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JOIN THE

ELITE

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CONNECTICUT'S LEADING FULL SERVICE FACILITY

THE FACILITY

6000 SQ. FT.

TRAINING AREA, WEIGHT ROOM, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, CARE AND TREATMENT ROOM

SPACE RENTAL

TRAIN YOUTH TO PRO

CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS

BOARD CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER

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SOCCER TRAINING

Train with our Coaches to reach your goals and athletic potential. 

GROUP/TEAM TRAINING

Group training allows us to create an uniquely competitive training environment for our students. Group and Team training allows us to fine tune the technical and tactical aspects of each players game, and strengthen the team as a whole.

STRENGTH AND
CONDITIONING

Improve your athleticism by strengthening the foundation of your game. Work with one of our certified Strength & Conditioning coaches to enhance your balance, coordination, speed and agility. 

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Having a trusted Certified Athletic Trainer is key in keeping an athlete heathy on the field. We provide our athletes with comprehensive injury prevention and rehabilitation programs.

TURF RENTAL

Now booking Fall/Winter '20/'21 turf rental!

 

FEATURED SERVICES

"STRONG ALONE, UNSTOPPABLE TOGETHER" 

 

our philosophy

Elite soccer's approach to the game is systematic. We believe in building the athlete from the ground up. Focusing on developing athleticism first, then technical development, followed by tactical awareness/development and ending with how we cope with the game. 

PHASE ONE

ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT

Elite Soccer Development focuses on enhancing balance, coordination,speed, agility, and strength. In addition, the science of nutrition is introduced and applied. A balance between performance and nutrition is extremely important to the success of the elite. 

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PHASE TWO

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
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Elite Soccer Development focuses on enhancing balance, coordination,speed, agility, and strength. In addition, the science of nutrition is introduced and applied. A balance between performance and nutrition is extremely important to the success of the elite. 

Elite Soccer Development focuses on enhancing balance, coordination,speed, agility, and strength. In addition, the science of nutrition is introduced and applied. A balance between performance and nutrition is extremely important to the success of the elite. 

From dribbling to shooting, we have developed a curriculum to address all aspects of our athlete's game. 

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PHASE THREE

TACTICAL DEVELOPMENT

We work on developing our athlete's soccer I.Q. by introducing intricate movement patterns and scenarios. 

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PHASE FOUR

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

The players mind must be as strong as the body. We will teach players everything from game day preparation to post-game personal evaluation. The athlete will exude the confidence needed to play at the elite level. 

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our TEAM

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JAMES PERKINS

OWNER & COACH

Owner James Perkins is a former Division 1 soccer player at Central Connecticut State University, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Exercise Science.

 

In addition to owning Elite Soccer Performance, he is currently the Head Goal Keeping Coach at CCSU, Assistant Coach for the New England Mutiny (UWS), and Head Coach for CFC Valley 2003/2004/2008 Girls. He was also the former General Manager of CT United FC (ASL) and former Trainer of CFC Azul (PDL).

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SHELBIE

 COACH

Shelbie coaches 1 on 1 technical training, 1 in 1 personal training, and small group training. 

 

She is a former Division 1 soccer player at Central Connecticut State University, and  holds her Bachelors degree in Strategic Communications. During her time at Central, she received her CJSA 'E' coaching license, and has coached all ages of soccer at the travel and premier level, both boys and girls for the past 4 years. Prior to CCSU, she played for SoccerPlus/FSA.

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KELLIE

 COACH

Kellie is the E.S.P. Strength & Conditioning Coach. 

 

She is a former soccer player at Springfield College, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and minor in Coaching. She is holds her Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College. 

 

In addition to her experience at Springfield College, she has completed Strength and Conditioning internships at Yale University, University of Central Florida, and Parisi Speed School. She has had experience in coaching soccer as a volunteer with the Middletown High School Girls Soccer and Springfield College Men’s Soccer.

 

Kellie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and a certified Personal Trainer through NETA.

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BAMI

 COACH

Bami coaches 1 on 1 technical training, 1 on 1 personal training, small group training and group classes. 

 

He former Division I soccer player at the University of Hartford. In his senior year he received the outstanding senior scholar athlete award. Before playing at Uhart he played for Cedar Stars academy in NJ in the developmental academy (DA) which was coached by TabRamos, who is the current MLS Houston Dynamo head coach.

 

Before joining ESP he was a trainer for Soccer Specific training in NJ (SSTNJ). He has also trained players who have went on to play in the MLS, Europe, USL and Division I soccer.

 

Bami is currently in his second year of the doctoral program for Physical Therapy at Uhart and will receive his doctorate in Physical therapy in 2022. He holds his certified strength and conditioning specialist certification (CSCS).

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