The Academy by FOSC
Youth Soccer Done Right
The Academy by FOSC is designed for youth players from the ages of 5-7 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-U7 Academy program at FOSC.
For more information about the Academy, contact:
ACADEMY DIRECTOR: Will Peppard
DIRECTOR OF COACHING: Craig Rhodis
Spring 2013 FOSC Academy Program
Training will be held twice weekly for an hour with Will Peppard and FOSC Academy Staff starting Monday, April 1st through Thursday, May 30th. All sessions will be held at FOSC practice facility.
Each player will be grouped by age and/or ability. Ages 5-8. Boys will train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm, girls will train on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
The Academy will be participating in the EPL. League games will be played on Saturdays at the Ohio Elite game fields in West Chester, just minutes from Gametime Training Center, and will be coached by the Academy Staff. League fees are included as part of the Academy fee and covers 5 to 7 league games.
For scheduling purposes, all players interested in participating in the EPL must register by March 1st, 2013 by filling out the registration form as well as registering through the FOSC website. A copy of the player's birth certificate is required to participate in the EPL.
Roster spots are limited, so registrations received after March 1st will be placed on rosters depending on availability. Registration is not considered complete until all items have
been submitted and payment has been received. Players carrying a balance from previous seasons cannot be rostered until balance is paid.
The cost for the Spring Academy program is $170 (includes 2 FOSC Academy t-shirts and EPL fees).
Contact Will Peppard at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please visit the forms section of this site for the Academy Spring program registration form.