Join our nationwide tribe of players striving to unlock their potential in their soccer skills
In over 40 years, I've never seen a soccer training program as effective as Captain Elite‘s 10-week training. I’ve seen the incredible results in players we’ve recruited in the US and Europe. If you’re a youth player with aspirations to play at a higher level, now is the time to take advantage of Captain Elite’s online programs.
- Anson Dorrance, UNC, Winningest Collegiate Coach in History
Our online soccer training includes dribbling, first touch & passing, and striking
Our courses teach your kids how to play soccer
Video-based soccer training courses proven to be 130x more effective than other soccer training methods
High performance team environment for continued encouragement and motivation from training manager and teammates or train completely on your own by choosing Incognito soccer training
Master soccer coach technology provides personalized technical instruction & corrections for every player at a level that most soccer coaches don't have the time or knowledge to give
Interactive goal-setting technology and feedback to help soccer players optimize their grit, work ethic, and ball skill improvement
Personalized soccer training courses that help players build soccer skills that translate to the game of soccer and beyond, like mental toughness, grit, and confidence
Leaderboards so players can compete with each other across the country in our soccer dribbling, first touch, passing, and shooting soccer drills
Why our soccer training courses outperform all others
Our online soccer training courses have been proven to be 130x more effective than other individual soccer training
Our players have more fun, stay more committed to their soccer goals, and train with us for longer than other online and in-person soccer training options
To see the same results, soccer players would spend ~$2000 for 40 private lessons, or over $300 on other, less effective online options to reach their goals
Training Course Categories
First, choose the type of training you want to do below:
Competitive High-Performance Training
Make videos of your progress. Be on a scoreboard with other players from around the country. Access granted to Master Coach Technology for training advice.
Train entirely on your own. Make no progress videos. No feedback & no scoreboard.
Incognito is the same great training without the competition.
Competitive High-Performance Training Options
New to Captain Elite training courses? Register in Close Control Dribbling.
Elite soccer players & teams may train in COLLEGE ESSENTIALS soccer training.
Train in dribbling, 1st touch, passing, and striking all in the same program! Learn more about this soccer training course below.
Questions? Chat with us online now!
Incognito Training Options
Choose College Essentials Soccer Training
for Individuals, Teams & Small Groups
Individuals, teams and small groups can become better players, win more games, and have more fun training! With our new College Essentials online soccer training, you can now learn from home the most critical soccer dribbling, passing and striking skills every club and college player in America needs to be an effective teammate.
Coaches, parents, and players want to win games and have fun but there's very little time to teach technical soccer skills during practice. This soccer course teaches players the soccer skills they need at home so coaches can stick to the most important coaching tasks during practice. Your players will have more fun at practice and at games if they come to training with the technical soccer skills they need to succeed.
Enroll below today or chat live with us now to learn more! We begin the next 10-week course on May 29th!
Teams within a 2-hour drive of Greensboro, NC are eligible for a free skills clinic with our coaches or you can come to our field from anywhere. Chat with us live on this page to learn more!
Descriptions of online soccer training courses we offer
(U9 and up)
This course is designed for recreational, youth academy, and first-year travel players. Dribbling Fundamentals introduces players to our high-performance training, and helps them lay the technical and mental groundwork they'll need to tackle our courses for older, more experienced players. Every soccer player should start by learning to play with the ball at their feet, so this course is designed to teach players the basics of forwards and lateral dribbling in tight spaces. Important note: Players at this age will almost always need a lot of hands-on attention from parents to be successful. the Junior Courses are designed to teach players, but also to help parents understand how they can play the crucial roles of positive reinforcer, accountability partner, and support system at home for their young athletes.
Ideal ages 8-12 or older recreation players
First Touch & Passing Fundamentals
This course is designed for players who are new to first touch & passing courses. 1st Touch & Passing skills are more complicated skills to master, and this Fundamentals option introduces all players to the techniques they'll need to successfully tackle our other 1st Touch & Passing courses. Unless you are already an advanced player, we recommend you begin in this Fundamentals course.
Ideal ages 9 and up
Close Control Dribbling
Wish your players could dribble their way out of pressure or beat their opponents in 1v1 situations? The Close Control Dribbling high performance course covers these fundamental ball skills in soccer. All field players should start by learning to play with the ball at their feet. The CCD program teaches players to dribble forward and laterally in tight spaces.
Ideal ages 9+ Younger players should have completed our Fundamentals Dribbling course first
First Touch and Passing
The most important skill in soccer is first touch - this skill sets players up for success every time they receive the ball and want to make a play. After completing the First Touch and Passing high performance course, players will be able to receive the ball from any direction, on the ground or in the air, and play a quality pass to their teammates at various distances. If you want your soccer players to be able to keep possession and set each other up to score goals, enroll them in First Touch and Passing today!
Ideal for ages 10+ Younger players should have completed our Fundamentals 1st Touch & Passing course first
Striking and Ball Manipulation
Every player on the field wants to score goals, but they often lack proper shooting technique. After completing or testing out of Close Control Dribbling and First Touch and Passing, players are eligible to enroll in our Striking and Ball Manipulation high-performance course to master three different shooting techniques. After completing this course, players will know how to strike a ball over long distances, shoot a driven ball on frame that beats even the best goalkeepers, and bend the ball when crossing or shooting, all while stationary and on the move.
Ideal for ages 13+ after completion of our dribbling and 1st touch & passing courses
*Must graduate with at least a Stage II in foundational course to qualify for advanced version*
After graduating with at least a Stage 2 in skills in our Close Control Dribbling program, players can enroll in the Advanced Dribbling to further hone their ball skills. In this advanced program, soccer players master dribbling forwards, backwards, and laterally in tight spaces with more challenging exercises, all while learning to play with their head up to increase their vision and awareness during games.
Ideal ages 11+
Advanced Cardio Speed Dribbling
After graduating with at least a Stage 2 in skills in our Close Control Dribbling or Advanced Dribbling program, players can enroll in the Advanced Cardio Dribbling to work on their speed, agility, and fitness with the ball. In this advanced program, soccer players master dribbling forwards and laterally in open spaces with more physically and technically challenging exercises. They will be pushed to their athletic and technical limits in game-like scenarios, all while learning to play with their head up to increase their vision and awareness during games.
Ideal ages 12+
Advanced First Touch and Passing
As soccer players get older and their opponents get more athletic, they have to learn to play in high-pressure games. This requires a perfect first touch and versatile passing abilities. After graduating with at least a Stage 2 in skills in our First Touch and Passing course, players can enroll in Advanced First Touch and Passing to master receiving the ball from all directions, increasing their speed of play, and being aware of their surroundings in games at all times. Players will be pushed to their technical limits in ball skills with this program, as it is one of our most challenging courses. All drills replicate game-like scenarios.
Ideal ages 13+
World Beater Freekicks
The hardest ball skill in soccer to master is taking an effective freekick. We modeled this training program after Leonel Messi's bending and dipping shooting style because it is one of the hardest balls to stop for goalkeepers, which means scoring goals or getting assists almost every time the ball is on frame! To start learning this game-changing ball skill, players have to achieve a Stage 2 or higher in our Striking and Ball Manipulaiton program.
Ideal ages 13+
Sample content from our soccer training courses
See how our soccer players compete to beat their "personal bests"
Here's a sample of our character development curriculum that applies to soccer and life
Images of our kids completing our online soccer training courses
Want to train on your soccer skills with us, but not interested in the measurement and competition of the 5-Week & 10-Week programs? Check out our Raptor 360 dribbling kit!