Introducing: FCS Premier and Our High School Program! Scroll down to learn more.
FC Storm and FCS Premier are the competitive soccer arms of the Loveland Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) which provides soccer programs to youth of all ages and abilities.
U9 to U10 (7v7)
U9 and U10 Teams are formed from the pool of players who tryout in our three campus sites. Teams are formed from those campus pool of players. At each campus, players are grouped by overall skill to form teams. The goal is to form teams in a way that minimizes the difference in skill level among the cohort of players. Each campus will have Orange, White, Black, etc level teams depending on the total pool of players. These teams will typically play in the Cardinal Premier League at a Division where they can be competitive.
U11 to U14
Beginning at U11, teams are formed from the pool of all players of a given gender and birthyear across the whole club. Players are grouped by skill to form the club-wide Orange, White, Black, Blue, etc teams. Once formed teams are assigned to one of the three campuses for training taking into account the geographical make up of the team. U11 to U14 teams play in the Cardinal Premier League and the Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League.
U11 – U19
FCS Premier is designed for players seeking the next level in skill development. Players are chosen based on skill level, growth potential, commitment, and physical and mental readiness for more rigorous training. Premier teams train 3 nights a week. Their fall season continues until early December. They will generally train 2 times a week in the winter. FCS Premier teams will play in competitive regional and state leagues.
High School Program
The high school program is built around the needs of high school age players who have completed their freshman year to players finishing their senior year (U15 to U19). Seniors is Directed by Anthony Doherty, Director of Player Development and Varsity Assistant Coach at Loveland High School. Anthony currently holds a USSF C License.
Seniors offers players an opportunity to continue to develop technical and tactical skills coupled with more rigorous game strategy training. Teams will participate in local elite tournaments early March, regional tournaments in April and State Cup in May. They will play at a top level in the Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League. Teams will begin to practice after the fall high school season and train indoors in January and February. Outdoor training will use fields in the Loveland community.
FC Storm is a player centered soccer club that believes competitive soccer is an opportunity for developing skills and values for success in all aspects of life. It works with families to create schedules that respect the hectic life parents lead.
// Our Seasons //
FC Storm is a year-round competitive soccer program. Teams are formed in late May through an open tryout process that all prospective players, including current Storm players, attend. All of our teams follow the same basic schedule during the fall and spring season.
Tryouts – all interested players are required to attend 1 to 2 nights of tryouts. Tryouts are run by our professional coaching staff.
June and July
No formal training. Teams often hold pick-up games either as a team or as part of an age group.
August through October
Fall training begins the first week of August. All teams participate in a Pre-Season training camp the first or second week of practice. The Camp runs Monday through Friday in the evening. FC Storm has three training campuses; Indian Hill, Loveland and Milford.
League play runs from the end of August until the end of October. FC Storm teams typically play in either the Greater Cincinnati Soccer League or the Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League.
Most teams participate in 2 or 3 tournaments in the fall. Some teams choose to travel to an out of town tournament where they will spend the weekend.
November and December
FC Storm High School teams begin to practice after the high school season ends. They particpate in a fall tournament. Practices end early December. FCS Premier teams continue to practice until early December. The rest of the Club teams have nothing formal scheduled. Some opt to join indoor leagues. Many of our players play in winter basketball leagues.
January and February
All teams participate in Club organized winter training in January and February. Our teams train with either a professional trainer or more senior and experienced coaches. Younger teams practice indoors and older teams practice on outdoor turf fields.
March to May
Coach led practices begin in early March using a combination of indoor fields and outdoor fields. All teams move to outdoor fields by the end of March.
League play runs from early April until mid-May.
Most teams will participate in two spring tournaments