In our soccer academy, we’ve helped international and youth players, and teams to succeed in all competitions, by improving their technical skills exponentially in a very short period of time.

International Professional Players

In the week leading up to our Gold Coast United A-League fixture in Tasmania against my old club Melbourne Victory, Con worked very hard with me regarding my balance and technique when approaching the attacking 18-yard box. Being a defensive type player most of my career, he highlighted and then corrected some key dribbling and striking specifics such as body position, eye-line, supporting foot and ball contact areas which helped me score my first ever Professional goal to equalise in extra time.
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Michael Thwaite
I have had the pleasure of both playing with Con and now observing him as a coach for his soccer academy! I only wish I could have benefited from his knowledge at a younger age. I am yet to come across anyone in all my football travels across the world who understands and can teach technique with such fluidity and execution. He is truly a professor of the art of technique!
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Ljubo Milicevic
"His knowledge is priceless, and I can't thank him enough for all the attacking skills he taught me. Training with him helped me go into the Olympics loaded in confidence. "“After training with Con I became more confident in striking free kicks and I feel that I am more effective when in and around the box" "The way he communicated the mechanics of striking the ball was definitely world class".
soccer skills Carli LLoyd coached by Con Boutsianis Football First
Carli Lloyd

Youth Players

I worked with Con over the pre-season period and he helped me immensely with my shooting and more important my technique. He is very particular and made little tweaks to my technique that made a world of difference in my shooting and goal scoring ability. I would highly recommend Football First to anyone looking to improve their game and take it to the next level
S. Zinni
My 9 year old son Christianos started training with Football First soccer academy at the end of September, after being highly recommended by a close friend of mine. The main reason for seeking his services was to improve my sons technical ability during the off season. The training offered from other one on one coaches & Academies were not adequate in my opinion and having seeing the level of coaching offered, was not detailed to individual needs but more to group coaching. The other significant improvement has been on biomechanics, psychologically & the mindset of my son, which is often overlooked at Academies & at Club level. It is world class coaching & unprecedented in this country. Con’s passion for developing young players is fantastic and very inspiring. I can’t recommend him highly enough. The improvement with my boy in such a short space of time has been an eye opener to say the least. Thanks FF!,
Stan L.
We wanted to say a massive thank you for the time and effort you have put into helping our son improve his football playing ability and also, his confidence. Luca's football skills, the ability to read the game and self belief have increased enormously. He is learning a great deal, is very keen to continue and really looks forward to his training sessions.
We highly recommend your football coaching lessons to anyone who wants to progress to the next level in their development. Many, many thanks Football First!
Sonia & Steve
Maalek’s experience so far with Coach Con Boutsianis has been a good one. Con has a great approach to training soccer athletes. He has an ability to review a player’s strengths and weaknesses, in order to set expectations and goals that are achievable within the player’s current skill level. He is able to assess a player’s mental state/age and successfully encourage a positive attitude in the players he trains. He demands respect and is respectful back. Con offers player training and skill development that is unique to what's out there. I believe his training methods are important to the improvement of the individual and the overall sport of football/soccer in this country. What has also been encouraging is Con’s ability to listen to feedback and have in depth discussions about the best pathway forward regards the individual. Maalek has been with Con for several months now and is enjoying his time at training and very eager to improve on his skill level. We are looking forward to Maalek developing with Con over long period of time.

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