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Parks & Henry Awarded 2018 
"Developing A Culture Of Excellence" Scholarships

Elkhorn Soccer Club seniors, Jackson Parks and Ally Henry, are this year's recipients of the "Developing A Culture Of Excellence" Scholarship. This scholarship was established in accordance with ESC's philosophy of helping players achieve their full potential on and off the field. In keeping with this philosophy, ESC awards two scholarships, in the amount of $500, annually to high school seniors who demonstrate a desire to continue achieving excellence beyond high school.

Parks, a player for Coach Andrew Percic's '99-'00 Ajax team, has been a member of ESC  since 2009, starting in our recreational program before joining a Select team in 2011. He plans to attend Creighton University this fall to major in Chemistry (Pre-Medicine), with a minor in Spanish.

Parks says he is honored to receive this scholarship. "I feel that it's a representation of my hard work and dedication on the soccer field and in the classroom," says Parks. "I want to thank all of the coaches that I have had at ESC. I will take the lessons I have learned over the last several years as I work toward my goal of becoming a doctor."

Henry, a member of Coach Anne Schafer's '99-'00 Ajax team, says that her time with ESC has helped her develop as a person. "Because I had to work my way up from team to team when I first joined, I learned the importance of working hard in order to achieve my goals," says Henry. She says she was forced to go outside her comfort zone which ultimately has helped shape her as a person today. 
Henry plans to major in medical engineering at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with the intention of attending medical school post-undergrad. As a triplet with six siblings, Henry is appreciative of this scholarship as her parents will be putting four kids through college this year, with three more soon after that. "This scholarship will really help me get the education I need in order to succeed and fulfill my plans for myself," says Henry.

We are proud of Jackson and Ally as they pursue their educational goals and for setting an example for the players behind them. They've proven they know what it takes to contribute to a culture of excellence and we are certain they will take that with them in their college careers. Congratulations, Jackson and Ally!

Ally Henry
Jackson Parks

Tosaya Becomes Licensed US Soccer Grassroots Instructor

Elkhorn Soccer Club Technical Director, Jeremy Tosaya, has recently become a licensed US Soccer Grassroots Instructor, making ESC the only club in Nebraska with a licensed Grassroots Instructor on staff.

US Soccer has made a shift in how they select education staff to complete their licensing programs.  In the past, US Youth Soccer State Associations selected regional education staff members to help teach license courses, and there was a lot of discrepancy not only between each of the 50 states, but between the states and the US Soccer Federation itself.

To standardize the licensing process, the Federation has made a move to start training and licensing the coaching education staff themselves. Especially with the recent completion of the USSF National Training & Development Center in Kansas City, there is now a centralized way to develop the educational message. The USSF Coaching Education Department has set an ambitious goal for the next five years to impact a million soccer players in the United States by 2022. In order to achieve this goal, they need to license 300,000 NEW coaches, which means they will need 1,000 nationally licensed education staff.

The Grassroots Instructor License Tosaya attended was the first official GRIL course that covered the four Grassroots Licenses being offered (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) and the National D License. 

"Personally, my next step after completing the Grassroots Instructor Pathway is to continue my progress to joining USSF National Education Staff as a Professional Pathway Instructor," says Tosaya.  

Congratulations, Jeremy!

2018 Omaha Metro College ID Camp 
Hosted by Elkhorn Soccer Club

Elkhorn SC is hosting the Omaha Metro College ID camp for high school age players (boys & girls). We'll be inviting college coaches from a variety of different programs to design and run training sessions while also having opportunities to watch and get to know players.  Stay tuned for more details and a list of college coaches that will be attending to run and observe sessions.
  • Elkhorn SC College ID Camp 
    • Dates: May 30-June 1, 2018
    • Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    • Location: James P. McNeil Soccer Complex (23267 W. Maple Rd. Waterloo, NE)
    • Ages: High school age players
    • Cost: $195
    • Register Here
    • Contact recdoc@elkhornsoccer.org or call (402) 452-3655 for details
*Space is limited to 50 girls & 50 boys*

Confirmed college coaches:
Girls - Creighton, Fort Hays State, Northwest Missouri State
Boys- Creighton
*More to come*

For questions and inquiries, please contact Anne Schafer at (402) 452-3655 or recdoc@elkhornsoccer.org

Coerver® Summer Camps

Coerver® Summer Camps
-Mighty Mites (2014 and 2013 birth years only): June 4-7 from 6-7 pm each night.
-Ball Mastery (2012 and 2009 birth years only): June 4-7 from 6-8 pm each night.
-Advanced (2008-1999 birth years only): June 4-7 from 6-8 pm each night.
-Elite (2010-1999 birth years only): June 18-21 from 6-8 pm each night.

*All Coerver GPS camps are available to all players regardless of club affiliation.
*Elkhorn Soccer Club and other official Coerver Partner Club members receive $25 off each registration.
*Family discounts when registering siblings.

Register here
Goalkeeping & Finishing Academy

The Goalkeeping and Finishing Camp is intended for boys and girls in the 11U-19U age divisions. The camp has two areas of focus and is designed for the goalkeeping position and any players trying to improve their finishing skills.  Training will be specific to those areas of focus. 

Goalkeepers attending the camp will be instructed in proper technique and body mechanics as well as address the following areas: shot stopping, angle play, handling, and more. 

Players who are trying to improve their finishing abilities will receive instruction in the techniques and mechanics of striking the ball as well as address the following topics:  power, accuracy, positioning in front of the goal, and more.
  • Dates: July 9-12
  • Ages: 11U-19U
  • Times: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Beginners, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Advanced
  • Location: James P. McNeil Soccer Complex (23267 W. Maple Rd. Waterloo, NE)
  • Cost: $135
  • Registration:

'11-'08 birth years: Register Here
'07-'04 birth years: Register Here
Elkhorn Soccer Night at the Storm Chasers

The Omaha Storm Chasers will be hosting Elkhorn Soccer Club Night on Friday, July 13th. This event will be a great way to come together as teams and a club to celebrate the start of the 2018-19 soccer year. The event will feature a tailgate before the game, tickets seated together, and in-game entertainment by ESC players and coaches. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit ESC's programming efforts. 

What a great opportunity to get to know your fellow ESC families! We hope to see you there!

Purchase tickets here
Elkhorn SC Sponsors for 2017-2018
Platinum Sponsor
OrthoNebraska -  www.neorthohospital.com

OrthoNebraska is the official Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine provider to the Elkhorn Soccer Club.

Silver Sponsor
Arbor Bank - www.arborbanking.com
The Mark -  http://markomaha.com 

Bronze Sponsors
Coerver Coaching - www.coervergps.com  
Husker Hammer - www.HuskerHammer.com  

Interested in sponsoring ESC? Check out our new sponsorship program.
Near Post - Approa ching Events 

May 4-6 - C.O.P.E. Weekend- bring boxed and canned goods to all Hive Academy games in support of the Christian Outreach Program- Elkhorn.
May 18-20  - Target United Cup at Tranquility Park (all 9U/10U teams)
May 21 - 
May 30-June 1 - College ID Camp
June 1 - 2018 Fall registration opens for A.D.O. & Hive players

Far Post - Upcoming Events 

You can view all of our events by clicking on the "Events" tab at www.elkhornsoccer.org

June 4-7 -  Coerver® First Skills, Ball Mastery, & Advanced Camps
June 12-14 - 2008-20 06 Select Tryouts (Make-up day is June 15)
June 18-21 - Coerver® Elite Camp
June 26-28 - 2005-2000 Select Tryouts (Make-up day is June 29)
July 9-12 - Goalkeeping & Finishing Camp
July 13 -  Elkhorn Soccer Night at the Storm Chasers
July 16-19 - Celtic FC Academy
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