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.
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, fully lit, 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.
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.
Our program is designed to give the high school age player the opportunity to investigate and pursue opportunities to
play soccer at the collegiate level and helps the student navigate the college soccer landscape, in order to determine
the “best fit” for their level of play and their academic interests.
LEAGUES AND TOURNAMENTS
Ohio Galaxies FC teams 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 the Buckeye
Premier League, the Ohio South State League (OSSL) the Midwest Regional League (MRL) and the Indiana Champions League (ICL).
Ohio Galaxies FC
teams typically play in 5 – 8 tournaments during the high school club season and may participate in a winter indoor
league. The following is a list of tournaments for OGFC boys teams for the 2014-2015 club season: Disney College
Showcase, Blue Chip College Showcase, Southeast College Showcase, Germantown Invitational Tournament, CASL
Showcase, Ohio Elite College Showcase, Jefferson Cup, Annandale Invitational, Ohio
Galaxies FC College Showcases, Kings Gateway Showcase, Crossroads of America College Showcase, Region II Challenge Cup,
Soccerfest, Javanon Cup, Midwest Soccer Classic,
Club X Memorial tournament, Troy Strawberry Festival, adidas Warrior
Classic, Creek Classic as well as Ohio South President's Cup, State Cup and Indiana Cup.
Ohio Galaxies FC teams are invited to participate in three club sponsored tournaments each year, the Ohio Galaxies
FC Showcase in November and March and the Creek Classic in June. 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.
Ohio Galaxies FC communicates to our players and parents through a variety of means. The ohiogalaxiesfc.com
website provides up-to-date information about events with the organization, as well as, a dedicated webpage for each
team. The team webpage includes a calendar feature and detailed information about upcoming games and
tournaments for the team. The team webpage also includes a team roster and players on each OGFC have the
to post player profile information which can be a valuable tool for prospective college athletes. Each
OGFC team has a one call now account to provide up to the minute updates to parents and players regarding team
games and practices. 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.
OGFC conducts monthly team administrator meetings throughout the club season to assist the team administrator
and coach in team and club related issues regarding training sessions, leagues and tournaments. The
Bue Sombrero online player account management software to handle online fee
payments and event registration.
Ohio Galaxies FC player fees typically range between $1050 - $1175. Our teams may have an additional fee assigned to the team depending
on the leagues and tournaments in which the teams participate. The fee
includes administration costs, field rental fees, BSA fee,
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.
For the 2015-2016 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.
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.