EMSSC Vision

responsibility, accountability, and teamwork

East Moline Silvis Soccer Club is a youth soccer club, originally established in 1981. We are a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), committed to promoting youth soccer in East Moline and surrounding cities. We offer training opportunities through our recreational program (ages 3-14) and competitive program (ages 8U - 18U). Our club promotes soccer for both boys and girls. EMSSC is a member of IYSA (Illinois Youth Soccer Association).

EMSSC has a membership of around 200 competitive players and 450 recreational players - growing every year. Our club is managed through a great partnership between our Board of Directors, Directors of Coaching and numerous volunteers who work together to support EMSSC. Our club has established competitive teams starting at U8 and continuing through U18 for both boys and girls. Our goal is to provide the best learning environment for our players as they advance their skills and develop to become better players. Our coaches are licensed and encouraged to further licensure to learn new and fresh ways to teach, motivate and develop our players.


Coaching Philosophy

EMSSC competitive team coaches are the most important part of our coaching structure.  Although volunteer coaches, we require all of our competitive coaches to hold a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Class E license or higher.  Most competitive coaches will start coaching the players when they are 8 or 9 years old and many will coach them though their entire career with EMSSC. Our professional coaching staff will help to develop and prepare the competitive coaches through the challenges and changes the team will face as they grow.

Player development and team training is under the direction of  the EMSSC Directors of Coaching (DOCs). Teams follow various curriculums developed by the DOCs and also train with their assigned DOC Staff Coach who assist the teams' volunteer coaches with various technical and tactical skills.

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