Denver

B-Elite Soccer

Directors

Sergio Torán (Technical Director Denver)

  • 15 years as coach and coach director for both Catalan and Spanish soccer teams and clubs, including FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol.
  • Coach Director at the youth levels of the Bahrain Football Association.
  • Project manager of the FC Barcelona schools in Morocco, being the one responsible of starting and implementing that academy.
  • Technical Director of the FC Barcelona soccer school in Casablanca (Morocco).

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Title: UEFA “A” & UEFA “B” Licenses).
  • Head Soccer Coach (Coaching Title: UEFA “PRO” License).
  • Holds the National License as a Soccer Coach by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF).

Fran Escalzo (Technical Director Colorado Springs and Assistant Technical Director Denver)

  • 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

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

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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Current Teams

Teams Coach Practice
2009 – Boys Joseph Inzurriaga Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2008 – A Boys Christian Solís Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2008 – B Boys Danny Ramirez Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2008 – C Boys Eric Carlson Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2008 – Girls Marina Schachowskoj Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2007 – A Boys Juan Morales Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2007 – B Boys Rudy Villalobos Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2006 – A Boys Pete Stuart Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2006 – B Boys Christian Solis Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2005 – A Boys Rudy Villalobos Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2005 – B Boys Marina Schachowsoj Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2004 – Boys Juan Morales Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
2003 – Boys Luis Salas Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm
HS – Boys Manuel Marquez Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays from 3pm to 4.30pm

Sunday Camp

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

  • Who: Players; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  • What: One and a half hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Sergio Toran, who has the highest coaching license issued by Real Federación Española de Fútbol, and who is also a former FCBarcelona youth academy coach. He is assisted by Fran Escalzo, a UEFA-Pro licensed Coach.
  • When: October 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: 3pm to 4.30pm on Sundays.
  • Address: Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver, CO 80239.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Saturday Camp

An enhanced training environment, where we continue teaching our methodology to current and new players.

  • Who: Players 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, Sergio Toran, who has the highest coaching license issued by Real Federación Española de Fútbol, and who is also a former FCBarcelona youth academy coach. He is assisted by Fran Escalzo, a UEFA-Pro licensed Coach.
  • When: November 2017 to February 2018.
  • Timing: 3pm to 4.30pm on Saturdays.
  • Address: TBD.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Goalkeepers Camp

This training is Goalkeeper specific-Where Denver 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 given by Carles Gil, an FCBarcelona Goalkeeper Youth Academy director for the last eleven years.
  • When: November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Timing: 6.30pm to 8pm. Mondays for 1999 to 2002 at South High School, and Sundays from 3pm to 4.30pm for 2003 to 2010 at Montbello Recreation Center.
  • Addresses: South High School, 1700 E Louisana Ave, Denver, CO 80210. Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver, CO 80239.
  • Requirements: To pass B-Elite free player assessment.
Application for free player assessment

Elite Summer Camp 2017

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

  • Who: Players and Goalkeepers; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • What: Four daily hours of intensive training by B-Elite Coaches and supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Sergio Toran, who has the highest coaching license issued by Real Federación Española de Fútbol, and who is also a former FCBarcelona youth academy coach and Carles Gil, an FCBarcelona Goalkeeper Youth Academy director for the last eleven years.
  • When: June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 and July 10-14.
  • Timing: Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.
  • Address: Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011.
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Pro Summer Camp 2017

An enhanced training environment, where we continue teaching our methodology to current and new players. International coaches from Europe and South America and players from FC Barcelona and other top Spanish teams will participate.

  • Who: Players and Goalkeepers; 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
  • What: Two daily hours of intensive training by B-Elite International Coaches and Players supervised by B-Elite Technical Director, Sergio Toran, who has the highest coaching license issued by Real Federación Española de Fútbol, and who is also a former FCBarcelona youth academy coach and Carles Gil, an FCBarcelona Goalkeeper Youth Academy director for the last eleven years.
  • When (Players): June 19-23 for 2007 and 2008, June 26-30 for 2005 to 2008, July 3-7 for 2003 to 2006, and July 10-14 for 2003 and 2004.
  • When (Goalkeepers): July 3-7 for 1999 to 2006, and July 10-14 for 1999 to 2006.
  • Timing: Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Address: Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011.
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Tournaments

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

Foothills Sports Arena, 3608 S Kipling St, Denver, CO 80236
Lowry Sports Complex Park, 8200 Sports Blvd, Denver, CO 20230
Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E Colfax Av, Aurora, CO 80011
South High School, 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Glendale Recreation Department, 4400 E Kentucky Ave, Glendale, CO 80246
Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E 53rd Ave, Denver, CO 80239










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 6-18. 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, Sergio Torán Ruiz, am the technical director for Denver.

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 Denver, 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 6-18 or born 1999-2011.

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 Denver, to schedule your free training session. Contact information is as follows:

Sergio Torán Ruiz
303-668-3817
Sergio@belitesoccer.com

What is the cost of the programs?

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

  • $150 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.

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 ($80, 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 ($80, purchased online). Duration of camp is through May 2017. (two sessions/week is offered only for 2000-2006 age groups).

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 Denver technical director to schedule your first free training session.
Sergio Torán Ruiz
303-668-3817
sergio@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.
Sergio Torán Ruiz
303-668-3817
sergio@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:

Sergio Torán Ruiz
303-668-3817
sergio@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:

Sergio Torán Ruiz
303-668-3817
sergio@belitesoccer.com

Barcelona style training in Denver