Developmental Philosophy

It is the role of the ESA board of directors, directors of coaching and all staff coaches to do what is in the best interest of the each individual player. We will provide opportunities for players to play at a level that is appropriate to their ability. Our program will provide more challenging environments for players as they improve and become more capable.


The ESA developmental process seeks to develop players proficient in the following areas:

  • Technique
  • Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Speed

Style of Play

All teams and players are encouraged to play an imaginative, attacking brand of soccer complimented with the understanding and ability to be organized when defending.



Elite players are identified and given the opportunity to train with older players based on their ability and not simply their age throughout each season.