FC3 Premier Soccer

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Professional Coach

Each FC3 Premier team will feature a paid coach who trains the team during the week and coaches them on game day. FC3 Premier coaches are United States Soccer Federation (USSF) licensed coaches and bring with them advanced coaching experience at the youth soccer or scholastic soccer levels. Unlike traditional MNSA travel programs who utilize volunteer parent coaches and once a week paid trainer, the FC3 Premier program offers a total soccer experience that mimics training done at elite regionally based clubs at a lesser price point.

Twice a Week Training Sessions

FC3 Premier will train two times per week during the fall season. These practices are on set nights every week. FC3 players will receive a training jersey to wear to practice as part of their uniform. Training usually begins in late-July or sometime in August depending on the team and their tournament/regular season schedule.

Central League Soccer

Our FC3 Premier teams compete in Central League Soccer (CLS) at the younger age groups. CLS is a regional travel soccer league offering tiered divisions that services clubs based in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. Most away games are within 30 minutes of drive time. CLS teams will play 8 games in the fall season. Home game fields, U8 – U10 are at Drexel Lodge Park in Newtown Square, U11 – U17 are at Krasas Field in Newtown Square. Boys play games on Saturdays and girls play Sundays.

Tournament Play

FC3 Premier teams will compete in 1-2 tournaments during the fall season. This usually includes a pre-season tournament that the team uses as a tune-up for league play as well as a postseason tournament. What tournament a team plays in is usually based on what the coach thinks would be good for the team and is dependent on parent/player interest.

Winter Soccer

Most FC3 Premier teams participate in winter soccer activities which include 1 or 2 practices a week indoors based on gym availability. Teams can choose to play in indoor leagues at YSC Sports in Wayne or futsal leagues, which are commonly held in King of Prussia, as well as indoor tournaments. The goal of indoor is to keep players getting touches in the "off-season". The winter season is less intensive than the fall and teams are usually flexible on practices and games due to kids playing other sports. 

Spring Soccer

Spring soccer is a lighter version of the fall season. Teams practice 1 – 2 nights a week and play in CLS spring league, 5 games during April-May. All spring games are played on Sundays. FC3 Premier teams will have the opportunity to compete in the Challenge Cup. This is a World Cup style tournament played at three different skill tiers to crown a state champion. All Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association teams are eligible for this event. Teams usually also try to play in 1 spring tournament.