Welcome To The Elite Soccer Center
The Elite Soccer Center in Dublin and Springfield, Ohio is a training center that focuses on bridging the gap between Select and Professional soccer and provide a learning opportunity for your child to progress to the next level.
Elite Soccer Center is not a soccer club we are a training center that gathers elite players from any team, club, or organization that are eligible to attend by invitation only.
The training center is designed to improve player development, technical proficiency and speed of play.
ESC Blues Team
Coach Marcus Rixon
Rixon was born in Portsmouth, England and has a rich heritage of soccer ~ both playing and coaching. He holds the UEFA B license and has worked with players of all ages. He earned a BA degree in Sport Science and Education from Canterbury Christ University College as well as gaining his Certificate in Education from Portsmouth University.
He started his coaching career in 1996 with the Basingstoke College men’s squad. During his five years at Basingstoke, he launched the women’s program, increased recruitment and created an Academy partnership with Basingstoke Town FC. Over the next 14 years, he served as youth coach, technical director and national coach with multiple prestigous colleges and clubs; South Downs College, Horndean FC club, Chelsea FC Ladies Academy Eastleigh FC achieving levels of success that continued his rise within the profession.
As a youth, he played within the Portsmouth FC till the age of 16 when he fell short of inking a professional contract.
His desire to see the world pushed him to apply for the foreign exchange program where he spent two years in Springfield, Ohio in 1988-89. He played two seasons for his newly formed high school team the Northeastern Jets. Upon returning home to England, he continued playing soccer and started to earn his coaching licenses as well. He completed the FA Level 1 and Level 2 certifications and then earned the UEFA B license.