EYSA To Form U11 Select Teams at the Association Level
The Eastside Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the formation of Boys and Girls U11 Select teams for the first time this year. This new program by EYSA is in response to growing demand for Select soccer within the member clubs and the lack of spots to accommodate all the players.
The member clubs that make up EYSA - Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Lake Hills and Newport Hills - have had Select teams for a long time. There are usually
enough players trying out to fill at least one Select team in each club, but with U11 roster sizes limited to 14 players (playing a modified 9v9 format), often not enough for additional teams.
EYSA is trialing this program to see if there is interest in a Select team made up of players from the EYSA member clubs. The assumption is that U11 players who don't make their home club's
Select team may be interested in an Association Select team.
Two long-time coaches have been selected to coach the teams - Deena Shouten for the boys team and Andrea Anderson for the girls. Deena is a veteran of the Lake Hills Soccer Club and recently completed taking her U18 boys team through their final season. Andrea has coached multiple Select teams on Mercer Island as well as coaching both the boys and girls soccer teams at Renton High School. We are thrilled to have these two experienced coaches helping us launch this program.
The teams will train twice a week in the Bellevue or Mercer Island neighborhoods, depending on the makeup of the teams. The expectation is that that they will enter at least one summer tournament, play in the North Puget Sound League in the fall, and enter one of the Washington Youth Soccer post-season tournaments at the conclusion of the regular season. More information on the teams will be available at tryouts. Estimated cost is expected to be $1000-1200 per player, which includes registration fees, uniforms, trainer fees and tournament expenses.
Tryouts are scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st from 7:15-8:45 and Thursday May 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm. Both tryouts will be held at Bellevue's Robinswood Park. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Eastside FC JR RCL Program U8 - U9 Spring 2013
- Kids having fun playing the game of soccer!
- Provide high level, premier coaches who will teach the fundamentals of the game
- Develop player's skills, confidence, initiative and sense of teamwork.
- Promote and encourage the very highest standards of sportsmanship and fair play.
- Open on December 17: https://eastsidefc.org/programs/
- Placement on a team is guaranteed up until the date of January 20th. After this date, we will attempt to place every player, but teams may be full, so sign up early!
- No refunds will be given once the season has started.
*Please make sure your email address saved in your Korrio profile when you register is a parent contact (even though it may be your child's profile). This is the email we will use to contact you for updates and information about the Jr program.
- We will do our best to accommodate all training and friend/carpool requests but WE CANNOT MAKE GUARANTEES
- The season will run Feb/March/April
- Practices will start the week of February 4
- Training will be two times per week: Wed/Fri OR Tues/Thur
- Training time for all Jr teams will be 4:15pm - 5:30pm
- There will be 10 games total: Girls will play Saturday. Boys will play Sunday.
Teams & Coaching
There is not a tryout process for the Jr Program. Spring teams will first be formed by age then randomly to complete rosters. Practice night preferences, friend, and carpool requests will be consider for team formations but not guaranteed. Team roster size will be maximum 10 players for a 6v6 competition format. EFC coaches will be used.
Practice sessions will be a 1 hour and 15 minutes long, from 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM, and will be held twice a week at Preston, either Tue/Thu or Wed/Fri. Practice will start the first week in February on Monday, February 4.
The game format will be 6 a side, with each match having 25 minute halves. Girls will play Saturday and boys on Sunday. The season will be 10 games long. Spring games will be hosted between EFC at Preston, and Crossfire Premier at their facilities.
- $550 for new participants (includes cost of uniform)
- $500 for returning participants (without uniform)
$550 covers all costs associated with league fees, fields, referees, uniform and coaching fee. The uniform kit for the player to keep consists of two shirts, one short, and two pairs of socks.
About Eastside FC
Eastside Football Club was established in 1970 as a development program for players and families seeking the highest level of competition. Today, we have grown to a premier club of more than 50 teams that continue to win Washington State championships, produce collegiate level, national team and professional players, and young men and women of character. As a premier soccer club, Eastside FC provides families with a highly structured, comprehensive approach to player development. Behind every player is a supportive and diverse community of coaches and parents, who love the game of soccer. As coaches and parents, we embrace our role forging personal character as our players achieve success, and we know that what we impact each kid forever.
Questions? Please contact Allison Tenney, firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: https://eastsidefc.org/play-for-eastsidefc/u8-u9-rcl-jr-program/
EFC AND ALBION ALIGN TO IGNITE SOCCER EXPERIENCE FOR PLAYERS
Eastside Football Club and Albion Soccer Club (a Southern California Premier Club consisting of over 50 teams), two nationally recognized soccer clubs on the west coast, have announced a strategic partnership that will focus on sharing best practices in areas like coach and player development, their club's competition models and efficiencies in club operations and service. Both clubs are highly competitive, have great reputations and histories of success on the national stage and most importantly share a similar set of values and aspirations. For more information, click here for press release.
In July at least seven Eastside FC teams will make the trip south for the annual Albion Cup which takes place July 21-23. The two clubs plan to host a joint hospitality tent for all teams. In addition, several Eastside FC teams are planning to arrive early in order to train with Albion SC counterparts and to enjoy an evening barbecue.
This is the beginning of a very exciting chapter in two elite clubs coming together in a very progressive way," said Albion SC Director of Coaching Noah Gins.
Eastside FC 94 Red Win National League Title
Eastside finished the season-long competition with a 6-1 record and a 17-1 goal differential, displaying consistent focus, determination and quality of play throughout. By winning their division, Eastside earned the right to compete in the US Youth Soccer National Championships in South Carolina this summer.
In 2011 Eastside had been within one match of winning their division, but dropped a 1-0 decision to Albion SC on the final day. This time, facing stiff competition that included six teams ranking in the top-20 nationally, the boys from Washington made no mistakes as they went undefeated through six matches. Their 5-0 victory over 94 HFC Red from North Carolina, the second win in two days, put them firmly on the top of the list. The only disappointment was a 1-0 loss to local team Downtown Rapids 95 on the final day of competition. A shutout victory would have made Eastside the only team in National League history to finish with a perfect record and no goals against.
Their appearance at the National Championships will be Eastside's second trip in two years. While they were knocked out of the Division Championships by Albion, the team came back to win the Region IV title and earn their ticket. Unfortunately Eastside ended up on the wrong end of a four-way tie decision and missed reaching the championship game. This year they look to avenge that result. "It is quite an honor to return after our 3rd place finish last year with a chance to try again," said Eastside head coach Dan Strom. "Very few players get the chance to play on that stage once, let alone two years running. I believe the boys will relish that opportunity!"
Six teams will compete at each age level during the July 23-29 National Championships. Four Regional winners, who will be determined in a series of June competitions, and the Red and Blue National League winners will face off for the right to be called the best in the nation. Already on the list with Eastside are Galaxy 94/95 Blue from Naperville, Illinois, who took the U17 Boys Blue Division title.
Coach Strom is justifiably proud of his team, and believes that the National League competition has helped to strengthen the club's program. "The National League is a great opportunity for top level teams to play against phenomenal opponents," Strom explained. "The teams we've played in the National League have all given us a challenge and been a great opportunity to develop as a team and as individual players, and also to show for college coaches. So we are really fortunate and lucky to be a part of this."
What's New at EYSA!!
Washington State Youth Soccer Strategic Plan
Welcome to the Eastside Youth Soccer Association (EYSA) web page. Located in Bellevue Washington EYSA is over 8000 players strong. We are part of District II, which is under the Washington State Youth Soccer Association.
We serve the following list of youth soccer clubs:
Eastside Premier FC Soccer Club, Newport Youth Soccer Club, Lake Hills Youth Soccer Club, Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club, Bellevue Youth Soccer Club, and Issaquah Youth Soccer Club.
Click on the "Member Club" link to learn more about the club in your area.
Other Important Links!!
Washington Youth Soccer: "Click Here"
District 2 information: "Click Here"
PMB 323 | 15600 NE 8th St., Suite B1 | Bellevue, WA 98008
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