Surfers Paradise Academy


U8’s – U16’s

The Soccer X Academy is the is designed to help accelerate the Development of aspiring young soccer players and help them achieve the individual potential. The Academy supplements regular club training and help aspiring footballers take their games to the next level.

The program is available to players for all clubs which creates an opportunity to meet new, like minded friends in addition to the technical benefits of the program.

The Academy is run by our team of professional coaches who will ensure sessions are both varied and stimulating to ensure maximum development & enjoyment throughout the program.

The sessions will focus on developing and improving the following:

–           Individual skills / techniques

–           Decision Making / Problem Solving

–           Composure and control when under pressure

–           1v1 attacking and defending

–           Receiving the ball correctly

Term Based Academy

The term based Academy will run all year round and in conjunction with he school term. Programs are open to players of all levels and abilities. Players will be split into groups, Elite & Intermediate to ensure maximum output for all players.

Over each 10 week training block we aim to provide the following:

  • Minimum of one 75 minute session
  • Individual Player Report Card
  • An improved understanding of the game & improved technical ability
  • Home takeaways to work on from home
  • Ongoing dialogue & mentoring from our professional coaches
  • Access to the ‘Academy Players’ Facebook group

At the end of each term, players from all Academy venues will be invited to join together and have a ‘Games Morning’ where all Academy players will play small sided matches and test their skills against each other.

All sessions will be age appropriate and run by our professional coaching team.

Spaces are limited to 12 players per age group to ensure maximum contact time with the coach. 

The ‘Academy’ will be in addition to regular club training and compliment the more ‘team based’ training undertaken throughout the season.

GC International Youth Club Trials - Registration

Soccer X will be holding trials for players to play in the upcoming Gold Coast International Cup held at Runaway Bay Super Centre at the end of November.

Each team will be coached for 3 weeks leading up to the tournament & throughout the 3-day event.

Age Groups: U8 – U15’s

Tournament Dates: 27 – 29 November

Venue: Runaway Bay Super Centre

More Info:

Pre tournament Training Dates:

12, 14, 19, 21 & 26 November

Lead Coaches:

Justyn McKay

Sam Smith

Conor Smith


Saturday 7 November at Pizzey Park, Miami.

Please register your child for the trial using the form below.


$250 per player (includes full kit, pre & during tournament coaching & tournament registration)

Where: Pacific Pines
Start Date: Monday 12 Oct

Duration: 8 weeks
Age Group: U9 – U16’s
Time: 4.45pm – 6pm
Cost: $160 (includes kit)

Where: Surfers Paradise Apollo
Start Date: Wednesday 14 Oct

Duration: 8 weeks
Age Group: U9 – U16’s
Time: 4.45pm – 6pm
Cost: $160 (includes kit)

Where: Burleigh Heads SC
Start Date: Wednesday 14 Oct

Duration: 8 weeks
Age Group: U9 – U16’s
Time: 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Cost: $160 (includes kit)

Where: Surfers Paradise Appollo SC
Start Date: Thursday 15 Oct

Duration: 8 weeks
Age Group: U9 – U16’s

U9 – U11’s: 4.30 – 5.30pm

U12 – U16’s: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Cost: $160 (includes kit)

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