Tottenham Hotspur signs three-year agreement with one of the largest youth football organisations in the USA.

Tottenham Hotspur has announced a partnership with Florida Elite Soccer Academy, one of the largest and most progressive youth football organisations in the USA, as part of their continued drive to support the development of the game at grassroots level in North America.



The Premeir League club has signed an initial three-year agreement that will consist of a fully-qualified Tottenham Hotspur coach working alongside Florida Elite’s coaching staff all year round.


The partnership will help train multiple elite teams, while overseeing player development using coaching methods developed within the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.


John McDermott, Head of Academy Coaching and Development at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Florida Elite has a brilliant track record for growing and developing talent. We are delighted to be working with them to support the great work its Academy does and look forward to welcoming elite players to our Training Centre to sample some of the unique training methods delivered at the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.”


Andy Rogers, Global Coaching Manager at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Coaching programme has a proven track record of developing players from grassroots to elite level across the world. We have been impressed with Florida Elite’s infrastructure and the synergies it has to our playing and coaching philosophy. We are delighted to be partnering with such a prominent Academy and look forward to working with them to develop the next generation of footballers in America.”


Sean Bubb, Executive Director Florida Elite Soccer Academy, added: “We are excited to launch this partnership where we feel that we are not just partnering with one of the best soccer organisations in the world, but a club that we feel has a training philosophy, culture and soccer DNA that is in line with ours.


It is an easy decision to partner with a club that exemplifies outstanding leadership and relentless drive. We have been very impressed with the club’s staff from our first meetings.  Our youth players will benefit from this partnership tremendously.”


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