Field Hotline: (864) 288-0980

Center of Excellence


CESA’s Center of Excellence Program is designed to support and guide players who wish to make the transition from recreational to competitive soccer. The program is designed for the more technically and athletically advanced recreational player who has a strong desire to increase those technical skills while also learning more about the tactical aspects of the game. The Center of Excellence will provide an introduction to our Junior Academy Program (U9s – U12).

The CESA Center of Excellence Program seeks to create an engaging, competitive, but most of all an enjoyable experience for each participant. Players participate in a 10 month season consisting of 2 one and a half hour long training sessions weekly, an hour long technical training session on the weekend, and games in our CESA Recreation and Academy Leagues on the weekends. Players may seek more training opportunities if they choose as dictated by the staff, and are also encouraged to attend Goalkeeper training. The CESA Center of Excellence Staff trains and coaches all Center of Excellence players.

Players interested in the Center of Excellence program must participate in an evaluation training session. These sessions will take place in late April for the following fall season. Evaluation opportunities are available throughout the 10-month season.

2024-2025 Player Placement Evaluation Registration

Player's Progression through the CESA Program

If you are interested in participating and/or if you have any questions regarding the Center of Excellence program, please contact:

Matt Rogers
Center of Excellence Director
Carolina Elite Soccer Academy


18 Boland Court, Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 329-1113
Fax: (864) 329-1103
Open 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday