RecREATIONAL Training Leagues

Mascoutah - RTL (outdoors)
Thank you for registering for Elite FT’s Recreational Training League in Mascoutah. Below you will find the dates and times. We will touch base early next week with more information on the program.
DATES
  • Sunday, March 22
  • Sunday, March 29
  • Sunday, April 5
  • April 12 – OFF
  • Sunday, April 19
  • Sunday, April 26
  • Sunday, May 3
  • *Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day so we are moved to Saturday, May 9 at same time
  • *Sunday, May 17 is High School Graduation so we are moved to Saturday, May 16 at same time
TIMES
  • PreK/K – 12:30-1:25pm
  • 1st/2nd – 1:30-2:25pm
  • 3rd/4th – 2:30-3:25pm
  • 5th/6th – 12:30-1:25pm
  • 7th/8th – 2:30-3:25pm
  • High School – 2:30-3:25pm

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Do you have a child interested in soccer? Are they looking to be a part of a team, learn new skills, meet and play with friends? Come join us outdoors on Sundays at the Mascoutah High School for Recreational Training League (RTL)-Mascoutah. 

You can sign up individually or with friends. Players will participate in 25 minutes of skill development and 25 minutes of small sided games. All practices and games will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.
  • PreK-12th Grade
  • Meets Sundays for 8 weeks
  • We provide each player with a team jersey
  • Boys and girls, no experience necessary
All practices and games are held outdoors at Mascoutah High School:
  • Dates: March 22, 29; April 5, 19, 26; May 3, *9, 17 – off Easter and *Saturday, May 9 instead of Mother’s Day on the 10th. Same times
  • Cost for the 8 weeks is only $100
  • Earliest start time is 12:30pm for the youngest players and times will progress later by age
  • Registration deadline is March 8th
  • Times announced March 17th

For questions, please contact Justin McMillian, mac@eliteft.com or 618-972-8595

REGISTER HERE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What does RTL mean? Recreational Training League.  This program is for recerational players and it is a non-competitive league. We will keep score on the field but we do not post standings. The focus of this program is instruction and having fun. It is not about winning and losing.  At times we will switch players from team to team to keep the appropriate level of competition to make it fun for ALL players.

Is this program new in Mascoutah outdoors? Yes, this is brand new. We are excited about our first program in Mascoutah and our first RTL outdoors!

What is the flooring like/what shoes do we wear?  It is the turf that is like grass. Please wear cleats, but if you do not have cleats then tennis shoes are OK

How do I sign up with a friend?  After you register your kids for the program, email mac@eliteft.com with the grade and names of both the athletes.

When are practices and games?  All practices and games are Sundays. We will start with the youngest age group at 12:30pm and progress through the day. Unfortunately we do not have any more information than that as we do not know if there will be 20, 50 or 100 kids register.

How long are practices and games?  All practices are 25 minutes followed by a 25 minute non-competitive game. 

Can we enter our team?  Please call us to discuss this. Our goals are to have appropriate competition and to keep players safe. If the team being entered is a recreational team, they may be able to sign up for the program. If you are competitive then we will not allow it as we will protect the integrity of our league and players.

Belleville - RTL (indoors)

The final games on Sunday, March 15th have been canceled. Thank you for participating in RTL Belleville. We hope to see you in Mascoutah or click here for our Summer Camps. 

CLICK HERE FOR GAME SCHEDULES (click tabs for different age groups)

PRACTICE TIME OPTIONS BY GRADE

PreK/K

  • Tuesday: 5:30-6:20pm or Friday: 5:30-6:20pm

1st/2nd

  • Tuesday: 5:30-6:20pm or Wednesday: 5:30-6:20pm or 6:20-7:10pm or Friday: 6:20-7:10pm

3rd/4th

  • Tuesday: 6:20-7:10pm or Wednesday: 5:30-6:20pm or Friday: 6:20-7:10pm

5th/6th

  • Wednesday: 6:20-7:10pm or Friday: 5:30-6:20pm

High School

  • Wednesday: 7:10-8:00pm

DATES OF THE PROGRAM

  • Week 1 – Jan 20-26
  • Week 2 – Jan 27-Feb 2
  • Week 3 – Feb 3-9
  • Week 4 – Feb 10-16
  • Week 5 – Feb 17-23
  • Week 6 – Feb 24-Mar 1
  • Week 7 – Mar 2-8
  • Week 8 – Mar 9-15

FAQs

Why are we not at Vetta this year? Unfortunately Vetta Sports closed their O’Fallon location this year.

What is the flooring like/what shoes do we wear? It is the turf that is like grass. Please wear cleats, but if you do not have cleats then tennis shoes are OK

How do I sign up with a friend? After parents have registered their kids for the program, email mac@eliteft.com with the grade and names of both the athletes.

Do we get to choose our practice days and times?  When you sign up to register, you are able to request your 1st and 2nd choice of training days. Usually first choice requests are filled however if a day is full by the time you sign up then we will assign you to your 2nd choice request. Scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis. As for time, the youngest kids practice first and then we progress through the night by age. This is the same for games.

How long are practices and games? All practices are 50 minutes long. All games, regardless of the age group, will be a total of 40 minutes long. This will be divided into 20 minute halves with a short break in between. 

Can we enter our team?  Please call us to discuss this. Our goals are to have appropriate competition and to keep players safe. If the team being entered is a recreational team, they may be able to sign up for the program. If you are competitive then we will not allow it as we will protect the integrity of our league and players.

Why are there no standings?  We will keep score on the field but we do not post standings. The focus of this program is instruction and having fun. It is not about winning and losing.  At times we will switch players from team to team to keep the appropriate level of competition to make it fun for ALL players.

 

Collinsville - RTL (outdoors)

Do you have a child interested in recreational soccer? Are they looking to be a part of a team, learn new skills, meet and play with friends? Come join us outdoors on Wednedays on the turf at the Collinsville High School for Recreational Training League (RTL)-Collinsville. 

You can sign up individually or with friends. Players will participate in 25 minutes of skill development and 25 minutes of small sided games. All practices and games will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.
  • PreK-12th Grade
  • Meets Wednesdays for 8 weeks
  • We provide each player with a team jersey
  • Boys and girls, no experience necessary
All practices and games are held outdoors on the turf at at Collinsville High School:
  • Dates: Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
  • Cost for the 8 weeks is only $100
  • Start time is 6:30 or 7:30pm with youngest kids in the earlier time slot
  • Registration deadline is March 25th

For questions, please contact Justin McMillian, mac@eliteft.com or 618-972-8595

REGISTER HERE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What does RTL mean? Recreational Training League.  This program is for recerational players and it is a non-competitive league. We will keep score on the field but we do not post standings. The focus of this program is instruction and having fun. It is not about winning and losing.  At times we will switch players from team to team to keep the appropriate level of competition to make it fun for ALL players.

Is this program new in Collinsville outdoors? Yes, this is brand new. We are excited about our first program in Collinsville!

What is the flooring like/what shoes do we wear?  It is the turf that is like grass. Please wear cleats, but if you do not have cleats then tennis shoes are OK

How do I sign up with a friend?  After you register your kids for the program, email mac@eliteft.com with the grade and names of both the athletes.

When are practices and games?  All practices and games are Wednesdays. We will start with the youngest age group at 6:30pm and the older groups at 7:30pm. Unfortunately we do not have any more information than that as we do not know if there will be 20, 50 or 100 kids register.

How long are practices and games?  All practices are 25 minutes followed by a 25 minute non-competitive game. 

Can we enter our team?  Please call us to discuss this. Our goals are to have appropriate competition and to keep players safe. If the team being entered is a recreational team, they may be able to sign up for the program. If you are competitive then we will not allow it as we will protect the integrity of our league and players.

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