Chelsea FC x The St. James

A Transatlantic Team-Up

As the Official Partner of Chelsea Football Club, The St. James grounds all soccer offerings in the Chelsea philosophy, development methods, strategies and tactics, with the support of official Chelsea FC coaching staff on site. This transformative brand alignment pairs the prestige of an internationally renowned soccer Club with one of the most esteemed youth sports academies in the US, to deliver elite player development programs, global youth tournaments, and international exhibition matches.

Player Development

Chelsea FC Camps & Clinics


Hosted by The St. James in Springfield, Virginia, The Chelsea Football Club Experience clinics are a premier soccer learning opportunity for boys & girls of all skill levels to improve their game and develop their leadership ability both on and off the field. Led by official Chelsea Football Club Academy Coaches, players will learn the fundamentals of world-class European soccer using the same philosophy as the professional academies in London.

After the successful run of our summer programs, we will be announcing new dates later this fall.

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Meet the Chelsea FC Coaches

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Ian Woodroffe

International Development Manager

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Chris Woodward

Senior Programme Manager

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Michael Cornall

International Operations & Events Manager

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Andrew Ottley

International Coach Educator