Located in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida, ESSA is an Exclusive Indoor Air Conditioned / Outdoor Player Development Soccer facility, offering Indoor Astro fields & Outdoor Soccer fields.
Also offering state of the art training technology within the facility as used by Barcelona, Liverpool, Southampton and other European Premiership Clubs.
The aims of ESSA, is to create an environment that enables players to develop the key principles in becoming an elite performer. We link best to the best and provide European Professional coaching to support a player on their soccer pathway.
Utilizing experiences, qualifications and industry understanding to provide an individual approach to player development with real focus on improving the technical, physical, emotional intelligence and game understanding of young players. This unique center provides opportunity to receive the depth of delivery that is required to realize any potential.
The Academy has developed a systematic approach to player development. Through a detailed advanced coaching cycle players receive in depth coaching through varied methodology and session structures. We believe players then require forms of assessments that can inform and direct progressions. We provide detailed feedback and reflection that underpins ongoing sessions and continues to lay foundations for the player pathways.
This process creates an environment where players look to maintain their place within the Academy as well as players striving for opportunities within the center. Our detailed philosophy has demonstrated a wide range of success in player performance, player development and personal qualities.
Through highly qualified UEFA Pro licenced coaches (highest world soccer coaching qualification) we have embedded the “FA DNA” which is consistent with our beliefs that the player is at the center of the journey, and by utilizing technical, physical, psychological and social corners we can really influence the person and player with consistent knowledge that is required of the modern day player.
As part of our Academy philosophy we recognize our duty of care to support the community within projects and selected programs. It is important that we can enable the Academy to be within the heartbeat of the soccer community and share experiences with groups that the center can support.
Through our local relationships we will regularly observe players, games and school soccer and view this as a key aspect of identifying players for the academy whilst transferring our knowledge and ability to the local community. With our strong links to English Premier League AFC Bournemouth we are excited to share many projects with the local soccer community that will enhance the players, coaches, parents and schools soccer.