Christmas term dates.

Quick update on the dates over Christmas, to help you plan around what to do over the Christmas holidays with little ones.


15th/16th December are the last sessions of the term across all venues

Raglan Primary School:

Holidays - 22nd December & 29th December

Returning - 5th January

Walker Primary School:

Holidays - 8th December, 22nd December & 29th December

Returning - 5th January

Southgate School:

Holidays - 22nd December & 29th December

Returning - 13th January

**8th/15th December will have time changes - with 18 months - 3 & 3 - 5 years being run at 10:15am in the large sports hall, and the 5-7s at 11:05 in the large sports hall.

St Stephens Church:

Holidays - 22nd December & 29th December

Returning - 5th January

Bell Road:

Holidays - 22nd December & 29th December

Returning - 5th January

Pro Elite Football Academy announce Pro:Direct Academy partnership.

We are delighted to announce our official partnership with Pro:Direct Academy – who will be providing the next-step for our superstars who are turning 7/8 years old.

Pro:Direct Academy will allow for a natural progression for our players, following a similar philosophy to ours. Pro:Direct Academy is the official youth football provider for global sports retailer Pro:Direct and gives opportunities to boys & girls, helping to develop their skills and improve their physical, tactical and technical abilities.

Pro:Direct Academy also has links with over 40 professional clubs across the UK. When they are ready, all players have the chance to showcase their talent to these clubs.

Our superstars will remain with us until they are ready. When a conversation happens between Coach and Parent & both are comfortable with the step up, we will organise details of next-steps. Our coaches will attend all Pro:Direct Academy sessions to begin with, to ensure a comfortable transition and to make sure all parties are happy.


Message from Head of Academy

We are so excited to announce this partnership - one that will give our superstars the opportunities that they deserve, in a family environment that is similar to our own.

The big factor in us getting this over the line was that we get to remain in our little superstars' lives post 7 years of age. We invest a lot of energy and time into our players and have a bond with all of them. With this partnership, we are able to monitor their progress by regular phone-calls and visits to their sessions.

With Pro:Direct Academy, we know that they are in great hands - it is a partnership that will work both ways, so we will always have an input into their development and their sessions.

For those that are currently 5 - 7 years of age, I will be visiting all the sessions over the next couple of weeks to answer questions - and will be introducing you to our main contact at Pro:Direct Academy. As always, if you have any questions, please give me a call on the number below.


Kind Regards,

Coach Ali
Head of Academy
020 8360 8997

Coach Nej receives international call-up.

Our very own Coach Nej has been selected to represent North Cyprus in this years Conifa cup - sponsored by Paddy Power.

Coach Nej is a favourite with our parents, coaching our indoor toddler sessions in Enfield and in Southgate. Coach Nej is the only representative in the squad selected who is not a current professional in Cyprus, and we are extremely proud of him.

If you would like to support Coach Nej and watch the group games, reach out to the lead coach at your venue and they will be able to give you more details.

On-top of this, our football stars have been selected to be the mascots at the final on the 9th June - a massive honour and one that we are looking forward to. 


What makes us special?

There are some great football academies out there for your children...

But what makes us different?


We believe in following some key principles. Values that we stand by, making our #ProEliteFamily special to our community.






"Sami loves his Saturday morning football classes with Pro elite academy and sings “We love football” on the way to class! - Yasmin, parent."




We are more than just a football academy. We operate as any loving family would. 

Our coaches are driven by making sure that each and every child feels included, appreciated and cared for. We put hours into making sure our sessions are designed to cater for children of all abilities so that regardless of their prior footballing experiences, that enjoy the time spent with us whilst always coming away from our sessions having learnt more than when they first walked in.

Our classes drive relationships and friendships to be built, whether it be child to child interaction, parent to parent interaction or child/parent to coach. Each class become their own little community that sits within our family, creating #ProElitesWorld.

To sum it up: we care.


"Since my son has joined Pro Elite Football Academy, I have found that my son has become more confident and outgoing. The coaches are very patient and encourage the kids to join in, regardless of their ability - Yvonne, parent."



We pride ourselves on having fun. Our children have fun at our sessions, our parents have fun at our sessions and, just as importantly, our coaches have fun at the sessions. You are able to spot a child who attends one of our sessions by the smile on their faces walking in... (and the sadness when they realise that the session is over!)

We believe that children learn through play. Whether it be their colours, social interaction or football skills. This is why our sessions are tailored to each specific age-group, making sure that at each stage of their development, they are having fun.

Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate.

To add to this, our coaches have great social relationships with each other outside of the football session and this translates into our classes. The natural chemistry vibrates positivity, becoming infectious, meaning that the children become naturally at ease and can develop faster than they usually would. 


"My son had the best time at his first session! The coaches were incredible! Fantastic!" - Katherine, parent.

"Teachers could learn a thing or two from these coaches. Naturals." - English teacher at a local secondary school.



At our academy, we are extremely focussed on the development of your children in two major aspects of their lives.


Football development

Becoming good human beings


Our coaches are hand-picked and qualified up to a UEFA B standard, meaning that our sessions are of professional academy quality. As the children progress through the academy, they will be continuously tested and pushed to the best of their ability, following our philosophy of creating both well-rounded, balanced footballers and people.


"The guys at Pro Elite are fantastic with the kids. They give each of the kids just the right amount of attention, and adapt well to the wide range of skill sets each child has in and are great at helping each child enjoy the session and get the most of their football. 

I particularly liked how they used music in the indoor sessions to help create a good atmosphere too!" Nick, parent.


Pro Elite Football Academy want to help the homeless this winter


Pro Elite Football Academy are helping out the homeless this Christmas! We are asking you to dig through your wardrobe for old clothes to donate to us so we can help out the less fortunate over the festive period.

We at Pro Elite are always looking to help out as many as possible, whether this be by putting on high quality, fun football sessions for children, or collecting clothes for those less fortunate than us.

If you have any old clothes that you don’t mind giving away, or any clothes that don’t fit you or your children any longer, then please bag them up and drop them off at any of our sessions running over the weekend and there will be coaches ready and willing to take them off you and thank you for your generosity.

This would really help out our community of homeless people this Christmas, and give them something to smile about.

We are holding a collection on the following weekends in December:

Saturday 9th
Sunday 10th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th


Thank you for your generosity in advance!

Written by Cem Ozerk; Pro Elite Coach

Pro Elite Football Academy Coaches receive International Call Up

Coach Kel & Coach Ali received an international call up over a month ago and were lucky enough to be flown out to Cyprus last week to compete in an International Friendly.

Coach Kel, Coach Ali, Coach H & Coach Tee have all played for Pro Elite Football Academy in the past and, through hard-work, good coaching and great opportunities, have all gone on to achieve good things in football.

Last week, Coach Kel and Coach Ali were flown out to Cyprus to compete in an International Friendly match and were unfortunate to lose 2-1.

The match was played against the North Cyprus National Team U23 side and the game was played at a very good tempo, with the winning goal being scored late on in the 85th minute.

The team was managed by our very own Coach Mus, who was instrumental in getting the tactics spot on to disrupt the other team.

Coach Kel wore the number 11 shirt

Coach Ali wore the number 14 shirt.



Fun games to play with toddlers and children

Things to do with toddlers and children for football

1. Circuit

One of the best football games for Enfield’s toddlers is the famous Pro Elite Football Academy circuit. Each activity is done whilst carrying a football. It starts with 2 little jumps from mat to mat, followed by a big jump over 4 big orange cones ; a real challenge for the children! After this, it’s round the roundabout for our kids, before trying to walk over the snake without waking him up! This goes straight into a shot at goal, everyone’s favourite part. After they score, they collect their ball and go again from the beginning.

2. Cone Collection

4 corners of the hall, 4 cones, 4 colours. 4 of each colour cone scattered around the middle of the hall. The aim of the activity is for the children to collect each and every cone and place it onto the correct cone in each corner of the hall. All of this whilst dribbling a football, because we are still a football academy... remember?

3. What’s the time Mr Wolf?

Combining one of the most famous games for toddlers with some football. The simple but fun game is played normally, apart from a football is to be dribbled throughout. Add this to some of our coaches instructions (stop the ball, sit on the ball etc), and the kids have lots of fun whilst still learning about football.

4. Set and Finish

The children line up in front of a coach and a goal. When it is their turn, they pass the ball into the coach using the correct technique taught, and the coach sets the ball to their side. The children follow the ball and take a touch before shooting with all their power into the net. This is always followed by some great goal celebrations!

5. Goalscoring

Just like all of our sessions, we are going to finish with goalscoring. This is every single child’s favourite part of every session. We’ve made it a tradition here at Pro Elite to always finish every session with goalscoring so all the kids go home happy! 2 kids start at the beginning, before going in and out of some scattered cones. This is followed by 2 big jumps and a big kick into the goal.

Written by Cem Ozerk: Pro Elite Coach.

Why children should be taught the basics, from young

Santi Cazorla for me, is the perfect role model for all of those young footballers who have been told that they are too small, or too slow, to become a top footballer. He shows that the top footballer is one that is well balanced, comfortable on either foot, and able to master the control of a football.

World class footballers are not created post 18 years of age, it starts from the first moment they touch the beautiful football that we all love.

I believe that we as coaches are key to the future of English football. We are able to work with players, whether at grass root or academy level, at an age where they are like sponges and so we should take full advantage. Coaches should create drills and games to keep kids interested whilst giving them the hours and hours of practice they need for ball mastery. (Research shows that 10,000 hours of practice allows for mastery in any field).

Children football should be coached more on perfecting the basic skills needed to be a well rounded footballer. Once a child is able to control the ball perfectly with both feet, pass the ball comfortably with both feet, strike the ball cleanly with both feet and dribble with the ball comfortably with both feet, they will take to learning how to fitting into a managers tactical philosophy well as they will be very comfortable taking to a football pitch.

Youth football club managers think small, too focused on results instead of being focused on player development. Of course, a winning mentality is part of a players development, however, creating a well balanced footballer should be key, with the aim of producing confident well beaters as priority. Small sided keep ball sessions should be used often, to allow players maximum touches of the ball and where possible, children should have a ball each during all sessions to allow them to spend more and more time with the football.

If we as coaches are able to deliver toddler football sessions in Enfield, or just football sessions by coaching the right way, we will start to reap the benefits as a football country. 

Ali Mustafa - Head of Academy (2013)