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Virtual Advanced technical training with Coach Dave

Coach Dave Fernandez has written an Advanced Technical Training virtual program for the month of May.  These classes are guaranteed to challenge your foot skills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball. This class is not intended for beginners and will test experienced soccer players to the point of failure.

Click here for a quick video from Coach Dave for details of what you will need to participate in each of these classes as the requirements are specific.

Click here to check out Week 1 Video Highlights!

**For this class you will need the following: a wall, a string set up (see Coach Dave’s video above) and something to drink 

Sunday evenings:

  • Zoom
  • 6:00-6:40pm
  • Dates: 4 sessions- May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • $15 per class

Click here to select and purchase classes

 

Advanced technical training (Winter 19/20)
Created by Elite FT owner Justin McMillian and Director Josh Boyd, our Advanced Technical Training Program is offered this winter 4 nights a week. These classes are guaranteed to challenge your footskills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball.  
This program is ONLY open to and appropriate for players in high school, college and those aspiring to play professionally. We will reserve the right to allow 2007 players on a case by case basis. Please submit a request via email for an approval of a 2007 age year athlete.

Class Times/Days by Location:

Mondays and Thursdays

  • Fairview Heights- The REC Complex (on basketball court, wear flats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy (on turf, wear cleats)
  • 7:30-8:25pm

COACHES

  • Previous Guest Coaches – Sam Fink (captain of STLFC), Chris Duvall (Oklahoma City Energy), Dererk Burton (SIUE Women’s Head Coach), Tim Strange (McKendree Women’s Head Coach), Scott Gyllenborg (McKendree Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Cale Wassermann (SIUE Men’s Head Soccer Coach)
  • Mon, Feb 17 –  Adam Knight (McKendree Men’s Assistant Coach)
  • Tues, Feb 18 – Justin McMillian
  • Wed, Feb 19 – Josh Boyd
  • Thur, Feb 20 – David Cole
  • Mon, Feb 24 –  Adam Knight (McKendree Men’s Assistant Coach)
  • Tues, Feb 25 – Justin McMillian
  • Wed, Feb 26 – Josh Boyd
  • Thur, Feb 27 – David Cole

Class Pricing:

8 Classes: $184

4 Classes: $96

Drop in: $25

Click here to select and purchase classes

 

    Team Training

    Coaches, have you wondered why so many teams and clubs train with Elite FT? Many teams in the area — at every level — train with Elite FT at some point throughout the year. We train professional players, colleges, high schools and nearly every local club and recreational program! There is a reason why! We are disciplined, yet fun. We teach skill and build confidence.

    Let your players hear a different voice! Your coaches can assist our trainers and learn or your coach can have a much needed night off and the team will be in trusted hands. Some coaches will have parent meetings or private player meetings during our sessions. Whatever you wish.

    Elite FT offers sport-specific Team/Club Training for soccer. We offer strength, speed and conditioning training for nearly every other sport as well: football, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, and baseball/softball clubs in the southern Illinois area!

    Elite FT currently trains 2 clubs, 2 colleges, 8 high schools and over 30 individual teams working with us. You can come to us or we can come to your home facility and train your athletes. Some schools include:

    McKendree University – Women’s Soccer | Edwardsville HS – Boys Soccer | Alton HS – Girls Soccer | O’Fallon HS – Boys Soccer | O’Fallon HS – Girls Soccer | Collinsville HS – Boys Soccer | Collinsville HS – Girls Soccer | Father McGivney HS – Boys Soccer | Many club teams throughout the area

    Pricing (per player):

    • 1 session – $20
    • 6 sessions – $75
    • 12 sessions – $130
    • 18 sessions – $180
    • 24 sessions – $220

    Private/SMALL Group Training

    For athletes looking to improve their confidence and technical ability, Elite FT’s Private/Small Group Soccer Training Program offers 55 minutes, once per week (or more), of personal attention.

    The athlete, parent and/or coach can choose from any of the following topics: conditioning, strength training, running form, agility, footskills, finishing, 1 v 1 attacking and defending, weak foot, ball striking and more. We will tailor a program specific to your athlete!

    Pricing:       1 session    6 sessions    12 sessions    

    One on One        $60        $300        $540
    2-3 Athletes        $35        $180        $300
    4-6 Athletes        $25        $120        $210

    Location Options:

    Monday: O’Fallon | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Tuesday: Glen Carbon | 3:15 – 4:10 PM | 4:15 PM – 5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Wednesday: Glen Carbon | 3:15 – 4:10 PM | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM
    Wednesday: O’Fallon | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Thursday: Columbia | 6:30 – 7:25 PM

    After purchasing, please contact us with your preferred day/time and training topics, info@eliteft.com

    *Athletes receive a free Elite FT Dri-Fit training shirt with a purchase of 6 or more sessions.

    Club Training

    For athletes looking to improve their confidence and technical ability, Elite FT’s Private/Small Group Soccer Training Program offers 55 minutes, once per week (or more), of personal attention.

    The athlete, parent and/or coach can choose from any of the following topics: conditioning, strength training, running form, agility, footskills, finishing, 1 v 1 attacking and defending, weak foot, ball striking and more. We will tailor a program specific to your athlete!

    Pricing:       1 session    6 sessions    12 sessions    

    One on One        $60        $300        $540
    2-3 Athletes        $35        $180        $300
    4-6 Athletes        $25        $120        $210

    Location Options:

    Monday: O’Fallon | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Tuesday: Glen Carbon | 3:15 – 4:10 PM | 4:15 PM – 5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Wednesday: Glen Carbon | 3:15 – 4:10 PM | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM
    Wednesday: O’Fallon | 4:15 PM –  5:10 PM | 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM | 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM
    Thursday: Columbia | 6:30 – 7:25 PM

    After purchasing, please contact us with your preferred day/time and training topics, info@eliteft.com

    *Athletes receive a free Elite FT Dri-Fit training shirt with a purchase of 6 or more sessions.

    “While our soccer team has been successful, we are always looking at ways in which to improve our program.  Two years ago, my booster club president reviewed additional offerings to our athletes and tabled the idea of utilizing Elite FT for a fitness and flexibility program.  Immediately, I realized  the potential benefits to our soccer players.  The idea is to make our athletes stronger, more flexible, and increase their overall fitness and endurance.  To that point,  I feel that the program can increase a players confidence and makes inroads into injury prevention.  This will be our third year with Elite FT and we hope to keep this program available to our athlete for many future years.”
    Mark Heiderscheid

    Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Edwardsville High School

    “Our 2016 fall season was quite successful. This fall we competed in 21 games in a frame of 10 weeks! We also practiced an average of 3 days a week as well, so it was quite a toll on the bodies of our student athletes. However, I feel like we were more prepared physically than we had been in previous years.  One of the main reasons we were able to hold up with the physical demands of the 10 week period was our preseason practices.  In the summer leading up to the fall season, Elite FT conducted 4 week and 8 week strength & conditioning sessions for our players and physically most of the players were better prepared to deal with the rigorous demands of the high school season.  Coach Trent and his staff did a wonderful job of preparing the boys for the season.”
    Jason Turkington

    Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, O'Fallon Township High School High School

    “Our preseason strength and conditioning program with Elite FT could not have gone any better. My players are already seeing the results from their hard work pay off on the field. We look faster and stronger on the ball this year more than we have in my previous two years with Alton High School. “
    Jeff Hayes

    Varsity Girls Coach, Alton High School

    “The Elite FT Training Center & Staff gave my girls the strength and confidence of the highest level coming into the girls soccer season.  The players fitness levels during the first week of the season was the best myself and my staff have seen in the past 6 years at CHS. The CHS Soccer Program has experienced quicker recovery times than ever before due to the intense workout sessions provided by the Elite FT Training Staff and Gym!”
    Clay Smith

    Boys and Girls High School Soccer Coach, Collinsville High School

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