Elliot Payne, Tampa, FL Soccer Coach

Elliot Payne



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English Born and Raised. English F.A Level 1 & 2 Certified Coach. Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science (Kinesiology) UT Passionate about the development of soccer in the U.S. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University of Tampa (FL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Midfield, Defense

  • Agility, Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Free Kicks, Heading, One-Touch, One-on-Ones, Passing, Shooting, Corner Kicks, Penalty Kicks


  • University of Tampa (FL)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Midfield, Defense

  • Agility, Crossing, Dribbling, First Touch, Free Kicks, Heading, One-Touch, One-on-Ones, Passing, Shooting, Corner Kicks, Penalty Kicks

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More About Coach Elliot

2006, October - I passed the English Football Association Level 1 License. This specified in coaching the basics and fundamentals of soccer. 3 day course which required completion of one practical coaching session assessment and completing the FA Level 1 handbook.
Qualified me to coach youth level soccer age 5-11.

2007, October - I passed The English Football Association Level 2 License. This course was more advanced which required me to complete 20+ hours of mandatory practical coaching, completing the FA Level 2 coaching handbook and a final assessment, observed by a professionally qualified coach.
Qualified me to coach age 11-18.

Director of Coaching
SYAA Seminole Santos

Co-Owner/Director of Coaching at Tampa Soccer Clinics
TSC Academy- professional soccer training
2016 - present

Tampa Preparatory School
Assistant Varsity Boys Coach - August 2014 - Present

Florida Soccer Club - Spirit of Tampa Bay
U16 Boys Coach - August 2014 - Present

West Florida Flames Soccer Club, FL - October 2011- August 2014
Youth Developmental Academy Coach

York City Football Club, England - January-May 2008
Youth Coach for U13 Girls

Newport Mesa Soccer Club, CA - July/August 2007
Youth Coach and Assistant Coach for the U13 and U16 Girls.

Rossett High School 2003-2005
2004/2005 Yorkshire County Cup Finalist

Harrogate College 2005-2007
Competed in the English Colleges Football Association League - North Division

North Yorkshire County Football Team Trialist 2004 and 2005.

I enjoy coaching all aspects of the game; whether it is attacking, defending or tactics and formations principles. I was an attacking player in my playing experience so I have a favorite for attacking techniques - ball control, dribbling, first touch, running with the ball ie.

However, I enjoy the physical side of the game being an Englishman and avid fan of the English Premier League. One on one defending, awareness and positioning drills where I coach body shape and reading the game in front of you.

I don't just coach the game, I truly love the game and I want my players to feel motivated and enthusiatic about their game and how to make it better.

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Client Reviews

After few coaching lesson Can only say we have been very pleased with Coach Elliotsโ€™ structure of the practice, his attention to the techniques of the players and his commitment to work on their specific needs. He runs a well organized and disciplined practices. He is firm but encouraging. Has great enthusiasm and works well with kids.
Thank you Coach! The boys are having fun and look forward to see you so that is very encouraging.

Coach Elliot quickly finds out player weakness and works hard to give players confidence. He is so energetic ... results come quickly.

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If you have ever been disappointed by a league coach, then coach Elliot is the answer. He has thoroughly planned each practice with a perfect blend of athleticism, specific skills, fundamentals, theory, strategy, field placement, field vision, etc. As soon as my son struggles with a drill, he immediately breaks it down to basics until my son can put the pieces together and perfect the drill. On water breaks he discusses health, hydration, personal responsibility, helping out around the house, and he assigns homework. For example: touch drills, watching a game, exercises, etc. I could not be more pleased with coach Elliot. After a season of losing games and almost giving up on soccer, my son is learning and getting the confidence in himself he needs to succeed.

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Coach Elliot is the best soccer coach that Iโ€™ve come across in the Tampa Bay Area. My son is developing quickly and looks forward to his sessions. He is patient with my 8 year old, explains concepts and more importantly the technique.

Coach Elliot is prepared for the training session prior to the session start which is awesome.

Knows his stuff, highly recommend for anyone trying to get to the next level, should train with him consistently for their time playing for the best results.

Coach E is amazing!

Awesome trainer. Loves the game and teaching it

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Love his energy, passion and the genuine care and excitement he showed my son.

Elliot is absolutely amazing! He incorporates all aspects of the game, from preparation, technical, tactical to mental. My daughter has been training with Elliot for about 9 months or so. Her skills have drastically improved and so has her confidence both on and off the field. Absolutely great coach.

Coach Elliot was extremely knowledgeable when reviewing my daughter after only 60 minutes with her! I was so impressed! It is a bit difficult to find someone that it's that perfect match! My daughter is so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š he has really started to make a difference on her. Her confidence is starting to boost up! I will recommend him to anyone! We will be booking more lessons with him! God Job coach Elliot!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Coach Elliot is absolutely awesome. We have only had one session but his excitement and positive feedback for my son's current ability and potential were spot on. In addition, my son who rarely receives new people with open arms has truly embraced this opportunity and is excited to attend his next session. At this point, I highly recommend Coach Elliot and look forward to tangible long-term results in my son's performance.

I'm a father, I have been a law enforcement officer for over ten years; and when it comes to who is around my kids and don't play, so I did my research, also I meet Coach Elliot in person and I was present throug the entire training session with my son. I'm going to tell you right now, I trust the coach and will recommend him to all my friends out there in the Tampa bay area, coach Elliot is the best thing can happend to my son, Elliot is outstanding! He is absolutely passionate about soccer and extremely motivated. He has the knowledge and knows how to teach it. He was able to pin point my son's weakness so we can focus in those specifics areas. Look no more, Elliot is the coach you need! Thanks Elliot!

Coach Elliot is outstanding! Our son had only been playing soccer for 1 1/2 years and needed to learn quite a bit to reach his goal of making his high school team. Coach Elliot taught him the fundamentals of soccer skills which has led to marked improvement in our son's soccer abilities. Our son made the local competitive soccer team and has Coach Elliot's teaching to thank for much of that. Our son continues to train with Coach Elliot to prepare for the upcoming high school team tryouts. In addition to physical training, Coach Elliot has helped our son gain confidence in his abilities. He went above and beyond by making himself available for advise and motivation during the tryouts. We recommend Coach Elliot 100%.

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Coach Elliot was very prepared and organized with lots of training gear ready and in place. He was very knowledgeable and did a great job getting in a lot of drills in a hour. After our session he provided a great review of my sons session with areas of weakness's and strengths.

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Coach Elliot is a truly fantastic soccer coach! He is both very knowledgeable and motivating. I would highly recommend him.

Top notch coach! Extremely encouraging, knowledgable, and fun to work with. Directly involves himself in the training for a very hands on and positive experience.

Upbeat, dynamic, very game related.

Absolutely excellent training session with coach Elliott. Quite informative about the reasoning behind the drills created and well versed in soccer specific training

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Could not have asked for a better coach. Great knowledge base. He is awesome with our son and his soccer has greatly improved in just a few lessons!!!!

Coach Elliot was great!
He made my son feel comfortable immediately upon meeting him. He was all set up and ready to get to work when we arrived which was wonderful. His feedback was very detailed and thorough which was very helpful. My son is looking forward to working with him again.

Knowledgeable , very patient , has keen eye for details .

Coach Elliot is awesome and we were impressed with his knowledge and the fun practice my son had.

My daughter recently had her first session with Coach Elliot and she couldn't be happier. Coach Elliot was great with pin pointing the areas that my daughter could improve on and showing her drills that would help her develop more skills. We're both excited for her next session with him.

Coach Elliot has been great so far!!!

Punctual, full of energy and optimism, motivational and upbeat, Very professional and knowledgeable. He was just what we had hoped for. Lots of feedback and great with solid advice and has a plan of how he will better you. I couldn't have asked for more from a coach.

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Endlessly positive

Coach Elliot's emphasis on the elements of athleticism coupled with his touch drills truly impressed me.

I like Elliot's approach of first developing athletic ability and then addressing soccer skills. During our one hour session, my son didn't kick a ball until the 35th minute.

Plus, he's a good guy. He related very well with our son.

first coaching session with my 5 year old was fantastic! Looking forward to the next session.

Coach Elliot has a great attitude , is very kind and encouraging. He incorporates many techniques to help your game and to improve your skills. - Kevin

Our son recently had his first coaching session. Coach Elliot was great with working out with our son and pin pointing areas of development. Our son is looking forward to his next session with Coach Elliot.

Coach Elliot did a great job. He was a good instructor and most importantly my son couldn't wait for the next session.

Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven. An Englishman that understands the game inside out. His dedication to his work is a true testament to his coaching style; direct and honest! We appreciate everything he does for the club and high school team.
One of the brightest, most enthusiastic young coaches in the Tampa area. Watch this space...this lad is going places
I wanted lessons for my eldest son Tyler. I had tried to research Elliot through the web after he had coached my son at a Youth Development Academy in Tampa. I came across his CoachUp profile and that was it! I'm really happy that Tyler is getting the professional coaching he needs at his stage of his development as player
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