Community programs offer a comprehensive soccer experience for players of all ages and skill levels. Our focus is to create an atmosphere and environment in training and competition where players are challenged to be creative and solve problems. The priority is on the individual player and the development of technically superior soccer players in a fun, rewarding setting. Great importance is placed on age appropriate activities and creating a child-centered learning environment where building the player comes first, then the team.  Players will practice twice a week (on average) throughout the season in an academy style format which US Soccer determined as a “Best Practice.”  We implement and replicate many of the highest standards required by U.S. Soccer.

Birth Years

Eligible players are players born in 2014 (U8), 2013 (U9) and 2012 (U10).


A six month program: August - October; March - May; teams will meet on average three times/week.

Game Information

Teams will play in a local league and most games will be scheduled for the weekends.

Training Location/Practice Days

Location: Thompson Park, 5600 Thompson Road, Columbus, OH 43230
Practice Days:  TBD


spring only

There is one event included in the program fee.  The program will look to do three - five events over the course of the club year.  Any event over the included three events will be billed separately.  Ala cart event fees will range from $45 - $100/event and will be billed separately at the time of such event.   Ala cart event fees are only refundable to the extent a refund is received from the event.


For the 2021-2022 season, Sporting Columbus will be in season two of a two season uniform cycle (the current uniform cycle will end after the spring, 2022 season).  Returning players will need a new training jersey and any item based on need.  New players will need to order a full kit.  Uniform orders are placed online.  After you pay your deposit, soccer.com will send an instruction e-mail to all players regarding the uniform process.  Returning players will maintain their current number; uniform numbers for new players will be randomly assigned.  The uniform ordering process will begin around June 15.


Spring Only

$500 ($100/deposit with monthly payments thereafter) - this includes but is not limited to practices (outdoors, indoors, in person and/or online), friendlies and/or games.  These fees do not include travel and/or uniforms. 

Tryout Information

At this time, any interested player most register for tryouts.  For tryout information, please click here.