This program is for children born in 2011 (9U) and 2010 (10U). The 9/10 Age Group Directors, professional staff and parent coaches will conduct two training sessions a week. The 9/10 Hive Directors will provide parent coaches with assistance with training sessions to help follow the club philosophy and curriculum. Teams play one 7v7 game (six field players and a goalkeeper) each weekend (Saturday’s). Games consist of two (2), 25 minute halves.
All 9U/10U players are also given the opportunity to participate in the Coerver® Center of Excellence in addition to the Hive programming. All CoE sessions are conducted by professional coaches who have been trained in the Coerver® Coaching Method. CoE sessions will be held on Fridays from 5:30-6:45 pm. More information
9U/10U players and teams have the option to play in an in-house futsal league during the winter season.
9U Hive + (Plus): Hive+ is designed to provide a more challenging training environment for players who have consistently demonstrated exceptional talent and potential. Coaches and club directors will recommend players for Hive+ program. Hive+ players will have the opportunity to participate in a tournament at the end of each fall and spring season.
Time and Location: All training sessions will be held at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park. Training will be on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. All 9U and 10U girls will train from 5:30 - 6:30pm and all 9U and 10U boys will train from 6:45 - 7:45pm.
Uniforms: All players must purchase the required uniform for 9U and 10U. The uniform consists of a light blue jersey and a white jersey, navy shorts and navy socks. ESC uniform pieces can be purchased at Soccer Internationale (2541 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144).
Games: All games will be played at the James P. McNeil Soccer Complex (23267 W Maple Rd, Waterloo, NE 68069). The team listed first on the schedule (home team) will wear the light blue jersey with navy shorts and navy socks; the second team listed (away team) will wear the white jersey with navy shorts and navy socks. Game schedules will be released on August 30th, 2019.
***Please note that ESC leadership is currently investigating the possibility of having 9U and 10U Hive Academy teams play in the new ENSA recreational league rather than the traditional in-house league described above. If the decision is made to participate in ENSA, the league has indicated that games will be played on Saturday’s or Sunday’s at Tranquility Park. We will notify our families of this decision as quickly as possible.
What to Wear & Bring to Training: Soccer ball, water, shin guards, tennis shoes or soccer cleats. Players should wear the light blue jersey with navy shorts and navy socks to training.
Inclement Weather: For game/training status during inclement weather please follow us on Twitter @elkhornsoccer, Facebook - facebook.com/elkhornsoccerclub or sign-up to receive text alerts at www.elkhornsoccer.org. Decisions will be made by 4 pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and by 7 am on Saturday’s.
9U and 10U Parent Coaches’ Meeting: All parent coaches should plan to attend the beginning of season coaches’ meeting held by the Hive Directors. Date and time are TBD.
Questions: For questions regarding the 9U Hive Academy, please contact Andy Staberg at email@example.com For questions regarding the 10U Hive Academy, please contact Jon Shaad, at firstname.lastname@example.org