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Echo is focused on the complete player, producing skilled, confident, and creative players of character.
Echo is an exclusive provider of world-class Coerver training, providing unparalleled technical development.
We use soccer as a vehicle to teach valuable life skills like respect and perseverance.
Echo was founded in the 1990s in Edwardsburg, Michigan by Charle Wilkinson, a former Olympic Development Coach, one of the founding members of Carmel United Soccer Club, and founder of Brebuf's soccer program.
With roots near the University of Notre Dame, Echo’s name originates from the university’s famous victory march.
The club was created for the purpose of providing a positive, family-friendly environment for player development through the game of soccer.
Initially, Echo consisted of a single U-10 boys’ team and in its second year it expanded to add a second boys’ team and its first girls’ team. In following years, Echo continued adding both boys’ and girls’ teams as its popularity began to increase.
Through 2002, the club’s teams competed in the West Michigan Youth Soccer Association, practicing in various locations in Michigan and Indiana. In 2003, Echo began competing in Indiana as a member of Indiana Soccer and the Indiana Soccer League.
In the fall of 2012, Echo began its partnership with Coerver Coaching, the world’s number one soccer skills training method, which was the first partnership of its kind in the state of Indiana.
In January 2013, Omar Gallo became Echo’s fourth Director of Coaching. Later that same year, Echo first started using its new facility, Echo Fields at Harris Township Park in Granger, Indiana.
In 2019, Echo entered into a strategic alliance with Indy Premier Soccer Club, providing expanded opportunities for its players.
In 2020, Echo became the second club in Indiana to earn Five Star status from Indiana Soccer.
From its humble beginnings, Echo has grown to serve several hundred youth soccer players a year on approximately 30 teams through several different programs. With its growth and increasing success on the field, Echo has remained true to its fundamental purpose: developing the complete athlete.
Michiana Echo Soccer Club is a community that is committed to developing individual excellence, competitive team performance, and quality of character through a consistent and comprehensive approach to player and team development.
Echo emphasizes the four pillars of technical, tactical, physical, and mental growth within a team environment by offering competitive play, quality coaching, and excellent facilities.
As a result, the club prepares Michiana-area youth to realize their full potential as athletes and people.
We recognize the following values as the fabric of our culture and important characteristics of a complete player.