Our Programs

At Columbus Express Soccer Club, we believe it is a necessity to provide a pathway for players to progress and continue with the game at the highest levels.  Through our Player Development Curriculum, we believe that those that strive to improve will be able to continue through the higher levels of play.

Our Philosophy

Provide Every Opportunity to Improve

Our Values

Education

  • Instill life-long learning skills
  • Value the process of learning
  • Improving our techniques & approach

Discipline

  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” – Jim Rohn

Relationships

  • Strength in Unity
  • Instill Trust
  • “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

Effort

  • Devote energy to improve
  • commitment to the pursuit of excellence

Our Key Components

Player development

Coaching

Parent Engagement

Competition

Our Player Pathway

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Our Programming

Pre-Academy

CESC’s Pre-Academy program is focused on improving motor skills, and soccer skills. The Pre-Academy is for boys and girls ages 7 to 8 and plays within a 4v4 format. Training is two times a week with one match day per week. Training is prepared to maximize ball touches while keeping the young players engaged and energized.
 

7U & 8U Players

  • In-Season Team Training: 2 Sessions Per Week

  • Seasons: Fall & Spring

  • Fall: August to November

  • Spring: March to June

  • Express Development League Matches (4v4) 

  • Indiana Soccer Competition

  • One Tournament

  • Four Evaluations Per Year

  • Techne Futbol App

  • 4v4 Format

 

Academy Director: Dylan Andrew
Pre-Academy Coordinator: Nathan Parkhurst

The Academy

The Academy is a learning-centered program focused on building skills, coordination, motor skills, and a proper foundation for soccer success. The Academy was created and designed to instill proper soccer technique for young players to advance and grow through the game. As players progress through The Academy, training regimes get closer to the structure of our Express Junior and Senior program.

 

9U & 10U Players

  • Pre-Season Camp

  • In-Season Team Training: 2 Sessions Per Week

  • In-Season Technical Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • Winter Futsal Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • Seasons: Fall, Winter, & Spring

  • Fall Duration: August to November

  • Winter Duration: November to March

  • Spring Duration: March to June

  • Indiana Soccer League Play (7v7)

  • One Tournament

  • Individual Development Plans

  • Four Evaluations Per Year

  • Techne Futbol App

  • 7v7 Format

Academy Director: Dylan Andrew

Juniors

Columbus Express Soccer Club’s Junior program is a competitive environment geared towards developing a player’s attributes within the team. Junior Team players will be taken through a year of learning the roles, traits, attributes, skills, decisions, and demands needed to be a high-achieving player.

 

11U – 14U Players

  • Pre-Season Camp

  • In-Season Team Training: 2 Sessions Per Week

  • In-Season Goalkeeper Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Functional Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Speed/Power Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Classroom Sessions: 1 Session Per Month

  • Winter Futsal Training: 2 Session Per Week

  • Seasons: Fall, Winter, & Spring

  • Fall Duration: August to November

  • Winter Duration: November to March

  • Spring Duration: March to June

  • League Play

  • State Cup Tournament Series

  • TwoTournaments

  • Individual Development Plans

  • Four Evaluations

  • Techne Futbol App

  • 9v9 Format (11U-12U)

  • 11v11 Format (13U-14U)

Director of Coaching: Ty Smith

Seniors

Senior Teams at Columbus Express Soccer Club are put through a program most closely aligned with the attributes and rigors of collegiate soccer. Players will be pushed and driven in a competitive environment with the focus on earning results, maximizing strengths, and minimizing weaknesses. A large focus of the Senior Teams will be on high-level performance, the preparation needed to win, and understanding, identifying, and solving problems of the game.


15U – 19U Players

  • College Recruiting Resources & Advocacy

  • In-Season Team Training: 2 Sessions Per Week

  • In-Season Goalkeeper Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Functional Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Speed/Power Training: 1 Session Per Week

  • In-Season Classroom Sessions: 1 Session Per Month

  • Winter Team Training: 2 Session Per Week

  • Seasons: Winter & Spring

  • Winter Duration: November to February

  • Spring: March to June

  • League Play

  • One Tournament or Showcase

  • Individual Development Plans

  • Two Evaluations

  • Techne Futbol App

  • 11v11 Format

Director of Coaching: Ty Smith

Senior Coordinator: Drew Little