About Us

Our mission is to develop players effectively and efficiently. Then give them the opportunities to showcase their new abilities on the national and international stage.

Our Expectations & Standards

Expectations From Coaches

Ensure all players are aware of the Academy’s rules, standards, expectations and consequences.

Ensure sessions are intense, informative but also engaging and enjoyable.

Ensure all sessions are well thought out, planned, organised and aligned to the Mastery Football Academy curriculum.

Ensure that aggression and intimidation are NOT used to coach. If a player is not understanding, be better prepared with your coaching cues.

Ensure all parents and players are spoken to with respect. Coaches are to give their time to answer any questions or queries.

All sessions are to reviewed and self-analysed after completion to ensure weekly improvements.

Coaches are to carry themselves in a way that all players should be aware and comfortable enough to converse or confide in you – whether it is about football, school or anything else.

We are mentors not just coaches. We are teach players not just how to be better players but also how to be better people.

We are here to instil the principals of success in our academy players. Teaching them about work ethic, communication, team work and more.

Remind players that they are here to do ALL of the following: learn, improve and enjoy themselves.

 Expectations From Players

You are responsible for understanding the Academy’s rules, standards, expectations and consequences.

The Academy is not a playground. Players should be able to enjoy themselves, but not at the cost of the quality of the session. Growing and learning as a person and footballer is the main focus and should be what gives you joy.

Misbehaving and not following the instructions of coaches will not be tolerated. Misbehaving players will be sat out from the class. Continued misbehaviour will result in the expulsion of the player.

Learn to love mistakes. Do not fear mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn.

A strong work ethic is expected and non-negotiable.

You are expected to have open ears and the desire to learn and improve.

Disturbing the session and preventing others from being able to learn is not tolerated.

Conversations and discussions are welcomed with open arms. Communication is an important two-way street, however it must be done appropriately.

Schedules can be difficult. However, if you are consistently late you must find a more suitable session time.

Persistently failing to comply with the Academy’s rules, standards and expectations may result in expulsion of the session.

Most importantly, enjoy the process of achieving the highest levels of elite sports performance.

Meet The Team

Kyle Theodoroulakes
Academy Director

Coaching History

Kyle specialises in developing youth players where he holds both a  FFA/AFC “C” Youth License and Futsal License.

Kyle coaches dozens of sessions a week. He has extensive experience dealing with all ages and abilities, from beginner to elite. He runs primary and high school programs, as well as the Mastery Football Academy full-time.

He was the head coach of the South Australian 2020 U12 Red Futsal team where they made it to the semi-finals in the National Futsal Championships.

He now runs Mastery Football Academy full time running the Academy programs and events such as the Mastery Football Academy  3v3 Futsal Championships.

Player History

Kyle was born in 1998 in Adelaide in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. Joining Seaford Rangers FC,  his first club at the age of six. 

Unfortunately, Kyle was diagnosed with Chronic Calf Compartment Syndrome from a young age. Despite the condition, Kyle was scouted by Gabriele Cioffi from an Adelaide Clinic hosted by Diego Pelligrini.

Under their guidance, Kyle joined the “L’Aquila Calcio Academy”, a professional “Serie C” club.

He was fortunate to be underneath an incredibly experienced and qualified coaching staff. To name a few of the coaches he has learnt from:

  • Ianni Maurizio
  • Pierfrancesco Battistini
  • Renato Greco
  • Marco Laureti
  • Alessandro Caruso
  • Guglielmo Bonati
  • Savino Napoli

After spending 4 years playing in Italy, Kyle decided to return home due to his inability to overcome his calf compartment syndrome.

Inacio Pinto
Creative Director

Inácio Pinto has done a postgraduate degree in the field of soccer and Futsal training and development in Brazil in 2008.

However has been a Futsal and football coach since 2003 specialising in youth development where he has worked in several clubs across a variety of age groups spanning from U7’s to U16’s.

Inacio then moved to Australia to worked for Melbourne city FC as the international students program coordinator. He organised community programs and also facilitated them as the head coach.

Inacio has immense experience in women’s football having been the head coach at the all girls school “Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School” and head coach of the Maccabi FC U14 girls team.

Inacio has now joined the Soccer Life Mastery Academy as Technical Director. We know he will be a great addition in ensuring our players are achieving the highest levels of coaching and mentoring.

Inacio’s youth career involved playing at the highest levels of Brazil including clubs such as Bragantinto FC and São Paulo FC (Serie A).

Jose Chavez
Specialist Technical Coach

Michelle Soccer Life Mastery Academy

Michelle Theodoroulakes
Business Manager

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Mastery Football Academy | Soccer, Futsal & Goalkeeper Training Programs For Girls & Boys | Adelaide, SA

Main Academy Programs

For Ages 3 to 6
Mini Kickers
(The Foundations)

For Ages 7-16+
Training Program
(Small Group Training)

Ages U7-U14 Advanced
Competition Program
(Academy Season 2023/24)

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Additional Programs

Girls Only Program

Indoor Futsal Training
Futsal Academy

For Goalkeepers
Goalkeeper Academy

Most Personalised
1:1 Private Coaching

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Specialist Program

School Holiday Programs

3-Hour Immersion
Holiday Soccer Clinic

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Holiday Programs

Pathways & Opportunities

Sydney National Academy Tournament

La Liga Valencia CF Spanish Academy Experience

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Football Opportunity