Founded by former Cayman Islands national football player Virgil Seymour, ESM was started to provide young Cayman footballers with elite training and pathways to pursue football at the highest level. Professional coaches provide individual player development and international travel provides opportunities for players to experience professional football environments. ESM has something to offer the beginner as well as the advance player; whatever your level of football development ESM can help you take your game to the next level.
ESM offers 4 key services; afterschool group training sessions, individual private lessons, camps and international travel. Each pillar of ESM serves to build the youth player to reach their fullest football potential.
Our afterschool training programme runs September thru June and is led by professional UEFA qualified coaches. Sessions are designed to develop the player from the foundation up; starting with eye-ball coordination, ball mastery, coordination, balance, speed, technical and tactical awareness. Sessions focus on game play, 1v1 drills and physical player development. Each registered player attends 2 - 90-minute training sessions per week. Full kit and water bottle provided to each registered player.
Private lessons allow players to focus on development in specific areas; including strength and conditioning, ball mastery, tactical awareness, confidence and sports psychology. Coaches work with players to identify key target areas most likely to improve their in game performance. Video analysis is available to players receiving private coaching.
ESM hosts a range of camps during school break periods. Camps are a great way for kids to stay physically active during school breaks. Lunch and snacks are always provided and fun and friendship are the primary focus at ESM football camps. ESM also partners with professional overseas clubs to host elite camps which provide local players with access to high levels of intense professional training. Camp costs vary.
International travel provides players with critical exposure to unique football development opportunities. Travel gives players the ability to gain independence, self-confidence and an invaluable experience of football outside of their comfort zones. Adjusting to unfamiliar opponents and playing environments is fundamental to the holistic model of player development and something difficult to teach in the context of Cayman football. In the past ESM tours have allowed players to train and play at professional and semi-professional clubs in England, Holland and Jamaica.
ESM has formed a partnership with CD Nacional of Portugal’s LigaPro. A Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between ESM Director Virgil Seymour and CD Nacional President Rui Alves aims to share in football resources by providing training and trial opportunities to players identified by ESM throughout Cayman and the wider Caribbean football community. CD Nacional…
Three young Caymanian footballers who have sharpened their skills under the tutelage of coaches at Excel Sports Management Ltd. (ESM) are taking the next step in their development as they move to Ipswich, England to attend St Joseph’s College. Justin Byles (13), Immanuel Duran (13), and Jackson Kirkconnell (15) will be attending the prestigious boarding…