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Youth Leadership Academy

Program Overview

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. 

Program Goals

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. 

Program Dates

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.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Claire.

Claire Knock
Youth Leadership Program Director

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