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2nd Annual 5K Cross Country Race a Success

On the cool morning of Saturday, September 22, the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation (EPSF) and Elkhorn Soccer Club hosted the 2nd Annual 5K Cross Country Race to support Special Education programs in the Elkhorn community. More than 100 runners of all ages participated in the event at Elkhorn High School. 

To kick off the morning, 30 children, ages 12 and under, raced in the 100-yard "Kids Dash." ESC players Claire Niehaus and Mia Turner took first and second place, respectively. Following the Kids Dash, 83 5K runners and walkers took their marks at the starting line. Spencer Stednitz led the pack to the finish line with a time of 20:40. 

The stadium was also home to several of our sponsors that morning. There were 21 sponsors who donated to the cause. We can't thank them enough for helping to make this event such a success. Please see below for a list of our sponsors. 

Overall, the EPSF and ESC raised over $6,000 to benefit Special Education programs in the Elkhorn Community! EPSF funds will support grant requests from EPS Special Education teachers, which have included thematic language and cross-curricular activities, equipment for sensory processing needs, toys for play skills therapy and much more. ESC funds will be used for our new High 5 program - a program for the adaptive athlete that focuses on 5 skill sets: motor, sensory, social, emotional and soccer. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this wonderful cause! We will see you next year!

2018 Sponsors:    
 Platinum Sponsor: Elkhorn Training Camp
 
Gold Sponsors: CHI Health Lakeside, Brain Balance, Coerver® Coaching, and Nebraska Realty
 
Silver Sponsors: Inspro Insurance, Woodhouse, NE Realty - Chuck Burney, 3D Dental, Thrive Space, Ortho Nebraska, Panera and Swimtastic Swim School
 
Bronze Sponsors: Nebraska Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Club Pilates, Union Bank & Trust Company, Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic, Johnson Snack Supply, Hy-Vee 156th & Maple
 
When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7 
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Elkhorn Training Camp
What to Bring: Comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, water bottle & a smile!

9/10 NSSA Academy League Pilot Season

Once our Hive players reach the 9/10U age groups, they are presented with the opportunity to further their soccer development through the Hive + (Plus) program.  9/10U directors select a pool of up to 30 players in each age group to train with professional coaches, and those selected for the Hive + player pool are invited to participate in the new NSSA Academy League.

The mission of the NSSA Academy League is to promote long-term player development in a safe, challenging and child-centered environment. Elkhorn Soccer Club and Sporting Omaha FC are the only clubs participating in the "beta version" of the program this season.  

We are looking forward to our remaining play days this Fall and continued participation in the NSSA 9/10 Academy in 2019.



Rob Herringer & Jeremy Tosaya Featured in 
United Soccer Coaches Soccer Journal

ESC Executive Director, Rob Herringer, and Technical Director, Jeremy Tosaya, were both featured in the 2018 Pre-Season Edition of the United Soccer Coaches Soccer Journal. They are both part of the USC Academy Staff and teach coaching courses throughout the country. 
(See below for a look at their featured sessions)






 


ESC is hosting the first 5v5 Coerver® Cup in the state of Nebraska on October 13th. When planning your team's fall schedule, please consider getting in on this exciting, fun, day-long tournament that will give your players a unique insight into the game.  
**All 9/10 Hive Academy teams will participate in the Coerver® Cup at no additional cost to our families.  



**Volunteer Opportunity**

In an effort to help this event run as smoothly as possible, we are, again, calling on our members to volunteer in the parking lot and as field marshals. 
It is a one day event and each shift is only 2 hours long. 
It's a great opportunity to get HS volunteer hours and/or fulfill your required volunteer hours if you've received financial aid from ESC this season! If you can donate your time on Saturday, October 13th to volunteer at the Coerver® Cup, sign up here!


*ESC Select teams are required to participate in the NPFL and have already paid for the league through club fees*
 Hive Futsal

Hive 9U/10U:
Players have the option to participate in the Nebraska Premier Futsal League this season! If your player is interested, you will register them individually and we will form teams based on registrants. Each team will require a volunteer parent coach so please let us know if you're interested in that as well! 


Hive 4U-8U:
Elkhorn Soccer Club is proud to bring back the Hive Academy Winter Futsal Program. Training will be held at the *NEW* Thrive Space featuring two futsal courts and some great amenities for players and families! 

Players will register  individually for the Hive Academy Winter Futsal Program.

When: Saturdays from February 2 - March 9
- 5U's: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
- 6U's: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
- 7U Girls: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- 7U Boys: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
- 8U Girls: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
- 8U Boys: 4:00-5:15 p.m.


$105 per player

The deadline for registration is January 25!

We are only able to take 40 players per age group so sign up today!


**Registrations submitted after January 25 will be charged a $20 late fee**
2018 College Commitments: 

Bailey Kehrli 
University of 
Sioux Falls

Skylar Stueckrath
Wayne State College

Zion Osorio
University of
 Nebraska at Omaha

Hailey White
Benedicitine College

*If you have a player who has committed to play college soccer, please email Emily Michaels at marketing@elkhornsoccer.org so that we can properly recognize them!*
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
The Mark -  http://markomaha.com 
Sawnerson Brothers

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 

October 13 -  Coerver® Cup (7U-15U and High School)
October 21 -  NSSA 9/10 Academy Games (Hive + only)
November 1 - A.D.O. NPFL (futsal) Registration Closes
November 9 - NPFL (futsal) Registration Closes
Far Post - Upcoming Events 

November 16-18 - ESC Coaching Symposium
November 21-25 - ESC Office is Closed
November 30 - NPFL Kick-off

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