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Team Elmhurst Soccer Club Competitive Structure


TESC U16 - U19 Program - Players from our Team Elmhurst U14/U15 age groups move to our TESC  High School Program.  This program is a great complement for a player's HS team and our goal is to prepare these players for the competitive levels at their respective schools.   Players will play outside of their HS season (boys HS - Fall and girls HS - Spring) which also includes a winter season.  TESC boys will play in the winter and spring season and the TESC girls will play fall and winter seasons.   

TESC Select (Top Levels)
Select teams are chosen to represent Team Elmhurst Soccer Club at the top levels of competition within the YSSL or IWSL soccer leagues.  Players at this level show strong aptitude towards the game and should be dedicated to the sport.  However, some of these players are multi-sport athletes who prioritize other sporting games over soccer training.  The club's goal with this level is to provide a program that allows these players to develop and reach their soccer goals, which is usually to play for their HS Varsity team.  The Select teams will have the opportunity to play high level state and regional tournaments throughout the year.     

TESC Premier (Mid-Level)
Premier teams are chosen to represent TESC at the mid-upper levels of competition within the YSSL or IWSL soccer leagues.  Players at this level have played travel soccer before, enjoy the game and playing with their friends, and some of them have goals of making the Select level.  The club's vision here is to create an environment where players can have fun, get quality training year round, progress as an individual and team, and achieve their soccer goals. 

TESC Travel (Regional/District Level)
Travel teams are chosen to represent TESC at the regional/district levels of competition within the YSSL or IWSL soccer leagues.  Players at this level are novice travel players who are either joining a travel program for the first time or have been playing soccer for a short time.  Our goal as a club is to provide a fun and educational environment, where players can get used to the difference between recreational soccer while developing their skills at the correct pace.  These players' initial goals would be to make the Premier level teams.  

TESC Junior Kickers (Academy Program)
Provides a positive and stimulating environment where players aged pre-K and K through 1st - 4th grades can develop and improve individual technique by focusing on foot skills, coordination, and game related soccer drills.  This is a great foundation for preparing the players for the higher levels of TESC.  This program usually meets one time per week throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons.