Letter from the Club President

Empire Soccer Club
Letter from the President
Over the past six years we have been energized by the passion of our players, the dedication of our families and the efforts of all involved to create a positive soccer experience for our players. Our clubs reputation is growing locally and regionally as a very unique club that still offers a full range of Recreational programs as well as a highly competitive and affordable Comp Program.
Our club has continued to grow and thrive; we are now close to 1400 players between our Recreational and Comp programs. In 2016 we increased the size of our Comp program by 25% to fill the need of our local soccer community. Even with this large growth our Comp programs performed at a high level, winning over 20 tournament championships and are in line to win 9 league championships this season. We believe our success is due to the fact that we stick to our core mission, and we are fortunate to have players, parents and coaches that are dedicated to this mission. 
Our Mission:
Empire Soccer Club is a community-based, affordable soccer club that  offers both recreational and competitive soccer programs designed to help players excel in soccer while still providing our players the opportunity to pursue other sports and interests throughout the year.
Competitive Programs Offered
1. Academy program: Our Academy Soccer Program is designed for U9-U12 that combines both a volunteer coach, and professional coaching once a week. We find that this approach elevates the players skills and develops strong bonds with the team and the parent coach. Although they do very well, winning is not the focus; player development is. 
Price: Average price is $650 which includes registration, jersey, training, play dates and tournaments. 
2. Winter Blast: This is our winter training program for Academy age players that last for 2 months starting in January and registration information will follow shortly. We bring in professional coaches to provide the training. 
3. Competitive U13 to U19: Our Comp programs our designed to offer boys and girls soccer teams at multiple levels from Bronze to Premier. All teams our coached by our parent coaches.  Many if not all of our coaches have USSF, NSCAA coaching certificates and have played soccer at a high level.
Price: $100-150 for registration. Team fees average $350, plus uniform cost.
4. Coach Training: All of our coaches have access to NSCAA coaching certification classes, and most have completed this training. Next coaches class is tentatively scheduled to be offered in February.
Tryouts: Will take place at the end of February or beginning of March. They will most likely consist of one weeknight and one weekend day where each player must attend at least one of these. 
There is a place in the soccer world for all different levels of play, and many parents choose different clubs for various reasons.  For those looking for a great soccer experience, being part of a community focused on family time and being able to pursue other interests we encourage you to check out what we offer.
For more information, contact:
Manny Perez, VP Comp, @ teamperez6@gmail.com
Lisa Hartley, Dir of Comp Academy, @ lrh80soccer7@gmail.com
Mark Marcarian
President, Empire Soccer Club