GrassRoots Football Camps

EOLAS+ GrassRoots Football Camps are the complete experience for “football obsessed” young players.

Our camps open up new ways to learn and practice the skills and techniques of this awesome game.


Our aim is to and we believe football is a game for everyone, so not only does our high quality coaching support those who are well established at clubs, we also promote to new comers and help them fit in just as comfortably, whilst encouraging them to join their local club. Our relationships with local clubs is something we pride ourselves on and we aim to further connect as we push to new regions on our journey to develop this game for all.

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Designed by our very own Plymouth Argyle youth coach and current Plymouth Schools’ FA manager Simon Smith, you’re young football players can expect detailed upskilling of the basics coupled with huge levels of fun and a coaching team with real passion for the games core values and what they bring to our day to day lives.


The camp takes the players through different methods of learning the core skills of football, such as ball manipulation & passing, dribbling and shooting (to name a few). Our aim is to add to the already solid foundations put in place by the fantastic club game.


With the additional hours available at a full day at camp, we can focus on individual elements of football in more detail and repeat them throughout a longer period using
different fun drills and games. This allows us to really reinforce quality techniques and get the future stars returning to their clubs having completed high quality

About the coaches

Our Lead Coach and designer of the Eolas+ GrassRoots Football Camps, Simon Smith, has played football since the age of 8 and from club to schools and then onto semi-professional level where he played for Launston in the South Western League.
Simon also captained Horrabridge Rangers to win the Devon Cup.


Simon’s experience and passion for football comes from:

1. Playing at an advanced Level
2. Working/Coaching at elite youth level with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and association football through the E.S.F.A with Plymouth Schools FA.
3. Working as a primary school teacher, PE Coordinator and Deputy Head teacher for over 20 years.
4. Working at Plymouth Marjon University as a lecturer in Secondary PE teacher training B(Ed) and BA (Hons) in sport and recreation.
5. Working as a youth football coach for the MLS in America.

Camp Programme


8.30 – 9.00 – Arrival

9.15 – Introduction

9.30 – Block 1 – Stage 1 Learning

9.45 – Drink, toilet, boots on!

10.00 – Block 1 (on the pitch) Stage 2 Learning

11.00 – Drinks and toilets break

11.10 – Block 1 Stage 3 Learning

12.15 – Lunch & Fun Activity


13.15 – Block 2 – Stage 1 Learning

13.45 – Drink, toilet, boots on

14.00 – Block 2 (on the pitch) Stage 2 Learning

14.45 – Drinks and toilets break

15.00 – Block 2 Stage 3 Learning

15.45 – Fun Activity

16.30 – Awards & Recap

17.00 – Clean Up

17.15 – Home Time

Upcoming Camps

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