Elite FT is an excellent organization and I was thrilled when they agreed to run their Recreational Training League (RTL) in Mascoutah.  They provide excellent training to the players — the players are able to advance their soccer skills in a fun and exciting environment.  They were already a great organization with Justin’s leadership and soccer background, but when they added Dave Fernandez as the Director of Soccer Operations, it put them over the top as one of the “elite” soccer training programs around.  I highly recommend Elite FT to train soccer players from the little ones to high school players and beyond.  My two kids enjoy working with the soccer coaches and I have seen an improvement with their development as well.
Nick Carr

Mascoutah High School Head Girls' & Boys' Soccer Coach

Mascoutah - RTL (Fall/winter)

2020/2021 information coming soon

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 and Wednesdays 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 games. The program will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

  • PreK-12th Grade
  • Meets Sundays and Wednesdays
  • We provide each player with a jersey
  • Boys and girls, no experience necessary

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

Belleville - RTL (fall/winter)

2020/2021 information coming soon

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 

POLICIES

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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?  

For Mascoutah, 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.

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?  

In Mascoutah, all practices are 25 minutes followed by a 25 minute non-competitive game. 

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.