The Little Timbers program is open to all soccer players from age 4-10 who want to learn more about how to improve their technical skills. There is no tryout and people can sign up for any of the programs offered throughout the year.
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The soccer ball is the center of the ETFC Little Timbers Program.
All LT training sessions focus on introducing and improving the ball handling skills needed to become a successful young soccer player. At this young age, players will work on touching the ball as often as possible in order to learn the motor skills necessary to move with the ball in all possible directions. Players are encouraged to work with the ball, experiment with the ball, and become accustomed to handling the ball in all situations.
At training sessions, ETFC coaches will set up small group environments in which individuals can work on specific foot skills that will teach a young soccer play how to touch and move the ball with all surfaces of his/her feet. Players will learn how to juggle with their feet, thighs, and head, as well as juggling with a combination of these body parts. Players are taught a variety of soccer moves and are encouraged to be creative in using these moves during small sided game play.
In addition to ball handling skills, players will start to learn basic passing and receiving skills. Players will be taught to receive the ball with a ‘positive touch’ and quickly pass the ball using a variety of techniques. Players will again learn these skills in a small group environment to maximize instruction time.
The ETFC Little Timbers training sessions make use of ‘small sided’ games of 3v3 or 4v4. These games allow every player to get a maximum number of touches on the ball and allow each player to apply their newly learned soccer skills in a fun game environment.
The ETFC Little Timbers program is designed to allow players of all levels to participate. We recognize that most children from age 4 to 10 play multiple sports and have other social activities. We offer programs throughout the year that allow maximum flexibility for participating families. By instructing in small groups, we can group individuals according to age, but more importantly, by skill level. This allows us to provide more individualized training for all players who participate in our programs.
All our programs are staffed by qualified ETFC coaches and are under the direction of the ETFC Little Timbers Director Porter Garrison-Terry. Lesson plans are developed in advance and are designed by our most experienced coaches. All ETFC staff coaches live and work in our community and have been part of the soccer community for a number of years.
The ETFC Little Timbers Program was created and designed with the purpose of creating a fun and positive learning environment for young soccer players. We have priced the offerings or our Little Timbers Program to be affordable. In addition, we offer fee waivers and scholarships for players and families that need assistance.
Program details and costs for 2017
ETFC offers our Little Timbers program to ages 4-10 in the Lane County area. Here is the calendar for a typical year:
- Spring Skills Academy and League – April 2 – May 11, 2018, 6 week program
- Summer Skills Academy Camps – Two camp programs
- Summer Camp 1 June 26-29 (M-T-W-Th) from 5-7pm at LCC
- Summer Camp 2 July 25-27 (T-W-Th) from 10am-1pm at LCC
- Fall Skills Academy and League – September 11 – October 20, 6 week program
- Winter indoor program – December/January 6 week program will be at International Fitness Sportsplex
- December 4 to December 20
- January 8 to January 24
Spring Skills Academy and League 2018
April 2 – May 11 (Mon-Wed-Fri) or (Tue-Thur-Fri) Cost: $160
Our Spring Little Timbers program offers 6 weeks of twice/week training for a total of 12 training session. All training sessions are conducted by ETFC staff coaches. Sessions are 60 minutes in length. In addition, ETFC will form teams within the program to compete in a 5-week-long, ETFC organized league.
The Little Timbers Fall Skills Academy and League is open to all soccer players from age 4-10 who want to learn more about how to improve their technical skills. At training sessions, ETFC coaches will set up small group environments in which individuals can work on specific foot skills that will teach a young soccer play how to touch and move the ball with all surfaces of his/her feet.
Little Timbers Director Porter Garrison-Terry runs this quality program. Please click here to find out more about Porter and how to contact him.
The Spring Skills Academy and League is 6 weeks of twice/week training for a total of 12 training sessions that are 60 minutes in length. Players can chose between Monday-Wednesday OR Tuesday-Thursday sessions. All sessions are conducted by ETFC staff coaches. Games will start on Friday April 13, 2018 from 5-7pm.
Dates and Times: You must chose either Mon-Wed OR Tue-Thu
Monday and Wednesday sessions will be at Lane Community College from 5-6pm.
LCC Soccer Fields Fall
Monday April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2018.
Wednesday April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, and 9, 2018.
Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be at Monroe Middle School from 5-6pm.
Tuesday April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, and 8, 2018.
Thursdays April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, and 10, 2018.
Games will be Fridays at Lane Community College from 5-7pm.
Fridays April 13, 20, 27 and May 4 and 11, 2018.
Game schedules will be posted April 10, 2018:
LT Fall 2017 – Kindergarten Teams
LT Fall 2017 First Grade Teams
LT Fall 2017 – 2nd 3rd 4th Teams
Summer Skills Academy Camps 2017
Camp 1 will be from June 26 – 29 (M-T-W-T 5-7pm) Cost: $70
Camp 2 will be from July 25 – 27 (M-T-W 10am-1pm) Cost: $70
Our Summer Skills Academy 1 is a 4-day camp that offers 4 trainings from 5-7pm and is held at Lane Community College.
Our Summer Skills Academy 2 is a 3-day camp that offers 3 trainings from 10am to 1pm and is held at Lane Community College.
ETFC coaches teach individual skills in a small group environment. Beginning with footskills, juggling, passing and receiving, players will utilize their newly learned skills in small-sided games.
Registration is now open
Fall Skills Academy and League 2017 September 11th – October 20 Cost: $160.00
The Fall program is very similar to the Spring Program. The program offers 6 weeks of twice/week training for a total of 12 training session that are 60 minutes in length. All sessions are conducted by ETFC staff coaches. In addition, ETFC will form teams within the program to compete in a 5 week, ETFC organized league. This year we will offer Monday-Wednesday at Lane Community College or Tuesday-Thursday at Cesar Chavez MS from 5-6pm. The games will remain on Friday at LCC.
The price will include an adidas game jersey and a short sleeve training shirt.
See details here.
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Winter Indoor Skills Academy December and January 2017/18 Cost: $110.00
In the winter of 2017, ETFC offers indoor footskill sessions that focus specifically on individual footskills for all players. In these sessions, players will learn and improve their ability to handle the ball with all surfaces of their feet. They will learn how to juggle and learn how to pass and receive balls. ETFC coaches instruct players to learn different moves. Ball handling and balance are key components of this training program.
All sessions will be at International Fitness West 11th Sportsplex at 4540 Commerce Street in West Eugene, OR 97402 on the soccer turf field. The sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Pre K to age 10 will go from 5:00-6:00pm
Mondays December 4, 11, 18, 2017 and January 8, 15, and 22, 2018
Wednesdays December 6, 13, 20, 2017 and January 10, 17, and 24, 2018