What levels of teams are in Team Elmhurst Soccer Club?
TESC Select is for teams that play in a division in the top 25% of their age group. This is focused on those players/teams that have a high commitment to soccer and have demonstrated higher level skills in their age group.
TESC Premier is for teams that play in a division in the second 25% of their age group, in the middle to lower divisions.
Who are the coaches in Team Elmhurst Soccer Club?
All TESC teams have professional coaches for all practices and games. The coaches are all very experienced in soccer, and many played at professional, semi-pro, or collegiate levels. You can view bios of the club's current coaching staff on the Coaching Staff page.
What will my child learn with Team Elmhurst?
Each player will be taught technical skills (ie; passing, receiving, dribbling, etc.), tactical skills (ie; positioning, movement off the ball, decision-making, etc.), along with enhancing their physical and psychosocial abilities as well using our club curriculum. Each player will also understand the aspects of fair play and teamwork in a positive coaching environment.
What is our playing time philosophy?
TESC's playing time policy follows the guidelines of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA). TESC does not guarantee a specified amount of playing time.
We do, however, realize that in order to learn the game players must play the game. Our coaching guidelines recognize that U7 through U12 is the foundation (romance) stage of player development. Playing time may not always be balanced in every game. However, the staff coach strives to distribute playing time so all players have an optimum opportunity to develop. At this stage, players who are in good standing with teh team should have an opportunity to play in every game. It is our aim for our younger players to build a love for the game and this can only be done by playing.
At U13 and older, the game becomes more competitive. U13 and U14 is the commitment stage where players generally commit to the sport. In this stage, playing time will vary from player to player and in general, the player who attends practices, works hard, and exhibits an attempt at self-development and coachability will play more. At TESC, playing time is at the discretion of the staff coach and players earn it through their work ethic and performance in practices and games. Just as playing time can be earned, it can also be lost. The following are examples of situations that will result in a loss of playing time.