5U - 8U
 First Skills

What is First Skills?

Echo’s First Skills Program is a co-ed Rec+ soccer program for ages 5-8.  First Skills players learn the fundamentals of soccer through professional instruction and games, all while having a great time.

Program Goals

*Develop skilled, confident, creative players
*Make the game fun to practice and play
*Teach good sportsmanship and respect
*Value character and performance
*Provide a safe & educational experience


First Skills is tailored to help beginning players build the essential foundations young players need for future play.  Areas of focus include basic ball mastery, simple 1v1 moves, speed, shooting and passing technique, and free play.

First Skills Info

First Skills is a pre-academy Recreational Plus soccer program aimed at introducing the fun of playing soccer to kids ages 5-8.

The program features Coerver training with experienced technical trainers on Mondays to help kids learn the fundamentals of soccer.  Kids will also play small-sided games on Wednesdays to apply their skills and creativity.

And you can keep your Saturdays free for other important things!

Coronavirus Update

Due to the state-wide suspension of play as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have changed the dates of play for our First Skills program.  The program will now run from May 11 - June 17 with a makeup session on June 22 (if necessary).  The program will comply with any social distancing guidelines in place at the time it starts.  If the program needs to be canceled, registration fees will be fully refunded.

First Skills Celebration

First Skills Spring Session

Ages: 5-8, co-ed

Dates:  May 11 - June 17 / June 22 Makeup session (if needed)

Format:  Coerver training sessions will be on Mondays and games will be on Wednesdays.

Times:  6U training and games are at 5:45 for about an hour / 8U training and games are at 6:55 for about an hour.

Price:  $125/player (payable in 1 or 2 installments with 1st installment due at registration and 2nd installment charged on 5/15)

Includes:  6 Coerver training sessions, 6 games, paid referees, and training and game shirts

Location:  Echo Fields

Enrollment is limited and players may be wait-listed.  Have questions?  Scroll down to our FAQs or contact us.

Echo Pathway

When you child ages out of the First Skills program, the next step in his or her progression is to join Echo's academy.

Echo's Academy is the entry into its travel soccer pathway for kids ages 8-10.

For more information about the Academy program, please visit our Academy page.

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