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Welcome to Elite Soccer Training!

What We’re All About …

Elite Soccer training company is a fun and safe after school kids' soccer program serving schools in Northeast Columbia in Richland County, and Irmo and Lexington in Lexington County. Our youth soccer program starts with children as young as age 2 and continues up through 6th grade.

Our youth soccer classes are age- and skill-specific and based on a full year grassroots soccer curriculum: 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 1st graders/2nd graders, 3rd/4th graders, 5th/6th graders.

Our youth soccer program was created by a former professional soccer player and coach. Using an age-appropriate curriculum, Elite Soccer Training provides students with a fun and structured environment where they develop soccer fundamentals as well as learn life-long skills such as teamwork and dedication. Students of all ages and levels learn the basics of the fastest growing US sport while gaining confidence in their ability.

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Our Mission

To impact the lives of children by introducing them to the beautiful sport of soccer. To build their confidence and to impart the value of team work and dedication.

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Our Programs

Preschool

Using fun and creative games, our weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also incorporate a character lesson in each session such as sharing, respect, teamwork and appreciation. Elite Soccer Training will introduce your student to the wonderful sport of soccer and provide the foundation needed to get started in the sport.

Elementary

This program is for children who are new to soccer or who want to build upon what they have learned in the Preschool session. Using team games and competitions, we focus on individual foot skills, fitness and sportsmanship. Students will also be taught tactical elements of the game that are needed to play on competitive teams.

We are currently approved by both Richland 2 and Lexington 5 School Districts and are at the following schools:

Polo Road Elementary
Lake Murray Elementary
Pontiac Elementary
St John Neumann Catholic School
Lake Carolina Lower Campus
Irmo Elementary School
Lake Carolina Upper Campus
Bookman Road Elementary
Lake Murray Child Development Centre
Joseph Keels Elementary
JKES 21st Century Club
Langford Elementary

Enrollment

You can register for our youth soccer program by downloading the application or by visiting your school's front office. Your school's office will provide you with a registration form. Return the completed form to the front desk, and they will notify us of your new registration.

School Not Listed?

If your child's school is not listed above, please contact us at 803-404-9361 to arrange for our USSF licensed staff to visit your school and give a free soccer demonstration. We love to hear from parents, administrators and teachers!

Registration Form

Looking for your school’s registration form? Download the registration form here.

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Our Team

Coach David Kenga

David Kenga is grateful for what the game of soccer has done for him.

“It has given me an opportunity to get a very good education, meet and connect with various players and families and make a difference in my community,” said Kenga, who hails from Mombasa, Kenya.

He played college soccer at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in biology with a double minor in chemistry and psychology.

Coach David Kenga, youth soccer coach and former professional player.

Coach Kenga with Seattle Sounders captain Ozzie Alonso.

Coach Kenga with Victor Rodriguez at MLS Western Conference Finals!

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Fuhaha Youth Soccer Academy

Kenga created a foundation after graduating from Winthrop. “I went to Kenya to visit my family after my last year of collegiate soccer at Winthrop University,” he remembered. “I was saddened to see some of my childhood friends addicted to drugs and other socially unacceptable activities. These were players that were the top of the cream, and if they had an outlet to provide hope for the future, they would have taken a different positive route.”

The foundation, called Fuhaha Youth Soccer Academy, is based in Kilifi, Kenya. Its goal is to provide the sport of soccer as an outlet for youths to avoid having them involved in drugs, alcohol and other deviant behavior.

The foundation collects gently used soccer equipment that can be shipped either to Kenga’s address in the United States or to the foundation’s address in Kenya. Items are then spread to different teams in the Kilifi area and in the Upcountry of Kenya.

Both Winthrop men’s and women’s soccer programs have donated equipment. Kenga also has partnered with South Carolina United FC and the SCYSA ODP program for donations. The John Corey Stringfellow Foundation has sponsored the shipping of all the donated items every year.

Kenga is buoyed by the response, adding that his garage is usually full of stuff to send to Kenya. The biggest challenge he sees is that the foundation needs more options to ship the donations.

Kenyan children wearing Elite Soccer Training jerseys.
Kenyan children wearing Elite Soccer Training jerseys.
Kenyan children wearing Elite Soccer Training jerseys.
Kenyan children wearing Elite Soccer Training jerseys.

Still connected to soccer as a USSF B License Coach, Kenga is a science teacher.

As for the future of his foundation, Kenga hope that it will continue to provide the necessary equipment and expertise for youths in his village and city to experience soccer, and that they also can benefit from one of the world’s great sports.