The path for an Empire United player starts right here! 2014 and 2015 players who participate in the Empire Futures league may move on to form the newest EUSA U8 Club team for the 2021/2022 season. These teams participate in local and travel premier leagues and tournaments over the course of the year.
Our Empire Futures Winter 1 Block runs for 8 weeks with one training session per week and one game-night per week.
Cost: $140.00 (plus $40 uniform kit cost- one time per year, does not need to be re-orded each training block Returning players should ask their coach for the dicount code to remove the uniform fee!)
Winter 1 Session Dates: December 1st- February 5th (Off 12/22-1/1 for Holiday)
Wednesdays 5-6PM, Saturdays 9-10AM
Ages: 2015-2012 (birth year) Girls and Boys play separately!
Location: Sportsplex Inc. 90 Ridge Rd. North Tonawanda, NY
Our training sessions are a combination of technical footwork training, small-sided games, and game-like activities that allow our players to develop the creative, decision-making skills they will need on the field in years to come.
On game nights, players will compete in 3v3 -5v5 games. 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! Two spectators per child are welcome to watch inside the complex for game sessions!
Please make an account on Demosphere in order to register your child for the appropriate program! You will have the option to enter multiple family members in your household after creating your personal account. Please make sure that each child's individual family member information includes the correct birthdate, etc. as it will only give you options linked to that birth year/gender!
Uniforms should be ordered at the start of any training block and should be used for all four blocks of the season (Fall 2021-Spring/Summer 2022). Uniform kits include two jerseys, shorts, and socks. ($40 uniform kit cost- one time per year, does not need to be re-orded each training block)
The path for an Empire United player starts right here! Players in our Futures and Girls United Leagues are on the path to playing competitive soccer, if that is the direction they choose!
Our yearly schedule is divided into four separate training blocks, with several weeks of break in between each. This break allows players to diversify their interests, try other sports, and avoid soccer burnout!
Fall Block: Futures/United Leagues: 8 Week long program, one training session and one game session per week. September 14th-November 4th (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Winter 1 Block: Futures/United Leagues: 8 Week long program, one training session and one game session per week. December 1st- February 5th (Wednesdays & Saturdays)
Winter 2 Block: Futures/United Leagues: 8 Week long program, one training session and one game session per week. March 2nd- April 23rd (Wednesdays & Saturdays)
Spring/Summer Block: Futures/United Leagues: 8 Week long program, one training session and one game session per week April 27th-June 18th (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
2014/2015 Competitive Team Training & Conmpetitions: Additional 1x per week training from Nov. 2021- June 2022
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.