We have exciting news concerning the 5U / 6U soccer program!!  The Director of Coaching (DOC) has been working overtime to create a program that provides all players equal opportunity to succeed and improve.The CBSC  N.E.S.T.(Nurturing Engaging Sensory Teaching) program helps new, continuing coaches.

Its all too often we run into a problem with not enough coaches for the U5/U6 players. Some parents feel they dont have what it takes. You do, consider this a helping hand!

The goals of the new program are to make training sessions consistent for all players, simplify scheduling, and provide a safe environment for practice and games. The  N.E.S.T. will provides coaching education for those who volunteer to lead sessions and build confidence in you, to continue on in the CBSC recreational program.

The N.E.S.T Program is a great starting point for our youth in the community. If we Nurturing, Engaging, Sensory and Teach everyone from the NEST. The enjoyment of soccer will last through the years!

If you have Questions Please email Gretchen our NEST Director at:



Fees to play is  $40 per player

If you are new or want a new team Register now to be placed on a team.
Register for U5/U6 NEST

If you are on a team with a Fall Coach Register Now.
Register for U5/U6 NEST


$20.00  Reversible uniform from Anytime Tees
Required by all players New and Returning

  • Payable at pickup date
  • Date: TBA
Order Reversible Uniform

Please welcome our new NEST director!

Gretchen was a four- year starter and letter winner for the Rams. She helped guide the Rams to three state tournament berths, including two state semi- final appearances and was a three-time all-conference performer. Gretchen also played for the Omaha Football Club for seven years and competed in the Midwest Regional League with her Omaha FC team.

After high school, Gretchen went on to play for Minnesota State University- a Division II school located in Mankato, MN. During her three seasons with the Mavericks, Gretchen helped her team to three regular season conference championships, two conference tournament championships, an NCAA Elite 8 appearance and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. She went 56- 5- 7 during her three seasons at MSU and earned all- conference academic honors each year. She graduated from MSU with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
During her time in college, Gretchen had various coaching opportunities. She was a volunteer coach for Mankato United Soccer Club, where she helped train age groups ranging from u5-u17. As a MSU player, she also had the opportunity to coach for ‘Maverick Soccer Academy’, a program that provided a fun and challenging opportunity for younger (u5-u10) players to develop new skills and foster their passion for the game. Gretchen also volunteered with TOP Soccer, a program designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any child who has a mental or physical disability.
Gretchen started coaching with Council Bluffs Soccer Club in the Fall of 2016 where she was an assistant coach for a u12 select team and coached for the CBSC Academy Program.




This program replaces the current 5U/6U program; however, each group of 6 players still needs a volunteer to help run training sessions and provide support during the games. Team that are already created will remain with their designated coach.

The program is a 6-week program planned for Sunday afternoons in September and October at Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park.

Format of the program:



The DOC provides the curriculum so coaches have the information they need to lead the training session for the players.


Players born in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Start Date: September 10th


Group 1 | 2-3PM

Group 2 | 3:30-4:30PM

Location: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park


How do I become a NEST coach:


If you would like to make a difference volunteer as a New Coach! Email  the DOC, Eric Hayes, at doc@cbsoccerclub.org. or Gretchen the NEST Director at nest@cbsoccerclub.org


As a new coach you will also need to submit a volunteer disclosure. Start Here 

And register as a new coach in Bonzi


Q: I am a coach and I have already submitted a team.
A: Great! You will keep your team if you have an open spot we will assign a new player.

Q: I want to coach my son or daughters team. But I need players.
A: Awesome! We need you to contact us – Eric doc@cbsoccerclub.org . We will add more players to fill your team based on City and School.

Q: I just bought a Unifrom do I need this one for my whole team.
A: Yes the new reversible jersey is a required part of the program

Q: I dont want to do this with my team. I want to do the rec program.
A: This is our new Rec division for 5U/6U. All team and players will be involved within this new N.E.S.T. program. Regular League play starts in 7U and up.

Q: We are a team from an outside community 30min or more away. Can we practice on other days, and have game on other days
A: Its great to have you apart of the program. It’s to you benifit to take part all aspects of the program on Sunday’s Games will always be on Sundays unless we have rainouts. Rainouts will are TBA. If you would like to contiune training outside the designated time you are welcome to. We urge you to follow the cirrculam that will be provided.

If you have more questions or need answers to anything we have provide please reach out. Eric Hayes  doc@cbsoccerclub.org