INFORMATION ABOUT OUR OHIO GALAXIES FC 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.
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.
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 Buckeye Premier League, the Ohio South State League (OSSL) the Great Lakes Conference of the USYS National Platform. Ohio Galaxies FC teams typically play in 5-6 tournaments during the high school club season. The following is a list of tournaments for OGFC teams for the 2019-2020 club season: 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, Circle City Showcase, Crossroads of America College Showcase, Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup, adidas Warrior Classic, Creek Classic as well as Ohio South President's Cup and State Cup.
Ohio Galaxies FC teams are invited to participate in two club sponsored tournaments each year, the Ohio Galaxies FC Showcase in November and the Ohio Galaxies FC Showcase in March. 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. 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. Each Ohio Galaxies FC team is provided a Team Snap account for team communication and team schedule information. Demosphere online player account management software is utilized by the club to handle online fee payments and event registration.
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. Ohio Galaxies FC player fees are nonrefundable.
For the 2022-2023 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 twice a week. fall, OGFCu15 - u19 teams training program 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 training 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.