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Our academy program differs from all other programs we offer in that the training is geared towards preparing players for their pathways. The academy is ideal for players that want to head down a pathway towards being able to play at collegiate and professional levels. The academy players at Phuket Soccer School’s are dedicated athletes that are committed to training in a professional environment, with professional coaching from FA (UK) qualified coaches assisted by Thai coaches.

The PSS academy program is for families and players that are dedicated to becoming the best players they can be; and we generally train year-around on a Saturday afternoon. In addition to the weekly training sessions we organise regular training matches with local clubs. The Academy players will get to participate in a minimum of 3 PSS tournaments per year: one local, one national, and one international.

PSS staff wants to maximize potential in each player, as well as increase their exposure in the soccer world, and these tournaments do just that. The tournaments put the players in a competitive environment where results count, and really let them test their abilities against their peers. In the past our Academy has had a great deal of success in these tournaments, and has gained recognition from many established clubs throughout Asia.

The Academy is based on our player’s long term aims. Our training sessions contain drills that are specifically designed towards helping players with a certain attitude and ability; and, as such, only certain types of players will be able to handle the culture that is inherently created. It is for this reason that the PSS Academy is by trials and invitation only.

After trials, if the coaching staff thinks the player is a good fit, the player will then be invited to join the program. When PSS staff extends the invitation, it is a guarantee that our professional staff will be 100% committed to the child and helping them achieve their goals; however, we do ask that the family/child is also 100% committed to our program, as well.


  • Natural ability and technique/skill. How well the player can dribble/pass/strike the ball/tackle/finish etc.
  • Knowledge of the game and tactical awareness. How well the player can read the game/understand and anticipate is going to happen, and understand what needs to happen on the field in order to have success. This goes beyond on the ball skill, our Academy players need to have a solid understanding of the game as well.
  • Coachability. Our Academy players are expected to have a good attitude at all times, and be willing to work and accept direction from the coach. Not being a team player or willing to adapt to new ideas is not accepted.
  • Speed / Agility / Quickness (SAQ). The Academy program has a much faster pace of play than general after school programs—the players are put under much more pressure by opponents as well as coaches. It is therefore necessary that the players have necessary physical speed and fitness to deal with the increased demands of the play.
  • Character and mental toughness. PSS Academy players all have to be willing and able to challenge themselves and push themselves as far as they can. They have to have the desire to succeed at the next level of play. Additionally, they have to be able to take criticism and learn from it.

The PSS Academy program not only looks for these attributes in players, but our training sessions are geared towards improving each and every one of these characteristics. The program is designed to challenge players not only technically, but physically and emotionally as well. We are committed to helping the players attain the tools they’ll need to succeed farther down the line, and we believe that these 5 core characteristics are the building blocks of any solid, professional player.

PSS staff will aim to develop excellence in each player by:
  • Having a highly qualified coaching staff. Our coaches all have experience both playing and coaching at advanced levels, and know what it takes to compete there.
  • Making use of excellent training facilities. Our training facilities are world class and afford us the ability to utilize a huge space and professional equipment. Training is unlikely to be affected by weather.
  • Building on initial assessments. A unique aspect of our program is that each player initially receives a “report card” that outlines their strengths and weaknesses—our staff will help to improve certain areas of their game, and players/parents will receive updates about the progress/where each player is headed next.
  • Adopting/making use of the latest equipment. Whether it is bibs, film, hurdles, cones, ladders, age appropriate goals, weighted training balls, or gates… PSS will use a variety of techniques to help the players nail down the necessary skills.
  • Maximizing touches/training time. We understand that training is limited, and therefore each session is designed to maximize touches on the ball and personal attention from coaches.
  • Providing guidance and support for soccer pathways beyond PSS, for both schoolball, professional and collegiate playing opportunities.
  • Promoting a well balanced, healthy lifestyle. We understand that these players are still children and their lives can’t be all about soccer—we want to encourage healthy lifestyles in the classroom, preparing to train, on the pitch and at home.

  • Weekly training sessions with professional, experienced coaches.
  • Minimum of 3 major tournaments per year: one local, one national, and one international.
  • Training matches with local clubs and programs.
  • Upon acceptance full PSS Academy named and numbered Kit supplied by PSS.
  • Your own PSS squad number for your age group.
  • Scholarship program for under-privileged local children that possess promising talent.
  • Unique “report card” assessments of each player’s strengths and weaknesses, that include updates at the end of each season.
  • MIP Trophy / Players Player Trophy awarded every year end – June/December.
  • Thanyapura world class training facilities, use of first class training equipment.
  • Ride share / car pooling for players / parents to use to and from Thanyapura.
  • Thanyapura day pass for parents at discounted rate for Academy Saturdays at Thanyapura.

During the coaching hours of any Phuket Soccer Schools (PSS), the Head Coach and coaching staffs have full responsibility for the children within our care. For this reason, Phuket Soccer Schools reserve the right for their coaching staff to have full authority for the coaching of your children during PSS sessions.

We ask therefore that you agree to and respect the following guidelines;

  • Once the sessions start and for the full duration of the sessions, only PSS coaching staffs and the children attending the course may enter the pitch area.
  • There will be ample viewing areas available and parents are welcome to watch the coaching (sessions although our experience of coaching sessions has showed us, that in general, children are more focused when their parents are not present.
  • If the children are to get the most from our sessions, it is important that the only instructive voices they hear are the coaches. We ask therefore that parents give their comment until after the coaching sessions have finished.
  • If you need to speak to your child during sessions, please speak with one of the coaching team first.
  • We only have limited contact time with the children and we would like to use this time fully. It will help us to do this if you can deliver your children promptly.
  • Remember, young people are involved in soccer for THEIR enjoyment.
  • Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
  • Teach young children that honest endeavor is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
  • Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
  • Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
  • Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
  • Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs. In youth football, the priority is always technical development and skill acquisition.
  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of sport. If the child is to play, he / she will do so in good time through your encouragement. There are other aspects of sport other than playing which are equally fulfilling.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sport. Support all efforts to rid football of sexism and racism.
  • As a spectator, do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
  • Do not publicly question the referees’ judgment and honesty.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for young people.
  • Encourage your child to appreciate the mutual respect for team-mates and opponents.
  • We welcome comments from you and coaches will be available prior to and at the end of coaching sessions. Please feel free to contact Martin Hill at m.hill@phuketsoccerschools.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions and comments.

Thank you for your co-operation.

During the coaching hours of any Phuket Soccer Schools (PSS) sessions, the Head Coach and coaching staffs have full responsibility for the children within our care. For this reason, PSS reserve the right for their coaching staff to have full authority for the coaching of your young players during PSS sessions.

We ask therefore that all Players agree to and respect the following guidelines;

  • Players are to arrive on time and in the correct frame of mind to participate in physically demanding activity. If a player is running late, we encourage them to telephone the coaching staff to inform them. 
  • Players are to wear their official PSS training kit at all times during training and any other Phuket Soccer Schools related activities. It is a player’s responsibility to make sure their kit is clean and tidy and appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • A coach must be informed of any injuries or illnesses that a player may have. 
  • Players must bring a full water bottle with them. No food is to be consumed during training - unless for medical reasons.
  • If a player needs to speak to their parent during sessions, they must (ask permission from) one of the coaching team first.
  • Phuket Soccer Schools will not tolerate players who abuse, both physically and verbally, coaches, players, parents, spectators and officials. There are no second chances; ill behaved players will be barred from all our Phuket Soccer Schools.
  • Players, who spit, swear and conduct themselves in an anti-social way, will be barred from all our Phuket Soccer Schools sessions.
  • Players are encouraged to play always by the Laws of the Game.
  • Children should realise that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game, match or practice drill is accepted without disappointment.
  • Players should set a good atmosphere by applauding good play on both sides.
  • We welcome comments from you and coaches will be available prior to and at the end of coaching sessions. Please feel free to contact Martin Hill at m.hill@phuketsoccerschools.com with any questions and comments.

Thank you for your co-operation.

This Code of Conduct has been developed to clarify and distinguish approved and accepted professional, ethical and moral behavior from that which is detrimental to the development of the sport of soccer. The coach must never place the value of winning over the safety and welfare of players. Winning should be the result of preparation and discipline with the emphasis placed on the highest ideal and character traits.

  • Coaches shall instruct players to play within the written laws of the game and within the laws and spirit of the game at all times. Coaches shall not seek unfair advantage by teaching deliberate unsportsmanlike behavior to players.
  • Coaches are responsible for their player’s actions on the field and must not permit them to perform with the intent of causing injury to opposing players.
  • If coaches permit, encourage, or condone performance that is not in the letter or spirit of the laws, they are derelict in their responsibilities to players, club and the sport worldwide. The coach must strive constantly to teach good sporting behavior.
  • Coaches must never encourage players to violate playing eligibility or player rules and policies.
  • Criticism of officials undermines their purpose in the game. Coaches must always refrain from criticizing officials in the presence of their players.
  • Coaches should continue their own education in the sport in order to be able to educate the player in technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands of the game for their level.
  • Coaches should be sensitive to each child’s developmental needs, strive to have each player reach his/her full potential and be prepared to move to the next stage of development.
  • The coach has an ethical obligation to be forthright and refrain from making derogatory remarks regarding other coaches, teams, players or organizations when discussing the advantages of his/her organization.

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