The Academy

Introduction

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Moving the Elite Academy to Epsom College in 2007 has proved to be a huge success. The combination of excellent facilities and picturesque setting make it an ideal venue. Our Soccer Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. The Golf, Dance and Tennis Academies are now well established and Basketball is becoming more and more popular. The feedback we received from last summer was again incredibly positive with comments on the quality of coaching, staff care and the campus particularly prevalent

All 5 academies offer an English language course or multi-sport option which run in the afternoon after the specialised coaching has finished for the day.

 

Day 09.30-12.15 14.30-15.30 16.00-18.30 20.00-22.00
Wed Transfer to Epsom Arrive & Orientation, tour & introduction to coaches. Room allocation & unpacking Informal sporting activities
Thur Soccer & Tennis – skill session
Basketball – skill development 1 on 1 & 3 on 3, 4 on 4
Golf – welcome to Epsom GC & a lesson with the professional
Dance – warm up & Ballet
Soccer & Tennis – specialised Training
Basketball – Competition, Mini games
Golf – time on the course
Dance – Aerobic workout with strengthening & limbering
EFL Tuition
or Multi sports
Evening Activities
Fri Soccer – skills session
Basketball – Offense & Defence Transition
Tennis – match against English opposition
Golf – lesson with professional
Dance – Street, Jazz & Contemporary Dance
Soccer – small sides tournament
Basketball – Fastbreak, Competition, Kings Court
Tennis – American Tournament
Golf – time on the course
Dance – a choice of Irish Dancing, Tap Dancing, etc
EFL Tuition
or Multi sports
DVD Coaching Presentation
Sat Full day excursion (Wimbledon, Chelsea or London) Evening Activities
Sun Basketball, Soccer & Tennis – matches with local opposition
Golf – 9 holes on away course
Dance – Ballet
Soccer & Tennis – specialised Training
Basketball – Competition & mini games
Golf – Session on driving range
Dance – a choice of Modern, Tap Dancing, etc
EFL Tuition
or Multi sports
DVD Coaching Presentation
Mon Soccer – trip to a professional teams training session
Tennis – match against English opposition
Basketball – skill development 1 on 1, 2 on 2 & 3 on 3
Golf – lesson with professional
Dance – Aerobic workout & Street Jazz
Soccer & Tennis – specialised Training
Basketball – Offense & Defense Handicap Transition, mini games
Golf – time on course
Dance – stretching & relaxation
EFL Tuition
or Multi sports
Evening Activities
Tue Soccer & Tennis – skills session
Basketball – match with local opposition
Golf – lesson with professional
Dance – aerobic workout & street jazz
Soccer & Tennis – Inter Academy Tournament
Basketball – Competition Finals!
Golf – Time on course & prize giving
Dance – a choice of Musical Theatre Style Dancing, Ballet, Pointe work, etc
EFL Tuition
or Multi sports
Evening Activities
Wed Departure or Sports Morning Departure or Cinema visit Evening Activities
or departure
(one week students)

Note:
Golf timings: AM – if a lesson 0930-1145 / AM – if on course 0845-1145.  PM – if a lesson 1330-1545 / PM – if on a course 1300-1600

 

The Venue

The Project International Elite Sports Academy is delighted once again to be based at Epsom College, just 15 miles from Central London and with easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

It boasts top class facilities in all areas, especially sport. The College was built in the early 1850s and its beautiful Gothic style buildings are set in 8 acres of quite magnificent grounds on the edge of Epsom Downs.

The soccer pitches are of the highest quality and there are numerous tennis courts, all in top class condition. There are two sports halls. There is also an indoor swimming pool, two dance studios, and several squash courts. The college is short walk to the town centre.

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The Participants

dance1Recommended age range – 10-16 years

The Academy is open to boys and girls between 10 and 16 years from all over the world, including Great Britain.

We welcome individuals as well as organised groups/teams to the truly international environment that the Academy offers.

Please note that the Elite Academy is NOT suitable for those who are at a very basic level or who merely want social soccer, golf, dance, basketball or tennis.

STAFFING soccer4& PASTORAL CARE

In addition to our top quality coaching staff, we have our own staff on site 24 hours a day.

A Programme Director will oversee all aspects of the programme and they are in constant liaison with the soccer, golf, tennis, dance & basketball coaches, the school representatives, caterers, group leaders and the students themselves as well as Head office.

We also have staff members in charge of Activities, EFL tuition, and Welfare who work together to plan and organise the course and to ensure we foster a caring and educational environment on campus.

All staff are chosen for their ability to work with children and look after their various needs. They are aware that students are away from home, some of them for the first time and pastoral care is a major priority.

PI staff accompany the students on their trips and are responsible for getting the students up in the mornings. They ensure that they eat properly and that they get to bed at an appropriate time.

EXCURSIONS

We include a full day excursion each week. This will, as far as possible, be related to the appropriate sport.

Additionally, we plan half day trips to enrich the coaching programme and matches against local opposition for all sports where appropriate.

DATES

We can accommodate students on minimum 1 week stays. We recommend fortnight stays but 3 and 4 weeks stays are also possible.

ELITE SOCCER, TENNIS, DANCE, BASKETBALL, GOLF

Week START DATE FINISH DATE
WEEK 1 4th July 11th July
WEEK 2 11th July 18th July
WEEK 3 18th July 25th July
WEEK 4 25th July 1st August

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

We have qualified teachers on site. We offer an optional TEFL course (this must be pre-booked).

12 hours tuition per week is offered and children will be taught according to ability with emphasis placed on conversation and communication.

All course materials are provided and certificates are awarded at the end of each child’s stay.

Further details on application.

MATCHES

Subject to availability and actual age ranges, we will endeavour to organise Tennis, Golf, Basketball & Soccer matches against local English teams.

EVENINGS

A structured evening programme is offered, organised by our Director of Activities and supported by other staff, and will include such activities as discos, barbeques, film shows, sports and games. Our staff are on hand throughout the day and evening.

FOOD 

Epsom has an exceptional reputation for high quality food in its excellent dining room. Emphasis is placed on a good dietary balance as well as popular food allowing for different cultural tastes. There are three meals provided each day with traditional English as well as continental breakfasts; lunch and dinner with hot/cold options, a vegetarian choice as well as a salad bar.

MULTI SPORT SESSIONS

At our Elite Soccer, Golf, Dance, Basketball and Tennis Academies, those not taking the EFL option have supervised multi activity sessions. These include  swimming, water polo, volleyball, basketball, squash, table tennis, badminton, and lots more!

ACCOMMODATION

Very recently refurbished, rooms are of a good standard and consist of a mixture of single, doubles and a few triples. Rooms are spacious, airy, nicely decorated and comfortable and there are plenty of showers toilet facilities near to each room. Note we cannot guarantee specific rooms for any student in advance.

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