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EFC Quarterly Issue #1: Important Updates

The 40th Anniversary Season

EFC Family,

The beginning of this season marks an unbelievable milestone in our history as a soccer organization in the tri-state area. 40 years ago, our Founder and President, Ray Franklin, set forth on a mission to instill pride, passion, and professionalism through the game of soccer. He first began with soccer camps and realized that the players were not being provided with proper coaching, consistent curriculum, and a family experience that embodies one of the sport’s most important elements: teamwork. 40 years later, thousands of soccer players have played for Eastern FC, gone on to play college, professional, and internationally. These boys and girls have used soccer to build a foundation for success in life and we couldn’t be more proud of how Eastern continues to develop each year.

This year, is a very special one. We are glad to have you be a part of our historical milestone. We are excited about an unbelieveable 40th anniversary tour to England, and have some special surprises in store for the entire Eastern Family this year. This “EFC Quarterly” issue jam packed with important information, updates, and recaps some of our groundwork over the summer. Please enjoy!

This Year’s Teams

11 teams have started strong this season at EFC. Our passionate coaches have enjoyed working with the teams thus far. We would like to introduce the 2017/18 EFC Teams and Coaches:

2008 City: Coach Kirk Bamford

2007 Blue Wave: Coach Ricardo Maxwell & Kirk Bamford

2006 Red Devils: James Oates

2006 Blue Devils: Ray Franklin

2005 Shockwave: Jason Torres

2004 Kicks: Jason Torres

2003 Storm: James Oates

2002 Blast: Nathan Kalin

2002 Gladiators: Ray Franklin

2001 Real: Beau Morki & Savvas Kyriakidis

2000/1999: Beau Morki

Development in training continues and as the players continue to gel, the results follow. We are excited about the potential with our teams and, ultimately, those players who measure themselves beyond the wins and losses end up being the most successful in the sport. Focus, dedication, and commitment are critical.

Has your son asked to participate in a parallel age group’s training session? Any player can attend another training session in the club. Just ask your coach how! The more you play, the better you get.

40th Anniversary Trip to England

Join Ray Franklin and our EFC staff on a trip back to Ray's homeland! There is no better way to celebrate 40 years of soccer development in the Tri State area!

We hope that you will join us for another unforgettable experience on this "Trip of a Lifetime." This trip is going to be very special and customized to the needs of the individual players on the trip.  We will return to train with our friends (and summer camp coaches) back at the Blackburn Rovers training grounds. We will train with our longtime friends at Liverpool and even more academies. Friendly matches will be scheduled against local competition. We will train or compete 2-3 times daily. A total football education will be provided through video analysis, technical training, tactical discussions, live game analysis, and much much more! Most importantly, all kids will have a tremendous amount of FUN!

When: Friday, March 30th-Sunday, April 8th

Ages: ALL ages are welcome (We have enough coaching staff attending to make it a valuable trip for all)

Where: Throughout the trip, our "home base" will be Southport, Liverpool

Costs:

$3500 for players

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

$3250 for parents/family

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 


Third Session: Special Topics: Fall

Coach James Oates has selected three dates for our Extra Fall Special Topics “Optional” Training sessions. The sessions will focus on “Attacking the goal”. This is a critical concept that all players need no matter the position that they play.  

All sessions will take place at the Pocantico Hills School Gymnasium, 599 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Please wear flats as this is a gym floor surface, bring all necessary soccer equipment, and wear GREY training top.

Teams: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Dates:

Tuesday, November 7: 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, November 14: 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, November 21: 6-7:30pm

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THESE SESSIONS: For planning purposes, you will need to register quickly to confirm your spot in ANY of the upcoming sessions by clicking on the link below. These sessions do not require additional 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL OR ANY OF THE THIRD SESSIONS

 

Community Programs

We have been very busy with developing our Eastern FC Community programs for the past few months. The Eastern FC Community programs consist of local travel teams that are trained, coached, and directed by our Eastern FC Coaching staff. Over the summer, we hired several new coaches: Admir Moneteiro, Ray Stafford, Daniel Drake, Jack Remmert, Abdou Tall, and Danny Osso. These coaches coach 8 boys and girls teams in Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club and other surrounding areas.

We are constantly looking to build our Eastern FC Community Programs, add quality coaches, and continue to spread pride, passion, and professionalism through our specially designed curriculum. The main goal of this program is to continue to develop better soccer players being coached by professional coaches. If you would like further information or interested in learning about how to get your local travel organization involved, please contact Brandon Beck:

The Eastern Soccer Foundation

The Eastern Soccer Foundation, Inc. is a non profit organization. It is recognized as a 501c3 by the Internal Revenue Service, and any donations are fully deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

We take pride in all of the children who give so much of their energy to the sport of soccer. Our goals are simple, but without the support from other parents, corporations, foundations and the community, they will be difficult to achieve. We would like to see all those interested in playing soccer to participate regardless of their financial position.

All of our officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis and, therefore, receive no compensation. If you are interested in helping with the Eastern Soccer Foundation’s fundraising efforts and/or helping plan the Spring Celebration, please email:

We will NOT be holding the Citrus Sale this year. However, stay posted, as we are currently working on our next fundraising initiative to take place soon.

Mount Pleasant Cup: EFC Donates Tee Shirts

Eastern FC was proud to once again donate tee shirts to the 33rd annual Mount Pleasant Cup. This is a High School Soccer Tournament for Boys and Girls at the following High Schools: Briarcliff, Westlake, Pleasantville, and Valhalla. On the boys side, there were over 20 Eastern FC players playing on their respective High School teams in the tournament.

In the finals, Eastern FC Coach, Savvas Kyriakidis, and his Pleasantville boys Varsity team won the final 1-0 against Briarcliff. The game winning goal was scored by EFC Real Player, Devin Juros. The Pleasantville Girls Varsity Team were also crowned champions. It is such a pleasure to be a part of such an excellent tournament and we thank the hosts, Valhalla High School, for having an exceptional atmosphere for the Finals which were held on September 9th.  

EFC Coaches Getting Big Opportunities!

Nathan Kalin, University of Albany Men’s Soccer

A special congratulations to EFC Blast head coach, Nathan Kalin on his appointment as the University of Albany Men’s Assistant Coach. This was an exceptional opportunity for Coach Kalin being given the opportunity to coach one of the top 50 programs in the country.

“This was an unbelievable opportunity that I could not pass up, and I am looking forward to working with the EFC Blast again this season”- Nathan

Willya Mekola: Playing Internationally in Sweden

EFC Alumni, Iona College standout, and EFC Coach, Willya Mekola, returned from his first season playing for Grythyttan IF (GIF) in division 4 of Sweden’s Professional Soccer League. Willya led his team to a top 3 finish in league play and has now been offered a contract to play for a division 2 team. Congratulations Willya for taking the risk and for representing EFC in Sweden.

“Overall it was a great experience getting acclimated with playing soccer in Europe. It helped me improve and grow in a professional environment.” -Willya

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Freshmen Earning Early Season Honors

Many of our alumni have been having successful college soccer seasons this Fall. Two Freshmen have earned early season honors that deserve recognition. A few other alumni are still making us proud as well. We are so proud of all of our alumni who keep earning the spotlight and you make our entire staff proud!

EFC 2017 Player of the Year, Jon Kyriakidis, wasted no time earning Offensive Player of the Week Honors in the MAC Freedom Conference after scoring the game winning goal in Manhattanville’s first ever win over Vassar College.  

Another player from the 2017 Regional Championship EFC Spurs, Ahamad Raji, earned Rookie of the Week honors in the North Atlantic Conference. Raji scored the game winning goal for Colby Sawyer College, NH helping the team stay unbeaten in league play.

Caleb Asamoah, SUNY Oswego, EFC class of 2015, scored his first career hat trick!

Luis Morales, St Thomas Acquinas, EFC Class of 2014, Luis has scored four goals in the month of September after being named Division 2 All American last season.

 

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by posted 10/03/2017
40th Anniversary Trip To England! Register by November 1

REGISTER BEFORE NOVEMBER 1st

40th EFC Anniversary Trip to England 

Friday, March 30th-Sunday, April 8th

 

Join Ray Franklin and our EFC staff on a trip back to Ray's homeland! There is no better way to celebrate 40 years of soccer development in the Tri State area! Our trips to England have been exceptional opportunities for ALL players to develop their technical and tactical skills, improve a love for a game, and provide a parent education about the World's game on one of the biggest stages in the soccer world...ENGLAND!!!

 

We hope that you will join us for another unforgettable experience on this "Trip of a Lifetime" This trip is going to be very special and customized to the needs of the individual players on the trip.  We will return to train with our friends (and summer camp coaches) back at the Blackburn Rovers training grounds. We will train with our longtime friends at Liverpool and even more academies. Friendly matches will be scheduled against local competition. We will train or compete 2-3 times daily. A total football education will be provided through video analysis, technical training, tactical discussions, live game analysis, and much much more! Most importantly, all kids will have a tremendous amount of FUN! 

When: Friday, March 30th-Sunday, April 8th

Ages: ALL ages are welcome (We have enough coaching staff attending to make it a valuable trip for all)

Where: Throughout the trip, our "home base" will be Southport, Liverpool 

Costs:

$3500 for players CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

$3250 for parents/family

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Initial deposit due at time of registration. Payment plans can be arranged November 15th & January 15th.

 

England 2018 Trip Highlights

  • Flights Included
  • 8 night Hotel Package
  • Private Bus transportation in England
  • All meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Training with the Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, and other Category 1 Acadamies  
  • English Premier League Match: (Everton v. Liverpool, Manchester City v. Everton @ Goodison Park)
  • Championship Matches (TBA)
  • Stadium Tour: Manchester United/Liverpool
  • Friendly Matches
  • Individual & Group Training Topics
  • Soccer IQ/Game Analysis
  • Video Analysis
  • Authentic 40th Anniversary Apparel Items
  • Regularly Scheduled Tea with Ray Franklin!!!
  • Fish & Chips! 
  • And more!!

We are extremely excited about this trip. We look forward to having you join us. If you have any trip questions, please contact efcbeck@gmail.com

Not an EFC player, but interested in attending this trip, please contact us.


by posted 09/27/2017
Video: Winter Futsal Recap & Citrus Sale
Eastern FC
Winter Technical
Training Curriculum

The Eastern Soccer Foundation
Citrus Sale was quite a success.

#EFCFAMILY

 


by posted 12/18/2015
VIDEO: What does it mean to be an Eastern FC player?


What does it mean to be an Eastern FC player?


by posted 05/12/2013
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