Columbus United Soccer Club

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE SPRING 2017 SEASON, either as a guest player of full time player (U12 girls, U13 Girls and U14 Girls, U10 Boys, U12 Boys and U13 Boys)-email simon@columbusunited.org for details.

 

Columbus United was formed in 1988 and has been operating as an adult soccer club in Open, Over 30’s, Over 40’s and Co-ed leagues. I am now bringing Columbus United to the youth leagues. It will be based in Lewis Center and surrounding areas. We will have fields in the Lewis Center, North Columbus and Powell area.

 

Columbus United will be a small soccer club with no more that two teams per age group, we began the 2015/16 seasons with 5 teams aged U10-12 boys and girls. During the 2016/17 soccer season we had 13 teams competing from U8 to U14 boys and girls. We expect to offer teams for birth years 2010-2003 for the 2017/18 season for boys and girls and should have A and B level teams in a number of these age groups.

 

Columbus United will be partnered with 3 Lions Soccer and FastTrack2 and will be able to benefit from the new outdoor soccer field and the indoor soccer turf, fitness studio and media room at FastTrack2. As a club we will not have to worry about the daylight going during the Fall season or the fields being too wet to train on and having to cancel practices. We will have regular match analysis-training sessions in the media room where we can watch previous games or training sessions and analyze performances or coaching points. Often during the games players don't always hear every coaching point or may not understand coaching points. Allowing them to watch previous performances helps the player understand and makes the player more comfortable to ask questions. Our U13's and older teams will have weekly Yoga and gym sessions during the winter season.

 

I have coached soccer since the age of 16 when I earned my English Football Association Coaching License. I started coaching in England working with Leicester City FC football in the community program. I then became the Head Coach of Market Bosworth Town Juniors at the age of 17. During the summers of 2001 and 2002 I would travel to America and coach at high school programs for a period of 6 weeks, moving schools every week. Later in 2002 I moved to America after meeting my now wife (Kat). I began my American coaching career completing my US soccer C license and NSCA Regional and National goalkeeping licenses. I joined Worthington United under Billy Thompson coaching U12, U14 and U18 boys. My teams won Worthington United’s first ever State Cups in 2004 and 2006 with two different age groups. In 2007 I started coaching for the Crew Juniors and many of my former players went onto become Academy players and Division 1 College soccer players. My Under 14 boys team won the US Club Regional Championship and went on to finish National finalist in 2012. I have worked with the Crew Elite girls program for the past few years and my 97/98 girls team won the US Club Regional Championship and then finished 4th in the nation in the National Championship in the summer of 2014. 

 

I am also a Personal Trainer and believe the players’ physical conditioning is a very important part of being a successful injury free soccer player for years to come. My teams have a fantastic history of staying injury free and I believe that is attributed to the training they receive. I was the Crew Academy and Crew Elite programs Speed, Agility, fitness and strength coach for the 2013/2014 and 2014/15 seasons.

 

Our uniform package cost around $250 and includes 2 pairs of shorts and socks, home and away game jerseys, training shirt, warm up rain jacket and team bag.

 

Our Fees will be $1100 for U8/10, $1300 for U11/12 and $1500 for U13's and older for the year (we will now be able to accept credit card payments). This will include 

  • League play in the Fall and Spring in either OCL, MOSSL or BUCKEYE.
  • Referee fees for both fall and spring.
  • Coaches fee and coaches expenses.
  • 2 real tournaments per team per season U8-12's, 1 in town and 1 out of town in both Fall and Spring season.
  • 3 tournaments per season for U13 and older teams, 2 in town and 1 out of town per season.
  • Additional tournaments may be added to a schedule per team requests at an additional fee depending on where that tournament is, usually around $30-$100 per event. 
  • Rainy days indoor training sessions when the fields are closed due to weather.
  • Indoor training sessions from January to March at 3 Lions Soccer and outdoor turf trainings in March at local high schools.
  • Field setup and maintenance.
  • 2 (U9/10) and 3 (U11/14) Training sessions each week from August through October and March 15th-May 29th.
  • U13's+ also get 15 Gym training hours with a personal trainer during the winter season to work on their physical conditioning and strength for soccer.
  • U13's+ weekly Yoga sessions offered during the winter.
  • Normally 1 or 2 games a weekend.

TRYOUTS FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON

Tryouts for Club soccer 2017/18 seasons
 
Boys 2010-2008’s 5/30 - 5:30-7:00pm, 5/31 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/3 -10:30-11:45am,
 
Girls 2010-2008’s 5/30 - 7:15-8:45pm, 5/31 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/3 - 9:00-10:15am,
 
Boys 2007-2006’s 6/1 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/2 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/3 -12:00-1:15pm,
 
Girls 2007-2006’s 6/1 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/2 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/3 - 1:30-2:45pm,
 
RESULTS FOR 2010-2006 TEAMS ANNOUNCED SUNDAY JUNE 4TH
 
Girls 2005-2004s  6/7 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/8 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/10 - 10:30-11:45am,
 
Boys 2005-2004’s 6/7 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/8 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/10 -9:00-10:15am,
 
Boys/Girls 2003’s 6/5 - 5:30-7:00pm, 6/6 - 7:15-8:45pm, 6/10 -12:00-1:15pm,
 
RESULTS FOR 2005-2003 TEAMS ANNOUNCED SUNDAY JUNE 11TH
 
Registration in advance at www.columbusunited.org 

If you missed tryouts and are still interested in playing for Columbus United this season, please contact Simon at 614-638-2942.

If you have a child with a birth year between 2012-2008 and would like to play in our Rec League please use the Recreational League Sign Up in the column to the right.