Hive 9U/10U Academy

Hive 9U/10U Academy

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. 9U teams play one 7v7 game (six field players and a goalkeeper) each weekend. Games consist of two (2), 25 minute halves. 
10U teams will compete in the ENSA League.

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.

*Online registration closed 2/29. MANUAL REGISTRATIONS available with a $35 late fee*

Time and Location: All training sessions will be held at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park.  
In light of COVID-19 precautions, the earliest any ESC programming can start is June 1st. We will update individual age groups as information becomes available- Updated 4/28/20

Training will run on Tuesdays & Thursdays
- All 9U and 10U boys will train from 5:30 - 6:30pm
- All 9U and 10U girls 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 training shirt and an adidas white jersey, navy shorts and white socks.  ESC uniform pieces can be purchased at Soccer Internationale (2541 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144).

9U Games:  All 9U 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 shirt with navy shorts and white socks; the second team listed (away team) will wear the white jersey with navy shorts and white socks.  
In light of COVID-19, game schedules are TBD and will be released ASAP

10U Games (IMPORTANT):  Please note 10U Hive Academy teams will play in the new NYSL league rather than the traditional in-house league described above.  Game location and schedules are TBD. 

9U Playing Rules

What to Wear & Bring to Training:  Soccer ball, water, shin guards, tennis shoes or soccer cleats.  Players should wear the light blue shirt with navy shorts and white socks to training.

Inclement Weather:  For game/training status during inclement weather please follow us on Twitter @elkhornsoccer, Facebook - or sign-up to receive text alerts at  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.  Time/Date/Location TBD.

Cost: $200

Questions:  For questions regarding the 9U Hive Academy, please contact Andy Staberg at  For questions regarding the 10U Hive Academy, please contact Jon Shaad, at

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Our new Hive Skill Master program is a way to encourage players to practice on their own, outside of scheduled Hive training and games. Check out the video below to see how your player can become a Hive Skill Master!

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