Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and accompanying restrictions, our house league program (Winter C) is currently suspended, but we will finish the remaining sessions of that season as soon as quarantine orders are lifted! This session may be rolled into our summer session depending on the timing of our lifted restrictions.
We fully intend on having a summer session as well, but because of the uncertainty of our near futures, we will be waiting to announce or schedule start dates until we are sure that our start dates will not be postponed further.
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The Empire Futures League consists of two sessions per week: one training session and one game day!
5:10PM Training Session: U8-U10 (Birth Years 2013-2010)
6:05PM Game: U12-U14 (Birth Years 2011-2006)
10:00AM Game: U8-U10 (Birth Years 2013-2010)
10:00AM Training Session: U12-U14 (Birth Years 2011-2006)
(1x per week)
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.
(1x per week)
At our game sessions, players will be divided into competitive groups and will participate in round-robin-style games.
U8: Our U8 players focus on footwork and technical ball-skills. We play small-sided games of 3v3 or 4v4 using small goals (no goalkeepers). We do kick-ins instead of throw-ins. This allows players to get as many touches as possible, which is beneficial to individual player development.
U10: Our U10 players play 5v5 or 6v6 games, including goalkeepers. For this level, we use throw-ins and traditional goalkeeper rules. At this level, the focus becomes learning about spatial awareness and positioning on a larger field.
U12-U14: Our U12-U14 players utilize the full field and play with traditional rules. The goals for these players are to continue to develop their technical skills on the large field, increase their spatial awareness, and begin to make tactical decisions as they gain experience with the game.
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.
Many will continue and make the move to our Empire United "Junior" or Club teams. Some will even continue on to the ...
Empire United is the only non-profit premier club in the area. We are also the only U.S. Development Academy Club under U.S. Soccer in Western New York.