We looked into the small group sessions with Elite FT when our kids became vocal about really wanting to set themselves apart…they were very serious about the game and their desire to advance. The small group sessions have been a game changer. Their confidence has soared. They are strong on the ball, their first touch is great, and they look forward to these weekly sessions. These trainers lead by example. They are professional, knowledgeable in their field, and are just really talented players themselves. 
The coaches at Elite FT really know our kids, their strengths and weaknesses. They tailor each session with an end result in mind. We see the skills they are mastering played out in games. They push them, encourage them, and celebrate their successes. Our son broke his arm two games into his first season of soccer. When he was able to return, we started him with 1-1 sessions because we were worried he would be behind after missing the entire season and training. He not only is where he should be, but his confidence is back, and he is doing great! Elite FT has absolutely earned this soccer family’s respect and business. We are extremely happy with the small group and 1-1 training at Elite FT.
Rachel Ellis

Mother of 4

Aaron training with David was great, he really improved over the 12 sessions. He won player of the week two weeks in a row with his club. His foot skills improved significantly and his range and quickness passing also improved.
David was awesome, I think he kept Aaron engaged and gave him a ton of confidence. I also think he gave Aaron a sense of responsibility during his training sessions by asking him what he wanted to do to get better.
I told David we are just taking a break and will ask for him again if he is available to train Aaron.
Overall we are happy with the training and will do it again.

Mom of an O'Fallon, IL player

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,

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

Team/CLUB 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

Current Teams Training & Registration

Gateway ’09 Boys at The O’Fallon Family Sports Park

  • 6 session Team Training starts September 14 and ends October 19 – $75 – REGISTRATION LINK

St. Clare School 1st Graders at The O’Fallon Family Sports Park

  • 6 session Team Training starts September 3 and ends October 10 – $75 – REGISTRATION LINK




frequently asked questions

  • What should my child wear to training? He/she should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely. Shin guards are recommended for ages 4+. We recommend outdoor soccer shoes when playing on the turf. Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience. Tennis shoes are ok for younger children. ABSOLUTELY NO METAL STUDS/CLEATS ALLOWED. 
  • Does my child need to wear shin guards? We recommend shin guards for all children ages 4 and up. Ages 2-3 do not need shin guards.
  • Do all of the instructors have experience/training? 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 the identical training methods and philosophies. It creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland). In our program, all coaches teach the same style, so regardless which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!
  • Can my team train together? Yes. We offer team training. Please visit our website at:
  • How long is a private training session? Sessions are 55 minutes