We are going into our ninth year of developing young players in a FUN, challenging environment!
We launched our Soccer Learning Academy for younger players (U8, U9, U10) in 2013. This year we will welcome players born in 2012, 2013 & 2014 into our Academy, and will also consider players born in 2015 if they are developmentally ready for the structure of the Academy. Our teams play games in the Central Ohio Premier League (COPL) in Columbus along with OP, Barca Academy, Club Ohio, among others. We currently have nearly 80 players (boys and girls) who practice in Worthington and play games weekly in Central Ohio.
FUN repetitions on the ball (through small-sided game play and through a 'play practice' approach) is at the HEART of this program. We also want players to begin to develop a team concept and to understand the importance of being part of an age group moving toward a common goal.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the youth soccer arena! He was the founder and a club director for the WASA Eagles as well as Classics Eagles in previous roles, and is entering into his second year with us at Worthington United as the Academy Director. His leadership and vision for our Soccer Learning Academy has been invaluable, and we are excited to have him on staff again for the 2021-2022 season!