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LEADERS ARE NOT BORN. THEY ARE MADE.

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THE EASTSIDE FC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Eastside FC Leadership Academy was created to give our U15 and above players more than just on-field experience. The program focuses on attributes that make great leaders, effective communication, 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 to complete the course and earn a coaching badge*.

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Team building

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Goal and plan creation

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Leadership on and off field

Age Group:

U15-U19

Eligibility:

EFC players by application

Cost:

No additional cost

*Coaching credentials will only be available to participants 16 years and older, per US Soccer regulations. 

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THIRTY PLAYERS WERE SELECTED FOR THIS YEAR'S CLASS

Fifteen boys and fifteen girls were chosen from a very competitive pool to participate in this year's program. Our boys kicked off their programming last month and have already completed three on-field sessions and two classroom sessions where they are learning what it takes to be a leader and how to coach and interact with some of our youngest players. Make sure to say hello to our new young leaders at Friday TEKS

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Program Goals

Players will learn skills they can use to pull a team together, organize a group, set goals, create a plan of action, as well as how to be a positive force when things go wrong, effective tools to draw out the most from your team, and how to lead 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. 

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Application Process

Our Leadership Academy is open to boys and girls in the U15-U19 age groups. We are now accepting applications to fill 30 spots (15 boys and 15 girls).

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Have a question?

Claire Knock
Head Coach & Director LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
claire.knock@eastsidefc.org

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FIND A PROGRAM THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOUR PLAYER.

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