ACADEMY - REGISTRATION

ESC FALL 2012 ACADEMY

 

The ESC Academy program is designed to allow recreational players aged U7-U10 to practice and play with kids of like ability. This program allows players to be challenged according to their level of ability and to help them develop as soccer players. It gives players the opportunity to work with experienced ESC staff coaches who have an extensive experience playing and coaching the game.

The focus of the training sessions will be teaching each player the skills necessary to have success in the game. Players will work with the ball at their feet to make them comfortable with the ball and have the confidence to keep the ball during games. Each session will lead into small-sided games to teach players how to apply the skills in the game.

The Academy program is also a great tool for preparing players that think they may want to try out for competitive soccer at U11, or just to lay a solid foundation for continued play at the recreational level at U11.

 

ACADEMY FORMAT:

U9 and U10 Teams

8v8

Will play games in house and around the NOKC Metro

U7/U8 teams

6v6

Will play games primarily in house and some games around the NOKC Metro

Teams will be formed based on ability. Players may move from one team to the next based on their progress. This evaluation and movement will be up to the coaches working in that age group.

ACADEMY AGE GROUPS: (If birthday falls within)

U10

8/1/2001 – 7/31/2002

U9

8/1/2002 – 7/31/2003

U8

8/1/2003 – 7/31/2004

U7 8/1/2004 - 7/31/2005

ACADEMY FEES:

ESC Registration fee:

$145/season

Field usage fee:

$250 per team per season divided by the number of players

Training Fees U9 and U10:

$50 per month due by the 15th of each month.

Training Fees U8

$40 per month due by the 15th of each month

Uniforms:

$35 (2 Academy shirts, black shorts and black socks)

 

WHY ACADEMY?

The Academy is staffed by coaches that are on staff at the Edmond Soccer Club. Many of these coaches have played at a high level and have attended education courses geared towards soccer coaches. All coaches in the academy have a minimum of a national D license and many have attainder their National Youth License as well. This will ensure that kids in the Academy program will be taught the necessary skills for playing the game and create good habits that will benefit your child as a player, regardless of what level he or she decides to play from recreational to competitive. Kids will also get to play in games with kids of equal ability resulting in fewer lob sided games and better level of competition.

IS ACADEMY COMPETITIVE?

We train 2 days per week and play a game on Friday, much like other recreational teams. We keep no standings and remove the pressure to win from the coaches. This allows coaches to focus on Development. Any child of any level of ability can participate in the Academy.

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?

Teams will be formed based on ability. Players may move one team to the next based on their progress. This evaluation and movement will be up to the coaches working in that age group. We will be evaluating players throughout the season to make sure we have them placed correctly.

FORMATION OF TRAINING GROUPS/TEAMS:

We will form training groups of no more than 16 players per group, but will form teams of 10 to 12 players for the games on Friday. This will allow us to end up in 8v8 scrimmages the last 20-30 minutes of each training session. For the games on Fridays, players will get more playing time as well.

Example: 48 U10 Boys. We will form 3 training groups of 16 for practice and 4 teams of 12 for the games on Friday. The training groups will remain consistent, unless we will the need to move a player in order to challenge him or her more or provide better opportunities for success. This will only be done once a discussion with the parent has taken place, and both coaches and parents are in agreement. Teams for the Friday games will be consistent as well so players can still get that team feel.

Who will be heading up my child’s age group? (coach name below is an email link)

U10 Boys

James Soesbee

U10 Girls

Gary Boreham

U9 Boys

Tony Orsi

U9 Girls

Gary Boreham

U7/U8 Boys

Paul Brash/Eric Thornhill

U7/U8 Girls

James Soesbee

Practice Schedule:

U10 Boys
Tues 4:45pm - 6pm
Thurs 4:45pm - 6pm
U9 Boys
Mon 4:45pm - 6pm
Wed 4:45pm - 6pm
U7/U8 Boys
Tues 4:45pm - 6pm
Thurs 4:45pm - 6pm
U10 Girls
Mon 4:45 - 6pm
Thurs 4:45pm - 6pm
U9 Girls
Mon 4:45pm - 6pm
Thurs 4:45pm - 6pm
U7/U8 Girls
Mon 4:45pm - 6pm
Thurs 4:45pm - 6pm
(The practice schedule is subject to change.)

When will the practices start ?

Fall 2012 will start the second week in August. The coaches will contact you with the practice details a week before.

Tournaments:

Academy teams will play up to 2 Academy Tournaments this fall.

Academy Play Dates:

September 7, 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19, 26

Turkey Shootout - Nov. 2-4

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Download a USYSA Registration Form here

Fall 2012 Academy Registration

Questions about Academy? Contact Coach Soesbee here