How do I join the Academy?
For prospective players interested in The Process, please visit our ‘Join Us’ page for more information. Due to places in the Academy being limited, we are happy to take enquiries and expressions of interest all-year round
Can I join the Academy as an international player?
We are considering our first intake of international players for the 2020/21 season. Places will be extremely limited, and for players aged between U14 and U17. Agents, players and parents are encouraged to speak to our Technical Director, Alex Sarama for further information and to arrange an in-season visit.
What language is used for coaching?
We believe fluency in English is a key proficiency for living in the 21st Century world. Therefore, all teams U15+ are coached primarily in English, with U14’s being a mixture of Dutch and English. We are also one of the only academies in Belgium to have a native English speaker as one of our Head Coaches (Alex Sarama).
Do you have a girls program?
We are evaluating possibilities in the future to start a girls program. This is something we would love to do, but we would require additional resources to launch a successful program that is in- line with our Academy standards. For any players that would be interested in receiving future updates on a potential Elite Academy girls program, please contact us and we will save your contact details.
How do I sign up for camps?
Our Elite Athletes Camps are for players of all ages and abilities. Please visit www.eliteathletes.be for more information on our schedule and camp program.
I play for another team, but would like to benefit from your individual coaching. Can I receive skills sessions with your coaches?
Through Elite Athletes, we are pleased to offer semi-private sessions with one of our EA Skills Trainers. More information can be found on the Elite Athletes website (www.eliteathletes.be).
Where do we train?
Each team has x2 sessions at the EA Facility each week, and x2 sessions at Red Vic. This means there are x4 practices per week.
What happens after U18’s?
The academy staff work to place our athletes in a college or team that is the best fit for the player. The brotherhood continues, with players becoming part of the Elite Academy Alumni Group.