PROGRAMS > PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
At Echo, our goal is to develop skilled, confident, and creative players of character. Our training program is grounded in our exclusive partnership with Coerver, the world's foremost soccer skills training method. We supplement Coerver training with a professionally designed strength and conditioning program, a life skills focus, and excellent coaching to provide a training environment that is unique to our club and as good as any you will find anywhere.
GOOD PROCESS = GOOD RESULTS
Our focus on quality training yields great results for players of all abilities and skills levels. We have trained 5-year old First Skills players and beginning travel players as well as future DA players, Division I scholarship recipients, and a junior national team player. We have also achieved incredible results as a club: State Cup, President's Cup, and Challenge Cup championships, an unbeaten MRL title, and a team advancing from ISL 3rd Divsion to ISL Premier in 2 years to name a few. It all starts with quality training.
#1 SKILLS TRAINING METHOD
Because individual player development is the foundation of what we do at Echo, we are an exclusive partner with the number one skills training method in the world: Coerver Coaching. Through this partnership, we are able to provide all Echo players with weekly Coerver training that is led by highly qualified technical directors that work directly with our coaching directors to implement a customized, age appropriate training curriculum.
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
IT STARTS WITH BALL MASTERY
Good team play and advanced tactics are not possible when the team's individual players do not have the skills required to execute. That is why individual ball mastery is the essential foundation to our training curriculum. Player development progresses to include other essential skills, such as passing and receiving, changes of direction, 1v1 moves, speed, finishing, and group attack.
Each step in the developmental process is integral to the others and player improvement is achieved as technique improves at each level. Development is not linear, meaning players may progress at different rates and work on multiple levels of the pyramid at once to improve multiple techniques. As players progress, skill difficulty is increased through graduated pressure to help players master skills for use at increasing game speeds.