Our Programs

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 
  • Express Development League Matches (4v4) 
  • Indiana Soccer Competition
  • One Tournament
  • Four Evaluations Per Year
  • Techne Futbol App
  • 4v4 Format

Academy

The Academy at Columbus Express is a learning-centered program focused on building skills, coordination, motor skills, and a proper foundation for soccer success. The Academy’s goal is to instill proper soccer technique for young players to advance and grow through the game. As players progress through The Academy the training regimes get closer to the structure of our Express Junior and Senior program. The Academy is geared towards boys and girls aged 9-10 and plays within a 7v7 game.

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
  • Indiana Soccer League Play (7v7)
  • One Tournament
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Four Evaluations Per Year
  • Techne Futbol App
  • 7v7 Format

Juniors

Columbus Express Soccer Club’s Junior program for 11-14 year olds is a competitive environment geared towards developing a player’s attributes within the team. Junior Team players will be learning the roles, traits, attributes, skills, decisions, and demands needed to be a high-achieving player in both 9v9 and 11v11 systems.

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
  • League Play
  • State Cup Tournament Series
  • TwoTournaments
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Four Evaluations
  • Techne Futbol App
  • 9v9 Format (11U-12U)
  • 11v11 Format (13U-14U)

Seniors

Junior Teams

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
  • League Play
  • One Tournament or Showcase
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Two Evaluations
  • Techne Futbol App
  • 11v11 Format