The OUFC SELECT program is designed to provide the ideal platform for the dedicated and passionate player seeking to play Soccer in High School and beyond. Our goal is to create the ideal environment to help young players learn to love the game of Soccer and inspire them to become the best competitor and teammate they can be. With our heavy emphasis on growth & development over game results we can take the time necessary for players to become who they want to be. By creating a challenging environment that requires players to think fast, act fast, be willing to make mistakes and then recover fast we can help develop players into competitors and then competitors into Champions.
The OUFC SELECT teams are created during tryouts in late May & early June each year by selecting approx 30 dedicated and committed players for each age group and gender. We then create 2 rosters and work with these players during a Fall Season (August to October), Winter Season (January to March), and Spring season (March to May). Beginning at age 11 we will begin to create a competitive roster and a developmental roster similar to a Varsity & JV scenario at the High School level so that players of like skill levels can develop at a similar pace. Players can and will move between their age group rosters based on attitude, effort, attendance, coachability, and skill development. The assessment of a players development does NOT end after tryouts and roster assignment. Players are constantly competing over the course of the entire year for playing time and roster spots. This dynamic and challenging environment is essential for players to be pushed and to not stop working and fighting to become better. Nothing can be given and everything must be earned in order for a player to reach their true potential.
The OUFC SELECT program for High School age players begins in November each year. Typically, teams U16 and older will participate in a November Tournament/Showcase after their Fall High School season ends. Adherence to the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) rules, particularly the "rule of 5", when designing rosters is standard operating procedure.
Team names and rankings for the 2022-2023 season:
OUFC SELECT U11B/2012 BLACK
OUFC SELECT U11B/2012 WHITE
OUFC SELECT U11B/2012 SILVER
The OUFC SELECT program offering includes:
***The paying of fees does NOT entitle anyone to disrespecting or speaking negatively about players, coaches, Directors, or referees. Playing time and position selection decisions (i.e. game management) are made at the full discretion of the coaches. It is our full desire to have playing time shared by all players who are consistently attending practices, provide a constant positive attitude, give maximum effort, and continue to own their technical development by working outside of practice & games. Players who do NOT meet this standard can NOT and should NOT expect to receive the same playing time as their teammates who do. In competitive sports everything must be earned and never given.