First Skills Registration (ages 5-8) is now open. Visit our First Skills page to register!



A Recreational Plus program for kids ages 5-8.

Register for First Skills Today!

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 First Skills season.  Registration will remain open until August 13, 2018.  We will begin a waitlist after the first 100 registrations.

What is First Skills?

Echo’s First Skills Program 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.

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


The First Skills curriculum is tailored to beginning players.  Its aim is to build the essential foundations young players need for future play.  Areas of focus include basic ball mastery, simple 1v1 moves, speed (particularly mental reaction speed), shooting and passing technique, and small-sided games.

2018 Fall Season Information

Season starts August 27, 2018 and ends October 11, 2018

Practices are held Mondays
5:45-6:45: 2012/2013 birth year
6:45-7:45: 2010/2011 birth year

Games are held Thursdays
5:45-6:45: 2012/2013 birth year
6:45-7:45: 2010/2011 birth year

Fees are $125, which includes weekly Coerver training sessions (a $150 value), a practice shirt, a game shirt, 8 games, and paid referees.  There is no extra cost for uniforms.

All training and games will be held at Michiana Echo Fields @ HTP

Have questions?  Scroll down to our FAQs or contact us.

Coerver First Skills

First Skills is a great option for young players that want the professional instruction of a travel club with local play.

- Kyle Zaber, Academy Director

Answers to FAQs about First Skills