Colorado Springs

B-Elite Soccer

Directors

Fran Escalzo

Fran Escalzo (Technical Director Colorado Springs)

  • 10 years as a coach and coach director in soccer teams and clubs in Spain, including FC Barcelona, UDA Gramenet, CE Sant Gabriel and CE Mercantil
  • Coach on FC Barcelona international campuses.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (2010)
  • UEFA “A”, UEFA “B” and UEFA “PRO” Licensed.
  • Higher Sports Technician specializing in Soccer (2015).
  • Licensed Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol)

Carles Gil (Goalkeepers Program Director)

  • 11 years as coach and director of FC Barcelona Goalkeepers.
  • Responsible for the FC Barcelona Summer Camps in China, Italy and Finland.
  • Scouter for FC Barcelona U7 to U12.
  • Director of FC Barcelona School for U6 to U14.
  • Goaltending coach for the first FC Barcelona women’s team.
  • Technical coach (goalkeepers & players) for U7 to U14.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Titles. UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Licensed Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).

Team Formation

Being a member of a B-Elite Academy team delivers the opportunity to train and develop under quality coaches who teach soccer using the B-Elite Methodology. As a result of this consistency and continuity, we build all of our teams holistically to ensure the best experience for each and every player.

There are two ways to become a B-Elite Team Player: Try-outs and Player Assessment. Try-outs and Player Assessment are scheduled/monitored throughout the season by our Technical Director.

We communicate dates for our try-outs through this website, our Facebook Page, or our newsletter.

You can register here

Camps

B-Elite camps provide a high-level complementary training environment for enhanced player development. Players may participate in all of our programs or complement their existing club training sessions. The camps offered include our regular Sunday Camp, Goalkeeper Training Program, and International Coach Camps. These programs offer additional highly- specialized training sessions for field players and/or specifically for goalkeepers. Our goal is to promote and extend our players’ soccer vision and comprehension while enhancing decision-making and problem-solving in game situations.

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Monday and Sunday Camp

Where true soccer starts. The best program to introduce new players to our methodology and soccer training environment.

  • Who: Players; 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Fran Escalzo, UEFA-Pro licensed coach, and former FC Barcelona youth academy coach.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: Mondays from 6.30pm to 8pm. Sundays from 10.30am to 12pm.
  • Address: El Pomar Youth Soccer Complex, 2212 Executive Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Wednesday and Thursday Camp

Where true soccer starts. The best program to introduce new players to our methodology and soccer training environment.

  • Who: Players; 2006, and 2007.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Fran Escalzo, UEFA-Pro licensed coach, and former FC Barcelona youth academy coach.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: 4.30pm to 6pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Address: Soccer Haus, 4845 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Camp

Where true soccer starts. The best program to introduce new players to our methodology and soccer training environment.

  • Who: Players; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Fran Escalzo, UEFA-Pro licensed coach, and former FC Barcelona youth academy coach.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: 4.30pm to 6pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Address: Soccer Haus, 4845 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Sunday Camp

Where true soccer starts. The best program to introduce new players to our methodology and soccer training environment.

  • Who: Players; 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Fran Escalzo, UEFA-Pro licensed coach, and former FC Barcelona youth academy coach.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: 10.30am to 12pm on Sundays.
  • Address: El Pomar Youth Soccer Complex, 2212 Executive Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Goalkeepers Camp

B-Elite Soccer

This training is Goalkeeper specific-Where Colorado Springs Goalkeepers excel!

  • For Who: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive, highly specialized goalkeeper training led by Carles Gil, an FCBarcelona Goalkeeper Youth Academy director for the last eleven years.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: Mondays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8pm at El Pomar Youth Sports Park. Thursdays from 4.30pm to 6pm at SoccerHaus. Sundays from 10.30am to 12pm at El Pomar Youth Sports Park.
  • Addresses: SoccerHaus, 4845 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. El Pomar Youth Sports Park, 2212 Executive Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Tournaments

B-Elite Soccer

An important component of the B-Elite soccer experience is sending our club teams to International Tournaments. We believe that by providing experience overseas, players are exposed to a high-level youth soccer environment that will show them future soccer potential. These trips will help players to further understand important soccer concepts in high-pressure game environments. This experience is vital to becoming a complete and will-rounded soccer player.

The International Tournaments provide opportunities to play against the best worldwide club academies such as, FCBarcelona, Sevilla FC, Villareal CF, AS Roma, RCD Espanyol, and many others.

International experiences are open to all players and parents who are part of a B-Elite Academy Team or Camp. Most trips will be scheduled between April and July.

Contact

We will be delighted to hear from you

B-Elite Soccer Colorado Springs
SoccerHaus, 4845 List Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
El Pomar Youth Soccer Complex, 2212 Executive Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80916










FAQ

What is B-Elite?

B-Elite is a group of UEFA licensed coaches who prior to coming to the US were coaching for FC Barcelona’s youth academy in Spain. We left our roles in Barcelona on good terms to start an elite soccer school in the states for boys and girls, ages 5-16. We believe that soccer is growing in the US and that our knowledge and experience will be well-received.

So far we have been successful setting up schools in Denver, Colorado Springs, Dallas, and Boca Raton and have had positive feedback from our players and parents. We are looking to open schools in Houston and the Bay Area in early 2017, and look forward to expanding to other schools throughout the rest year.

How is B-Elite different?

B-Elite is unique than the majority of youth programs offered in the US. All of the sessions are coordinated and supervised by the technical director. There is a technical director at every school that is relocated from FC Barcelona’s youth academy to be a part of your community. The technical director will assist the local trainers with coaching, and it is important for the technical director to know all of the players and design the training sessions focused on the main needs of each group.

Overall, we want to provide a personalized training environment where we can focus on helping kids improve in every aspect of the game. Specifically, the technical directors in each school will not only know every player in the academy, but will also meet regularly with their parents regularly to discuss progress.

Additionally, by applying our global methodology these players will perform better in many aspects of soccer but mainly in game comprehension, technical/tactical training-game transference, focus, and intensity. We understand and have experienced coaching top global talent for each age group and provide goals to help young players strive to be the best that they can be.

I, Fran Escalzo, am the technical director for Colorado Springs.

Can you tell me more about Barcelona-style methodology?

Barcelona-style methodology at B-Elite Academy is first-class technical coaching, learned from extensive experience among top clubs in Europe such as FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol of Barcelona.

Our methodology is taught in a high-intensity environment with very little stoppage throughout the session. Due to the intensity and repetitiveness of the exercises, players’ concentration and decision-making improves over time. We as a coaching staff prepare and guide our players through a series of modifications of play that will help the player better understand the exercises, coaching points, and thought-process behind each exercises and to fully grasp the training sessions.

Additionally, best learning experience focuses on improving each player in a competitive training environment. Players are selected according to the criteria of the technical department, in order to ensure that all program participants train and interact with players of the same level.

Lastly, we incorporate our main training values; respect, effort, commitment, honesty, teamwork and solidarity to create a holistic development environment for our players. We, at B-Elite Soccer, work hard to achieve an environment where structure blends with fun in order to increase skill level, and more importantly create more thoughtful players on and off the field.

What programs, camps, trainings etc. do you have available for my child?

Generally, we offer three main programs plus the first free session that B-Elite offers:

1. FIRST SESSION FREE

We start with the 0-session, one training session where parents and players will see how they can learn soccer with us. This first training is offered at no cost.

2. CAMPS

B-Elite camps provide a high-level, complementary training environment for enhanced player development. Players may participate in all of our programs or complement their existing club training sessions. The camps offered include our regular Sunday camp, goalkeeper training program, and international coach camps. Each camp is offered 1 day a week with a minimum 4-day commitment.

These programs offer additional highly specialized training sessions for field players and/or specifically for goalkeepers. Our goal is to promote and extend our players’ soccer vision and comprehension while enhancing decision-making and problem-solving in game situations.

To view available camps in your area please visit the camp section of our website under programs at https://belitesoccer.com/programs/ and click on the appropriate location-specific link.

3. TOTAL GOALIE 360

B-elite offers year-round goalkeeper-specific practice and technical development through our Total Goalie 360 program. Total Goalie 360 sessions are led by Carles Gil, FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Academy Coordinator for the last eleven years. Goalkeeper training can be offered in addition to other programs or on its own.

4. CLUB SEASON

From July to May each team, led by b-elite technical staff, practices two or three times per week and at some academies, participates in league competitions.

At Colorado Springs, we currently offer programs 1, 2, and 3 listed above. As the program grows we will continue to add different offerings.

What ages are offered?

B-Elite currently offers these programs for players ages 5-16 or born 2001-2012.

Is there an International aspect to B-Elite?

There is an international aspect to B-Elite Soccer! An important component of the B-Elite soccer experience is sending our club teams to international tournaments. We believe that by providing experience overseas, players are exposed to a high-level youth soccer environment that will show them future soccer potential. These trips will help players to further understand important soccer concepts in high-pressure game environments. This experience is vital to becoming a complete and will-rounded soccer player.

The international tournaments provide opportunities to play against the best worldwide club academies such as, FC Barcelona, Sevilla FC, Villareal CF, AS Roma, RCD Espanyol, and many others.

International experiences are open to all players and parents who are part of a B-Elite Academy team or camp. Most trips will be scheduled between April and July.

Are there try-outs for B-Elite Soccer?

You can apply for a free player assessment online at Tryouts.

*Note – Players are selected according to the criteria of the technical department, in order to ensure that all program participants train and interact with players of the same level.

What do I need to do to get a free practice for my child?

Please contact me, the technical director at Colorado Springs, to schedule your free training session. Contact information is as follows:

Fran Escalzo
720 492 9487
fran@belitesoccer.com

What is the cost of the programs?

The cost of the camp after this first free session is:

  • $140 per month for one 1.5 hour session/week (20% discount for siblings) plus the uniform ($80, purchased online). Duration of camp is through May 2017.
  • $180 per month for a two 1.5 hour sessions/week (20% discount for siblings) plus the uniform ($80, purchased online). Duration of camp is through May 2017.

The cost of the camp for GOALKEEPER360 training after this first free session is:

  • $190 per month for one 1.5 hour session/week (20% discount for siblings) plus the uniform ($100, purchased online). Duration of camp is through May 2017.
  • $340 per month for a two1.5 hour sessions/week (20% discount for siblings) plus the uniform ($100, purchased online). Duration of camp is through May 2017.

What is the schedule and locations of the trainings?

How do we get started or how do I register my child(ren)?

Please refer to the following steps to register:

1. First, please contact your Colorado Springs technical director to schedule your first free training session.
Fran Escalzo
720 492 9487
fran@belitesoccer.com
If you have already done this, please continue to step 2.

2. Once you have attended your first free session, you will need to sign-up for a B-Elite Player Assessment. Please contact your local technical director to schedule an assessment or apply online.
Fran Escalzo
720 492 9487
fran@belitesoccer.com

*Note – Players are selected according to the criteria of the technical department, in order to ensure that all program participants train and interact with players of the same level.
If you have already done this, please continue to step 3.

3. Once you have spoken to the technical director about the player assessment, please feel free to register online at Contact.

4. Lastly, do not forget to purchase your training gear for the appropriate program at the online store https://www.caslsoccershop.com.

If you have additional questions, please contact your local technical director at:

Fran Escalzo
720 492 9487
fran@belitesoccer.com

Where can I buy my training gear?

Please visit our online store at www.caslsoccershop.com.

Who can I contact to get additional information?

Please contact your local technical director at:

Fran Escalzo
720 492 9487
fran@belitesoccer.com

Barcelona style training in Colorado Springs