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Central Coast School of Soccer (CCSS) is a skills-based soccer program designed for children aged 5-12 years old. Our goal is to develop the complete footballer by providing players with a great place to train, learn and develop their football capability. We have brought together experienced, quality coaches from all around NSW to deliver and execute a variety of precision junior soccer training programs.

Here at CCSS, it’s not just about learning essential soccer skills, we aim to improve on all sides of the game including the technical, tactical, physical and psychological. Our goal is to see development, not only in soccer but essential life skills required to succeed. We encourage and nurture sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, mental strength, and the development of listening skills in all our future soccer stars while operating in a safe environment.

" Check out what the kids got up to last two camps"!
Head Coach Jack provides some insights



Head Coach Jack provides some insights


At Central Coast School of Soccer, a substantial focus is on the players as individuals and their development not only as footballers but also as people. We aim to develop what we call ‘the complete footballer’. A variety of factors are involved in developing the complete footballer, and below we dive into what we believe these are.

Our Philosophy

Technical and Tactical Development


Our core football focus is on developing a player's technical and tactical abilities. We believe a player with good core skills including ball mastery, first touch and striking the ball is the foundation of a solid player. In addition, spatial awareness, intelligent decision making and speed of play are just some of the tactical sides of the game we stress are crucial in the development of the complete footballer. In order to achieve our desired outcomes, a large focus is put on small-sided games such as 1 v 1, 2 v 1 and 3 v 2. Creating a numerical advantage in favour of the attacking team promotes a greater success rate, reinforcing positive outcomes and instilling confidence in players. With this approach, regardless of ability, it maximizes touches of the ball and involvement in every single moment of the drill, on and off the ball. This allows us to shift the focus onto the development of the player and not the result.


We believe that coaches play an essential role in the development of children's life skills. Therefore we aim to instil respect, leadership qualities and social competence in all of our players. It’s generally believed that kids can transfer the skills learned in sport to other areas of life. We recognize that different personalities respond well to different approaches and we believe through our coaching experience we have built up the knowledge to truly get the best out of each kid. Whether it's through discipline or nurture, our coaches are well equipped with a wide set of skills to get the best out of every kid we come across.

The Importance of Winning and Losing!

Too often we see kids become a shell of themselves due to a coaches ‘win at all cost’ mentality. This approach has polluted junior sports so much so that it can turn kids away from a sport that they once loved and adored. On the opposite side of the spectrum, we also see the coaches who put no emphasis on winning at all and are simply there to take part without any real hunger or desire to win.

At CCSS we believe the right recipe is a balance and we sit somewhere in the middle of the 2 extreme approaches above.

It's important children learn how to win, whilst its equally important kids learn how to lose. No one plays a game with the goal of losing. A degree of focus should be results-driven. However, it's important that children recognize losing is part of life and in order to better themselves, they must go through adversity and hardship to learn and progress. We teach to win with grace and lose with grace whilst placing more focus on the children’s development as people, which in our eyes is creating winners.

Life Skills


We are advocates of learning and we believe it is our job to educate, on and off the field. Whether it's teaching technical, tactical, physical or psychological skills we are always trying to explain the importance of what we are doing and why we must do it. Giving kids a reason ‘WHY’ reinforces the information we are giving and allows kids to go on to think for themselves, instead of relying on other external influences like parents, teammates or even coaches. In turn, this improves the speed of play, reaction times and encourages good habits during the game.


Ultimately, our goal is simple. We aim to produce well-rounded, technically gifted footballers as well as confident, respectful and well-disciplined younger athletes while having fun!






My 10 year old son had a great time @ccss winter camp and is looking all the sharper on the soccer field since , coaches where professional and the event was very well run thanks to Ricci and his team we will be back for the next one

Andy S

What a great week of soccer skills taught by such enthusiastic and professional coaches.

My son who attended, had no real soccer experience before, but has come away from it more confident and now very keen to play!

Thank you to Ricci and all the coaches for a brilliant new sporting option during the holidays here on the Central Coast!

Miriam B

Converted Soccer Mum !

I was slightly confused about how Futsal differed from full-pitch soccer. However after Sunday’s Gala Day at Bateau Bay I really understand what Futsal offers. The kids got fast, energetic, fun matches with heaps of opportunities to engage with the ball and to learn to work with their team-mates. The coaching was a great combination of support, high expectations and age-appropriate strategies.

It felt like a crash-course in soccer skills, and such good fun but also good value.

Very cool guys. We will be back.

Mel C

I sent my 5 year old son on his first ever soccer camp to CCSS and he absolutely loved it. Every day he came home with a huge smile and was excited to go the next day. After the 4 day camp I could clearly see a improvement in his skills, general understanding of the game and knowledge of the rules. Highly recommend and will be sending him again to the next one! 

Mark F

My 6 year LOVED his first soccer camp!!
The coaches and organisers are so skilled and welcoming!
We were only booked in for half days and I couldn’t of dragged him away he ended up staying the full 4 days!!
He learnt so many new tricks, earning the game and learning to be being part of the team as well as lots of new friends!
His words
‘ that was brilliant mum can not wait to get back to school show my new skills!!! ‘
See you next holidays

Thanks CCSS

Cayley N

My little man had the most wonderful time at soccer camp! I was so impressed by how professional it all was, the jerseys and caps are awesome and my son feels like a pro when he wears it! Coaches were really encouraging and nuturing towards the kids. We can’t wait to attend the next one! Thank you so much! 

Sarah N

The CCSS holiday camp was really great! We have seen a big improvement in both my 5 and 7 year olds ball skills and they are doing the futsal course to hone their skills even more!
The school organisers and coaches were professional and well organised, highly recommend it!

Cath B

I definitely recommend CCSS!

Harry (10) attended the 4 day soccer camp and the Northern NSW futsal competition.

Harry said this about both events he attended, “coaches are really nice, helped improve with my game play. They explained really well what they needed me to do. Made the camp fun and interesting”

The coaches are excellent, have the kids attention all day. Harry will definitely be back for future camps and futsal tournaments.

Well done CCSS!!

Lisa P

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