Ohio Galaxies FC

Program Overview

‚ÄčINFORMATION ABOUT OUR OHIO GALAXIES FC u15 - u23 PROGRAM

The coaching and training staff for Ohio Galaxies FC is one of the best in the area. Our training staff includes USSF
and NSCAA licensed coaches, college coaches and coaches with extensive playing experience both at the collegiate
and professional level. We offer a comprehensive 7 month training program with both indoor and outdoor training
from November - June. Our program is designed for the soccer player who is looking to expand his/her
skill level and compete at a competitive level of play.

TRAINING FACILITIES
Ohio Galaxies teams train at two of the finest soccer facilities in the Midwest: Athletes in Action and Ankeney
Complex. With two full-sized synthetic turf soccer fields and an interchangeable football/soccer field, the AIA
sports complex provides the Ohio Galaxies teams the opportunity to train effectively in the late fall and spring
regardless of weather conditions. Ankeney Park serves as home field for league matches and provides the teams
with excellent grass fields for training in the spring.
PHILOSOPHY
The Ohio Galaxies FC program is founded on the principle of providing players with an athletic educational
environment which will promote the development of their soccer skills, foster leadership and sportsmanship while
promoting progressively challenging competition. Our goal is to give each player the athletic and problem solving
abilities that will benefit them throughout life.
COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES
For players that are interested in investigaing the opportunity to play college soccer, our staff is equipped to help the player navigate the college soccer landscape, in order to determine the "best fit" for their level of play and their
academic interests.

u14 TRANSITION TRAINING

We offer a transition training program for players during their u14 season. The program is designed to prepare the u14 player for their transition to high school soccer at both the club and school level. The program includes training once a week with Ohio Galaxies FC staff in November, March, April and May at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex.

EARLY FALL U15 - 8TH GRADE PROGRAM

We offer a 10 week program from mid-August through late October for u15 age players who will be in the 8th grade in the fall. Our program includes training three times a week at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex, a fall league and 2 fall tournaments. This program is registration based program - no tryout is required to participate and is open to players regardless of their club affliation.

OHIO GALAXIES FC - u15 - u19 PROGRAM
Ohio Galaxies FC teams in the u15 - u19 age groups participate in a variety of leagues that are selected for the level of competition that is a best fit for each individual team. Ohio Galaxies FC teams participate in the Club to Club division of the USYS National League in the Great Lakes Conference Division, Premier League, the Ohio South State League (OSSL) and the Buckeye Premier League. Ohio Galaxies FC teams typically play in 5-6 tournaments during the high school club season. Teams participating the USYS National League will participate in USYS National Showcase events. Our teams annually compete in a variety of events that are best suited for the level of competition for each team. Tournament events include the following: Blue Chip College Showcase, NCFC Showcase, Ft. Wayne Indoor Showcase, Ohio Elite College Showcase, Jefferson Cup, Turf Classic, Ohio Galaxies FC College Showcases, Kings Gateway Showcase, Crossroads of America College Showcase, Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup, as well as Ohio South Governor's Cup, President's Cup and State Cup and US Club Soccer Ohio Cup.
USL ACADEMY - u15 - u19 PROGRAM
Ohio Galaxies FC in collaboration with the Dutch Lions offers a USL Academy option for boys participating in our program. The USL Academy team will particpate in a Midwest based league from February - November of each season. The program is specifically structured to meld with the current club season and school based fall season. The USL Academy offers a highly competitive Miami Valley based option for players playing at the highest level of youth competitive soccer.
OVPL and USL - u18-u23 PROGRAM
Ohio Galaxies FC in collaboration with the Dutch Lions offers summer league options for our players through age 23. These programs are specifically designed to players competing at the college level and beyond. The programs are designed to support players with a training and competitive playing environment to keep their skills sharp in preparation for their fall college season. For players pursuing professional playing options, the OVPL and USL league offer continued playing opportunities to young adult in our community.

CLUB TOURNAMENTS
Ohio Galaxies FC teams are invited to participate in club sponsored tournaments each year including the Ohio Galaxies
FC Showcase in November and March and tour Turf Fest events in October and March.h. By hosting these tournaments, we are able to help our families offset some of the cost of club soccer, while also giving our players the opportunity to participate in quality tournament events in their own backyard without the additional cost of travel.
CLUB COMMUNICATION
Ohio Galaxies FC communicates to our players and parents through a variety of means including club wide email communication and Team Snap accounts for individual teams..Ohio Galaxies FC utilizes a Constant Contact email communication tool to provide regular updates to parents and players regarding club events and weekly training schedules throughout the club season. Demosphere online player account management software is utilized by the club to handle online fee payments and event registration.
FEES
Ohio Galaxies FC player fees vary depending on the league(s) and tournaments in which each team participates. The fee includes administration costs, field rental fees, training staff fees, team coach fee, outdoor league fees, referee fees, tournament fees and team coach travel expense. Ohio Galaxies FC offers parents and players opportunities to offset the cost of player fees in 2 ways. The Kroger Rewards Program is a fee credit program in which credits earned through purchases at Kroger stores can be applied to player fees. We also offer players and parents opportunities to work additional volunteer shifts and earn fee credits based on the number of shifts worked throughout the year.
TRAINING
For the 2021-2022 season, OGFC players will train outside twice a week with the team coach and will have an
additional training session each week with the OGFC staff. In the winter, players will train indoors one a week
with the team coach and an additional session each week with an OGFC staff trainer. In the fall, OGFC teams have
a 6 week outdoor training program that runs from early November - mid December. Winter indoor training is a six
week program beginning the third week of January and running through the end of February. Spring outdoor training
is a 12 week program beginning the first week of March and runs through the end of May.
TEAM SELECTION
Ohio Galaxies FC recognizes that many factors can impact the transition of players to high school age club soccer
teams, including the OHSAA five player rule and the commitment of players to multiple high school team sports. The
tryout process will be used to access the player in the following critical area: Technical - receiving, dribbling, passing,
striking the ball, heading; Tactical - speed of thought, speed of play, vision; Additional areas of assessment include -
athleticism, fitness, response to coaching, pure speed. The tryout session will consist of four components: Technical
assessment, Tactical assessment, small-sided games and full-sided games. Our focus is to continually expect the
player to be faced with progressively challenging soccer and our program is committed to constructing
teams each year with players of similar abilities.