Empire United Soccer Academy

EMPIRE FUTURES HOUSE LEAGUE (Ages 7-14)

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Summer 2020 House League Training

Soccer is coming back! In compliance with all NYS and US Soccer Guidelines, we are now ready to roll out our first post-lockdown programming. We have worked hard to modify our programming to keep all kids, parents, and families safe while we get back into playing the game that we love! 

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Empire United Futures

Summer Empire Futures Training League- Register Now! 

Cost: $65

July 28th - Sept. 1st 2020!

The Empire Futures Training League consists of one session per week, a combination of a training session and small-group play.  This modification from our usual format has been made to ensure the safety of our players. 

Program Times 

Tuesday Sessions

5:10PM-6:00PM: U8-U10 (Birth Years 2013-2010)

6:10PM-7:00PM: U12-U14 (Birth Years 2009-2006)       

Training Session

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.    

Players will compete in small-sided games ranging from 1v1-4v4. Not only do these numbers help keep our kids safe, they also are the ideal numbers to best help our players developmentally- the less players on the field, the more touches each individual player gets on the ball! 

Covid-19 Modifications

  • Sessions are 1x per week. This will help keep contact with large numbers of people to a minimum. 
  • Players will be in a maximum of 9:1 ratio of players: coaches. 
  • Players will, after the first technical footskills session, be divided into small groups of 8 or 9 where they will remain for the rest of the season. This will also limit the number of people each child interacts with as they will be playing with and against the same kids each week.  
  • Spectators will not be allowed on the fields at this time. All players should be dropped off and picked up in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Empire Buffalo Return to Play Protocol. PLEASE READ!

Not Old Enough for our Futures Program Yet?

Not Old Enough for our Futures Program Yet?

Come Join the SoccerRoos!

The SoccerRoos program is for children ages 2.5-7 and includes footskills and fun skill games that become more advanced as players grow and learn! Learn more about the different program options at SoccerRoos.com

 

SoccerRoos Covid Update

SoccerRoos Covid Update

Because the target demographic of the SoccerRoos program does not quite understand social distancing, our next SoccerRoos session is currently TBA.  To ensure the safety of all of our kids and families, we are waiting to open up programming for this age range until we are confident it is the right time.   

Additional Program Info

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

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. 

Empire United Development Path

Empire United Development Path

What is the Empire United Development Pathway?

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 ...

What Makes Empire United Different From Other Premier Soccer Clubs?

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. 

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