On a weekend where Pro Elite started a brand new chapter, we had so much fun! Our first ever sessions held at our Cheshunt franchise went amazingly. We welcomed over 50 new faces into the Pro Elite family and we loved every second of it! Our new Cheshunt venue, St. Mary’s hosted the first ever Pro Elite franchise sessions and was bursting with fun the entire time. We are so excited to have started this new journey and we couldn’t be happier with how it has begun! We got up to so much this weekend and wanted to tell you all about it.
In our two youngest classes, 18 months – 3, and 3 – 5 years old, we focused on agility, co-ordination and balance. We worked on this by making our superstars navigate through an obstacle course where there were many changes of direction and a wide range of movements. After this we then moved onto focusing on “little kicks”. We believe that dribbling is one of the most vital things for our little superstars to learn, as it will improve them massively whilst also giving them much more confidence. We see improvement each week with their dribbling which naturally improves their confidence, which we love seeing in all out superstars.
In our 5 – 7 year old sessions the main focus this week was skills. We wanted to improve our kick-ups and also focus on a difficult skill called the “Zidane” turn. Doing kick-ups will improve each child’s fundamental football skills. They help to teach children how to strike the football cleanly, how to control the power of each strike and helps their overall ball control. Whilst the Zidane turn is very effective when in match scenarios. We pride ourselves on elite coaching to ensure each child can learn new things each week to improve.
This week’s development sessions focused on 1v1’s. Our development sessions which are for 7-11 year olds, had a heavy focus on attacking and defending in 1v1 scenarios, as they arise so often in matches, which in our development sessions, we are preparing our superstars for. We wanted to ensure each child could deal with 1v1’s both attacking and defending, this allows them to have confidence in themselves when they are faced with these situations.
Internal League Teams
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Chiefs 3-2 Pro Elite Blazers. A very close and intense game which saw the Chiefs snatch a narrow one goal win. This game was end to end the whole way through with so many amazing moments throughout. The coaches were very proud of how both teams played but with incredible determination, the Chiefs came out on top. Player Of The Game: Isaak K had a fantastic game. Scoring two of his teams goals but impacting the game by both defending and attacking. An all round amazing performance.
Pro Elite Panthers 3-5 Pro Elite Lakers
Pro Elite Rockets 6-2 Pro Elite Warriors
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Rockets 3-3 Pro Elite Warriors. WOW, a game that had everything, fantastic football being played throughout which saw the teams share the points. This game showed that the players have taken what they have learned during their football training sessions and applied it to their matches, which is exactly what we want. We pride ourselves in having our teams play good football and thats what we had in this game! Player Of The Game: Konstantinos. He was incredible throughout the whole game and was fundamental in his sides performance!
Pro Elite Blazers 0-4 Pro Elite Panthers
Pro Elite Jets 2-4 Pro Elite Lakers
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Thunder 1-4 Pro Elite Heat. A game which saw the Pro Elite Heat come out on top. The scoreline does not reflect how the Thunder played however, they played some lovely football but just couldn’t find the finishing touches, whereas the Heat finished their chances very well. A great game where both sides had great moments. Player Of The Game: Elijah H, the hat-trick hero! Elijah scored 3 of his teams goals helping them massively to the win, he had the precision in the box to finish his chances and thoroughly deserved the player of the game.
Pro Elite Grizzlies 4-1 Pro Elite Magic
Pro Elite Chiefs 8-2 Pro Elite Celtics
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Pro Elite Warriors 3-2 Pro Elite Blazers. This game had everything! There were goals, saves, tackles and more, a great game which showcased all of the football ability on display. Even though they lost the Blazers put in a great performance that deserved more. On the other hand the Warriors also had an amazing game, which in the end saw them win. As well as that they defended very well in order to maintain their lead. Player Of The Game: Aiden H. Aidan was fantastic throughout, especially when defending, he was a rock. He came up with a very important goal for his team and deserves the player of the game award.
Pro Elite Panthers 2-2 Pro Elite Rockets
Pro Elite 1-5 Pro Elite Chiefs
Overall this weekend was a great success, our first ever franchise sessions were a blast! We cannot wait to grow even more to keep moving towards our goal of positively impacting as many children’s lives as possible! That journey has only just begun…