The Academy by FOSC
Youth Soccer Done Right
The Academy by FOSC is designed for youth players from the ages of 5-8 years old. The entire emphasis of the Academy is to introduce youth to the game of soccer in a fun, nurturing environment. Academy members are taught the skills and an appreciation of the "beautiful game" and are encouraged to utilize and experiment with these skills in both practice and game situations. The Academy program consists of skill training sessions with our highly respected youth staff. Academy members will also participate in game situations against players of their own age from other clubs in short-sided games. In these games, players are given the chance to utilize the foot skills learned throughout the training sessions rather than pressured to simply win every match.
THE GOAL OF THE ACADEMY by FOSC IS SIMPLE...
Provide a stress-free atmosphere to expose young players to the game. Emphasize skill development in a non-competitive environment that encourages players to flourish while focusing on skill development. Emphasize quality and long-term benefits rather than short-term gain, within an age-appropriate development process.
For more information about the Academy program, click here for the Academy FAQ
Will Peppard -Academy Director
A graduate of Rose Hill High School (Kansas) and all-time leading scorer, Will was a three year captain at Newman University. During his time at Newman, he was two time First-Team All Conference and First-Team All Region Defender. Will played three years in the PDL with the Colorado Rapids U-23's, Indiana Invaders, and Springfield Demize, then most recently finished his second professional season with the Cincinnati Kings (PASL Pro division 2011-2012). Will spent 3 years as a trainer for the Rose Hill Soccer Club and one season as the girl's varsity assistant at Rose Hill High School. Will is currently Director of Coaching for the U5-U8 Academy program at FOSC.
For more information about the Academy, contact:
ACADEMY DIRECTOR: Will Peppard
Fall 2014 FOSC Academy Program
Open to Academy aged players (aged 5-8), training will be held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays this spring with Will Peppard and FOSC Academy Staff for eight weeks starting Sept 3rd and going through Oct 24th. All sessions will be held at Optimist fields Fairfield.
Each player will be grouped by age (ages 5-8) and/or ability. Both boys and girls will train from 5:30-6:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, although the sessions will be separate.
The cost for the Fall 2014 Academy program is $150 for eight weeks and will include a series of friendly games against other clubs. That schedule will be released when complete.
**Please note FOSC will not be accepting any paper registrations for the Academy. All participants must register for the Academy online (https://www.foscsoccer.info). Payment can be made by credit card online or by cash/check on the first day of training. Registration is not complete until your player is registered online, and payment is received.
All payments must be made prior to the Academy season.**
Contact Will Peppard at email@example.com with questions.
Please click here or visit the "Forms" section of this site for more details.
NEW! Spring FOSC JUNIOR Academy Program
FOSC will be offering a spring session for the Junior Academy ages. This program is designed for children ages 3-4 as a way to introduce them to the game of soccer through fun and energetic activities.
The Junior Academy program will be an 6 week program, training on Fridays for 45 mins.
The sessions will be run by the FOSC Academy staff and current FOSC high school age volunteers.
The cost of participation in the Junior Academy is $60 for the 6 week session. All sessions will be indoors at Gametime Training Center in Fairfield, OH.
Winter Schedule: Fridays 6:00-6:45pm from
April 11th until May 16th, 2014
The FOSC Junior Academy payments can be made by cash or check only, checks payable to FOSC. Payment is due by the first day of training. For more information, or to register, please contact Will Peppard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
530C Quality Blvd
Fairfield, OH 45014
Registrations for the Junior Academy should be made online at https://www.foscsoccer.info (login required). Once logged in, go to the “Registration” tab of the website and select “Register for Spring Jr. Academy”
More details can be found by following this link on the forms page of this site.