Established in 2011, Empire City Soccer Academy is a premier boys soccer club created as a way to support and develop soccer players from all over Eastern New York (primarily Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties). We conduct tryouts each year for our U12-U19 boys teams. In 2014, we partnered with Adirondack Lynx (Female Soccer Academy) and Adirondack FC (Youth Development Program) to strengthen our overall program. Read more about this partnership and club structure below. We also work closely with Northern United to appropriately place soccer players in our area. Our goal is to use all our years of coaching and playing experience to help develop the physical and mental abilities of players in order for them to play at any level.
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. Club Philosophy:
Using fun and challenging games, we intend to teach the fundamental aspects of soccer to improve an individual’s technical and tactical skillset, all while encouraging creativity and self-expression. Gradually increasing speed and difficulty, we will reward bravery and risk-taking in order for players to build their confidence to compete at any level they desire.
The focus for all of our teams is to apply each player’s skill and creativity into an environment where they have a complete understanding of their role, and the roles of everyone around them. Through small-sided games in practice, and in league games, our players will gain the confidence to work together as a group to play in any situation. Having a positive work ethic and accountability as a group, with the goal of having fun and winning, is what we are all about.
Being competitive and pushing ourselves to win is very important; however, this will not be achieved at the expense of one’s character. Both the coaches and players will be held to a high standard of sportsmanship. Understanding the importance of one’s actions and the effect it has on the individual, their team, and their community is one of our highest priorities.
Together we represent families, communities, and schools from various areas of Eastern New York. It has been one of the most positive experiences in our careers to be a part of organizations such as this. Our players, coaches, and parents look forward to every opportunity we have to give back and assist all of the surrounding communities.