The Elkhart Flames Soccer Club offers travel soccer opportunities for boys and girls ages U11 through U14. In addition during the Spring Session, the club offers an Academy program for players U8-U9. For U15 and older kids, the club is a co-sponsor for the Northern Indiana Futbal Academy (NIFA).
The focus for our travel teams is individual player development. Our goal is to see each kid achieve their potential, both as a player and as a person. It is our belief, the lessons learned through sports do impact their lives once they hang-up the cleats! Hard work, fair play, dedication, and respect are the things that we want to teach, along with outstanding soccer instruction. To play with the Elkhart Flames is a privilege. Faithful attendance at training sessions and games is expected and needs to be a first priority. We do understand that all of our families are busy, and from time to time conflicts may occur. It is an expectation these matters will be communicate with coaches and team managers prior to the beginning of the session. Please understand, that travel soccer is a competitive playing situation. There is equal practice time, but equal game playing time is not guaranteed. All playing decisions are at the discretion of the coach.
Flames tryouts are held each Spring all interested players. Individual team coaches also may allow in season tryouts for teams with available openings. These tryouts can be scheduled with individual team coaches. Prior to any player tryout, a player must complete a player registration form, supply a birth certificate and sign a waiver of.The tryout scheduling will be at the determination of the coach. Team coaches have complete control team roster.
If a player is not added to the team roster, the coach should give a player evaluation card upon completion of a player tryout. The evaluation includes a review of skills, area’s of focus specific to the individual player, and recommendation on other available opportunities