B-Elite Soccer

Denver

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).

Aitor Lario (Associate Technical Director Denver)

  • 6 years experience as a trainer at top clubs in Spain like R.C.D. Espanyol, CB Terlenka, A.E. Prat, and U.E. Castelldefels.
  • 11 years playing semi-professional soccer in Spain for A.E. Prat, U.E. Castelldefels, and U.AT. Gramenet.
  • 1 year as a soccer instructor at one of the top soccer coaching school in Spain, ACADEF.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Soccer Director Level III.
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Physical Education and Sports.

Dani Gallego (Associate Technical Director Denver)

  • 4 years experience as a trainer at top clubs in Spain like FC Sant Cugat, and FC Cerdanyola.
  • 1 year as a soccer instructor at one of the top soccer coaching school in Spain, Always Soccer Barcelona.

Main Qualifications

  • Sports Technician in Soccer (Coaching Title: UEFA “B” License).
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Physical Education and Sports.

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).

B-Elite Club

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.

We also have our Next Level Soccer Series which players from many clubs attend and our Tiki-Taka Tikes for the youngest players.

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Camps

B-Elite Soccer

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 Next Level Soccer Series, Summer Camps, 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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Total Goalie 360

This training is Goalkeeper specific-Where Denver Goalkeepers excel!

  • Who: Goalkeepers aged 5 to 19.
  • 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: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7:30pm, Thursdays 5.30pm to 7pm. Sundays 10am to 11.30am.
  • Addresses: Aurora Sports Park, 9300 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011.
  • First training is free.
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International

An important component of the B-Elite soccer experience is our International Experiences. 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 well-rounded soccer player.

The International Experiences provide opportunities to play against or train with 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 that are part of a B-Elite team. Most trips are usually held from April to July.

Players and Goalkeepers Tryouts

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Are you feeling under-appreciated at your current soccer club? At B-Elite Soccer, we don’t let any player be overlooked. We believe there are too many talented players who fall through the cracks at other clubs in Colorado. Come to B-Elite! We are more than a club, we’re a family.

We use a proven Spanish Methodology used by top clubs in Barcelona! Each training session is designed by our Technical Directors to ensure that our players are getting the best out of every practice! We are the only club in Denver that allows the parents to have direct access to our Technical Directors. They are ALWAYS at practice and know every player that is part of our academy.

Sergio Toran is our Technical Director who has 15+ years of experience that includes holding various UEFA Licenses, coaching at FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol, as well as Technical Director jobs in Spain, Morocco, and Bahrain among other things. Carles Gil is our Goalkeeper Technical Director and has over 10 years of experience as coach and Director of FC Barcelona Goalkeepers, scouter, Director of FC Barcelona schools, and holds various UEFA Licenses. Aitor Lario is our Associate Technical Director who has 6 years of coaching experience at clubs like RCD Espanyol, CB Terlenka, A.E. Prat, and U.E. Castelldefels. Aitor has also played semi-professional soccer in Spain for A.E. Prat, U.E. Castelldefels, and U.AT. Gramenet.

If you are interested in the type of training we offer, we strongly encourage your player to participate and a parent/guardian to watch a training session. Players contact us at 303-668-3817 and Goalkeepers contact 720-352-8063 for more information.








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Other Contact

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Foothills Sports Arena, 3608 S Kipling St, Denver, CO 80236
Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E Colfax Av, Aurora, CO 80011








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 5-17. We believe that soccer is growing in the US and that our knowledge and experience will be well-received.

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

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.soccer.com/club/2001357393

Who can I contact to get additional information?

Please contact your local technical director at:

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

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