammates and competitors with respect
- Abiding by the rules of the game
- Team building and camaraderie
The game of soccer can be broken down into nine simple categories of development which encompass every aspect of the game — passing, ball control, dribbling, shooting, individual and collective defending, heading, crossing and goalkeeping.
Euro Soccer Academy delivers a complete elementary school activity program that provides students the opportunity to learn basic soccer skills in a series of fun-based activities and small-sided games.
Schools Program Features
- Technical—individual and functional/position-specific skills training
- Tactics—Individual awareness, small and large group tactics
- Physical—Soccer-specific strength, speed, and endurance development as well as nutrition education
- Psychological—Relationship development and mental conditioning, life skills
Our goal is to provide an environment where learning is fun, and where learning is expected of everyone. Indeed, more learning creates more fun! . We are committed to providing the instruction and support to give our players the best opportunity to reach their potential, regardless of age or level.
Euro Goalkeeping Program
Euro Goalkeeping is a comprehensive and specially designed training program for all young aspiring Goalkeepers who want to challenge themselves to become better at their position.
ESA has weekly training designed specifically for Goalkeepers to work on all aspects of the GK position:
- Communication & Organization
Our curriculum is created to challenge the Goalkeeper every week
with a new topic.
Groups will be split into age specific groups with limited space per session.
Each Goalkeeper will be able to attend up to 8 sessions per month.
Tots Kickers (3-6)Y
(Tots kickers) More Than Soccer!
Euro Soccer Academy is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 3 through 6. Our program has been created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players, and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. Our innovative lesson plans are developmentally appropriate and tailored specifically to the three distinct age groups we teach. Using these creative and age-appropriate curricula and infusing each lesson plan with enthusiasm and structured activity, ESA aims to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.
You can expect the following:
- Increased psychomotor development through fun fitness activities
- Introduction to team dynamics
- Character formation through life lessons such as honesty, sharing, respect, and positive attitudes
- Development of active lifestyle habits
- Individual skill development
- Coordination, balance, and agility development
- No gear needed! All soccer equipment is provided to program participants.
Tots Kickers Programs:
MINI 3 year olds
Euro Soccer Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling, and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.
CLASSIC 3 to 5 year olds
Euro Soccer is introducing soccer exclusively to children ages 3 to 5. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation. ESA will expose your child to the fun of soccer and provide the foundation needed to get started in the sport.
PREMIER 5 to 6 year olds
This program is for children who are new to soccer or who want to build upon what they have learned in ESA Classic. Focusing on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, each session provides an opportunity for kids to be challenged through fun games and team competitions. Children will also be introduced to tactical elements of the game as they prepare to play on competitive teams.
Euro Soccer Academy offers a match-based program that allows children to continue their soccer development with both practices and real soccer games.
Euro Soccer Academy international tours are customized to fit the needs and desires of each specific team. No one tour or program is exactly the same. Tour options are unlimited. ESA takes great pride in providing the very best program to fit each team’s requests, needs, and budget.
Tours can be coordinated for any period throughout the year and tailored to specific countries in Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand-Vietnam and Sweden.
We provide camps during the school break to enable football player age 8 – 16 years old to develop their football skills and train more as well as enjoy football. Players will focus more on techniques during the camp and play some MINI World Cup tournament among their groups.
TRAIN, PLAY & HAVE FUN – ENJOY FOOTBALL.
ESA Camp Curriculum
ESA will provide a progressive training program, focusing on improving the technical skills of each individual player.
The players will develop an understanding of their role on a team and further their understanding of the importance of different tactical approaches during a match.
ESA will stress the importance of conditioning and physical training. It will also focus on what it takes for a player to develop their body in order to maximize their performance.
ESA will stress the importance of a healthy positive attitude towards training, teammates, opponents, and most importantly, the Game. Players will learn how to play their best under any conditions.
Leadership & Life Skills:
The second component of the Camp curriculum focuses on what it takes for a player not only to be a good soccer player, but also a positive role model and leader.
Parents and family are welcomed to observe camp throughout the day. We strongly encourage attending during game match play. Unless it is an emergency, we only ask that you do not interfere during camp so that coaches are able to provide your child with the best camp experience possible.
Our Approach to Competitive Player Development
Competitive players deserve to have an independent and professional coach responsible for evaluating them. The Technical Director will assist head coaches to make these decisions in order to preserve the integrity of the environment we place them in. Competitive challenges are healthy for players and enable them to grow. We can and will challenge our players by allowing them the opportunity to move from group to group, and also between different age groups, when warranted by their play and personal progress. The goal is to create an environment that will stimulate the continued growth of the players by providing each of them with the opportunity to get to the next level of play within the club at any time. All such movement will be done at the sole discretion of the Technical Director and staff coaches.
We will focus our training, development, and evaluation of players on the four major components that make up a complete soccer player and closely monitor each player’s development.
A player’s individual technique and comfort level on the ball under conditions of limited time, space, and increased pressure.
- Receiving the ball
- Redirecting the ball Moving with the ball
- Moving without the ball
A player’s ability to make proper decisions with and without the ball based on an understanding of basic attacking and defensive principles; a player’s ability to read the game properly.
A player’s coordination, mobility, balance, speed, endurance, and strength.
A player’s mindset and motivation; how a player faces problems/ pressures encountered both on and off the field of play and how the player chooses to deal with those problems/pressures.
Player Development versus Winning
While we demand that our players strive to win every time they take the field for training or games, winning is not the primary objective for Euro Soccer Academy. Our primary objective is centered around, and driven by, the goal of developing individual high-level players in a competitive environment.
We believe that winning games will ultimately be a byproduct of our ability to develop well-rounded soccer players over time. Therefore, winning every game is not our primary objective and will not be how we measure our success. However, there are times when winning a particular game may be beneficial for a particular age group/team or the Academy in general. For example; state cup & high profile tournaments, etc.
We feel there are great advantages in developing individual players within a true sports environment. Our emphasis on our unity will be evident in everything we do, including:
- Consistent use of our club logo and colors.
- Uniform appearance of all players and staff at training sessions and games.
- Players are considered members of our “Academy” and not any particular “team”.
- Players are trained collectively by age group with movement of players from group to group.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Phases of Soccer Development
Every child that is introduced to the game of soccer embarks on a journey of discovery; starting from the moment he/she first touches the ball. The ones that eventually develop into high-level players go through the following phases of growth, generally in the sequence shown:
Phase 1 — Introduction to Soccer
The first experience of organized play usually occurs anywhere between 4 to 12 years old. The player’s first exposure to teams, coaches, practices and games. The players first attempt at mastering the skills of the game. Soccer might not be the only sport played, as the player dabbles in many sports and activities. If the introductory experience was fun, the player might move on to phase 2. If the experience was not enjoyable, the player will likely drop out of soccer.
Phase 2 — Commitment to Soccer
If the introductory phase proves an enjoyable experience, the player will decide that he/she likes soccer and is keen to continue playing the game. The most common motivators for continuing to play soccer are a) discovering the freedom inherent in soccer, the players game – the freedom to run and do with the ball whatever the instinct dictates, b) a noticeable or rapid gain in skill, c) having a ‘fun’ coach, and d) enjoying the social aspects of team sport. It’s not necessary for all of the above four motivators to exist together for a commitment to be made. All it takes is one reason. And it’s not necessarily just the best players who make a commitment to soccer. Players of all abilities can fall in love with soccer and make it their sport of choice. Once a player chooses soccer as his/her main sport and commits to playing it on a regular basis, soccer becomes an integral part of the weekly routine and is ingrained into the family life.
Phase 3 — Commitment to Excellence
Once soccer is chosen as the main sport, players begin to acquire soccer idols as they spend more and more time watching high-level games. And with exposure to high-level soccer, come the dreams about emulating their idols. At this stage, many players start to compare themselves to their peers and begin to wonder whether they are good enough to play the game at a high level. Unfortunately, some players quit soccer at this stage, when the realization that they are not as good as their peers hit home. But some develop an aspiration to become top players and make a commitment to work on their game. They are hooked! A player who is committed to excellence trains on his/her own in addition to the normal team practices. He/she watches games intently, trying to learn from the best. He/she becomes self-analytical, constantly looking to improve, and basically eats, drinks, sleeps soccer.
Phase 4 — Commitment to Winning
This is the stage when a player reaches a high level of technical and tactical maturity and, with it, a competitive streak. The player is seriously looking at a college or professional career in soccer and therefore, sets high standards, both for himself and for his team. The player who is committed to winning has no patience for slackers, wants to play with other players of similar ability and drive, and is looking to constantly challenge herself in practice and in games.
The phases described above are intrinsically developed within each player. Adults cannot and should not push or ‘fast track’ players through these phases but rather allow the players to progress at their own pace. Some players show promise early while others mature later with time. It typically takes 6 to 10 years for players to go from phase 1 to phase 4. Adults cannot decide for the players in which phase they need to be. Let the players decide! Most players never progress beyond the first phase, let alone reach the fourth one. Our task, as a Academy, is to provide all our players the programs, resources and the opportunity to advance through the phases of development without putting any pressure on them. We must let our players decide for themselves how much they want to commit.
Evaluation is critical for a number of reasons. First, evaluation can help in team selection and recruitment. Evaluation can help coaches look for skill-development opportunities for their teams and individual players. Finally, evaluation can be used as a baseline to help players focus on their own development.
Layer evaluations time
- Parents and players should know the evaluation is coming.
- If you just throw it at them it can be very stressful for the young player.
- If the team has had a tough season the coach really needs to prepare because this can be tough on the coach if he or she is not ready.
- If you have a very successful team you might be dealing with some very happy players and some of the players on the fringes of the team might struggle with an evaluation.
- One other aspect that parents and players need to understand is that if the evaluation is done in written form the progress of the player is not set in stone, and can change with improvement or lack of improvement or attitude towards the sport.
Be honest and evaluations go smoothly…
Player evaluation process
When setting up evaluations…
- The parents will sign up in ten-minute increments via email or on paper and we will schedule a time for the players to sit down.
- I like to have kids play a game at practice while I sit with each individual player and parent.
- I call the players and parents out one at a time and run through their strengths and weaknesses.
How to evaluate a soccer player?
The four phases of a soccer game are…
- Technical – soccer skills.
- Tactical – How to play small sided soccer
- Psychology – How the players handle the game, teammates, coach and position.
- Fitness – Does the player have the endurance to last the duration of the game.