About us

The Elite Football Academy is the result of 15+  years of coaching experience both locally and abroad.  Coupled with extensive research and education across Sports Science and Performance Analysis, the EFA Player Development  Curriculum addresses the current gaps Australian players possess when looking to move into professional football.

The EFA 10 Commandments form the basis of the EFA curriculum.  These Commandments are developed in a safe, small group setting.  This ensures every player receives the attention and learning opportunity they deserve with our highly qualified coaches.

The sessions are extremely high in intensity, well beyond the standards across Australia.  Each session also comprises a Conditioning element ensuring the player is physically prepared for the demands of the modern game.

Our Founder

Ivan Jolic is the Founder and Head Coach of Elite Football Academy (EFA). After playing for the Melbourne Knights in the National Soccer League between 1997-2003 he began his coaching journey in 2007. He launched EFA in Melbourne where he established a program for youth players based on Technique Development in a high intensity environment.

In 2010 Ivan continued his passion for youth development with Football Federation Australia as a Skill Acquisition Specialist. Here he worked with numerous boys and girls who have gone on to represent Australia. After an extremely successful stint in youth development, he transitioned into elite Men’s and Women’s programs. Firstly Melbourne City in the A-League. Here he was exposed to best practice with world leader the City Football Group. From here he continued his A-League journey with Central Coast Mariners before embarking on a coaching stint in the National Teams Unit for Football Australia.

Ivan spent 18 months with the Young Socceroos where he travelled extensively throughout Asia witnessing Australian players perform against their Asian counterparts. Ivan then moved into women’s football with the Matildas, where he helped prepared the team and attend the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. In 2020 he moved back into the A-League Men’s with start up club Macarthur FC.

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