Philosophy:The game of football, is just that -- a game. The number one reason children participate in sports is to have fun. If they don't have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of the game. Youth football is not about how many wins or losses are accumulated, yet some misguided parents and coaches, think just the opposite. Most people would agree children do not think like adults, but then why do we expect them to play like adults? Proper football development means children participating in age appropriate activities, so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute he game as it relates to where they are in their cognitive development. It is about players learning all the skills necessary to develop in the game. It's about receiving equal play time, so that each player is given an equal opportunity to learn. ESYA wants you to respect the game of football, respect the players, the opponents, the referees, the parents, the volunteers and the coaches. As a result players should come out of their experience with ESYA as better people and better citizens, as well as better football players.
Goals: the overall goal of ESYA is to deliver a full contact youth football program to the youth and families of the north-side communities, so that they may:
ESYA does not and will not discriminate against any persons regardless of race, gender, economic status, religion, disability or athletic ability. And remember it's....FOR THE KIDS