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Center of Excellence Program

The Center of Excellence is a fantastic program for our U6 to U8 players that want a little more than just one Recreational practice a week. The club highly recommends that COE be added as a supplement to the recreational program. COE is also intended to help U8 players transition from Rec to our more competitive Pre-Select Program. The Center of Excellence is led by Bill Schaefer, one of our professional staff coaches who is also the Director of the Pre-Select Program. COE is one of the most important programs the club offers because we really focus on showing the kids the fun, and love of the game at an early age.

  • The program is six weeks in duration and we host it 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Provides weekly training sessions with Bill Schaefer and other professional coaches
  • Focusing on individual technical skills to become extremely confident with the ball at their feet and build the proper foundation for competitive play. 
  • Each 6-week session will offer 2 Kick Around weekends of game play set in a tournament style platform . This will allow the younger players the opportunity to experience real game play
Bill Schaefer

Bill Schaefer

Director of Pre-Select & COE

Phone: 605-490-0532