grassroots to pro football
P.A.S.S. is a soccer school founded in 2002 by ex professional players. We run development programmes to pro academy football and Futsal training centres for children aged from 3 to 14 years old. In the last 19 years many P.A.S.S. players have gone onto sign professional contracts, scholarships and are playing at pro academies. Over 129 P.A.S.S. players have played for professional clubs, these include one full and nine youth internationals. Our vision is for all children to enjoy playing football and progress to the best of their ability in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
P.A.S.S. news and signings
Congratulations to Ronnie on signing his first contract with Chelsea. Ronnie started his football journey with P.A.S.S. at the age of 5. He continued his dedication by attending P.A.S.S. 1-2-1 overtime training sessions. He recently captained the England U16 side.
A massive well done to Brooklyn on signing his first professional contract with Ipswich Town. Brooklyn was part of the P.A.S.S. Academy and tour team as a youngster. He continues with overtime trained with 1-2-1 sessions.
Well done to Taylor who at 16 years old made his debut for the Needham Market first team. He has relentlessly overtime trained with P.A.S.S. for the past two years and is defiantly one for the future. Congratulations from everyone at P.A.S.S.
Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Leo Fayle on signing at Charlton Athletic. Leo started his football, futsal and 1-2-1 training with P.A.S.S. three years ago. He has always been a pleasure to coach.
Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Mason Long on signing with Tottenham Hotspur. Mason started his football, futsal and 1-2-1 training with P.A.S.S. four years ago. Great attitude and always a pleasure to train. Well done Mason.
Congratulations to P.A.S.S. Academy player Zak Moore on signing at Charlton Athletic. Zac started his football and futsal training with P.A.S.S. five years ago. He has always been a pleasure to coach.
“PASS gave me a great insight on what it would take to become a professional footballer. Now my younger brother is with PASS and I’m sure he will emulate what I have so far achieved.’’
P.A.S.S. Academy, Arsenal Academy, Southend, Brentford, Bristol City and 2014/15 League Two play-off winner.
“I had the privilege of spending several summers in England with PASS, taking part in many of their holiday courses, that were fantastically run. Lee Honeywood arranged trials for me at Chelsea FC and other pro clubs. I certainly see PASS as a pathway to a pro club, as I regard them as a very professional outfit.”
P.A.S.S. Academy, Central Coast Mariners, PEC Zwolle, Australia, Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven,
Maccabi Haifa, KV Kortrijk and Asian Cup winner.
“PASS was a great soccer school for me to develop as a footballer whilst having fun and making new friends. I benefited greatly from the PASS academy, gaining vital experience playing other professional clubs.''
P.A.S.S. Academy, Colchester United and Torquay United.
P.A.S.S. - more than a soccer academy
P.A.S.S. full list
All P.A.S.S. coaching staff are FA qualified, CRB vetted, emergency first aid qualified and have attended the FA child protection workshop. We offer a number of courses and activities for children aged 3 to 14 of all abilities covering venues throughout the Essex area.
• Academy (invite only)
• Football and Futsal training
• Holiday courses
• Club training days
• 1-2-1 training
• Small group sessions
• Goalkeeper specific training
• School programmes
• Football roadshows
• Player recruitment programme
• Birthday parties
“Really top session. Best I've been to for a long time, very tough but enjoyed it. I will return for more ''
P.A.S.S. Academy and Peterborough.
“I didn’t know what to expect from my sessions at PASS, but from the first drill I was very impressed at the level of detail and knowledge that the guys here had. After close to a year out of football due to injury I went to them before pre season to help with my football specific fitness and by the time pre season came I was shocked at how good I felt.
The standard of 1 to 1 drills was top drawer with tough sessions made easier by the passion and enthusiasm that the coaches have, making it a lot more enjoyable. I’ll definitely be doing sessions in the future and highly recommend these guys no matter what level you play,whether you take football seriously or play it for the enjoyment..”
P.A.S.S. Academy and Southend United Pro
paul parker manchester utd
''My son Jake has attended PASS for a number of years and recently has been invited to attend their academy. The PASS team achieve a fun enjoyable environment with a prof edge.''
Paul Parker, Manchester United and England.
1st team players
Trent Sainsbury - KV Kortrijk
Dan Bentley - Bristol City
Tom Lapslie - Torquay United
George Lapslie - Mansfield Town
Sam Ashford - Crawley Town
Max Watters - MK Dons
Tawanda Chirewa - Ipswich Town
Nathan Ralph - Southend United
Joe Ward - Peterborough