“The Hive” is our total player development program for players who fall between 4 to 10 years of age.
The Hive curriculum and instruction are built around the core principles of: Skill, Speed, Strength, Spirit and Self-Expression.
Skill: confidence and creativity with the ball
Speed: speed of thought and action
Strength: building strong minds and bodies
Spirit: communication, respect, sportsmanship, commitment, teamwork
Sense: study, decision making, and responsibility
Each age group in The Hive is assigned a full-time "Age Group Director" who is a professional coach and has experience working with young soccer players. The Age Group Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their age group, which includes: training session design and execution, coaching and parent education and game-day management. The Age Group Director works closely with professional and volunteer coaches to deliver top-notch instruction that follows a carefully designed club-wide curriculum.
Team Formation and Programming:
- Teams are formed based on school/neighborhood and coach requests.
The Elkhorn Soccer Club strives to honor all coach and teammate requests; however, due to roster size limits, we are unable to guarantee all requests will be honored.
- Teams train one time per week under the supervision of the Age Group Director, professional club staff and volunteer coaches. U9 and U10 teams train two times per week.
- All teams play within The Hive in-house outdoor league and the U9/U10 age groups have the opportunity to participate in the ESC Hive Friendlies in August.
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+ training.
Selected players will participate in a minimum of four training sessions per season with top ESC coaches.
There is no additional fee for Hive+ training.