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Southern Indiana Area
 
When:
January  
Tuesdays 10, 17, 24, 31
February 
Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28

U9 to U12 Boys & Girls - 5:00 to 6:15
U13 to College Boys & Girls - 6:15 to 7:30
(players will be grouped based on technical ability & age)   

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Where:
Jasper Skate Palace

  
(indoor sessions please bring flats or running shoes and extra soccer balls)
 
  
Cash, Check, Debt or Credit
* sessions paid for can be used for any 3v3/small-sided or open group session
  
$35 4 Sessions
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$65 8 Sessions
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$10 per Session
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What to bring: cleats, running shoes, soccer ball or balls & water.
  
Please bring a signed wavier/release form to the first training session.   click here

Western Kentucky 

MONDAY OPEN GROUP 
When:
Mondays
U9 to U12 Boys & Girls - 5:00 to 6:30
U13 to College Boys & Girls - 6:30 to 8:00
(players will be grouped based on technical ability & age) 

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27

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Where:
Old South Marshall Middle School
Gym
  
(indoor sessions please bring flats or running shoes and extra soccer balls)
 
  
Cash, Check, Debt or Credit
* sessions paid for can be used for any 3v3/small-sided or open group session
  
$35 4 Sessions
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$65 8 Sessions
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$10 per Session
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What to bring: cleats, running shoes, soccer ball or balls & water.
  
Please bring a signed wavier and release form to the first training session.   click here


SMALL SIDED SUNDAYS
&
OPEN GROUP SESSIONS
When:
Sundays
U9 to College Boys & Girls- 3:30 to 5:00
(players will be grouped based on technical ability & age) 

January 8, 15, 22, 29

*On any given day the temperatures are below freezing the session will be moved to a indoor location or rescheduled.  

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Where:
Goebel Soccer Complex
(outdoor sessions please bring cleats and extra soccer balls)

or
*On any given day the temperatures are below freezing the session will be moved to a indoor location.

(indoor session please bring flats/running shoes and ball)
 
  
Cash, Check, Debt or Credit
* sessions paid for can be used for any 3v3 or open group session
  
$35 4 Sessions
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$65 8 Sessions
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$10 1 Session
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What to bring: cleats, running shoes, soccer ball or balls & water.
  
Please bring a signed wavier and release form to the first training session.   click here


Moved to Sundays

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Where:
Goebel Soccer Complex
(outdoor sessions please bring cleats or indoor sessions bring flats or running shoes and extra soccer balls)
or
*On any given day the temperatures are below freezing the session will be moved to a indoor location or rescheduled. 
  
(indoor session please bring flats/running shoes and ball)


Cash, Check, Debt or Credit
* sessions paid for can be used for any 3v3 or open group session
  
$35 4 Sessions
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$65 8 Sessions
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$10 1 Session
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What to bring: cleats, running shoes, soccer ball or balls & water.
  
Please bring a signed wavier and release form to the first training session.   click here

Testimonials from college players and parents!

 

"Working with Kris has helped me develop as a player and really helped with my confidence on the ball. His sessions are a great place to work on individual skills while playing with great players that care about improving their soccer abilities. The sessions are very physically demanding and competitive, but fun at the same time. Kris isn't in it just for a job, he really cares about us developing as players. He has traveled to many of my games and has been very supportive in all aspects of my soccer career."-Summer Lanter (Lee University) 

 

"I began working with Kris at a young age and haven't stopped since. He has offered exceptional advice throughout the years, and has helped me in developing my foot skills. By working with him, I have not only learned the ways in which I can improve my style of play, but that there's always a way I can be a better player. Kris understands the importance of  the demands of the game (specifically skills training) and makes himself available to any player who is willing to work hard. Although I'm in college now, I still make time during holidays and breaks to meet with him for an individual or group session. I highly recommend anyone who wishes to excel in soccer to work with Kris and attend Elite Soccer Training camps."-Peyton Thomas (University of Tennessee)

 

"I am really glad I decided to train with Kris for the past several years. He expects hard work and dedication at his sessions, but he gives the same himself and it is evident he cares so much about improving all of his players. His training sessions have really helped me to improve my technical game, and I would recommend Kris to anyone!" -Paige Elliot (Lehigh University)

 

"For the past ten years, I've trained with Kris Ray. Having this opportunity has helped me grow so much as a player. His training sessions have increased my foot skills, first touch, and creativity on and off the ball. Kris is not only an excellent trainer, but he has also helped grow my confidence and he supports me 100%. I recommend Kris to any soccer player who wants to compete at a high level in college." -Kelly Pannell (Western Carolina University)  

 

"Training with Kris for five years was probably one of the smartest decisions I made regarding my soccer career. He not only helped me with my footskills and touch, but he also helped me with my confidence and tactics. I would not have had the success I have had or the opportunity to play at a high level in college if I did not train with Kris." -Marci Carter (University of Pittsburgh)

 

"Training with Kris definitely helped put me where I am today. Soccer was always a love of mine, but never really a talent. Kris worked hard with me to develop skills I needed to play at a high level in the SEC and I would recommend training with him to anybody looking to improve their game."

-Teni Butler (University of Arkansas)

 

"I have trained with Kris Ray for almost nine years, and his training sessions have benefited me more than any other sessions I've attended over the years. My foots skills improved, my confidence increased, and I was able to keep up with the high pace of the game as I got older. I would recommend Kris Ray to any soccer player looking to play at the next level. -Blair Barker (Jacksonville State University)

 

"Kris helps better my touches and speed with the ball each training session. I depend on training sessions with him to keep me consistent at the collegiate level. After many years training together I feel advantaged to have had such a creative skills trainer and that creativity and speed translates on the field."-Chloe Brackett (Wofford)

 

"Kris Ray is an awesome skills trainer! My first touch ball skill and shot improved after training with him. After my skills improved my confidence also increased which made me a better player as well! Kris made me a better player and prepared me for my first college season! I plan to keep going to Kris Ray until my soccer playing days are over. I love Kris and I would encourage anyone to train with him!"-Natalie Smith (Austin Peay State University)  

 

"Training with Kris has made me become a player I never thought I could be. At the collegiate level, touch, skill, and creativity is everything. Without him pushing me to lengths I never expected to reach has been one of the main components that has made me successful in competitive soccer. If you want to be better on the ball, more confident in the way you play, and reach a higher level of soccer, training with Elite Soccer Training is one of the first steps you should make."-Hannah Wyatt (UTC)

  

"Kris Ray is an excellent soccer skills trainer.  My confidence level and my footskills have both improved since I began taking lessons from Kris.  My playing time on my select and college team almost doubled over the years.  I enjoyed my lessons with Kris and appreciate all he taught me.  I would recommend him to everyone."

-Paige Lanter (Samford University)

  

"Kris ray is fantastic at what he does. Over the years I have seen Kris work with many kids with raw potential and i have seen him help turn them into great players. My sisters and I have all trained with him and we would all tell you how our footskills and confidence on the ball improved drastically after training with Kris.  I would recommend Elite Soccer Training to anyone who is really looking at becoming a better soccer player."

 -Clair Lanter (Lee University)

 

Youth Players

 

"Our first touch and being comfortable with the ball at my feet has been an important foundation to developing my skills as a player. Kris Ray does a great job in building those skills."-Julia and Jordan Kaset

 

Soccer Parents

 

"Greg and I have four daughters Paige, Clair ,Summer, and Anna. When Page was 10 years old she tried out and made a select team and it was a miserable year. She was the player that sat the bench and if we were winning got to enter the game the last five minutes. Moon pie Brannon was kind enough to tell us we needed to get her to Kris Ray and gave us his number. We bought 8 lessons and started taking her regularly. We saw results immediately. Her skills improved, her confidence grew, and she began to love the game. We were thrilled with her progress. The next season she started and played most of the game. She was a different player. Kris has worked with all my girls. He has been a HUGE part of their success on the field. He has been more than the skills trainer to them. He has supported each of them by following their games and working in the areas he saw needed improvement. He has pushed into excel and takes pride in their accomplishments. Kris doesn't get the recognition he deserves. We are always giving other parents this name and number, because we know he has made a difference for us. We are very grateful for his investment in our daughters."-Jeana Lanter 

 

"Elite Soccer Training is a phenomenal program and highly recommended to anyone who is serious about growing as a soccer player.  In Houston, our daughter, Kamryn, grew up in a very competitive soccer environment with lots of opportunities for league play and small sided tournaments.  Moving to Chattanooga two years ago, we were pleasantly surprised to find a group of dedicated soccer players trained by Kris Ray with whom Kamryn could continue her development as a player.  The rigorous drills and high skill level of players in the Elite Soccer group has truly helped Kamryn grow as a soccer player.  As a testament to the value of Kris Ray's program and its impact to the Chattanooga community, one only has to look at the number of student athletes who have trained with Kris over the years and have gone on to play college level soccer."-Greg Bloh

  

"Our daughter, Lainee, has been a student of the game since she was 4 years old.  As Lainee advanced from recreational soccer to select soccer, the one thing we learned early on was that good foot skills were imperative to making a difference on the field.  Regardless of the position, players that had great touches on the ball and the ability to maneuver around their opponents were the playmakers of the game.  We were referred to Kris Ray with Elite Soccer Training in 2009 and have only positives to say about the time and money invested in the portion of her soccer training.  Lainee has attended sessions with Kris for over 4 years, and she personally sees and understands the value of what he offers.  Consistent and ongoing training is what produces the best results and Elite Soccer Training is a "must" for those players striving to be the best at their game.  Not only has the training improved our daughter's soccer game and fitness over the years, but it has also benefited her in other sports as well.  Hats off to Kris Ray for offering invaluable training to area soccer Players"-Greg and Julie Bohannon  

 

"My daughter, Samantha DeBien, is in the 10th grade and has been playing soccer for most of her life. However, last year she started training with Kris two days a week, and the investment has been tremendous. Kris' commitment to the repetition of the basic fundamentals has improved Samantha's "touches" and foot skills far beyond what I thought was possible for a player as advanced as she already was. The drills that Kris puts the athletes through forces them to get exponentially better with the ball at their feet, but the fast paced, small sided competition drills also helps them tactically to make decisions very quickly. If one is serious about becoming a better soccer player, I highly recommend training with Kris Ray's Elite Soccer Training."-Eric Phillips

 

"Our daughter, Blair, has been training with Kris for 10 years. Over the years, Kris has provided Blair with the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to play collegiate soccer. His passion, dedication, and commitment to his craft are seen every time he works with her. Blair would not be the player she is today if she had not  trained with Elite Soccer Training. Her foot skills and her confidence have grown exponentially over the past 10 years. We have definitely seen marked improvement in her level of play and in her understanding of the game. If you have dreams of playing in college, training with Kris is a pivotal step in achieving that dream. Kris believes in the players he trains. He offers a skill set no one else in Chattanooga or the surrounding area can match. Kris knows what it takes to get to the next level."

 -Scott and Amy Barker

 

"Kris Ray is an invaluable asset to our thirteen year old daughter Katelyn. She has been training with Kris for 3 years and Kris has helped Katelyn to understand the game of soccer better. The more touches on the ball the better the player will become and this has improved Katelyn's foot skills and confidence level. We don't only see this with our daughter, but with other players as well. You can see a child's skill level improve so much within a few months' time when they consistently use Kris. If your child is serious about soccer and wants to see their skill level improve Kris Ray is a must."-Lynne and Spencer Smith

 

"Shortly after our children began training with Kris, the skills they were learning under his instruction markedly elevated their soccer play on the field."-Jon and Monique Flynn

Please remember that almost all advertising and promotion of Elite Soccer Training events are made on the grassroots level, so please pass, email, share, invite, like, & text the information on to your team, club, or anyone that maybe interested!
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  • If you are interested in setting up a small group or team session please give me a call. If you have a team or have a group of players (4 or more players) from a certain age group I am more than willing to hold a closed/private group session or if you would like a open group can be started and invite other players to attend.
  • These group sessions are a very economical way for players to be introduced to the Elite Soccer Training Program, plus it combines elements of the game (possession, combination play, team tactics) that are not always covered during a individual or small group session.
  • For scheduling an private individual or small group session or a camp for your team or association call 423-240-5737 or email Kris4futbol@aol.com 
  • Coaching philosophy:

    Elite Soccer Training's philosophy is to develop players as total soccer players. No part of the game can or is skipped, the best defender must learn how to finish a chance on goal and the best forward must learn how to defend. Players are encouraged to play various positions to enhance their development. Total Game = Total Soccer!!
    Soccer is played with effort and running, but skill is the beauty of the game and skill produces wins! That's why increasing a player's soccer skill level is a priority of my and is what drives my training sessions and philosophy on developing players.
    Developing soccer players has always been my strength and my passion. Teaching the game of soccer to players of all skill levels and that's my love. Seeing their potential, fine tuning their skills, motivating them and increasing their confidence to compete and win. In doing this teams begin to be molded with strong skilled players. That is what it is all about for me as a soccer coach.

    What is Elite Soccer Training?

    Elite Soccer Training Stresses: Obviously, more dedicated participants will receive the most growth and experience from the trainings. From this program, let it be known that collegiate, regional and national players are fostered.
    Elite Soccer Training: provides Mini-Camps, Stryker Clinics, Defensive Training, Team Trainings, Conditioning Programs, College Pre/Elite Training, Private and Semi-Private Lessons.
    Elite Soccer Training: is a neutral soccer training entity that works side by side with elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, daycares, local recreational programs, club teams, and premier soccer leagues throughout the United States.
    Elite Soccer Training: provides supplemental soccer training in a unique, positive training environment for players of all levels, ages and abilities.
    Elite Soccer Training: focuses weekly on individual player development in the area of footskills (moves, trapping, and touch), passing, shooting, and field awareness fundamentals. 
    Why 3v3 or Small-sided Training Series?
    *If numbers allow these session maybe 4v4, 5v5, or any small-sided number.
     
    The weekly training sessions will be great way for area Evansville players to train and prepare for 3v3 or small-sided tournaments and other regional tournaments offered.  There is no better way for a player or team to get in additional technical training and soccer action during the winter months. The training series is sure to provide a fun and challenging soccer environment for every player!!
      
    3v3 SOCCER is the BEST way to develop the following soccer skills:
    • Create more touches per player
    • Learn spacing / supporting shape
    • Win  1v1 battles using support & balance from teammates
    • Develop more confidence in attacking & defending
    • Increase ball possession &  build confidence  in controlling the ball in tight spaces
    • Enhance players' speed of play, field vision, & field awareness
    3v3 GAME CONCEPT
    No goalies, high-scoring, fast movement, each player touches the ball constantly and learns the 3-player game - this concept helps each player move to the full-sided 11v11 game with confidence and skill.
     

      

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    VERY IMPORTANT : Elite Soccer Training is a neutral training entity and provide programs for individuals, small groups, clubs, and teams looking for additional training. I encourage players to play for their local recreational and competitive teams. This is advanced supplemental training. Not to be confused with a USYSA competitive program. Players are encouraged to participate in this program either concurrent with their USYSA team season, afterwards, or when their schedule permits. It is not a requirement or mandatory to play USYSA, but encouraged for additional game play and field experience. Obviously, more dedicated participants will receive the most growth and experience from the training. From this program, let it be known that collegiate, regional and national players are fostered. The sessions are for any Chattanooga or Evansville area player interested. This is an Elite Soccer Training event and is not associated with any Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, or Georgia State Association Affiliated Club. This is not a tryout or will be held as a recruiting tool for any association nor is it encourage. This a educational soccer experience for all area soccer players.