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The Elite Soccer Academy

The The Elite Soccer Academy is for CHAMPIONS WHO WANT MORE and are dedicated to taking their game to the next level. The curriculum is designed for premier level players who are ready for an advanced training platform needed to continue to develop their skill level.

  • All training sessions are run in a small group format to provide many opportunities to work on skill movements and to use those skills in game situations in a competitive environment.

  • Developing technically superior players with exceptional game awareness is the primary goal of every session.

  • TESA staff will break down skill movements to ensure players do the simple "little things" correctly that can make a huge impact to their ability to succeed on the soccer field..."Small actions, repeated over time, transform us."- The Talent Code

  • Players will be expected to play beyond their comfort zone, take risks, and expect more from themselves while having fun.




TESA Summer Special Topic Clinics

This summer TESA is offering a new and exciting set of training classes for players who are looking to take their game to the next level. Topics include:

  • Small Group Possession & Combination Play
  • Control the Ball out of the Air
  • Drive, Chip, and Bend - Elite Distribution
  • "Tekkers" - Creativity and Confidence with the ball
  • Finishing
  • FLUID - Elite Foot Skills Training

Registration opens on Thursday, May 17th


Summer Special Topic Clinics

TESA - Foot Skills Sessions

The entire session is dedicated to improving each player's foot speed and control of the ball and being able to move the ball with different parts of the feet. All activities are one player with one ball to maximize touches on the ball during the training session.


TESA $5 Foot Skills Clinic

TESA "FLUID" Elite Soccer Training

Curriculum designed specifically to meet the demands of the modern game. Players must be "FLUID" on the ball in order to play at the speed required to be successful while maintaining control of the ball. An intense training program that challenges a player's ability to be dynamic and explosive with the ball, and very efficient with the movement of their body.

  • Fast
  • Loose
  • Under Control
  • Improvised
  • Deceptive


TESA Elite FLUID Training

TESA Elite Summer Camps

The Elite Soccer Academy offers full day and half day elite level soccer camps for players ages U9 to U14. The camps are designed to help players improve key areas of their game in preparation for the Fall season, and show a player a clear path of what it takes to achieve their goals. 

  • U13/U14 Elite Summer Full Day Camp - July 23rd to July 27th

  • U9 to U12 Preseason Prep Soccer Program - July 30th to August 1st


TESA Elite Summer Camps

TESA Special Topic Clinics

The entire session is dedicated to one specific skill to provide players with many opportunities to practice that skill in game situations to improve their ability and confidence in these areas of their game.

  • Finishing: Players work on proper technique and the awareness needed to score goals in game situations.
  • One Versus One: Players work on ability to be effective in 1-on-1 situations.


TESA 1v1 & Finishing Clinics

TESA Fall Programming

Curriculum starting the week of July 30th and running until the week of October 29th. Build on your game during the fall season by participating in our...

  • Play as the #.... Class is designed to focus on specific positions of the game,forwards (#9 and 10), midfielders (#6 and 8), wingers (#2, 3, 7 and 11) and defenders (#4 and 5).
  • Go at 'em! Class is designed to focus on building a player's ability and confidence to take defenders on, with the dribble.
  • Finishing
  • Foot-skills


TESA Class Page

Braden Bell - Director

Braden grew up playing in the Big Walnut soccer community playing at Big Walnut High School. After high school, Braden played collegiately at Marietta College where he studied education. Braden started his coaching career as a staff coach with Classics Eagles in 2012. Braden quickly moved up through the coaching ranks and became assistant director of U8 to U10 age groups in 2015, and then was promoted to Youth Academy Director in 2016. 

In addition to his club coaching and director roles, Braden has been a coach at SuperKick working with players from U8 to the collegiate level. Braden has coached with Tony Earp, the founder of the TESA program, for the past 5 years. 

Tony Earp - Founder

Tony has a Masters in Education from The Ohio State University, is a State Certified teacher, and is a USSF C License coach. Tony was a standout player both academically and athletically at The Ohio State University, earning multiple honors both on the field and in the classroom. Tony's achievements included 2nd Team All Big Ten in 2001 and 2002, serving as Captain in 2002. Tony was named Most Inspirational Player in 2001 and 2002, as well as achieving Scholar Athlete status in those same years. Tony was a member of the 2002 MLS Draft Pool. After playing, Tony was a history teacher at Licking Valley High School in 2005 and at Dublin Scioto High School in 2006. In 2007, Tony Earp accepted a position at SuperKick as the Director of Soccer Training where he continues to serve as the Senior Director of Training managing programs, establishing training curriculums, and coaching athletes. Tony was the Head Coach for Hilliard Bradley High School boys soccer program in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Tony is a Director for Classics Eagles FC and is the Director of the SuperKick Classics Juniors Academy. With 10 years of coaching experience, Tony has developed a reputation of being a coach who motivates players to expect more from themselves and creates a training environment conducive to developing high level players.

  • Articles: TESA Blog
    • Over 70 articles related to youth soccer and player development.
  • Training Videos: YouTube Page
    • 485 home training activities for youth players.

TESA Individual, Small Group, or Team Training

Rates are per 1 hour session. Training days and times based on availability.

  • 1 to 5 Player: $100

  • More than 5 players: $20 for each additional player

  • Large team or group? Contact Braden for pricing.

To Schedule: E-mail Braden Bell at


Please contact Braden Bell for additional information about the programs:

Phone: 740-657-8888 Ext 210