Select Soccer Frequently Asked Questions

What is Classic/Select Soccer?

The select soccer program gives training to qualified players U13-U18 and assists them in progressing to play at the highest levels of play available. Both high school and college teams are mainly comprised of players who have demonstrated their ability through the select programs.

An ESC Select team is comprised of up to 18 players who have been chosen in open tryouts. They are players whose skill and dedication are at a level more competitive than may be available to them through club recreational teams.

Can a player join a Select team if he or she has never been a part of any ESC Program?

Yes, players can be tryout for a team in their respective age groups during Select Tryouts in May. Prior participation with ESC is not required.

Who coaches Select teams?

ESC select coaches are chosen each year by ESC Director of Coaching in the spring. These coaches are dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching individual skills, group tactics and teamwork. It is required that they hold minimum State Coaching Licenses and have experienced a higher level of training at the club or collegiate level themselves.

Where do the Select Teams train?

Select teams train at the JB "Red" Owen soccer fields and Pope Field.

How many times a week do Select teams train?

Select teams train twice a week for two hours. Technical sessions are also offered during the week.

Where do the Select teams play games?

Select teams play in a state competitive league run by SCYSA versus other club teams from the SC.  The Select teams will travel at minimum to one tournament per season.  These tournament will be in the Southeast region. Select teams may also qualify for the State Cup tournament and play for a state championship. Click here to see some of our past tournaments: Trophy Room

How long is the Select soccer season?

The fall Select season goes from mid-August to late November with a possible State Cup tournament (Fall for U15-U19) and the spring Select season goes from late January to late April with a possible State Cup tournament (Spring for U13-U14).  Each fall and spring there will be a minimum of one team tournament.  

Are Summer camps mandatory?

ESC encourages all players to participate in the Summer camps. The camps provide players with an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season and for players to get to know new players on their team and their coaches.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Please contact Jeff Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to start the process.


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