FC Storm Academy

Development Soccer for U7 and U8 Players

Information and Registration

Spring 2024 Season

FC Storm Academy is a development program for boys and girls specifically designed for the U8 and U7 player. It will improve foundational soccer skills (first touch, dribbling, passing) through focused training and small sided games. Academy is conducted in a fun, positive learning environment that prepares players for select soccer.

Tryouts are not required to participate in the FC Storm Academy. The program and training are designed for players (families) who are serious about working on skill development and are mentally and physically ready for more advanced training.

Players are grouped by gender.  The U8 players participate in friendly games with other select clubs.  The U9 players participate in a more formal league.  Scores and standings are not not tracked for either age group.  Teams play matches against Cincinnati United, Cincinnati Elite, Lakota FC, Cincinnati Soccer Club, Impact, STAR, FOSC and others.

FC Storm Academy staff is made up of professional trainers and experienced, licensed coaches who are selected because they love teaching soccer to young players. They bring enthusiasm and passion that creates a wonderful environment for players to learn skills without fear of making mistakes.

The $200 fee includes the cost of trainers, games, referees and field expenses.  Players are required to purchase a uniform which is an additional fee.  If players play for multiple seasons, the uniform only needs to be purchased once.

For more information, contact  FC Storm at [email protected]

Welcome Josh Edwards

2024 Academy Director

Josh is from the UK where he played competitive soccer all his life.  He has been working with U6 and U7 players at various clubs in England and the US for over six years.  Josh is a current FC Storm coach.  He will be working under the direction of FC Storm Sr. Director of Coaching Anthony Doherty.


Josh with his 2016 Academy Team

Spring 2024 Key Dates

5th – Practices sent out

18th – Practices begin (weather and field conditions permitting)

6th – Games begin

18th to 19th – Season ends

Academy Details:

  • Boys and Girls U7 and U8
  • 2 Practices per week
  • 7- 8 weekend games
  • Play with friends
  • No tryouts
  • Fun, positive environment
  • Tournament opportunities
  • Professional coaches and trainers
  • Total Cost: $200
  • Uniform required; extra fee

New to FC Storm?

  1. Check out the About Us section of this website for information on our mission and values. It explains who we are and what we believe in.
  2. Feel free to reach out to the club for more information or to have a representative of the club contact you. You may contact us here.
  3. Sign up to receive Inside Storm, the monthly newsletter with news and information to keep you up to date on the FC Storm soccer club.  Click Here
Share This