Men's and Women's College Prep Summer Program

  • Objective:  Give incoming and returning college soccer players a place to practice and play to keep their skills and fitness sharp in the summer. Eligible college players returning for the summer can reconnect and share their experiences with those graduating high school this year.
  • Program:  Mix of individual, team and fitness training.  Will include games.
  • Coaches:  Porter Lombard and Randall Birkwood
  • Cost:  $325
  • When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from June 1 - July 31, 2016
  • Eligibility:  Open to Men and Women, ages U18 to U23. Open to all, including our own Eastside FC alumni
  • Location:  Practices will be held at Preston Fields
  • Note on Registration:  Players who've previously had a Korrio account, who are 18 and over, need to create their own adult log-in identity in order to register. Email Korrio if you need assistance at support@korrio.com.


(May 2, 2016)  College ball starts in the fall.  So what's a player to do after the youth season wraps up and before going off on his or her college adventure?  Answer?  The same thing our EFC college soccer alumni do when they're home for the summer, before they head back to their college teams. They join their fellow college athletes to get in shape and keep their skills sharp over the summer, as a part of Eastside FC's College Prep Summer Program.

The program is now in its fourth year:  the success of our women's program has prompted us to add the same opportunity for our men.  The program involves youth soccer alumni, from Eastside FC and other programs, getting together over the summer to practice three times per week (Tues, Thurs and Fri) with Head Coaches Porter Lombard and Randall Birkwood, including playing friendlies to keep game skills sharp. The program runs for two months, when college players are back in the area. This year the program runs from June 1 through July 31. The cost is $325 for summer 2016.

Practices are generally at Preston. The practice format is flexible, and times are established by the team to accomodate players' summer work schedules. Coaches Lombard  and Birkwood try to incorporate work from player summer fitness packets, and this year will be bringing in guest coaches to vary the workouts. The goal is to make summer fun, keep in shape and prepare for the fall college soccer season. 

This year EFC welcomes the high school class of 2016, and welcomes back everyone else. Until now players have been mostly EFC graduates, but the program is open to all. The program will be capped at 25 male and 25 female players. Please sign up today to confirm your place.

Contact Coach Lombard (porterlombard@gmail.com) or Coach Birkwood (rbirkwood@comcast.net) with any questions.