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Indoor Recreational Season

Divisions with openings will remain open until filled
Waitlist registrations accepted  for full divisions


For Ages 4-14

Volunteer coaches
Our professional coaching staff on site 

One hour field time : 20 minute practice &  40 minute  game 

Winter 1

Fee: $120
Sundays   starting  11/12/23 (no games 11/26/23)

5 weeks 
Timeslots between 11am and 6pm
(Slots finalized when registration closes)

Winter 2

Fee: $235
Sundays   starting  1/14/24

10 weeks 
**Timeslots between 11am and 6pm
(Slots finalized when registration closes)

Current Competitive/Travel players are not permitted to participate in the Recreational program

Field of Play

U4 & U5 4v4 on small field
U6 5v5 on small field
1st-2nd grade 5v5 or 6v6 on half field
3rd grade 7v7 or 8v8 on full field
4th through 8th grade 7v7 on full field
Field of play may be adjusted based on registration . Team, age and gender combinations will be  based on registration to form developmentally appropriate leagues. 

Uniform and Equipment

K- 8th grade: Ela Soccer Rec uniform kit (same as worn during the outdoor season).  New players are required to purchase the kit ($65)

U4-U5: T-shirt included in fee 

All players must wear shinguards & flat surface indoor soccer shoes or gym shoes (NO CLEATS)

Team, age and gender combinations will be  based on registration to form developmentally appropriate leagues.  Date of registration is considered for team formation decisions.   Late registrants are placed on teams with openings. Specific team or coach requests are not taken. One reciprocal friend request is taken but cannot be guarenteed.  If more parents volunteer to coach at an age level than there are teams, then not everyone will be able coach. If we are short coaches at an age level we will request volunteers come forward. If no one volunteers the team is disbanded and players spread out among other teams.

Total Skills Academy

Sharpen your skills in a challenging but fun environment with our experienced coaching staff.  Designed to foster skill improvement and build player confidence.

 Time slots: (Sessions are 55 minutes). 

  • U4-U6                      4:30 or 5:30pm
  • 1st-2nd Grade      4:30 or 5:30pm
  • 3rd-8th Grade       5:30pm or 6:30pm 

(*The time slot choices cannot be requested and will depend on program registration)    

Winter 1

Wednesdays: Starting 11/8/23  ( no session 11/22)
5 sessions 
Cost: $120.00

Winter 2

Wednesdays: Starting 1/10/24
10 sessions 
Cost: $235.00

Check out all other winter camps & programs 

Winter break & No school camps

    Futsal & 5v5 for Competitive Players

Go to more information


Recreation Program Playing Level Policy

 All participants of ESC shall play in a league according to their grade.
A year is from Sept 1st through Aug 31st – encompassing the fall and spring outdoor season and the winter indoor season. No participant shall be allowed to play at a level below their age (play down) except in the case of extreme physical limitations. These exceptions need to be documented and approved prior to the season. 
 A participant requesting to play at an age level above his age (play up) can only do so by one of the following: 

  • attending a minimum of 4 weeks of skill practice sessions provided by ESC or
  • attending 4 days of summer camp provided by ESC or
  • a previous ESC Travel Player and
  • the recommendation of the Director of Coaching (ESC staff position).  
    A Player Evaluation form must be requested by contacting the Executive Director (jackie.marais@elasoccer.com ) and handed to the evaluator at the session. This must be completed and signed prior to team assignments each year. All exceptions must be approved/renewed on a yearly basis.

All Indoor Programs take place at Soccerplex & Sports Center Lake Zurich. 

325 Surryse Rd, Lake Zurich

325 Surryse Rd, Lake Zurich, 60047
(847) 726-6909