Eastside FC is proud to have a Zone 1 Program for U9-U12 players which focuses on the most important development aspects for each of these young age groups. Our specialized Zone 1 coaches have the knowledge, energy, and personality traits that provide the best teaching environment possible for these children during this important phase of their soccer experience. All teams will be learning from our professionally researched and developed EFC/Sounders Training Curriculum, heavily focused on technical development using a guided discovery methodology, aiming to create autonomous soccer players with high soccer I.Q.’s.
The environment for our zone 1 players emphasizes effort, focus, and positive interactions with their teammates. Our team culture will reinforce and fuel each player’s passion and enjoyment for the game.
EFC also provides to the teams, players, and coaches a world class training facility including our very own Futsal Center. Futsal is a big part of our Zone 1 program since the benefits of having the younger players playing Futsal has proven to have a tremendous positive impact at their soccer development and overall experience.
"I am very proud of all of the work and effort we direct towards our Zone 1 program. I feel very confident that at EFC we have the best combination of resources in order to provide every player the best soccer experience possible, said Eastside Zone 1 Director Anderson Prestes. "World class training facilities, teaching methodology based on a current/modern and well thought training curriculum, and professional caring coaches who make sure to take interest on every single player growth on and off the field."