The Empire SC’s U7 ‘ID’ preparation program is designed to identify talented 5 & 6 year old players from our Junior Academy/Empire Recreational Teams and Developmental Recreation programs.
The Elite 8 Academy Team is our step-up program from recreational to competitive soccer. This
program is for 7 year old boys & girls and will be a key part of our ongoing success at the club. Each player will have been developed from our Jr. Academy/Rec programs into our U7 Preparation programs, with the chance to make our Jr. Academy Teams.
With the notion that, each player has learned the skills of the game of soccer and developed in an age-appropriate environment. The Jr. Academy Teams are named the Elite 8 Academy Teams and are hand-picked by the Director of Coaching and the Academy Staff. The players that are selected must be able to show knowledge of the 4 basic pillars of soccer and have developed at a faster, athletic, rate then the rest of the academy/rec players.
They will continue their growth in learning age-appropriate training and focusing on their ball skills in a structured group environment. This is the last step of the Academy program and the first step into EMPIRE SC Club Soccer.