We have been with Elite for several years in both their Rec and signature programs and have been so happy! Coming from a few other programs we were pleasantly surprised with how organized everything was as well as the quality of coaches. Our kids have developed a solid foundation of soccer skills as well as a love for the game. Registration is a breeze and there is always someone I am able to contact with any questions. Specifically to the signature league, we have found it was a perfect balance for our son who is ready to move on from rec but not ready for Club and with signature, he is able to grow under professional coaching and be challenged. Elite also allows friends to play together which creates a wonderful team culture among players and parents!
We got to the point we made the decision of just pulling our daughter from the team and wont ever be joining this league again. To say we were disappointed in our experience with the league, team and coaching would be an understatement.Their signature league is a joke. They make the kids try out and its just another way for them to get more money out of parents whos kids should really be on a recreational team. Ive seen better recreational teams and coaching when my daughter was 4&5 yrs old and shes 9 now. Last season was a complete waste of time and money since the Spring season and to think we were expected to have to drive to La Mirada and Fullerton for away games when there was literally zero progress with the kids and the team couldnt even score 1 goal as the home team after 5 games was a joke.The spring season we played kids that were not even in our division and much older. We played on fields that were way too big and the kids just got terribly beat every game. They walked off the field disappointed and defeated every single game. Soccer is suppose to be fun and no one and that was not happening. Spring isnt the main season for soccer and we were new to the team so we still stuck with it. But when fall came around and the team still lost every single game and the girls never improved or showed any signs of progress we threw in the towel. We joined the league after my daughter tried out and made signature because she needed something more challenging than recreational but not as much as a time commitment as club. The league is terrible about responding to emails and phone calls too. Basically dont waste your time!!! AYSO is the way to go.
Elite is a great club. I have 2 boys, each on a different team. Both coaches are excellent, kind and knowledgeable. The director of coaching is from England and very experienced, educated and good with both parents and kids. We have been with the club since 2009.
I am 17 and play with CFA. It is the club part of Elite Soccer and Im on the U19 flight 1 team. I have played for ESL and CFA for over 10 years and i love it. I have been on 3 different teams so 3 coaches. 2 were my favorite. 1 was good but he didnt push us enough but he was cool. I think some coaches are better than others kinda like in life. But my experience has been a great one overall.My mom has been a team manager for almost the whole time. She likes the leugue too. We played on fields all over San clemente, Ailso Viejo and Laguna Niguel depending on where the other team was from. Club we traveled farther away to play better teams, sometimes San Diego or Long Beach.I have also volunteered at the ESL summer Camps as a coach which I really like. We have to get there early to set up before the kids come. Andy Bird is super organized which is sometimes hard but I know its good even though he works us hard.If someone asked me if Id recomend this league I was say yes. My little brother also plays and he really like his coaches too. Good luck!
They don’t answer 10 messages!!!!!
Pretty good the only thing is that the games against teams are sometimes pretty unfair
If I could give zero stars I would. The coach was a no show at the games, and there were no practices.This is not a place where your child can learn anything.No refunds given EVER!