Our Empire Futures Fall Program runs for seven weeks with one training session per week and one game-night per week.
Fall Session Information:
Sessions will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Sept. 15th- Oct. 29th at the times listed below.
Our training sessions are a combination of technical footwork training, small-sided games, and differential learning opportunities that allow our players to develop the creative, decision-making skills they will need on the field in years to come.
You may find our players working through obstacles placed in the middle of their game fields, perfecting their footskills by dribbling with a tennis ball instead of a soccer ball, or playing through other distractions, like passing while playing catch with a friend, or checking their field of vision while pulling moves. We focus on individual technical skill in both attacking and defending as well. You will see them playing 1v1 and 2v2 often in a variety of different game-like and challenging situations.
On game nights, players will compete in 3v3 -9v9 games, depending on the age group. These small-sided games are designed so that players will get as many touches on the ball as possible, which is crucial for both their skill development and enjoyment!
For our youngest Futures players,the house program can be a pathway onto our youngest Empire United Club teams. Currently that means our 2013 Boys and Girls! Over the course of the 2020/2021 season, interested 2013 players will be invited to additional training opportunities to help prepare them for the exciting step into more competitive soccer!
COACH RUDY - COACH KIKI - COACH SEAN
Our training sessions are planned and coached by licensed premier-level coaches who are dedicated to helping all players build the foundational skills to set themselves up for success in their future soccer careers, whether those careers be at Empire United, recreational leagues, or competitive travel soccer clubs.
As an Empire Futures player, your child has many paths from which to choose.
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