The Platinum Program U9-U18
This is the highest level available to Elk Grove players. Teams at this level will be provided with full time coaching staff following a set age and level specific coaching program. Additionally players will be provided with college preparation assistance and the opportunity to attend high level showcase events and European tournaments*. Teams will train x3 per week and individual players will have the opportunity to take advantage of an open training policy should they wish to get more training. GK training at no cost will be provided to the respective goalkeepers and SAQ (Speed, agility and quickness training) will be offered to selected age groups*.
Players competing at the highest level will be able to participate in the NPL (Boys and Girls). U15 boys and girls will additionally have the option to participate in an annual college trip and all players in the Platinum program will receive a full player evaluation during the course of the year provided by their assigned coach.
The Elite Program U9-U18
This program provides many of the benefits found at the Platinum level (above). Players will not compete at the NPL in this program but they will have the opportunity to attend college showcase events assigned by the Elk Grove Soccer coaching Department. Free Goalkeeping training will be available to the GK’s in the program and optional SAQ training* will be made available for U12 and above players. Players may also have the ability to take advantage of the open training policy. All players and coaches at this level will receive coach education and support provided by Elk Grove Soccer.
The Premier and Premier+ Program U9-U18
This program has been designed to accommodate players that are looking for a higher level of play above Recreational but without certain demands associated with the Platinum and Elite programs. GK specialized training will be available at no additional cost to U13 and below goalkeepers in the Premier(PLUS) program. Players (U12 and up) will also be able to take advantage of SAQ training* should they wish to get some additional specialized work. All players and coaches at this level will receive coach education and support provided by Elk Grove Soccer.
Youth Development Academy (YDA) U7-U8
The Elk Grove Soccer YDA program is designed specifically for U8 recreational soccer players who are ready for advanced training. The program is built around creating an environment for youth players to excel both technically and tactically. Although still a fun based learning program, players are expected to demonstrate focus and a willingness to compete, and develop as they prepare for competitive soccer. All players registering for the YDA are expected to show a desire and commitment to develop on the field as a soccer player, and team member. Elk Grove Soccer uses the first two weeks of training to introduce players to the expectations of the program and allow the parents to observe professional training.
Advanced Development Center (ADC) U4-U8
The Advanced Development Center (ADC) is a 1 hour a week, 10 week soccer introduction program. Our Trained staff will introduce your child into the culture of soccer by playing soccer specific games designed to enhance their technical ability in a fun environment, while creating a love for the game. We’ll end every session with a 3v3 or 4v4 small sided game to small goals.