Our approach is to create a positive and fun environment that caters for all ages and abilities. We aim to help young players make the most of their talents, to develop their confidence and to give them the technical skills they need to enjoy the game. We believe this can be done in a fun but structured way.
Pre Academy class for u6, u7 and u8 players
Our pre academy class is for u6, u7 and u8 players to attend. We believe these years are vital for our players and their development.
We will stream groups so all players will be playing at the right level. These groups will be called academy, advanced and development.
Once the players reach U9 they will then be placed into the appropriate playing level for them at either our Technical Development Centre or our Elite Academy.
Technical Development Centre
Our TDC (technical development centre) is to help players improve in all areas of our syllabus.
We aim to do this with fun and engaging sessions, and through matches.
The class is for players who either want to learn the basics to help improve their game or for players who want to get into our academy.
We work on:
- 1v1 / 2v2 attacking and defending
- Passing and receiving
- Passing and receiving skill
Players who show above standard will be invited to our Academy.
The Academy is focused solely on individual player development. We want to bring professional coaching to children who show a desire to improve, work hard and those who show above average ability. Sessions are tailored around the Josh Evans Philosophy, to develop technically excellent footballers, that can make great decisions and react quickly and effectively to transition.
Our Elite Academies in Leatherhead are uniquely set up to provide skills, technique and improve the personal development of over 100 young footballers. Every coach at the Academy is FA qualified and has been trained to coach the Josh Evans way. A number of boys have been signed up with professional football league academies. Our Academy has also enabled further young footballers to attend trials with professional clubs. The Academy offers its players the opportunity to play against top-quality opponents. Recently, we have competed against Bristol City, AFC Wimbledon, Reading and Crystal Palace and have participated in local and regional tournaments. We encourage our players to improve their abilities and gain confidence.
Support is continuously delivered by our team of coaches, all of whom are passionate about the sport and keen to transfer their knowledge, skills and love of the game to every child that walks on our pitches. To register & for further information about the academy email us at [email protected]
Sessions are led by a team of coaches who have vast experience in player development:
UEFA B, FA Youth Award, Futsal Level 1, ex Crystal Palace & AFC Wimbledon Head Coach
UEFA B, FA Youth Award, Futsal Level 1 and ex AFC Wimbledon Academy Head Coach
UEFA C, FA coaching Level 1, Youth Module 1 & 2
FA Level 2 coach & AFC Wimbledon Academy Head Coach
FA Level 2 coach
FA Level 2 coach
The focus of the academy is to bring professional coaching to those who show a great ability and standard to bridge the gap between grassroots and professional football. This will be done through professional sessions put on by coaches with vast experience in player development and understand the standard required to take that next step.
We request players arrive 15 minutes before each session, to get warmed up and straight into the arrival activity.
Monday Academy:U9/U10: 5.30 – 7.00pm Leatherhead Youth FC
Friday Development & Elite Academy
U11-U15: 5.30-7.00pm Leatherhead Youth FC
Girls only Technical Skills Center:
We will work to help players improve in all areas of our syllabus;
• 1v1 / 2v2 attacking and defending
• Passing and receiving
• Passing and receiving skills
• Helping players make quick decisions!
We aim to do this with fun and engaging sessions.
The class is for players who want to learn the basics and to help improve their game.
This class takes place outdoors on 3G surface
Football Skills Centre U9-U11
At Josh Evans Soccer School we pride ourselves on our technical coaching. We feel are the best to really help players close control, ball mastery, 1v1 skills, 1st touch and ball striking.
This class is for players who want to get 1000s of touches, learn new skills and improve their technical tool box to help them on match days.
This is training based programme. Players will stay play games but please be aware it will be more 2v2/ 3v3’
Josh Evans Soccer kit (for Development Centre, Skills Centre, Pre Academy & Futsal):
The Josh Evans Soccer School kit is being updated and will be available to purchase soon. Please check here for further updates. This kit will be available for the Development Centre & Skills centre , Pre Academy and Futsal.
Josh Evans Academy kit (for Academy & JPL Players ONLY):
ACADEMY AND JPL PLAYERS ONLY- Please use the following link to purchase the Academy and JPL training kit: https://www.kitlocker.com/yourclub/club/josh-evans-soccer-school
- Please note the sizing is standard Nike sizing. If unsure there is a size chart available on the supplier link above. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.
Daniel absolutely loves the technical development centre on Thursday, so much so that he turned down an academy place elsewhere in September because I said he couldn’t do that, team training, matches and your class in one week with everything else that needs to be done so he chose to do your class! He is motivated, increasing in confidence and learning super skills. You and the other coaches are fantastic role models for all the children. Over half his team attend your academy or technical development sessions and the team have come on in leaps and bounds this season. They are really gelling as a unit and have won four and lost two matches so far.
Keep up the great work!”
Helen C., Leatherhead
Ben Catling is really enjoying the training sessions on Tuesdays at Dorking – what a great facility. We can see that his ball skills are improving and he loves all the training. He plays for Bookham Colts and it’s nice to see him use his skills on the pitch and in matches as well! Josh is always so friendly and professional and is definitely an inspiration to him.
Emma C., Great Bookham
Theo is absolutely loving his Thursday sessions. He’s always really enthusiastic about going and didn’t even complain about playing in the pouring rain last week! I like the organisation of the sessions: the mix between training and the mini-matches seems to work really well and I’m hugely impressed with the ability of Josh and the other leaders to learn and correctly use all the children’s names so quickly. Theo was really pleased that everybody knew who he was the second time he attended! I think you offer amazing value for money with these sessions.
Rosalind B., Ashtead