What are the core objectives of the Online Pre-Season Program:
Allow players to stay connected and receive quality instruction
Provide a balance of flexibility and consistent times that work for our players
Help provide an outlet for families to keep their child active
Help players prepare for their return to regular play in the future
What does the Online Pre-Season Program consist of?
Technical training sessions
Physical conditioning & movement training sessions
Webinar sessions on game development
What is the timeline of the program?
The Online Pre-Season Program begins as of May 11 and will be in place until we return to normal on-field activities
Professional talks with coaches from professional teams & academies
University & College coach introductions from Canada & United States
University Prep - mentoring for high school students on an individual level
Who is the program available for?
All Force Academy players will have the program available to them, beginning May 11
players outside of OSU Force Academy are also able to register & join the program
How is the training delivered?
Training will be delivered via Zoom
Details to join will be available directly to participants by an email shortly before the session is scheduled to begin
How is the training organized?
Sessions are delivered by age group and gender
Open sessions, at different times of the day are also available for flexibility and for players who want to do additional training
When is the training delivered?
Our schedule will provide set times by age group for players on a consistent basis, between Monday-Saturday
Our open sessions will be scheduled at different times of the day to provide flexibility for our players
How was the program developed?
Beginning in March, we test-piloted a number of initiatives that have evolved to allow us to develop the Online Pre-Season Program
What protocols & guidelines are in place for online training?
Participants must use their first name so we know who is participating
Participants should have an identified space where they are able to use their ball and some physical activity (recommendations: garage, backyard, basement, living room as examples)
While in the sessions, participants should remain on mute, and use the chat features
Sessions will be delivered as group sessions only, and no one to one sessions will occur
How do I join?
Information will be sent directly to all Academy participants and no additional sign-up is required
The program is open to players outside of the Force Academy - you can register by contacting us for more information
If you have questions, please reach out to us:
Director, Soccer Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations General Manager: email@example.com
Technical Director: firstname.lastname@example.org