Everton America is a premier youth soccer club based in Norwalk CT. Our club offers expert soccer coaching for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years. Everton America is the exclusive U.S. affiliate of Everton Football Club of the English Premier League.
What ages can play in the premier programs? We offer Premier programs for boys and girl teams from U9 through to U18. For those younger players we recommend joining our Center of Excellence Program.
How many games/training sessions will my son or daughter have? Each premier team will train 2-3 times per week during the spring and fall seasons, our U9 Development teams will train twice a week. During the winter months teams will train 1-2 times a week. Full schedules are released one month prior to training starting.
Where/When do the training sessions take place? Fall and spring sessions take place at Everton Training Facility, 139 West Rocks Road, Norwalk
Winter and additional sessions take place in various locations in close proximity to Norwalk.
Sessions run between 4.00pm and 9.00pm Monday to Friday.
What do you offer for goalkeepers? Our Director of Goalkeeping leads specialized sessions for all premier team goalkeepers. These run in addition to regular team sessions. Running alongside the premier teams, the Goalkeeper Academy is designed as an introduction into the Everton America club.
What are the expectations for my son/daughter in terms of when to arrive and what to bring to training and games? For games, players are expected to arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game. Warm ups commence approximately 30 minutes before the start of the game. Players should arrive wearing their Everton game uniform as determined by the website/coaches weekly email and also bring their other kit in case of a clash/change. They should also bring a soccer bag containing this extra kit, water/appropriate drink, appropriate soccer cleats and a properly inflated ball. Players should also wear club warm ups when appropriate which they can warm up in prior to and during the game.
For training sessions, players are expected to arrive 15 minutes early for the session wearing full Everton training uniform, shin guards with socks pulled over the top of these, a soccer bag containing appropriate soccer footwear (cleats/indoor soccer shoes depending upon facility) warm up jacket and pants when appropriate and a drink. Balls must be fully inflated.
Where players know that they will arrive late for games or sessions, this must be communicated to the coach via email in advance of the event.
What are the important dates that I should be aware of? For the current season please refer to your team website for important dates for the remainder of the season.
How will I find out when and where games are? Our website www.evertonamericact.com has a designated page for each of our teams. As soon as we confirm fixtures, they are updated to your teams schedule and posted on this page. By clicking on the listed game you can access kit color, address of fields and directions. Your coach will also email each Tuesday during the season with details of any upcoming events and games over the forthcoming week.
How do I find contact details for my coach? Our website www.evertonamericact.com contains all staff coaches email addresses. By selecting Team, your specific team followed by Contacts from the left hand menu, this will bring up the details of your coach.
How do I know when games/training sessions are? Our website www.evertonamericact.com contains information regarding team training sessions and games. By clicking your team followed by schedule you can bring up a list of upcoming events. Training sessions show the time and location; fixtures will include information on the opposition and the correct kit.
How do I know where the games are? On the team schedule you can click the facility name to bring up the address. By clicking the "Map" icon you can bring up directions from a default home address (Everton Training Facility) to the away field.
What tournaments do we go to? The majority of the tournaments that we enter are located within CT or the Greater New York City area. We do have at least one tournament per year for each team where we do travel further, with our most competitive teams, there may be two tournaments a year that require a hotel stay.
When can we expect the tournaments? Teams should be aware that they may attend a tournament on the following holiday weekends:
At the beginning of each season the tournaments will be added to each team schedule.
What if I need a hotel? For local tournaments (under 2 hour drive), players and parents will be expected to make their own arrangements should they wish to stay. Recommended hotels are available on the tournament websites.
For all stay-away tournaments the club will pre-book a block of rooms based on the number of players attending. Details on how to confirm your reservation within this block will be emailed out prior to the tournament. To ensure all players are in the same hotel and same block, reservations should only be made through this process. Center of Excellence FAQs
What is the Center of Excellence? Coaches from the elite staff of EACT provide expert instruction to players of ages U5-U12, grouped according to age, gender and ability, in a structured, coaching environment using the same curriculum implemented by Everton Football Club of the English Premier League at their own Finch Farm Academy. Players will learn the same techniques and skills used by the professional players at Everton and learn tactics and positions through a series of small sided, conditioned games. Players participating in the Center of Excellence will learn the skills needed to move into a developmental premier or premier team. For more information on the Center of Excellence click here.
When does the Center of Excellence take place? The Center of Excellence meets at the Everton Training Facility for 16 sessions over 8 weeks during both the spring and fall seasons. Sessions take place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. During the winter the Center of Excellence meets once a week in All Saints School gym over eight weeks from January to March.
Players can sign up for the full year at a discounted rate or seasonally. Players can buy a Center of Excellence uniform (jersey, shorts and socks) online.
If I play soccer for another organization, can I still join the Center of Excellence? Yes, our Center of Excellence programs are specifically designed to supplement players that play in our and in other premier and travel programs. Players can take the skills, moves and techniques that are developed in our Center of Excellence and take them into their own games and practices. As we have programs on Friday and Saturday during the spring as well as on Saturday or Sunday during the colder months, there are sessions to suit every player and schedule.
I would like to join the Center of Excellence, what do I do? The Center of Excellence is an open registration program. Although there are restrictions on numbers for winter, there is no limit during the spring and fall. Players can register via the website www.evertonamericact.com and clicking Online Registration. We often offer Open Days for players to sample our Center of Excellence, details on these will be posted on our homepage.
In the Center of Excellence, should I expect games/tournaments? The Center of Excellence is a training program designed to improve each individual soccer player's ability. Although players will be involved in scrimmages and street soccer during the season there is no set game schedule or tournament. Towards the end of the year we may give players the opportunity to play against one of our premier teams if we feel it suitable. Summer Programs FAQs
Do you offer summer camps? We offer a number of summer camps at Everton America for players aged U6-U14. These camps run daily from Monday-Friday from 9am to 12pm each day.
What is Summer Premier? Our Summer Premier Program provides a great way for players to train, improve their skills and develop their game in a fun, challenging team environment. The training will be over 3 sessions per week for each team over a 4 week period, coached using the EACT Curriculum and methodology of Everton Football Club. The cost of Summer Premier includes 3 sessions per week lasting for 1.5 hours each and entry into the end of program Wallingford TWIST Tournament. This tournament takes place in August at the end of the Summer Premier program. Players from upcoming U9 through to high school-bound players are invited and it provides a great way to get into shape pre-season. Where can I sign up for summer programs? To register for any of summer programs visit the website www.evertonamericact.com and click Online Registration Please note further programs are available by scrolling down the page. Kit FAQs
Where can I order Nike uniform items? The Everton America training kit can be ordered after tryouts (June and November) on our online team store. The training kit can be purchased throughout the playing season at Soccer & Rugby Imports (3683 Post Road, Southport, CT 06890). Game jerseys (royal blue - home, black - away) can be purchased direct from Everton America after tryouts (June and November). Shorts for U12 teams and younger should also be purchased direct from the club.
Everton rain jackets in adult sizes are available and can be purchased from the club.
Spiritwear items such as beanies and caps can be ordered from evertondirect.com (Everton Football Club's store). Partnership with Everton FC FAQs
What is the relationship with Everton FC? We are the exclusive North American affiliate of the English Premier League club Everton FC www.evertonfc.com Everton America CT works in partnership with the Everton FC Academy leadership to provide a unique development program. The program in the US closely resembles the Category 1 Elite Player Performance Plan that is delivered at Everton FC’s academy in Liverpool. This program has been responsible for developing numerous talented soccer players including Wayne Rooney, Jack Rodwell and Leon Osman.
Since 2007 Everton America CT teams, players and coaches have visited the English Premier League club on many occasions to train at The Everton Academy, playing alongside and against Everton FC youth teams and engaging in tournament play. Every year we welcome coaches from the Everton FC Academy to Connecticut to train the coaching staff and players and will continue to do so throughout 2013 and beyond. Joining Everton America FAQs
When are your tryouts? We hold our tryouts after the spring season (mid-June). Registration opens for this in April; all players who attend are required to register. Our June tryouts form the vast majority of our U9-U18 teams. Supplemental tryouts for U15-U18 teams will be held in November, after the high school season, to finalize these teams.
I missed the tryouts, what can I do to join the club? If you wish to tryout during the season, please email either the club Technical Director John Curtis or the Girls Director of Coaching Freya Coombe. John Curtis -
Freya Coombe - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have further questions, who should I contact? Please email
How can I add my profile to the website? Once you register for a program you will be asked to create an account. This account is used to provide important information to parents so please add details where you wish to receive communication.
I am not receiving emails, how can I fix this? Please ensure your profile is set to receive notifications (the "No Email" box is not checked?).