UNIQUE TRYOUT PROCESS : We are excited to continue to utilize our unique Tryout Process. This process entails 3 Days of Training Drills, Tactical Sessions & Gameplay, which will be performed by your Age Group Coach & Staff.
The Player Identification Process will consist of the following :
Session 1 Technical Focus : Agility, Juggling, Passing, Ball Control, Shooting
Session 2 Tactical Focus : Session Topics will be Attacking, Defending or Transitional Play.
Session 3 Gameplay : Players will compete in Age Appropriate Small-Sided and Full-Sided Games
This new process will allow the Staff to identify specific player qualities and characteristics for Field Players & Goalkeepers, which is critical to player development. Please see the FFC website for the detailed description of the player identification attributes.
Goalkeeper Tryout : We have also included an additional Tryout Day designed specifically for our Goalkeepers. This Tryout will be conducting by our Goalkeeper Director, Joesph DeMartino and assisted by Matt Cruz & Matt Eby. Goalkeeper Tryout Times & Dates are listed on the FFC Website.
NEW STAFF & STRUCTURE : FFC has also gone through great lengths to continually improve the Programming, Coaching & Technical Staff each year. The 2019-20 Season will provide our Membership with the another fantastic year of experienced and licensed staff. The FFC Technical Staff structure will also provide the club members with more stability with all Full-Time Staff Members being Year-Round 12 Month Employees. Grover Gibson, the clubs Executive Director leads the impressive FFC Technical Staff. Technical Director, Mayowa Owolabi manages the FFC Coaching Staff, also a holder of an USSF ‘A’ Licenses and offering a wealth of experience ranging from leading Programming and Teams at the US Development Academy Level to College Coaching. FFC Director of Coaching, Marcello Alves shares his Professional Coaching and Playing background from Brazil to assist the functionality of the staff while also having the ability to lead and manage the coaches and player pool that FFC holds. New, for the 2019 and 2020 season the club has brought in Youth Director, Kevin Carmichael. Carmichael come from Virginia Beach. Carmichael last held the position of Girls Director at Virginia Beach City FC before coming to Fredericksburg. The final addition to our Technical Staff is our Goalkeeper Director, Joesph DeMartino. Joesph lands at Fredericksburg FC after completing his Collegiate career at Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA). Our staff now is able to bring over 80 years of combined soccer coaching experience to the club!
COACHING SLATE & TEAM ASSIGNMENTS : The 2019 - 20 Assignments have provided every team with a combination of stability, experience and changes that best suite each age groups developmental goals and needs. Every coaching position is filled with the most experienced & licensed coaches in the region. All coaches carry USSF coaching certification and/or professional coaching and playing experience. See Coaching Slate below.
Registration Information and Link is OPEN
We accept players Year-Round ! If you are interested in joining our Travel Program and it's already mid-season, no worries ! Feel free to Contact Us at: [email protected]
We will be able to get you in touch with the coach and Director for your Age Group who will provide you with opportunities to see which Travel Team might be the best fit for you!