state soccer


About us

our philosophy

State Soccer delivers classes in NSW and SA. We pride ourself on being at the cutting edge of coaching practices and implement the internationally acclaimed ‘Play Practice’ approach.

State Soccer schools will provide:

  • Range of soccer training options for all ages, budgets, genders, backgrounds and skill levels
  • Safe learning environment for its students
  • First Aider on site at soccer lesson
  • Coaching staff that will hold current police clearances regarding child–related employment.


The Games Approach

The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports presents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalise the experience for the learner. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practise that improves players’ skills and enhances their tactical understanding.


Theory + Practice

Developed by Alan Launder, an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports, provides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice drudgery to an educational experience that young people are looking forward to.


Stimulating Lifelong Participation in Soccer

Our coaching staff are experienced in delivering lessons that will benefit all children in developing soccer ability and gross motor skills. Our sessions are open to all levels of ability, and we tailor to meet individual needs.

We provide an exciting, active and safe learning environment where children will be encouraged to be confident, independent, autonomous, as well as working as part of a team.

Our State Soccer School combines our European-style football practices and flair with the Football Federation Australia Curriculum. All of our programmes include the four core skills, referred to in the FFA Curriculum as ‘essential for all soccer players’, these are:

First Touch, Striking the Ball, Running with the Ball and 1v1.

Age Groups


for all soccer players



Emanuel Pais is such a gentle and loving coach. The way he trains the children is really engaging and my child always looks forward going to soccer. I recommend him highly!

– Pedro Ruiz

Great experience with coach Emanuel. He’s very patient and keeps my twin boys engaged in their sessions. They can’t wait until the next session!

– Louise Midlam

Wow what an amazing session with Emmanuel. Thanks so much for the lesson my little one absolutely loved it and can’t wait for the next one!

– Natalie Henderson

I highly recommend training with Emmanuel. He is a good teacher, who pass on his extensive knowledge to the children. Training with Emmanuel is the best way to get your kid excited about football. Your child will learn the basics of football very quickly and with great joy.

– Carsten Bergner

Fantastic football program. Very well organized and run by Emanuel. If you are looking to progress your child’s football skills this is the place to be

– George Kalogeridis

Couldn’t speak highly enough of the quality of coaching from some great players themself . Kids have fun, learn so many skills and have great respect for each other and their coaches. Great value!

– Nicole Tristan Bechtold Reynolds


0458 014 988



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