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Center of Excellence:


What is the Center of Excellence?

The COE is a training program offered by the Edmond Soccer Club to enhance the development of soccer skills for any recreational soccer players. The COE is open to all recreational players U5 – U18 boys and girls. The primary purpose of the COE is to provide a fun, yet challenging environment for recreational players to improve their ability to hand the ball. The focus of the COE will be on developing the skills of each individual player.

Who will be heading up the COE?

James Soesbee:

Director of Technical Development (ESC)/ National “A” and “Youth” Coaching license

Oklahoma and Region 3 Coach of the year 2009.  24 years of coaching experience

Where will the COE be held?

The COE will be held at the Edmond Soccer Club located between Santa Fe and Kelly on Danforth.

What do I need to bring?

Players should bring a ball, water, great attitude and soccer appropriate clothing including shin guards. Everyone should arrive 10 minutes prior to the COE session.

What do I do in case of rain?

Check the website at If the complex is closed, the session is cancelled and will be rescheduled. We guarantee one rain out make up date and will do what we can to make up any additional make up sessions.

When will the COE be held?

The COE will go for 7 sessions on Mondays from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM starting Monday, March 10 at the Edmond Soccer Club. We will be off for spring break the week of March 17. You will need to check in the first night of COE, so please arrive 30 minutes early to pick up your child's T-shirt.

Spring 2014 COE Dates:

March 10, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5 (Rain out make up date)
We will do our best to make up additional dates based on staff availability)

What is the cost of the COE?

$70 per player/ $60 for any additional player from the same household (See instructions below) /To receive the Family discounts, you must log in to the “Family Account” on the registration page.

How do I register?

Click here to register for the COE!

When is the early registration deadline?

Feb. 28
After the early registration deadline, the fee will increase by $10. You may still register online after the
early registration deadline, buy may not be guaranteed a T-shirt as the oder for shirts will be placed
the day after the early registration deadline. Walk-up registration will be accepted the day of the first
COE as well. The fee for Walk-up registration is $90.

How do I get the family discount?

A family discount of $10 will be given for the second and third child and so on. In order to receive the discount you have to register all of them in the same online session. You will have to use the family account when registering.

Is there another way to register?

While we prefer you register online, you may download the registration form (click here), complete the form, and mail it along with a check made out to ESC to the address on the form. Mail in registrations must be received by the early registration deadline with a check for $70.00 made out to ESC or if late $80.00. Late mail in registration may not receive a t-shirt.

What is the Refund Policy?

Refunds will be issued if withdrawing before the COE early registration deadline less a $10.00 administrative fee. A 50% refund will be issued after the early registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the first night of COE. To request a refund, please email James Soesbee at Refunds may take up to 6 weeks to process.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

James Soesbee, Technical Director of Development;