Elite Soccer PK

SOMETHING ABOUT US

ABOUT ELITE SOCCER PK

Elite Soccer PK is a player-centred, structured learning environment for children to develop capacity for playing soccer. We are committed and focused to stirring the creative and physical abilities that drive top performance in soccer, integrating natural ability, cultivating enthusiasm and psychosocial education.

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

We follow a method of flexible iterations in determining what works best for each child, by amplifying strengths and opportunities, and designing pathways for converting observed challenges to positive reserves of inspiration.

Our trainers are professionals licensed to provide top-level instruction and direction to players from all backgrounds. These professionals share a common passion for imbuing children and youth players with confidence, strategic and decision making support for optimum performance.

Our coaches don't tell; They Show!

As soccer continues to be more popular in the United States, we are well positioned to serve a strategic need. To produce players able to compete to European standards, Elite Soccer PK is bringing on several years of experience to the invaluable cause of providing a sustainable environment for soccer development. Families who want a trustworthy and safe environment for their children's physical and mental development through soccer can count on our transparent and structured system to respond specifically to their needs.

Mission Statement

To develop players with technical, tactical, physical and psychological skills in tune with worldclass standards for maximum soccer performance.

Vision

To be the leading soccer academy and learning environment for nurturing high-performance soccer players in the United States and North America.

Philosophy

We are convinced that good players are first and essentially humans that are conscious and in control. Our approach to soccer development is to provide training based on a foundation of core values...

As a contact team sport, collaboration, passion and decision-making are key ingredients in the make-up of the effective soccer player. We emphasize these practical pillars, with special focus on open and efficient communication between players and training staff. We are intentional about ensuring that no one is left behind; observing attentively for signs of withdrawal or self-doubt and efficiently guiding players into a united bond of competitive collaborators.

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CORE VALUES

CORE VALUES

Our motivation for being involved in soccer training stems from what the sport truly is about: a beautiful, inspiring team sport with the capacity for bringing joy. We know that historically, the best soccer players have primarily one thing in common, i.e. playing to enjoy the game. To that end, we are inspired by a set of core values based on the vital need to make sure everyone who plays does get the best out of it, without taking away from another's chances at catching their fair share of satisfaction and optimum performance.

Our eight core values, therefore, are rooted in fair competition, satisfaction and collaboration. Though they can be further subdivided into more, these eight, strategically capture what our goals for ourselves and our trainees are about.

We believe that good performance at sports requires fairness. Good We truly believe that respect must always be the number one and most important value an individual possesses in life. Respectful people make great players. The word Respect in soccer is a social responsibility launched in 2008 by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Its main objective is to work towards unity and respect across gender, race, religion and ability.

Everyone is entitled to enjoy football, no matter who you are, race, gender, religion, where you're from or how you play.

We believe that good performance at sports requires fairness. Good youth players are truthful, easily trusted by teammates and upfront about their commitment to the team. No one should suffer a loss during games or practice because some other player reached for an undue advantage not allowed by the rules of the game. Our ideas and strategies for success are based on playing fair and winning without the use of any route other than which is allowed for by longstanding regulations

The most expensive thing in the world is trust. It can take years to earn and just a matter of seconds to lose.

As with many fields of life involving team work, trust is a crucial aspect of successful performance in soccer. Players should have the confidence of teammates and this arises from maintaining a personal discipline that can be attested to. We are certain that honest players will always make the right ethical choices when alternatives are presented to them. Our duty is to ensure children and youth soccer players make this a first principle at all times on and off the pitch.

When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity – regardless of what others may do – you are destined for greatness.

No individual in a team sport like soccer is going to win games on their own. As such, it is always necessary to acknowledge the effort of the team even when a player's personal effort may have proved decisive. Humility helps teams' bond more; everyone shares in the joys of victory and disappointment of defeats. We absolutely do not ask players to under estimate their abilities or to hide special abilities to pull uncommon tricks. On the contrary, we ask them to do the opposite of these. At the same time, we paint the picture of how the use of their talent for the team's purposes always leads to improved capacity. Taught early, this is a picture that sticks.

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

We believe that humility should be shown to an opposing team by recognizing they also play the game for similar reasons. Magnanimity in defeat is part of our educational focus points as there is always something to learn from even a defeated opponent. We encourage acts of sportsmanship before, during and after practice matches or games, from basic acts like handshakes to helping injured opponents with first aid, when necessary.

Sportsmanship can not be taught, it can be inculcated in ones persona through only one thing, called ‘SPORTS’

A soccer training academy has guidelines and rules and it is in everyone's best interest when they are followed. Children who are disciplined in terms of timely arrival at practices, to orderly conduct with teammates, opponents and trainers take those values with them wherever else they go in life. We provide a comfortable environment for expressing concerns with requirements that some may object to but we are convinced in the absolutely harmless benefits of what we demand. We believe that the little things are as important as the big ones, and that talent is not going to be enough without a conscious cultivation of discipline.

The only discipline that lasts is self discipline.

Be in practice or a real game, there is usually some noticeable conversation around a soccer pitch. Communication is very necessary for good performance and we actively create opportunities for children to engage their teammates during practice. Due to variations in individual temperaments, we know that not everyone communicates at the same intensity; indeed, not every child would want to even verbally communicate. That is why we emphasize broad communication, using nonverbal cues as well. When it is done effectively, performance results provide re-assuring feedback for more communication, producing a continuous positivity cycle.

Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.

Our training philosophy is centred on building every player into a leader. By teaching children about taking personal responsibility, and always doing their best, we ensure each learns from another’s effort and draws motivation to do more. Leadership, as we understand it, is best exemplified by those who do what they have to do for other people to be at their best. We actively encourage this value in the players, confident that they stand to benefit from internalizing it, whether as soccer players or in their future endeavors.

If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful

CHRISTIAN MARIN DIAZ, PRESIDENT

CHRISTIAN MARIN DIAZ, PRESIDENT

Christian Marin Diaz was born and raised in Spain and has been passionate about the sport of soccer since he was five years old. He always played at the highest level of Spain's youth development program, winning multiple important tournaments and personal awards. At the age of 14, the European professional soccer club of Malaga C.F. recruited Christian. He played for Malaga C.F. for four years prior to immigrating to the United States where he received a full scholarship to California Baptist University.

After a few years as Head Coach of multiple Soccer Clubs in the inland Empire area, Coach Christian had decided to focus more in what he is passionate about; People and Soccer Player development.

Since he created Elite Soccer Personal Training in 2007, Christian has dedicated his life to teaching the sport he loves in 1-on-1 Training and Small Groups Sessions.

After years of developing individual players, Christian has decided to make a bigger impact in American youth soccer by creating Elite Soccer PK; offering 1on1 Personal Training, Small ratio coach vs players Clinics, Summer camps, After School Programs, Team Practices, Birthday Parties and Special events where every player not only learns a European philosophy of the game, but also learns how to be a creative individual within a team setting; learning a set of essential VALUES.

CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS

OUR COACHES

All Elite Soccer PK Coaches have successfully passed the screening process and are Certified and licensed from The United Soccer Coaches Association. They have completed the USA Soccer's Coaching Education Program to share the developmentally appropriate techniques and understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

In addition, their European, Latin America and US soccer experience is a good mix to bring something different to the table of those who considerably want to improve their skills.

Coaches also play a mentorship role for each player, helping them understand the basics and fundamentals of soccer as well as encouraging every single participant to recognize the teamwork value.

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United Soccer Coaches Association

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