Participation Expectations

Eau Claire United Soccer fields competitive teams from U11 through U18 boys and girls, and developmental teams for U9 and U10 boys and girls.  The Club is committed to providing a positive environment for continuing development of players who demonstrate commitment, good sportsmanship and the desire to excel at the sport of soccer.

Through professionalism in leadership and quality coaching, ECU fields teams that compete with the best in the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.   Because of league play being in the Twin Cities area, travel is required for league games.  Half of your scheduled league games will be in Eau Claire and the other half will be in the Twin Cities area.

The definitions of the various divisions for U11 through U18 are as follows:
Premier:      Most competitive level.  Elite or select group.
Classic I:     Highly competitive.
Classic II:    Competitive & possessing good skills.
Classic III:   Skill building level.

PREMIER
U14-U18:  Most competitive level.  Involves winter training starting in January, playing in the MYSA league, and traveling out of state/region to the highest-level tournaments.  In addition, there are additional coaching fees, and families can expect to practice or play 3 or 4 nights per week and weekends during the summer.  Teams play 11 x 11, with U13-U14 having two 35 minute halves, U15-U16 two 40 minute halves, and U17-U18 two 45 minute halves.

CLASSIC I
U12-U18:  Highly competitive.  Involves winter training starting in January, playing in the MYSA league, and competing in high-level tournaments.  Tournament play usually includes 3+ tournaments, with one being the ECU tournament.  In addition, there are additional coaching fees and families can expect to practice or play 3+ nights a week and weekends during the summer.  U12 teams play 8 x 8 with two 30 minute halves.  U13-U18 have the same game play as outlined in the PREMIER level.

CLASSIC II
U11-U18:  Competitive and players possessing good skills.  Involves winter training starting in January, playing in the MYSA league, and competing in good level competitions and tournaments.  Tournament play usually includes 3+ tournaments, with one being the ECU tournament.  In addition, families can expect to practice or play 3+ nights a week and some weekends during the summer.  U11 and U12 teams play 8 x 8 with two 30 minute halves.  U13-U18 have the same game play as outlined in the PREMIER level.

CLASSIC III
U11-U18:  Skill building level.  Involves winter training starting in February, playing in the MYSA league, and competing in tournaments.  Tournament play usually includes 3+ tournaments, with one being the ECU tournament.  In addition, families can expect to practice or play 3+ nights a week during the summer.  U11-U18 have the same game play as outlined in the CLASSIC II level.

MAROON and GOLD
U9-U10:  Developmental.  Spring training begins in April.  These teams are TOURNAMENT ONLY and play in 3+ tournaments, with one being the ECU tournament.  Families can expect to practice 2 times a week.  Teams play 6 x 6 with two 25 minute halves.