MSC Girls Futures Born 2017-2018-2019

ABOUT MSC Girls futures

The MSC Girls Futures Program is a girls-only training-and-play program designed by MSC Girls Director Shari Eckstrom. We carefully develop the skills of girls born in 2017,2018, and 2019 to properly place them in the ideal situation as we look forward to the travel team programs in Fall 2024 and beyond.

This 10-week program is offered on Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Sunday.

Choose the option that works best for your family and register your player for 2-days a week of soccer.

The first day of the week will be the training day, and the second day of the week will be a game day. The players will work with the same players week-to-week and develop together as a group.

Throughout the 10 weeks, your player will learn new skills, the surfaces of their foot, how to dribble, pass, receive, and other individual technical skills. We will have fun on the field and play engaging small-sided games. We look forward to working with your player and are thrilled to be a part of their development!

Players in the program may be offered travel team spots for Fall 2024 and can choose to reserve their slot early, as they will be given priority for acceptance due to their participation in MSC Futures.

Fall 2023


Beginning September 11,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at  Crossbar Soccer Center  250 West 86th St (Downstairs Turf)

Mondays and Wednesdays - 4 PM- 5 PM

Mondays and Wednesdays - 5 PM- 6 PM

Tuesday 4 PM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 11 AM

Tuesday 5 PM - 6 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM


For more details about the MSC Girls Futures Program, please get in touch with Shari Eckstrom at

For more details about registration, don't hesitate to get in touch with Paul Nicholas at



All of our sessions are designed around ball mastery. Ball Mastery or technical skill is a player's ability to control the ball quickly and close to their foot. All sessions are oriented around maximizing each player's foot contact with the ball. In each session, they will learn something new or go over something they have already learned to refine their technique. Our coaches aim to get players to love manipulating the ball with their feet while playing fun games. While the children are playing these games, they are steadily developing key attributes they will need if they choose to play competitive soccer. The more a player touches the ball, the better they will be when in possession of the ball.

This program is an introductory period for children, which is why we are committed to creating a nurturing atmosphere for our youngest players.  A positive, distraction-free environment is key to developing player's confidence and willingness to take chances without fear of failure. Confidence is another key foundation for young players. When they master possession of the ball their confidence will grow. This age group is not only about player development but also social development as they are learning how to become teammates while playing a sport they enjoy. Players are expected to learn at their own pace and capacity.  We just want them to have FUN while playing soccer.