About Our Club
Academy Style Training at a fraction of the price!
All of our academy teams train year round. Seasonal training is typically 3 nights per week. Academy teams participate in anywhere from 4 to 20 tournaments a year depending on the team and age group. Our professional coaches and trainers provide a high level curriculum in a fun “academy style” environment.
Training at Elite FC
A training session at Elite FC often resembles a “soccer camp” because our sessions are pre-set and usually consist of 8-12 drills per session, broken into smaller segments. By utilizing a heavy ball to player ratio in our training sessions, our players get thousands of touches per session. The days of standing in a line with one ball per team are long gone. Technical development makes up the core of our training U12 and below.
Elite FC is an Open Club
Elite FC of Hamilton Twp is an open soccer club with over 700 participants, which provides players, ages ranging from 3 to 23, a place to play soccer through 4 separate levels. Our goal is to provide a positive environment for the development and enjoyment of soccer for the youth of Atlantic County and the surrounding area. As an open club, our players come from not only Mays Landing, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway & Hammonton areas but from many areas Southern New Jersey allowing us to cultivate some of the best talent in the region.
Director of Coaching Rich Balchan
Former MLS 1st Round pick, #12 Overall, Rich oversees all aspects of the Elite FC Travel and academy programs. Rich also has created and maintained a training curriculum for our recreational/intramural players focused on grass roots soccer, small sided games, and early foot skills / ball mastery.
Elite FC offers players the opportunity to train and play at various levels within the same club and challenges players to always perform at the top of their abilities. The club offers recreational, local travel, pre-academy, and academy level teams. The training for each and every team within the club is provided by the club’s academy coaches. This approach ensures that each and every player is receiving consistent training aligned to the clubs curriculum and core beliefs.
For more information, or to attend a training session, please contact us at HamiltonEliteFC1@gmail.com