Hive 5U/6U Academy

5U and 6U Hive Academy


This program is for children born in 2015 (5U) and 2014 (6U).

Players and parent coaches attend one “First Skills” training session a week led by Age Group Directors and parent coaches.  Additionally, teams play one game per week. Games consist of one 4v4 game (no goalkeepers).

Time and Location:  Monday’s from 6:30 - 7:30pm (5U) and Wednesday's from 5:30 - 6:30pm (6U Girls) and 6:45-7:45pm (6U Boys) at Thrive Space (800 N Front St, Waterloo).  Training begins Monday, August 26th (5U and Wednesday, August 28th (6U). The last training session will be Monday, October 14th (5U) and Wednesday, October 16th (6U).

Uniforms:  All players must purchase the required uniform for 5U and 6U.  The uniform consists of a white training shirt and an adidas light blue jersey.  Other recommended pieces include navy shorts and white socks, however players may wear shorts and socks of their choosing in any color.  ESC uniform pieces can be purchased at Soccer Internationale (2541 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144).

Games: All 5U and 6U games will be held at Elkhorn Training Camp (715 N 210th St, Elkhorn, NE 68022).  Games are played on Saturdays. Teams play one 4v4 game (no goalkeepers).  Games consist of two, 20 minute halves. Game schedules will be released on August 30th, 2019.

What to Wear & Bring to Training:  Soccer ball, water, shin guards, tennis shoes or soccer cleats.  Players should wear comfortable clothes for playing soccer.

Inclement Weather:  For game/training status during inclement weather please follow us on Twitter @elkhornsoccer, Facebook - or sign-up to receive text alerts at  Decisions will be made by 3:30pm on Monday’s and Wednesday’s and by 7 am on Saturday’s.

5U and 6U Parent Coaches’ Meeting:  All parent coaches should plan to attend the beginning of season coaches’ meeting held by the Hive Directors. On Saturday, August 24th, ESC will be hosting a Continuing Education Program clinic at Thrive Space from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Parent coaches are encouraged to attend the whole session but are only required to come to the Hive breakout session where we will go over expectations for the season from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Questions:  For questions regarding the 5U or 6U Hive Programs, please contact Emily Michaels at or Katie Vanderzwaag at or Andy Staberg at

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