faqs

Elite FT FAQs for Sports Performance,
Soccer and Fitness Classes

While Elite FT offers technical training for soccer players, our Elite Sports Performance and Youth Fitness strength and conditioning classes are geared toward athletes in multiple sports, from baseball and basketball to football and lacrosse. All advanced, private and team/club training are tailored to the demands of the individual sport so your athlete can reach their full potential.

Our unlimited soccer and fitness classes are member-based so athletes have an affordable option to train throughout the month. However, Elite FT hosts soccer camps year-round that offer non-members and members alike the chance to build their skill set, strength and agility. Search our Soccer Camps and Youth Fitness Camp options to find the best fit for your athlete.

  • If you’re registering more than one child for memberships (Soccer or Youth Fitness), click HERE to get to Mindbody.
  • Create an account for yourself (you will purchase all of the memberships under your name), find the membership you want for your first child, and add that to your cart.
  • Once you do this, you will see membership add-ons for half price ($50 for Advanced Sports Performance). Add your choices for each additional child to your cart and purchase.

Once you have done this, please email us at coachcourtney@eliteft.com with your name and the names of your children. We will take care of setting all of the kids up so that you can sign them into classes.

Most classes are coed. There are 8-12 kids per trainer.

Most classes are 55 minutes. Each soccer class starts with training and ends with a scrimmage. (2-3 year old classes with a parent are 40 minutes)

No. Our camps are open to anyone. However, as a member, your child will receive 50% off every camp they attend.

  • Your child should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely.
  • Shin guards are required starting at age 4
  • Outdoor shoes are recommended on the turf; Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your child’s experience.
  • Tennis shoes are ok for younger children.

NO metal cleats or studs allowed.

Yes, please. We would like your child to wear it each week.

Yes, we require everyone to bring a ball. However, if you forget, it’s okay! We have extras.
• Ages 3 and under, size 1
• Ages 4-6, size 3
• Ages 7-11, size 4
• Ages 12+, size 5

  • With our new class and membership schedule, your child can start anytime.
  • You are able to purchase a class package or a membership the same day your child begins.
  • Online registration is preferred.
  • Should you need assistance, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the class you wish to register your child for.

We accept cash, check or credit/debit cards on site.

Yes, we will prorate the cost. Please contact info@eliteft.com to get started.

  • To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority.
  • Our ongoing staff education program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in identical training methods and philosophies.
  • Our program creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland).
  • All coaches teach the same style, so regardless of which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

You will periodically see our program directors with clipboards during our programs evaluating our coaches.

Children with special needs are always welcomed in our program as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly. Please contact our Administrative Director at info@eliteft.com for more information.

Yes, we offer private training for our Elite Sports Performance, Soccer and Youth Fitness participants. Click on any of the links to learn more about our private training options.

Yes. Our memberships allow your child to train unlimited in our Soccer or Youth Fitness classes at either of our locations in her/his age-appropriate class.

Yes! We offer team and club technical training for soccer players as well as strength and conditioning or Youth Fitness classes for players in any sport. Click on the links to learn more.

Elite FT offers only camps, classes and advanced training. However, our partner facility, The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, has hosted recreational leagues for all ages since 2004. To take your child’s training to the playing field, visit www.thesportsacademy.net.