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Programs 2018-01-15T00:54:52+00:00

Being a part of Echo is like being a part of one big family.  We are investing in the players’ future and developing important life skills.

~ Jon Carter

TopSoccer

What is TOPSoccer

The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community-based training and team placement program for athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any players, age 4 and up, who have a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Indiana Soccer & US Youth Soccer families.

TOPSoccer Details 

Our exceptional athletes will be accompanied by buddies and will participate in practices and games once a week.

WHO: Any player age 4 and up old that has been identified with a mental or physical disability

COSTFree! This is a Michiana Echo sponsored program & t-shirts will be provided.

WHEN: Fridays August 25September 1, 15, 22 & 29 (no session on September 8th) from 6:00pm-7:00 pm. We will also be having a TOPSoccer day at the Holy Cross Men’s Soccer Game on Monday, September 4th.

WHEREMichiana Echo Soccer Fields, Harris Township Park-10420 Brummitt Rd, Granger

CONTACT: Mary Schalliol:  MichianaEchoTopsoccer@gmail.com

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: REGISTER BY August 18, 2017

TOPSoccer registration is performed by Indiana Soccer and is filed with Special Olympics Indiana to provide medical insurance for our players while participating in soccer.

Forms Needed to Register:

TOPSoccer Registration Form

Michiana Echo TOPSoccer Information Sheet

Special Olympics Athlete Application for Participation

Special Olympics Athlete Medical Form

First Skills

Thank you for your interest in Michiana Echo’s First Skills Program! First Skills is a co-ed recreational soccer program for ages 5-8 where kids can start to learn the fundamentals of soccer through professional instruction and actual games, all while having a great time.

Professional Coerver coaches will train the kids during practice and bring the following mission to each practice:

Develop skilled, confident and creative players
Make the game fun to practice and play
Teach good sportsmanship and respect for all
Value winning but not more than character and performance
Provide a safe & educational experience that meets best practice criteria
Additional information about the First Skills program:

Practices are held Monday’s
5:45-6:45: 2012/2013 birth year
6:46-7:45: 2010/2011 birth year
Games are held Thursday’s
5:45-6:45: 2012/2013 birth year
6:45-7:45: 2010/2011 birth year
Tentatively
Monday practices and Thursday games begin Monday, April 9, 2018 and last for eight weeks.
Player Check-in will begin 30 minutes before scheduled practice time.
Exact practice times will be confirmed as we get closer to the start date. There is no current plan to change the Monday/Thursday format of the program.
All practices and games will be held at Michiana Echo Fields @ HTP.
Registration Deadline March 24th, 2018
Cost is $110 and includes weekly coerver training sessions, 2 shirts,8 games and paid referees.

Need more Information?
If you have more questions, please email us at info@MichianaEcho.com.

Michiana Echo Soccer Club High School Program 2017-2018

Mission Statement

Michiana Echo Soccer Club is committed to a holistic development of our high school aged players. Part of this mission is to pull our senior aged players together on teams with similar skill levels and desire.  Our licensed coaching staff will give all players an opportunity to grow in the game as well as learn important life skills such as discipline, commitment, and sportsmanship.

Program Philosophy

This program is designed to prepare players to achieve their maximum potential by providing a player development model that will assist that philosophy.  The program is designed for both the advanced players who are preparing for the college recruiting process as well as those players who want to grow in their love of the game.

Coaching Structure

Echo will hire professionally licensed coaches who meet the minimum coaching standards set forth by US Soccer.  Omar Gallo will serve as the Director of Coaching. Omar was named Director of Coaching of the Year by Indiana Soccer League in 2017. He also serves as the Head Coach for the Men’s Holy Cross College Soccer Team.

Participation

This program is open to players in the 15U (2003) to 19U (1999)age group.  Only at the discretion of the Director of Coaching can a player play up an age group.  Players who are in the 2003 age group but only entering 8th grade will have opportunities to compete in the fall within the Echo soccer club.

Training

The Echo program will train two to three times a week during the season.  Winter Training will be held once a week. Echo will utilize globally recognized Coerver technical training. Mental Skills training will also be offered.

Game

The Echo program will participate in either the Indiana Soccer League (ISL) or the Midwest Regional League (MRL).  Applications will be made at the discretion of the Director of Coaching to ensure the best environment for the players.

Tournaments

Echo teams will participate in two (2) tournaments, which may include Showcase tournaments or State Cup tournaments, based on discretion of Director of Coaching.

Attendance Policy

Echo is committed to providing the best environment for both training and games and ask that all players respect our vision.  Echo hopes our development of team and players will not being compromised due to players prioritizing other activities.  It will be up to the families to communicate any conflicts far in advance.

Playing Time

Coaches will attempt to balance playing time with keeping the competitive level high. Ability as well as commitment level are determining factors to the coaching staff in regards to game day decisions.

Club pass / Guest play opportunities

The Club pass system is designed to allow players within the club to play on other teams within Echo.  Players who may not be receiving enough playing time may be asked to club pass to a different team within the club.  Club passing is also used for players who are excelling and the coaching staff sees the need to challenge them in a tougher environment.

Tuition 

Players register with the Indiana Youth Soccer Association for one calendar year.  Because of the year commitment, the fee structure is one fee for the entire year. Fee structure for HS players $675

The yearly tuition for the Echo program includes the following:

  • Individual Player registration with Indiana Youth Soccer Association.
  • ISL or MRL spring league and referee fees.
  • Two (2) tournaments, which may include Showcase tournaments or State Cup tournaments, based on discretion of Director of Coaching after discussing with team coach.
  • Professionally licensed coaches for each team.
  • Coerver technical training, Mental Skills & Winter training program.

Tuition does not include

  • Uniform kit (2) jerseys, (1) short, (2) socks.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Additional tournaments or events.
  • $75 additional fee if the team qualifies for MRL.

Scholarship Program

Michiana Echo Soccer Club need based financial aid can be awarded upon application completion.

Uniforms  

The required kit for every player in the club consists of 2 Jerseys, 1 short, 2 socks. Optional items include a sweat suit, backpack, and keeper jersey.  The club assigns jersey numbers in order to assure no duplicates.  Uniform kits are approximately $72.

Paperwork required

All players must upload a passport sized photo and copy of the child’s birth certificate into the Got-Soccer system.  The Echo medical release form must be submitted before competition begins.  Parents and players must also sign the Code of Conduct.  Tournaments may also require additional paperwork.

Need more Information?
If you have more questions, please email us at info@MichianaEcho.com.

Training Options

Michiana Echo is proud to be partnering with Coerver Coaching. Since 1984, the goal of Coerver Coaching has been to:
  • Develop skilled, confident and creative players
  • Make the game fun to practice and play
  • Teach good sportsmanship and respect for all
  • Value winning but not more than character and performance
  • Provide a safe & educational experience that meets best practice criteria
Michiana Echo is proud to implement this valuable training option into our club’s culture.
 
Coaching
  • All Premier teams will be paired with advance-licensed coaches that have Coerver training.
  • All club teams will continue to be led by qualified, licensed coaches.
  • Echo will provide all of our coaches improved access to resources for players of all abilities.

Strength and Conditioning

  • In partnership with a qualified strength and conditioning coach, Echo will introduce an age-appropriate strength and conditioning program that will be available to all club players.
  • As part of their normal practice routine, Premier teams will be trained weekly for 30-45 minutes directly by a qualified strength and conditioning coach.
  • Select, Blue and Academy teams will also have access to strength and conditioning programming.

Nutrition Education

  • Echo will introduce a club-wide nutrition program in partnership with nutrition experts that will be available to all players.

Mental Skills

  • In partnership with a qualified mental skills professional that has provided services to Major League Soccer, Echo will introduce mental skills training for all players in the club.
  • Premier teams will participate in mental skills training modules for 30-45 minutes weekly.
  • Select, Blue and Academy teams will have the ability to participate in mental skills training modules for an additional fee.

Camps / Clinics

2017 Summer Coerver Performance Academy 
  • Coerver Coaching Performance Academies operate around the world with the aim of maximizing individual player development.  This is achieved by providing each player with the professional coaching, age specific Technical and Physiological programs, and an extensive support program on and off the training field.
  • Our aim is to develop confident and creative players while teaching essential social skills such as good sportsmanship and respect, in addition to a good attitude and practice play.
  • We want to provide positive instruction for each camper and ensure development in critical areas such as – Technical, Physical, Physiological and Mental. We want to provide each camper with an experience which is developmental and fun.
  • The camp is designed for every level of player – Beginner,  intermediate and advanced.

Register now for the 2017 Summer Performance Academy!