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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...

FOSC aims to provide a stress-free atmosphere to expose young players to the game. We emphasize skill development in a non-competitive environment that encourages players to flourish while focusing on skill development. The Academy emphasizes quality and long-term benefits rather than short-term gain, within an age-appropriate development process.

Justin Langhammer - FOSC Academy Director

A Cincinnati native, Justin attended Cincinnati Christian High School and the University of Findlay. Justin has been with FOSC and the Academy since 2012 and currently serves as a club trainer and Director of the Academy program.

For more information about the Academy, contact: Justin Langhammer [email protected]

Spring Academy and 4v4 league
Monday, April 1st - Wednesday, May 22nd
Ages 5-8 yrs
8 weeks (Training on Mondays and Wednesdays)
Boys and Girls 5:30-6:30 PM
$90 per player
This includes twice week training, games in our 4v4 league, training shirt, and a game shirt.

All Training will be run by the FOSC Academy staff and will train at the Optimist soccer fields,

The Academy games will be played at the Optimist soccer fields in a 3v3 or 4v4 format. The Academy players will be broken into teams of 4-5 players (coed). Games will be played on Sunday afternoons.

Game dates are:
Sunday, April 28th
Sunday, May 5th
Sunday, May 12th
Sunday, May 19th

All participants must register for the academy online at Payment can be made by credit card or by cash/check (payable to FOSC) 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.

For questions regarding the Spring Academy, please contact Justin Langhammer at [email protected]

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