The number 1 soccer school providers in East Sussex

Train. Learn. Play. Repeat.


We believe that to make training effective it has to be relevant, realistic and challenging. That's why we aim to use competition, games and high intensity exercises whenever possible. We avoid bus-stop drills and ensure our players have a ball at their feet as much as we can. Our coaches operate on a ball-rolling time of 70:30 which means less time listening to the coach and more time practicing the game we love.


Students learn best when the things they do are memorable, fun and engaging. We want all our players to come away from every session having learnt something new; whether that be a rule, a tactic, a skill, or a technique. We strive to create a positive atmosphere which is inclusive, energetic and above all conducive to learning.


We understand that players love playing the game and trying to apply the new skills that they have learnt into a match. That's why we ensure all our sessions involve a games4understanding approach. We view match scenarios as an extension of their learning environment and will use a range of coaching techniques and communication devices to help facilitate their on-going development and progress.


TRAIN THE WAY YOU PLAY are delighted to announce a new & exclusive partnership with Ringmer AFC who will host our soccer schools at the magnificent Brand New King’s Academy DevelopmentThis state-of-the-art facility boasts a top of the range 4G playing surface, changing rooms and clubhouse which can cater for all of our player’s needs on site; providing them with the best possible environment to learn and develop their craft within a safe, self-contained, rural setting in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Our soccer schools are aimed at all footballing abilities for both boys and girls, ages 5-13. All soccer schools will be overseen by Head Coach David Altendorff who is well known in the Ringmer Football fraternity having made over 200 appearances for the senior side. David is a qualified PE Teacher and a UEFA B Licence Football Coach from Sussex with almost 20 years’ experience in the industry.

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The soccer schools will work on a maximum of 1:16 ratio between coach and student and all our coaches are minimum FA Level 2 qualified with up to date emergency first aid training and Enhanced DBS Checks. 

During our sessions, we will provide players with opportunities to compete in a variety of fun challenges, skills and activities and we will end the week with a World Cup Tournament followed by prize giving whereby everyone leaves with a piece of silverware with a lucky few walking away with a trophy for ‘Player of the week’ and ‘Most Improved’.

I have participated in many training sessions with TTWYP during the off-season and was extremely impressed by the session organisation, professionalism, and the high-intensity levels throughout. Would definitely recommend to other players.

Our Story

TRAIN THE WAY YOU PLAY was an idea conceived in 2020 by a team of enthusiastic UEFA Qualified football coaches with a background in academy coaching and physical education. We have a passion for learning and a mission to grow the game by developing a love for learning in our players and through our high quality and innovative coaching resources.

TRAIN THE WAY YOU PLAY is more than just a coaching website, it is a way of approaching the coaching profession which encompasses the way we feel and think about the game.

“If you train badly you play badly. If you work like a beast in training you play the same way”. 

Pep Guardiola