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LFC Elite Program

Offering an additional pathway our top-performing athletes who want to further develop as players through more training and playing and to showcase their individual and collective talents as an Elite team.

U9-U12 Elite Training Centers

Elite Training Centers provides additional training opportunities for our younger players. 

Individual players are recognized by their coaches based on performance in games and in training sessions, their attitude, and their commitment.  

Players are invited to attend training sessions combining players from all of our sites during Winter session at Ultimate Soccer Arenas.  



U13-U18/19 Elite Teams

The Elite teams bring together select players from each of our locations to create one Elite Team.  Teams will be created for each Boys and Girls age group or combined age group (U15/16 Girls and U18/19 Girls).  

The Elite Team will be separate from the player’s regular season team and will receive additional coaching, training and games during 2018/19 season.

Coaches from each site will identify players in their age groups to be invited to two ID training sessions where players will then be selected for the Boys Elite or Ladies Elite team rosters.  

2018/19 Elite Teams Programming

Ladies Elite U13-U14 Ladies Elite U15-U18 Boys Elite U13-U14 Boys Elite U15-U18
ID Training Sessions 2 (August) 2 (August) 2 (August) 2 (November)
Team Training Sessions 8 6 8 6
NPL Games* --- --- 6-8 6-8
Showcases 1 2 --- 1
Tournaments 2 --- --- ---
Program Cost** $575 $525 $575 $525

*League winners in U14-U18 age groups qualify for ENPL National Championships, a collaboration between Boys ECNL and NPL, which will be held in late June/early July.

**No additional uniforms are required. Players are responsible for travel-related expenses.  

2018/19 Showcases & Tournaments

Ladies Elite U13-U14 Ladies Elite U15-U18 Boys Elite U13-U14 Boys Elite U15-U18
Indianapolis College Showcase (Nov 16-18, 2018) X X
Fort Wayne United Winter Showcase (late Jan/Feb 2019) X
St. Louis Scott Gallagher College Showcase (April 5-7, 2019) X X
Grand Valley State University Tournament (early December 2018) X
Indiana Fire Jr Turf Classic (March 9-10, 2019) X
ENPL National Championship (June/July 2019) League Winner Qualifies

2018/19 Elite Teams Coaching Assignments

Birth Year LFC Ladies Elite Head LFC Boys Elite Head / Assistant Coaches
2006 (U13) Lee Hudson 2006 (U13) Daniel Price / Minem Vilece
2005 (U14) Jenn Perkins 2005 (U14) Lee Hudson / Dillon Woods
2003/ 2004 (U16) Roberto Mazza 2004 (U15) Kevin Garner / Roberto Mazza
2002 (U17) Macillan Russell 2003 (U16) Andy Wagstaff / Jack Stockdale
2000/2001 (U19) Michael Lamb 2002 (U17) Ben Jones / Glodi Nakanda
2001 (U18) Paul Doroh / Cliff Brandmier
2000 (U19) N/A
Goalkeepers Eliott Tarney Goalkeepers Eliott Tarney

Cliff Brandmier
LFC Ladies Elite Teams Director
brandmier.lfcmi@gmail.com
(734) 658-3820

Ben Jones
LFC Elite Program Director 
LFC Boys Elite Teams Director
jonesb.lfcmi@gmail.com
(517) 755-8482