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Under 6 - Under 8

In the U6 – U8’s age group we recognise the importance of players progressing their fundamental movement skills, getting ample opportunities to practise with the ball and developing a ‘love for the game’. We vary our game formats to give the U6 – U8’s group as many different learning outcomes as possible and play up to 7v7 football with an emphasis on fun and development. 

Players at this age group can expect sessions based around the key aspects of football - stopping, creating and scoring goals and we focus on giving young players the opportunity to develop these skills in each session. Each training session will incorporate a variety of ball mastery skills, leading into a themed technical practise, finishing with competitive small sided games.

 Where & When

Colchester Sports Park

Cuckoo Farm Way,

Colchester, CO4 5YX

Thursdays | 17:00 - 18:00

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 Meet the Coaches

Meet the coaches


U6's Lead Coach


U7's Lead Coach


U8's Lead Coach

My eldest son has recently joined the EPC academy and my youngest attends the weekly early years session. My eldest has also attend the camps ran in school holidays.

Joining the academy is really helping my eldest work on his skills/technique and the ability for regular two-way feedback between parents and coaches is excellent. The coaches are all very friendly and I would have no hesitation in recommending EPC to any friends or family.

We absolutely love EPC!

We absolutely love EPC! We do all the camps and my 6 year old is part of the academy! The coaches are all incredible, professional, fun, enthusiastic, it’s a joy to watch! My son recently started doing some 1:2:1s with Jakob who is an incredible coach, his passion and enthusiasm is second to non! My son adores Jakob and we will deff be doing more with him. Thanks EPC, glad to be apart of what you do! :)

Chantelle | Parent

My son has been part of the Essex Select Academy for just under a year now and he loves attending the sessions plus the additional match opportunities that the EPC team arrange. Great coaching and professional setup. Would highly recommend!


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