SOCCER MEMBERSHIP

Our son Owen started in Bosco’s Buddies classes at age 3. He has had so much fun meeting all of the coaches and kids in the program. The coaches have all been outstanding. They make the training fun and enjoyable. He has loved trying new skills and developing them during the speed and agility and soccer classes with Coach Courtney and Coach David. Even the Zoom classes during COVID-19 lockdown were fun and kept him engaged. The coaches and staff truly care about each child and their development. We have been nothing but pleased with Elite FT and feel fortunate to have our son as part of the classes, as his love of soccer grows. 

Heather Grudzien

SOCCER SCHEDULE – DAYS & TIMES

Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy

  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:10pm

Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy

  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:25pm

O’Fallon @ The Family Sports Park

  • Location: 301 Obernuefemann Rd. O’Fallon, IL 62269
  • Days: Mondays & Thursdays
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:25pm

Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy

  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:25pm

O’Fallon @ The Family Sports Park

  • Location: 301 Obernuefemann Rd. O’Fallon, IL 62269
  • Days: Mondays & Thursdays
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:25pm

Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy

  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
  • Time:
    • Tuesday: 7:30-8:25pm
    • Wednesday: 5:30-6:25pm

O’Fallon @ The Family Sports Park

  • Location: 301 Obernuefemann Rd. O’Fallon, IL 62269
  • Days: Mondays & Thursdays
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:25pm

Glen Carbon @ The Sports Academy

  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Days: Tuesdays
  • Time:
    • Ages 8-10: 6:30-7:25pm
    • Ages 11+: 7:30 – 8:25pm

Class information

We offer Year Round Soccer Classes in Glen Carbon and O’Fallon IL.

You have two options:

  • Purchase a membership for unlimited training
    • Click HERE for soccer (ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+)
    • Click HERE for soccer (ages 2-3; 4-6)
  • Sign up for one of our camps
    • Click HERE to visit our camps page to sign up

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this.

Interested in our Youth Fitness Programs? Click here for more information. 

Interested in our Adult Fitness Programs? Click here for more information.

2020 Off Week Calendar

  • Off week of New Years, Dec 30-Jan 2
  • Off week before Easter (April 6-9)
  • Off week of Memorial Day, May 25-28
  • Off week of July 4th, June 29-July 3
  • Off week of Labor Day, Sept 7-10
  • Off week of Thanksgiving, Nov 23-26
  • Off week of Christmas, Dec 21-24
  • Off week of New Years, Dec 28-31
Single Off Days Calendar
  • Off Halloween, Oct 31 (single day)
  • Off Superbowl Sunday, Feb 2 (if we have Sunday classes in winter in Belleville)

 

Membership

SOCCER CLASSES

  • Ages 2-6
    • $50/month
  • Ages 6-9, 10+
    • $75/month

GOALKEEPING 

  • Ages 8-10, 11+
    • $50/month

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION & PERKS

  • Billed to credit card monthly
  • 3 month minimum commitment
  • Unlimited attendance in ALL locations EFT offers soccer classes
  • Classes are offered year round in Glen Carbon and O’Fallon (Goalkeeping offered year round in Glen Carbon)
  • Receive 10% off of all private Elite FT training
  • All members receive a free EFT training shirt (additional shirts can be purchased anytime for $15)
  • Receive 50% off ALL summer, seasonal, and holiday camps when membership is active
  • To register for a program, log into your MindBody account, search the calendar and find your location/class to register
  • Family Deal
    • Buy one membership, ANY other membership is just $25 (this includes soccer, goalkeeping, youth fitness and adult fitness – functional fitness and advanced sports performance are $50)
    • If a $75 membership is included in your package, it must be purchased first in order to take advantage of our $25 EFT Family Deal

Click HERE to register!

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this

 

ages 2-3 with 1 Adult

One parent and a child will play organized games and learn cooperation and group socialization through the sport of soccer. The young players will learn ball skills, foot-eye coordination and SCORE GOALS! Experienced coaches lead 40 minute classes and deliver a structured and enjoyable approach to soccer basics.

Class Times/Days by Location:

Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy

  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:10pm
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:10pm

Pricing:

Membership: $50 per month

Click here to sign up for your first class

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this 

Ages 4-6

Our soccer Ages 4-6 classes progress from fun soccer play to the actual introduction of organized, small-sided, yet non-competitive soccer games (scrimmages). Our 55 minutes classes deliver a structured, enjoyable approach to soccer. Experienced coaches employ fun games designed to encourage good sportsmanship, touches on the ball, goal scoring and cooperation.

Class Times/Days by Location:

O’Fallon – The Sports Park (March through October) 

  • Mondays, 5:30pm – 6:25pm
  • Thursdays, 5:30pm – 6:25pm

Glen Carbon – The Sports Academy

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:25pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30-6:25pm

Pricing:

Membership: $50 per month

Click here to sign up for your first class

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this

Ages 6-7; 8-9

In this program, the campers will start the session with 15 minutes of footskills. We will then progress to the topic of this programs 6 week course (see below). Finally in this 55 minute class, we will always finish with a small-sided, yet non-competitive soccer game.

Training Topics

The training topic in each program rotates year round to help you improve your overall game! Here are the topics:Ball Mastery – Enhances players’ confidence on the ball. Players will be challenged to use all parts of both feet to control the ball and feel comfortable with the ball in pressure situations.

Escaping Your Opponent – Whether the player on the ball is facing the defender, has their back to the defender and needs to turn to beat him/her or changes their mind and wants to cut and escape away from pressure, this program will give the player all the tools they need to succeed in ‘escaping their opponent‘.

1v1 Extreme – Players will be taught both attacking and defending principles in 1v1 situations. The activities will progress for no pressure to full pressure situations.

Class Times/Days by Location:

O’Fallon – Family Sports Park Field 6B

  • Mondays, 6:30-7:25pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm

Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy

  • Tuesdays, 6:30-7:25pm
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:25pm

*These classes may be combined based on number of sign-ups

Pricing:

Unlimited Soccer Membership: $75 per month

Click here to sign up for your first class

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this

Ages 10+

In this program, the campers will participate in a progressive training session focused on the topic below. Players will learn the proper techniques without pressure and as the session continues, they will be put into pressure and decision making situations. The session will always finish in a low number game like situation.

The training topic in each program rotates year round to help you improve your overall game!

Ball Mastery – Enhances players’ confidence on the ball. Players will be challenged to use all parts of both feet to control the ball and feel comfortable with the ball in pressure situations.

Escaping Your Opponent – Whether the player on the ball is facing the defender, has their back to the defender and needs to turn to beat him/her or changes their mind and wants to cut and escape away from pressure, this program will give the player all the tools they need to succeed in ‘escaping their opponent‘.

1v1 Extreme – Players will be taught both attacking and defending principles in 1v1 situations. The activities will progress for no pressure to full pressure situations.

O’Fallon Family Sports Park Field 6B (March through October)

  • Mondays, 5:30-6:25pm
  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:25pm

Glen Carbon- The Sports Academy

  • Tuesdays, 7:30-8:25pm
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:25pm

Pricing:

Unlimited Soccer Membership: $75 per month

Click here to sign up for your first class

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this

 

AGES 8-10; 11+, Goalkeeping Academy

Our goalkeeper training program teaches

  • Proper fundamentals of footwork and ball handling
  • Proper diving technique, distribution, and positional awareness

Class Times/Days by Location:

Glen Carbon – The Sports Academy

Ages 8-10

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:25pm

Ages 11+

  • Tuesdays, 7:30-8:25pm

Pricing:

Membership: $50 per month

Click here to sign up for your first class

***If you are registering more than one child for membership, please see our FAQ section below on how to do this

frequently asked questions

HOW DO I REGISTER MULTIPLE CHILDREN FOR MEMBERSHIP?

  • If you are registering more than one child for memberships (Soccer or Youth Fitness), click HERE to get to Mindbody.
  • Create an account for yourself (you will purchase all of the memberships under your name), find the membership you want for your first child, and add that to your cart.
  • Once you do this, you will see membership add ons for $25 ($50 for Advanced Sports Performance).  Add the add ons for each additional child to your cart and purchase.
  • Once you have done this please email us at info@eliteft.com with your name and the names of your children.  We will take care of setting all of the kids up so that you can sign them into classes.

HOW MANY GIRLS AND BOYS ARE IN EACH CLASS?

  • All classes are coed. There are 8-12 kids per trainer. For goalkeepers, there are 6-8 athletes per trainer.

HOW LONG IS A CLASS?

  • Classes are 55 minutes, (Soccer Ages 2-3, is 40 minutes).

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

  • Your child should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely
  • Shin guards are highly recommended for ages 4+, Ages 2-3 do not have to have shin guards
  • Outdoor shoes are recommended on the turf; Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience.
  • Tennis shoes are ok for younger children.
  • NO metal cleats or studs allowed.

SHOULD WE CHECK-IN AT REGISTRATION EACH WEEK?

  • Yes, please. We keep attendance each week. Check-in each time.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD BEGIN ATTENDING CLASSES?

  • With our new class and membership schedule you child can start anytime
  • You are able to purchase a class package or a membership the same day you begin
  • Online registration is preferred
  • Should you need assistance, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the class you wish to register for
  • We accept cash, check or credit/debit cards on site.

WHAT TRAINING DO YOUR COACHES RECEIVE?

  • To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority
  • Our ongoing staff education program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in identical training methods and philosophies
  • Our program creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland).
  • All coaches teach the same style, so regardless of which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

  • Children with special needs are always welcomed in our program. as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly.
  • Please contact your our Administrative Director for more information, info@eliteft.com.

SHOULD WE WEAR OUR FREE ELITE FT TRAINING SHIRT EACH WEEK?

  • Yes, please. We would like your child to wear it each week.

DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TRAINING?

CAN MY ATHLETE ATTEND MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK?

  • Yes. Our Soccer Membership allows your child to train unlimited in our soccer classes at either of our locations in her/his age-appropriate class.

CAN MY TEAM TRAIN TOGETHER?

 

POLICIES

BILLING POLICIES

  • All memberships are paid online
  • Membership fees automatically charge on a monthly basis
  • (3) month minimum requirement
  • Monthly Membership fees are non refundable
  • Written notice via email is required to cancel all memberships: info@eliteft.com
  • Early cancellation fees will apply should minimum requirement not be met
  • We offer a 10% Military Discount

HOLD POLICIES

Memberships can be placed on a temporary hold. This is a courtesy to accommodate the occasional vacation, illness or injury. To place a membership on hold, please e-mail info@eliteft.com with your requested hold dates and a confirmation that you understand the following hold conditions:

  • There are 3 hold options (1) month, (2) months, (3) months
  • The minimum hold period is one (1) month
  • The maximum hold period is three (3) months
  • Once (3) months of hold has been reached, the membership must either be reactivated, or it will be dropped and any remaining credit will be forfeited
  • Holds may terminate early at any time
  • There are no retroactive holds: You must let us know in advance if you wish to place you membership on hold
  • Upon expiration of the hold, the member’s account will automatically become active and payments will resume
  • Written request via email is required for any hold: info@eliteft.com

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Memberships can be cancelled by you at any time, but Elite FT must receive notification seven (7) days prior to credit card processing via an email to info@eliteft.com. It is your responsibility to give us notice before your payment has been charged. Once your credit card has been charged, we will not refund it.
  • If cancelled prior to (3) months, early cancellation fees will be charged
  • Early cancellation fees will be one (1) additional month fee
  • Memberships will not be refunded if you do not use your membership
  • Failure to attend training does not relieve you of your membership obligation
  • Should you cancel due to serious injury you are entitled to a prorated refund of the current month’s charges
  • When the membership is cancelled, all Elite FT training ceases the day of cancellation