Anyone interested in coaching an East Hudson Academy Team is asked to send their resume to email@example.com.
What is East Hudson Premier?
The East Hudson Academy is a developmental and supplemental program for the youth soccer members of the league. It is developmental in that its purpose is to further develop each player so they may return to their respective club team with improved skills with which they can raise the level of play with their teammates. It is supplemental as it adds to each player's club experience without having to leave their club team.
When and where are training sessions held?
Indoor and Outdoor training sessions will be at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome.
Are there tournaments?
All teams will attend at least four outdoor tournaments with each player guaranteed to play in at least two of the four. Some players will play in more tournaments depending on roster size and player availability. For the 2020-2021 season, all Academy teams will participate in the Seaside Classic, HIT and Lititz tournaments. We hope this will foster a sense of unity within the program and collaboration among the coaches. It will allow for schedule planning and minimize travel for families with children on different Academy teams. The tournaments the Academy plans to attend in 2020 are to be determined.
Tournaments attended the past few years have included:
June – Guilford Soccer Fest, Guilford, CT June: Shen Mad Dog College Showcase, Albany July: Seaside Classic – Rhode Island July: Hudson Invitational - Our Home Tournament July: Lititz Summer Showcase – Lancaster, PA
In addition, many teams participate in one or more indoor tournaments during the winter. The cost of these indoor tournaments is not included in Academy registration and is an optional fee for each team.
What sort of commitment is required?
Once selected to an Academy team all players are expected to make the Academy their top soccer priority outside of their EHYSL club team commitments. You are excused from attendance during the EHYSL League schedule dates to attend EHYSL club teams games and tournaments.
These are the only exceptions. Players playing State ODP can play with the Academy teams as the tournament schedules do not usually conflict and credit will be issued for practices missed due to ODP participation.
How big is the roster?
Team will be formed with rosters of approximately 20 players. Most tournaments limit roster size to 18 players so players will be competing for playing time as well as number of tournaments they will attend. This competition generally raises all player's level of play and makes attendance at all training sessions more meaningful.
Are all coaches licensed?
All of our Academy Head Coaches possess at a minimum a National USSF license or NSCAA National Diploma. Many are college and high school coaches and have considerable playing and/or coaching experience as well.
How much is it to participate in East Hudson Premier?
The Academy cost for 2020-2021 for full season teams (U10 - U14) will be $700 plus uniform cost. The cost for the U15 and older teams is $700 plus uniform cost. This fee covers outdoor training costs as well as all registration and tournament entry fees. The uniform fee will be approximately $100.00 and includes two jerseys, short and two pair of socks. We divide our Academy fee into three payments so as to reduce any financial burden at one time. This year payment can be made by either check, money order or credit card.
How will I know if I've been selected for EHP?
All players will be notified by email as to the outcome of tryouts. If you are selected to a team, you are asked to respond accepting the position on the team. A team meeting will be scheduled, and practice schedules will be forth coming.
If you have any questions that were not covered here, please feel free to speak with any of the Academy Staff at tryouts or email Jeff Wexler, Academy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.