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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]


2020 Spring Academy League

Wednesday, April 1st-Wednesday, May 20th

  • Ages 4-8 yrs
  • 8 weeks (Training on Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Boys and Girls 5:30-6:30 PM
  • $85 per player
  • This will include two training days a week and games on Saturday.
  • Each player will receive a training shirt and a game shirt.

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

Field Location 4505 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH 45014


All sessions will be run in a fun environment where each player is able to learn and grow within the game of soccer while building a love for the game.

The Academy games will be played in a 3v3 or 4v4 format to stimulate more touches on the ball.

The Academy players will be broken into teams of 5-6 players (coed). Games will be played on Saturday mornings; game dates are:

  • Saturday, May 2nd
  • Saturday, May 9th
  • Saturday, May 16th

All participants must register for the academy online at http://fairfieldoptimistsc.osysalive.com. Payment can be made by credit card or by check at the time of registration. 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 Academy program, please contact Justin Langhammer at [email protected]

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