The Leadership Academy at EFC has been created to give our players more than just an on-field experience. Through leadership we allow our members to grow in areas such as; what makes a great leader, how to communicate effectively, and leading as a referee and coach. In addition to classroom sessions, players will have the opportunity to work alongside EFC coaches on the field and finish the course by completing a coaching badge*.
*Coaching credentials will only be available to participants 16 years and older, per US Soccer regulations. To participate in the Leadership Academy you do not need to be 16, the program is open to U15s and above.
Players will develop skills such as; pulling a team together, organizing a group, setting goals, creating a plan of action, how to be a positive force when things go wrong, learning effective ways to draw out the most from your team and leading by example. Most importantly, players will learn to lead with confidence.
All aspects of our Leadership Academy are rooted in our club values: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Commitment, and Transparency.
Information Evening (For successful participants): August
Boys Program: September - December
Girls Program: January - April
Classroom Sessions: 1st Tuesday of the Month. 4:00-5:00pm
Field Sessions: Fridays 4:45-6:00pm or 6:00-7:30pm
Optional additional field sessions with Eastside FC coaches.
Who Can Apply?
Our Leadership Academy is open to boys and girls in the 2005-2009 age groups. We will be collecting applications until July 21st. Successful applicants will be notified by August 15th 2023.