Note: Future Eclipse players (2012-2015 birth years) may now sign up for our Spring Program. The next full year registration for 2013-2015 birth years will take place this spring for the 2020-21 season starting in June 2020. You can register to hold your spot via the form at the bottom of this page.
The East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club Future Eclipse Program is currently opening spots for the 2020-21 season! This program is for our U8 and younger players, which means 2013, 2014 and 2015 birth years this season (mature 2016 birth years may be considered). To hold your spot, fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. Players participating in our Future Eclipse Program will not be required to try out, but filling out that form reserves your spot for our 2020-21 season and ensures you receive all email updates from the club, including when registration officially opens later this spring.
Our Future Eclipse program offers young players the opportunity to receive coaching from Eclipse staff coaches to create a solid foundation of skills to build on as they get older. The younger a player is taught the correct techniques, the more time they can spend learning more advanced technical and tactical skills as they grow up in our program. While the kids are receiving training from staff coaches on technical skills, Future Eclipse is always fun! Practices have the perfect balance of skills learning and fun games to build a passion for the sport.
From mid-June through the end of October, Future Eclipse has practices twice/week as a group. Future Eclipse players then return to participate in our spring program for two practices/week that will run mid-March to mid-May.
At practices, the group is typically broken up into smaller “teams” for drills/games. At this age, the games for Future Eclipse are worked into their practice sessions to allow the players ample opportunity to challenge themselves in a competitive environment. Future Eclipse players break into small teams to play 3v3 or 4v4 soccer on a small field with small goals. This style of play maximizes the amount of touches each player gets on the ball in a game setting and keeps them constantly involved in tactical decision-making. This style of play is also high-paced and high-scoring, which means lots of fun for the kids.
By working their “gametime” into training sessions and requiring no weekend commitment, Future Eclipse players are able to easily participate in LMYA or OYA recreational play in the fall as well, as we understand how important it is for kids this age to get to play with all of their friends from school too! As we allow and encourage players to play in the local rec leagues and participate in other sports, commitment/attendance expectations are flexible at this age.
The Future Eclipse Program costs $400 for an entire year of play, so a player signing up would be registered for our summer/fall season of mid-June through the end of October 2020, as well as our Spring Program (mid-March to mid-May) in 2021.
To hold your spot in the Future Eclipse Program for 2020-21, fill out the form below now!
Future Eclipse Registration Form – Hold Your Spot for the 2020-21 Season!
Permission to Play Policy:
I, as the listed parent/guardian of the player listed on this form, give permission for my child, a minor, to participate in all activities for the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club. I, on the behalf of myself and my player listed on this form, release and indemnify East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club, its employees and other personnel, and all owners of fields used by the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club, as well as their employees and other personnel, against any claims, damages, or liabilities brought on as a result of the player’s participation in the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club. I also grant my authorization and consent for East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club personnel to administer general first aid treatment for any minor injuries or illnesses experienced by the minor. If the injury or illness is life threatening or in need of emergency treatment, I authorize the personnel of East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club to summon any and all professional emergency personnel to attend to, transport, and treat the participant.
Return to Play Policy:
If an injury sustained is or may be major, the coach should not allow the player to continue playing and should contact the player’s parents and the director. Any potential head injury is to be considered a potential major injury, and the player should be removed immediately from the field while the player’s parents are contacted. The coach and/or director can perform a concussion test to help inform the parents of the likelihood of a concussion; however, the player may not return to play until they have been evaluated by a licensed health care provider and received a clearance to return to play in writing. Coaches may not allow a player to return to play after a major injury or head injury until they receive a copy of the doctor’s clearance.
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