For over a decade we lived by the idea that teamwork makes dreamwork.  For 10 years, we travelled the world, we learned a lot, we worked as a family. We succeeded, we made mistakes, we innovated and today we meet you. As family members, we stand by your side every step of the way and help you making the best decisions. When times are hard, we will push you, we will be a shoulder to rest on. When facing adversity, we will inspire you to work even harder. And at the end of the day, you’ll win and we’ll celebrate together.

Elite Athletes, MATCH YOUR TALENT.

Born from former student-athletes

2010 - Birth of the agency

Edouard in Shanghai, Jerome on site in the USA. The first scholarships are obtained and the first student-athletes are supported and placed in US universities.

2011 - Professional players join the adventure

Professional players are turning to Elite Athletes: they want to play in Major League Soccer.

2012 - The first discussions between the MLS and the FFF

Edouard gets his player agent license in France. Jerome finds himself negotiating the biggest contract in MLS history ever for Ronaldinho ! Jerome also becomes consultant for the MLS and is the main interlocutor between the MLS and the FFF. (France-USA). Elite Athletes becomes a pioneer in the development of great soccer coaches in the USA by convincing the FFF and the MLS to create a unique partnership in the Sport History between a League and a Federation. The agency becomes the bridge between the two continents, keeps the US College placement agency business, manages the partnership between the MLS and the FFF and develops the professional player representation department in MLS.

2014 - FFF partnership and birth of FFFUSA

In 2014, Elite Athletes became the only agency accredited by the federation to send young soccer players in university in the USA. The FFFUSA project was born with a unique name in France. The goal of this project is to limit the number of failures in academies (92%) thanks to the supports and the relationships with the clubs and coaches. Also, tryouts are organized everywhere in France to allow young soccer players in amateur clubs to try their luck for the United States!
Today, nearly 100 young student athletes are sent to the United States each year and more than 850 since the creation of the project. 

2019 - Integration of the tennis placement and creation of the FFF Academy

Creation of USA Connect, specialized in Tennis players placement in the US.

Elite Athletes accompanies and offers the same service to young tennis players. 20 young athletes placed in 2019.
Creation of the FFF Academies in New York and Montreal in partnership with FFF.

2020 : Integration of the Track and Field placement

Purchase of USA project, specialized in Track and Field university placement in the US. 26 young athletes sent in the US in 2020/2021.
The company was created by former Student Athlete: Martin Casse
The Track and Field pro department is opening in 2022 !

Our Team

Graduated from the engineering school ESTP and got an MBA in Economics and Finance at La Sorbonne, Paris. Co-founder of Elite Athletes agency, co-founder of FFFUSA agency in partnership with the FFF. Founder and in charge of the partnership between the MLS and the FFF on the training of American coaches EFCL. He lived the American dream at Lander University in South Carolina in the United States.

Co founder

Has a double degree from Dauphine University, Paris and Shanghaï. He is a licensed agent since 2012. He co-created the agency Elite Athletes and FFFUSA. He is also in charge of the development of one of the largest training centers in China.

Edouard LACROIX

Co founder

He trained at Lorient FC before going to Lander University where he became All-conference, All-region and All-American player. Then, he transferred to North Carolina State University and signed his professional contract at Toronto FC where he played for 3 years. Highest MLS Superdraft’s pick in program's history.

Clement Simonin

Technical Director

Martin Casse graduated from Paul Sabatier University with a DUT in marketing techniques. Then, he continued his studies with a Bachelor's degree in marketing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to finally obtain a double Master's degree at EM Lyon Business School and LMU Munich.

Martin Casse

Track and Field Director

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Management from EMLV and a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management from Limestone University. Captain of the team and Champion of South Carolina in 2013.

Antoine Le Doré

Tennis Department Director

Graduated with a Master 2 in international marketing and communication strategy. She did her two years of Master at Texas Tech and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Hortense Boscher

Manager Tennis

L.A Office. He obtained his Master's degree from Rider University where he played for the soccer team during 4 years. Then, he coached the Dutch Total Soccer team for 1 year.

Elliott Otmani

Manager Foot

He trained at Monaco academy for 8 years and won the Gambardella with his team. He made a short passage in OGC Nice during one year before leaving for the College of Charleston where he lived the US experience during 2 years.

Nicolas Jeausseran

Manager Foot

In 2016, he obtained his baccalaureate degree in Paris and played for FC ISSY in the U19R1. From 2016 to 2018, he earned his Associate degree and played at Broward College in Miami, Florida. He graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management from ESG Sport Paris and is now completing his master degree.

Theo Georgen

Manager Foot

Tom is Martin's younger brother. He works alongside him as part of his academic formation. He obtained his baccalaureate degree in 2018 and then followed a DUT GEA in Toulouse Before starting his bachelor's degree in sports management at the Win sport school. Tom became regional champion of Kick-boxing in 2019/2020 and made a podium at the French University championships the same year.

Tom Casse

Communication Manager

Graduated in 2020 with a Master in International Marketing at ESCE. Elliot pursued his path in an audiovisual production agency for few months before joining Elite Athletes' team. He is part of ASPS and travels around the world every year to help local populations and run 100km.

Elliot Giordano

Communication Director

Eric studied at the University of North Carolina. He is actually in currently in charge of pro player representation in the US. He is living in Florida state.

Eric Arbuzow

Director of the Pro Representation Department in the US