About Us

Hup is the Dutch word for GO!

Hup is commonly associated with all things positive and energetic around the beautiful game and these qualities are at the heart of Hup Soccer Skills. Within a challenging and fun environment, we endeavour to instil positivity and enthusiasm in our players and encourage them to apply our values and skills into their game and everyday life.

Our current players and parents have this to say:

"Our family selected Mark and his team at 'HUP Soccer Skills' to coach our children for the following reasons: 

  1. A focus on development over winning.
  2. A consistent drive towards well-rounded, technically competent soccer players.
  3. Both of our girls describe fun, high quality training."   Chris and Jennifer

 “We don’t demand that the youth teams win.  We demand that they play good soccer.  We don’t use the word, ‘winning.”

- Jose Ramon Alexanco, Youth Director, FC Barcelona

Our coaches are passionate about football and they value the rewards of seeing players develop and improve. 

Mark Thompson
Head Coach
Bianca Stiles