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Our Value

For a lot of parents, choosing the right Soccer School for their child can be difficult especially with each different school offering something new and something different.

At The English Soccer School we believe people shouldn’t base their choice on that ‘one difference’. We believe that people should base their choice on the many differences included in the whole package.

Things to consider when choosing a Soccer School for your child!

The Coaches
ESS hand picks it’s English FA Qualified Coaches not only on their qualifications but their footballing and life experiences so that our coaches can also act as teachers and mentors to our players.

Value For Money
ESS not only offer competitive termly rates, but the quality of coaching and customer service makes us exceptional value for money.

Sessions
At ESS we firmly believe in inclusive play, that there is a session for everyone. All our sessions are carefully planned in accordance with English FA guidelines and our curriculum has been developed by our Chief Technical Director, Keith Boanas. Please see Our Locations to find an ESS program near you.

Facilities
ESS has access to various facilities around Singapore dependent on type of program for that specific location , from grass field to hard court.

Progression
Some parents want their child to be involved in Soccer and have the chance to have fun with players of their own age whilst learning the basics, which is we think is great! However, some parents want to see their child progressing, learning and improving at the same time and we also think this is great! This is why we have recently re-developed our Academy setup in order to give our players who want to learn how to play football, instead of just learning to play football, a chance to make the next step towards a competitive level.

The Football Association has voted in favour of making small-sided formats for certain age-groups mandatory. Proposals including smaller sided games on smaller pitches and smaller goals were voted in by an 87% majority.
We are pleased to announce that ESS since its conception have been exponents of small sided games , healthy coach to player ratio of 1 to 8 and strong advocates of football intelligence with guided discovery . We welcome the English FA initiative an applaud the FAS initiative of arranging friendly matches and the promotion of the local Singapore League from September 1st 2012.

“The smaller pitch and number of players allows greater number of touches of the ball and involvement in the game, helping develop greater technical skills at a lower age.”

FA statement
“These changes are a massive step forward for the future of children’s football in this country,” said national development manager Nick Levett.
“After 138 roadshows nationwide it was fantastic to get the endorsement of the majority of the grassroots football community.” While some youngsters already play small-sided games the new pathway now includes a mandatory 5v5 format of football for under-7s and under-8s and a 9v9 format for under-11 and under-12s to be phased in by season 2014-15.

Before the vote the FA’s Head of Elite Development Gareth Southgate made a speech in favour of the proposals which FA insiders say was key.

The changes are designed to emulate the emphasis on technique and skill. “These changes are desperately needed to support the future development of youth football,” said Levett. “We need to ensure children play on pitches appropriate to them, a 10-year-old is not half a 20-year-old! “We also need an approach to competition that makes the game more
competitive for more children.”

What the changes mean
5×5 format for under-7s & 8s

9×9 format for under 11s & 12s

The FA needed 75% of the votes cast for the reforms to be approved. An FA statement said: “Introducing 5×5 for under-7s and under-8s, with progression to 7×7 and then 9×9, allows the children to play on appropriate size pitches and with appropriate size goals. “The smaller pitch and number of players allows greater number of touches of the ball and involvement in the game, helping develop greater technical skills at a lower age.”

“The smaller pitch and number of players allows greater number of touches of the ball and involvement in the game, helping develop greater technical skills at a lower age.”