Ohio Galaxies FC

2020-2021 Tryouts

Tryout registration is now open for our Ohio Galaxies FC 2020-2021 soccer program. Due to Ohio Department of Health directives we do not ancitipate being about to conduct in person tryouts in late May and early June for players interested in participating in our program for the 2020-2021 season.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association announced revisions to their 2020-2021 tryout guidelines. Rather than trying to delay tryouts due to COVID-19 health restrictions, Ohio South has tried to establish guidelines that enable players and clubs to move forward with planning for the 2020-2021 season.

The best way to explain these Ohio South guidelines is within the context of our Ohio Galaxies FC Program.

Ohio Galaxies FC can offer roster positions for the 2020-2021 season to our current players beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Ohio Galaxies FC can offer roster positions for the 2020-2021 season to any player that is not currently carded as a competitive player with Ohio South beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Ohio Galaxies FC can offer roster positions for the 2020-2021 season to any player regardless of their carding status beginning on Friday, May 29, 2020.

If health restrictions are relaxed prior to the end of May, we will update our website with dates and times for physical age group tryouts. If there is no change and health directives do not allow for players to physically participate in tryouts the result of the OSYSA directive is that players are likely to receive offers from most if not all clubs for which they register for tryouts.

For our Ohio Galaxies program we have consistently over the years offered roster positions to players that attend and participate in our tryouts. The difference this year is that with no tryouts we will be offering positions in our 2020-2021 program with a delay in determining final team placement. Even if we are able to have a formal tryout at some point this summer, we would be assessing players who have not played soccer for several months, not necessarily the best circumstances to evaluate players for final team placement.

Players in the 2002-2006 age groups that accept positions in our program as a result of a tryout offer will begin training in late October and early November.

Players in the 2002-2005 age groups will train within a team and age group structure to best facilitate final team placement for new players to our Ohio Galaxies FC program.

For the 2006 age group, in the late fall we will train and play within a 2006 player pool in order to train and evaluate players for team placement for the remainder of the season. Players in late fall training period will have multiple playing opportunities including friendlies, tournaments and potentially league play.

Eighth grade players for fall 2020 also have the option of participating in our 8th grade fall program which is a separate registration and includes fall league play and two tournaments within Ohio South. This fall 8th grade program is not a tryout program, any player that registers for the program is included in the program similar to a camp registration. The 8th grade fall program has a fee of $175 and includes a fall league, 2 Ohio South tournaments and approximately 10 weeks of training from mid-August - late October at Athletes in Action Sports Complex. This program is available to players regardless of whether or not they are registered for our full program for 2020-2021. Neil Daniels our Director of Coaching and Keenan Mikal our Director of Boys Player Development manage the training and coaching for this 8th grade fall program.

Our base fee for our 2020-2021 season is $1175. This fee includes 6 weeks of late fall outdoor training on turf from late October - early December, 6 weeks of winter indoor training and 12 weeks of outdoor spring training on turf. Outdoor training for our teams is at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex in Xenia, Ohio. Indoor training is conducted at several training indoor training locations in the area. Generally, age group training for the fall, winter and spring is scheduled on the same days, same time and same location. We make every effort for teams in a respective age group to train on the same days and times in order to give families the flexibility to carpool to the training locations regardless of the actual team placement for each player. The player fee also includes field rental fees, league fees, coaching fees, coach travel fees, administrative fees and our club sponsored Thanksgiving and March Showcase events. Uniforms are a separate expense. Teams may have an additional fee surcharge depending on the anticipated league(s) and tournament selections for the 2020-2021 season.

For the 2020-2021 season, BSA Celtic and Ohio Galaxies FC, both competitive soccer divisions of the Beavercreek Soccer Associaiton, will be utilizing Demosphere as a common registration platform for our programs for u6 - u19 players. Please click here to log in or create a family account in our Demosphere system and register your u6 - u19 children for our various programs.

Questions about Ohio Galaxies FC?

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our program or tryouts for the 2020-2021 season.

Director of Operations - Nancy Shields - nancy@ohiogalaxies.com - 937-239-5419
Director of Coaching - Neil (Scooby Daniels - scooby@ohiogalaxies.com - 937-838-0112
Director of Program Development - Sid van Druenen - sid@ohiogalaxies.com - 937-520-7188
Director of Boys Player Development - Keenan Mikal - keanoeire16@aol.com - 937-422-3583
Director of Girls Player Development - Pat Ferguson - ferguson@ohiogalaxies.com - 419-778-9663

We appreciate your interest in our program and we look forward to your family being a part of our Ohio Galaxies FC soccer community.