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Welcome to the new

NEBRASKA ROOTS SC


Welcome to the new Nebraska Roots SC, the Select soccer program of the Elkhorn Athletic Association (formerly Elkhorn Soccer Club)! 
The Elkhorn Soccer Club and Elkhorn Athletic Association merged in November 2019 in order to provide a first-class, one of a kind youth sporting experience to athletes across the Omaha Metro Area and surrounding communities.  The merger combines knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate coaches and administrators who provide our children with excellent learning environments that develop them to their full potential as people and athletes. Our combined resources have allowed us to improve our overall administration of our athletic programs and take the necessary steps to enhance our facilities for all five sports.

KNOW YOUR ROOTS

Since 1972, the Elkhorn Soccer Club has been built on Nebraska values such as: integrity, respect, selflessness, work ethic and grit.  The majority of our coaches, administrators, and supporters were born and raised in Nebraska and have used these values to develop our organization for almost 50 years.  Those who have joined our ESC/EAA family from other areas come from similar backgrounds, and they have embraced these values in their lives and their work within our club. 

With the ever-changing and ultra-competitive landscape of youth sports programs across the country, we strive to lead the way in bringing player-centered decision-making and grassroots development back to youth athletics.  We have an unwavering commitment to providing pathways for all children to reach their potential on the field and throughout their lives.

We are proud Nebraskans!  We are proud of our ROOTS!


“A SOCIETY GROWS GREAT WHEN OLD [PEOPLE] PLANT TREES IN WHOSE SHADE THEY KNOW THEY SHALL NEVER SIT.” 

-GREEK PROVERB

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

SELECT FEES

AGE GROUP FEE
10U (2011) $995 a year
11U (2010) $1545 a year
12U (2009) $1545 a year
13U (2008) $1545 a year
14U (2007) $1545 a year
15U (2006) $1545 or $1245 a year
16U (2005) $1245 a year
17U (2004) $1245 a year
18U (2003) $1245 a year
19U (2002) $1245 a year

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will we need to purchase new uniforms due to the rebranding? 

No.  We will not start a new uniform cycle until the 2021-2022 soccer year.  Uniforms will remain the same (with old ESC logo) for the 2020-2021 soccer year.

Will the club colors change? 

No, but we will be adding accent colors of light blue, grey and black.

Will Select team names remain “ESC Ajax” and “ESC Sparta”? 

No.  Select teams will be identified as “Nebraska Roots I” and “Nebraska Roots II” starting in July 2020.  When necessary, the head coach’s last name may be used as an additional identifier.

Will the Hive Academy and A.D.O. programs remain the same? 

The Hive Academy and ADO programs will remain the same in terms of programming and organization, but A.D.O. will now be called the “EAA Futures” program.

Will the costs of all programs (Hive Academy, Futures, Nebraska Roots) increase? 

No.  All fees have been frozen for 2020-2021, so all members will pay the same fees as in 2019-2020.

What are the Nebraska Roots fees for 2020-2021?

- 10U Roots: $995
- 11U-15U Roots: $1,545
- 15U-19U Roots (players in high school): $1,245 

What do my fees cover? 

Coaching and/or directors fees, insurance, indoor and outdoor facility fees, league fees, NSSA membership fees including background checks, Safesport and concussion training, winter Futsal league, goals and other training equipment, office staff, referees.