U8 Boys Play Futsal

U8 Boys Futsal For the past few Sundays, the ESK U8 boys have played two hours of Futsal at One Wellness in Eastlake.  The boys are divided into teams and play a tournament on two courts.  Creativity and individuality are encouraged with little coaching from anyone.  The Head Coach of the U8 Group commented "Kids playing with unbounded joy with little or no interference from adults is the way most of the world's greats fell in love with the 'beautiful game'.  We are creating an atmosphere that allows a child to explore his relationship with the ball.  After all, at this age soccer is about a child and his love for the ball - nothing more; nothing less."

East Side Kickers – Spring tryouts

Announcing try-outs for East Side Kickers When: Friday February 14, 7 pm Where: Force Indoor Sports. 4505 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights Bring: Cleats or tennis shoes, shin guards, water, and lots of energy! Feel free to come early and join the club at 6 pm for foot-skills training (optional).

Highlights of ESK soccer:
  • Train with the highest caliber of successful coaches, including:
    • former Cleveland Heights High Boys’ Varsity  Coach, Paul Eyre
    • Cleveland Heights High Varsity Girls Coach Robbie Helfgott
    • Cleveland Heights High Varsity Boys Coach Sean Sullivan
    • ex-professional soccer players
      • Tshepo Motsamai (Orlando Pirates, S. Africa)
      • Jorge de la Barrera (grew up in South America, played MLS in USA)
  • Affordable fees
  • Club-sponsored weekly foot-skills sessions, winter Futsal league, and special skills sessions
  • Focus on developing each child’s talent, joy of play, and technical skills, rather than winning at all costs
Any interested 5th-8th grade students, please contact us directly for more information. Any Questions?  Please call Dan Culver at 216 213 5988 or email Dan at culverd@ccf.org

BU08s surprise in FORCE Tournament

ESK_SEL2 Playing with passion and energy a U8 combined team (ESK and South Euclid) surprised everyone by reaching the Championship of the Force Cup this past weekend in Rocky River.  The boys played in the Top Division and faced stiff competition.  During the preliminary rounds the team beat Strongsville 2-0 , nipped the Croatians 3-2, and finished second in the preliminaries , setting up a battle with CFC, one of NE Ohio's long time " premier" clubs.  The pace was fast and furious and at the final whistle the EASTSIDE boys were on the losing end of a 3-1 score.  While certainly disappointed, the boys (and families) quickly realized just how much fun they had playing at this level.  This tournament was a wonderful testament to the relationship between two neighboring clubs - ESK and SEL.  We are looking forward to much more.  

State League Champs

October has been a huge month for our THREE ESK teams playing in the State League. On Friday, October 18, our U13 Girls started the festivities with a resounding 2-0 win over AC Premier under the lights at Denison. From the opening player introductions, to the singing of the National Anthem by Jordin Sparks (on tape) and to the fantastic pizza shared by both teams after the game the Night was one the girls will long remember. With the victory the girls ran their record to 6-1-1 and WON the State League Title D2. An email from the coach to parents captured the moment "while we still have work to do on technique and tactics few teams around will match the intensity, drive, and will to win of our ESK girls.” Not to be outdone, the U11 boys travelled to Avon on Saturday, October 19, to face two Challenger Crew teams. Needing a win in the opener the boys found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 score with less than 10 minutes left to play. No problem! The Black and Gold simply turned it up a notch and buried 4 goals to win 6-5. Winning the night cap easily, 8-3, the boys returned to familiar territory - State League Champions D1. It is the third title for the team which has gone 29-3 in four State League seasons. This past weekend our U10 boys ran their D2 State League record to a stellar 7-1 with a 3-0 shutout of Tri-County United. The youngsters were keen on keeping the championship run on track and the boys clinched the State League D2 Championship. Overall, the team scored 43 goals and conceded 13, displaying superb ball control and defensive toughness Pictured below are the Three-State League Championship teams. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STATE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! IMG_2128 photo 20131020_132605

East Side Kickers Season Starts in Style

Members of the U8 and U9 girls teams, as well as the U11 team, participated in the annual Rush for a Cause festival August 17th to benefit injured athletes. The girls had a quick start to the season with three straight matches, then enjoyed a fun-filled festival.   ESK_U8-U9_RUSH FOR THE CAUSE (19)



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