Everton America is a premier youth soccer club based in Norwalk CT. Our club offers expert soccer coaching for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years. Everton America is the exclusive U.S. affiliate of Everton Football Club of the English Premier League.


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Everton America Club Philosophy

Everton Football Club’s Football Philosophy is based around our long standing motto ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum – which translates into ‘Nothing But The Best Is Good Enough’.

It is an ethos that is followed diligently by every single player and member of staff – everybody is valued and everybody makes a contribution.

The ultimate aim is for all our players to achieve their full potential, ideally through playing entertaining & attacking soccer and giving 100% effort & determination at all times.

Everton is a coaching Club – it provides everybody with the opportunity to develop as players, coaches and people. Whether recruited from other clubs or developed through our Center of Excellence, all are given a platform to succeed through high quality extensive soccer coaching, physical development and performance education programs.

All players are given every encouragement to improve and develop as soccer players and young people.  The club has a proven track record of identifying and producing some of the games finest soccer talent.  A key element of this success is our ‘one club approach’. This requires Everton FC and Everton America CT to maintain a strong & supportive working relationship at all times.

Over the years the Club has been referred to as ‘The School of Science’.  We are very proud of this reputation and we regularly embrace new and fresh ideas whilst remaining grounded and respectful of the Club’s
magnificent history, tradition and standing.
Everton America Coaching Philosophy

To uphold the Club’s philosophy, vision, values and culture and be positive role models to the players.
To create a positive learning environment in which players are encouraged to express themselves and play freely without fear.

To concentrate on long-term development rather than short-term results.

To encourage players to play creative, exciting, attacking football with a winning mentality.

To develop technically gifted players.

To create intelligent, tactically-aware players who can adapt to the constantly changing game

To motivate players to play with imagination and give them opportunities to experiment.

To stimulate players to think for themselves and become skilled, independent decision makers.

To nurture young players so that they can achieve their full potential.

To deliver enjoyable, inspirational, inventive, age-appropriate coaching sessions which are challenging but achievable.

To demand high standards, but accept mistakes and rectify them through a variety of coaching styles.

To teach players to analyze their performances and encourage them to take responsibility for their own development.

To foster a two-way relationship between the player and the coach.

To create an atmosphere which produces confident, self-assured players.

To recognize that players need to be given time to develop.

To develop good people as well as good players.

To use age–appropriate coaching vocabulary.

Soccer Program's Philosophy

‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’
To produce young players with the skills & attributes needed to play soccer at the highest level through high quality coaching and an elite player development program.
We will encourage players to play creative attacking soccer.
We will develop balanced young people by teaching, instilling & up-holding the Club’s Values and Culture.
We will always put the development of individuals before the results of teams.
All staff and departments will work together to support the needs of the player – with the common goal of creating a pathway from the Academy through to the highest level possible.