We are here to ensure players enjoy the process of
achieving the highest levels of elite sports performance.
Meet the team and get to know what Soccer Life Mastery is all about!
We are here to ensure players enjoy the process of achieving the highest levels of elite performance
We are here to provide a safe environment for players to rapidly develop their skills, self-esteem & confidence
We are here to guide and mentor the up-and-coming generation of players.
We are here to give players the tools to succeed – whether they use it for football, school or any other area of life.
We are for the players who have been verbally abused, mistreated, poorly coaches and emotionally tormented.
We are for the talented players who fell out of love for this game.
We are Soccer Life Mastery
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 Soccer Life Mastery 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 schoolyard but also not a bootcamp. 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.
Learn to love mistakes. Do not fear mistakes. You will never be shouted or shamed for making 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.
Punctuality: 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
Academy Director & Head Coach
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 school programs, Futsal Academy programs and private soccer coaching programs.
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 Soccer Life Mastery full time running the Academy programs and events such as the Soccer Life Mastery 3v3 Futsal Championships.
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 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 junior program at “Laquila Calcio”, a professional “Serie C” club.
He was fortunate to be underneath an incredible 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
After spending 4 years playing in Italy, Kyle decided to return home due to his inability to overcome his calf compartment syndrome.
Matt is a full-time coach specialising in junior development and coach education.
He currently holds his FFA/AFC C license and is finalising his FFA/AFC B License.
Matt is one of the finest coaches in Adelaide. His coaching ability is so profound that he works for Football South Australia conducting coach education courses. This is where he teaches and instructs coaches around South Australia how to be a more effective and refined coach.
Matt also delivers a number of school programs across the city. He is a coach of practical experience not just theory. Where most coaches deliver sessions 2-3 times a week, Matt delivers sessions every day.
He is passionate about helping young players fulfil their potential in a fun, safe and engaging environment.
There is no one else we would rather have as a head coach in Soccer Life Mastery than Matt Bennet. He has the tactical knowledge of the game but also the rare ability to connect with the youth in a way where his coaching is seamless.
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SAP & SIP Player Achievements
Congrats to the countless number of players who were selected for SIP & SAP teams! This is just the first step in your bright career. We will be guiding and taking care of you along this football journey.
This is just the start!
15 years old | Playing for NTC squad (National Training Centre)
Isaac is an incredible talent that went through our intense private soccer coaching program.
We put him through the paces and it shows under the correct guidance and training, amazing goals can be achieved!
Our job is now done! We wish you the best with the NTC squad. We will always be here to guide you.
We cannot wait to see you flourish even further.