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Fall Registration is OPEN

Our Fall Season is right around the corner. Registration is now open. Get your team ready or sign up as a free agent.

Men's 7v7 OTR
D1 | D2

Where: Stargel Stadium (season will finish at secondary location)
What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Mondays between 8pm-11pm beginning on September 17th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Coed 7v7 OTR
Competitive | Rec level

Where: Stargel Stadium (season will finish at secondary location)

What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Wednesdays between 8pm-11pm beginning on September 19th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Sunday Coed 7v7 OTR
Beginners level

Where: Stargel Stadium (season will finish at secondary location)

What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Sundays between 7:30pm-9:30pm beginning on August 26th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Coed 7v7 East Side

Where: Anderson All Weather Fields at Riverside Park
What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Sundays between 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning on September 9th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 8 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Men's 7v7 East Side

Where: Anderson All Weather Fields at Riverside Park
What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Sundays between 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning on September 9th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Coed 7v7 West Chester

Where: Turf Field 2 at Voice of America Park
What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Tuesdays between 8:00pm-10:00pm beginning on September 4th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Men's 7v7 West Chester

Where: Turf Field 2 at Voice of America Park
What: Small sided division with 23 minute halves and a 10 match season
When: Wednesdays between 8:00pm-10:00pm beginning on September 5th
How much: Early bird $795|Standard $845| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Comes with: T-shirts for team
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 9 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

Men's 11v11

Where: Clark Montessori
What: 40 minute halves and a 8 match season
When: Sundays between 12:00pm-6:00pm beginning on September 9th
How much: Early bird $995|Standard $1095| Individual/ Free agent rate is $95
Additional Fees: None- all inclusive
Individual Fee: For any teams interested paying as individuals, you must have a minimum of 12 player signed up to play and paid in full. The fee is fixed and does not change by roster size.

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Newton Heath are Wednesday Rec Coed Champs!

Newton Heath are Wednesday Rec Coed Champs!

Congrats to Newton Heath for winning our Spring Wednesday Night Coed Rec 7v7 Championship over, two time champs, Ginja Ninja and Booze.  The rain didn't stop them from enjoying their victory.

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Men's D1 7v7 Playoffs Set

Quarter-Finals

(1) Barca D -v- (8) Bourbon Ballers 8:00p Field 1

(3) FC Truth -v- (6) FC Entourage  8:00p Field 3

(2) Glory Days -v- (7) Washed Up FC 9:00p Field 1

(4) 9 Inch Kicks -v- (5) P&G United 9:00p Field 3

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What differentiates Gotham's youth program?

Gotham Soccer is a community of players that love soccer. We’re different from what currently exists in the United States in so much as soccer used to be hard and many organizations were built in that environment. By that I mean 20-30 years ago the number of players wasn’t very large, and clubs formed with travel teams to find the necessary competition. Today, that’s changed. A lot of people play soccer, Gotham’s existence as a successful adult league around the country is evidence of that, with local, convenient weekly games providing an outlet for playing. Our aim with our youth push is to facilitate an easy, fun soccer experience for younger players as well.

The focus of Gotham is different than that of the organizations that grew up during this earlier time in the US, that is the USSF and associated clubs. For most ‘clubs’ it’s about tryouts, tournaments, regional/national competitions, and a lot of pressure for kids to excel, get college scholarships, potentially even go pro. The philosophy here is about the joy of lacing up your boots, stepping onto a pitch, and knocking a ball about, while developing the skills necessary to make this a fun thing to do. Our adult leagues provide us with a unique network of people that want to pass on their love of the game, which is different from more recreational offerings like the YMCA that often don’t have coaches that really know soccer.

And getting down to an even finer level of difference is that we want to develop each player in a different way. To date Americans have been very focused on the “right way” to play the game, that is full field 11v11 games. And we love 11v11, Gotham’s first offerings were full field, 90min, 11v11 games in NYC. But 11v11 spreads the game out, and with only one ball for 22 players, each player gets less of an opportunity to touch the ball. We feel small sided games on smaller fields with fewer players is the way to develop skill and talent. We want children to have the ball at the feet as much as possible. In our skills and drills sessions we de-emphasize endurance training and emphasize fundamental skills training. Kids will run because they are kids, and there’s CrossFit and track if fitness is desired. We’re here to pass along our knowledge and love of the game to a new generation.

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23 Great Options for Youth Soccer in Cincinnati

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in America and with every year a new record is reached for the number of youth participating. And as evidenced by Gotham’s own expansion, more adults are staying active in the sport. As a first time parent it can often be quite overwhelming as your child enters into the soccer playing age as there are so many options. Obviously where your child’s friends are playing is most important, but find below a good guide to the Cincinnati Youth Soccer scene.

1. Gotham Soccer Youth

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 A tried and true option for adults with a deep network of passionate players to serve as coaches. Gotham is looking to add

an youth training with professional coaches while not being as burdensome as traditional clubs on the

parents. As demonstrated with adults, weekly play at a convenient location can provide fun competition to enable growth. We believe

soccer should be fun, convenient, and engaging for the entire family and we like to say we’re the league for players age 5-99.

2. YMCA

The YMCA is a staple of American youth sports with offerings from swimming lessons to soccer. A good option for purely recreational,

young children. Coaches are typically volunteers with the differences becoming apparent with teams that have a volunteer with soccer

experience and those that don’t. Leagues typically break down at ages 7-8 as advancing players leave for options with better learning

opportunities.

3. Town & Country

Town & Country has a wonderful indoor/outdoor facility just across the river in Kentucky. They run youth leagues all through the year.

Coaches are volunteer although they often have a deeper understanding of soccer. They do form “free agent” teams although there’s a hazard for these teams as many of the teams playing here come from the local clubs, resulting in highly lopsided games and

children becoming frustrated and dropping out.

4. Soccer City

Soccer City is one of the main stays of indoor soccer in Cincinnati. Located at the intersection of I-275 and the Ronald Reagan it’s a

convenient West side location to get to. Becomes quite popular in the winter and can be a challenge to get on a team.

5. Wall2Wall

Wall2Wall is another main stay of the indoor soccer scene in Cincinnati. Located in Mason, can be a drive to get to from the freeway.

The full sized indoor pitch along with 2 traditional indoor pitches with walls makes this a roomy choice during the winter.

6. Tri-County Indoor Soccer

Tri-County is an indoor pitch that is growing a little tired. Hopefully the recent acquisition by Let’s Play (a national brand) will inject new

life into this facility located just off of I-275 near the Tri-County Mall.

7. Cincinnati United

Cincinnati United is a club option for youth. Follows the classic USSF model of club soccer and can become a large commitment for

both child and parents. As the child progresses they begin having to try out for select teams to progress to ever higher levels of

competition. And as part of that you have to travel to where the competition is, whether that’s around town or for out of town

tournaments.

8. Cincinnati West Soccer Club

Cincinnati West is a club option on the West side of Cincinnati. Focus is to train players to compete at an elite level. Partner with

Soccer Shots to offer early youth training with advanced education coming in after age 9.

9. Total Futbol Academy

Total Futbol Academy has the designation of being the largest youth soccer academy on the West side of Cincinnati. Home games are

played in at the TFA Harrison Sports Complex right on the Indiana/Ohio border off of I-74. As youth progress in age, the competition

level rises and those that qualify start to travel to find comparative competition.

10. Kings Hammer

Kings Hammer is the largest club in Cincinnati, with the majority of its fields on the East side of Cincinnati in the Anderson and Batavia

areas. Some games are played at the Town & Country facility in Kentucky. Follows the club structure to find and train the best players of the club. Travel to competition as it becomes more and more select.

11. SAY Soccer

Soccer Association of Youth is the traditional USSF league in the Cincinnati area. The aim is for recreational soccer, typically volunteer

run. Experience can be somewhat hit or miss depending.

12. Lil Kicker’s

Lil Kicker’s is a program for very young children, starting at age 3 with their Hoppers classes. These bridge the gap between soccer

and general active day care with the traditional parachute typically making an appearance at some point each session. Plenty of

parental involvement to enjoy with your child. They offer Micro classes above age 4. The Lil Kicker’s program of Cincinnati is paired

with Let’s Play and offers classes at Tri-County and Wall2Wall indoor complexes.

13. Cincinnati Development Academy

Part of the US Soccer Girls’ Development Academy it is the top program for girl’s soccer in the country and a primary pathway to the

Youth National Teams. You have to be good to get in but have access to some solid resources once there.

14. Ohio Elite Soccer Academy

Located in West Chester with the principal facility being the 37 acre David L Olberding Training facility with winter training occurring on

the beautiful Seven Hills School fields on Red Bank. Have both league play and non-competition based training in their academy.

15. Alliance Cincinnati

Cincinnati Soccer Alliance is an East side club with multiple locations for games in the Loveland, Milford, Anderson to Batavia areas.

Offers both a youth academy and league play with tryouts. Of note, offers futsal, soccer played on a basketball court with weighted

balls, in the winter.

16. Star Soccer Club

A club with tryouts for all ages with the Rising STAR Academy for ages 3-9. Located in the Wyoming, Finneytown area of Northern

Cincinnati.

17. Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association

The male side of Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association is an East side based club. Games are played in Anderson and Union

townships.

18. Girls SE Cincinnati Soccer Association

The female side of Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association.

19. I9 Sports

National brand expanding in the Cincinnati market. They offer multiple sports including flag football, lacrosse and baseball. Focus is

on fun and convenience with practice and games being on the same day for ease of parental time. The national extension of this

brand does connote popularity.

20. FC Cincinnati Academy

They say this is coming and would be a great addition with a direct path to professional play. Look for news on this offering soon.

21. Coerver Coaching

Developed by the Dutch coach Wiel Coerver in the 1970s the Coerver Coaching company has been teaching youth soccer for

decades around the world. In Cincinnati offer summer camps and tournaments in the Cincinnati area.

22. Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots of Northern Cincinnati follows the national brand Soccer Shots curriculum which has trained 350,000 children in the US

in a recent year. They focus on kids ages 3-8 and provide a solid set of skills for children to evolve to other club offerings.

23. Cincinnati Soccer Club

A newer East side Cincinnati club offering an academy for young children and teams for older. Offers college ID camps for those high

school aged players looking to get spotted for a collegiate team.

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