Program Information

Birth Years: 2012/2011

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.


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

Training Location/Practice Days

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

Game Information

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


All events are ala cart.  The program will look to do three - five events over the course of the club year.  Event fees will range from $45 - $85/event and will be billed separately at the time of each event.   Event fees are only refundable to the extent a refund is received from the event.

Placement, Acceptance and Registration Process

Team offers will begin Tuesday, May 26 (for returning players) and Friday, May 29 (for new players).  Offers will first be sent via email.  Only players that have signed up for Tryouts will receive an offer.  When necessary, phone calls will be made as a follow up. To accept the offer, please follow the instructions in the e-mail.  Without the electronic acceptance and deposit, your player’s spot may be offered to another player, even if you have verbally committed to your coach. 


For the 2020-2021 season, Sporting Columbus will be in season one of a four season uniform cycle.  All 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.

Tryout Information

For tryout information, please click here.


spring only

$400 ($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 events, travel and/or uniforms.