FC Storm Academy

Development Soccer for U7 and U8 Players

Information and Registration

Fall 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.

Academy teams are formed in the fall and spring.  They are separate seasons and players have to register for each season separately.  Unlike Select Soccer, players only commit to one season at a time.

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 U7 players participate in friendly games with other select clubs.  The U8 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 $250 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

Fall 2024 Dates

Practices sent out

Practices begin the first week of August
Practices will be twice a week; two one-hour practices

September & October
Games played on weekends
All 2018 players and 2017 girls play on Saturdays
2017 Boys play on Sundays

Season ends last weekend in October

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
  • Fee: $250
  • Uniform required; $70 (not included in the registration fee)

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