The purpose and aim of Elite Football Carlisle is to provide FUN technical coaching sessions to help develop young local players and to do so by having fun. Our motto `playing with a smile' applys to everything we do.
All sessions are for all abilities and are open to beginners and experienced players. We cover the FUNdamentals such as passing, dribbling, shooting, skills/techniques and ball control. Through experience and research into developing young players we have found that they are best working in small games such as 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 as this allows each child maximum contact and participation which develops them individually as well as maximising the opportunity to have fun. Contact with a ball is maximised in all activites to ensure each child is given the time to connect with the ball and further enhance enjoyment and development. Players are coached tactical aspects to help them further understand the game and develop.
We pride ourselves on our own philosophy which involves creating an enviroment which allows each individual child the freedom to express themselves and 'have a go'. Players are encouraged to work together and problem solve issues to build their own resilience and ability whilst playing football. All sessions are coached in a 'can do' setting with coaches delivering sessions in a calm, positive and engaging setting.
Our sessions are delivered by coaches who are experienced and FA Qualified, First Aid trained and DBS checked and cleared. Elite Football Carlisle Head Coach Barry Keal has previously worked for Carlisle United's academy and community sports trust. All our coaches have a wide range of experience and knowledge of working and developing players from ages 4-16.
We will always aim to develop players as footballers but also as individuals too. Since starting we have seen a number of success stories where players have joined us shy and reserved but through attending our sessions and playing football we have seen these individuals develop socially and we hope this success story continues into the future.