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SUPPLEMENTAL TRYOUTS

October 17-20

If you were unable to attend tryouts and are interested in playing with Columbus Express, please register and attend Supplemental Tryouts.  

Supplemental Tryouts will be for any Boys & Girls born 2004-2012 that want to be a member of our Express Junior & Senior programs.  

  • 2004-2008 Boys – October 19 & 20 – 6:15-7:30 PM
  • 2009-2010 Boys – October 19 & 20 – 6:15-7:30 PM
  • 2011-2012 Boys – October 19 & 20 – 5:00-6:15 PM
  • 2004-2008 Girls – October 17 & 18 – 6:15-7:30 PM
  • 2009-2010 Girls – October 17 & 18 – 5:00-6:15 PM
  • 2011-2012 Girls – October 17 & 18 – 5:00-6:15 PM
 

Supplemental Tryouts will be held at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex located at 1647 Whitney Ct, Columbus, IN 47203.  

Please register at CESC SUPPLEMENTAL TRYOUTS

For information regarding Supplemental Tryouts for Boys & Girls born 2013-2016, please send a message to the appropriate contact:

  • Boys 2013-2014:  Ike DeClue – Boys Academy Director – ike@columbusexpress.com
  • Boys 2015-2016:  EJ Young – Boys Pre-Academy Director – ej@columbusexpress.com
  • Girls 2013-2016:  Rachel Hutchinson – Girls Academy Director – rachel@columbusexpress.com

PRORGAM INFORMATION

PRE-ACADEMY (2015-2016)

Our entry-level program for up and coming players.  Learn the formative skills and attributes to build future success from our professionally licensed coaching staff.  

Our Pre-Academy program is based on the 4v4 model and is open to Boys & Girls born in 2014 & 2015. 

  • Pre-Academy Fees: $475 (August to June)

  • Financial Assistance is Available for Those That Apply
  • Additional Fees for Additional Events

For future tryouts and evaluations, please contact ty@columbusexpress.com

ACADEMY (2013-2014)

Our Academy program is for Boys & Girls born in 2012-2013.  In the Academy, our players will learn and train in the 7v7 format and will start advancing towards a training environment that mimics our Junior & Senior programs.  

In the Academy, our staff focuses on enhancing the player’s technical ability while introducing tactical concepts.  Academy players at Columbus Express are challenged to be intelligent and skillful footballers that embrace working hard, creativity, and playing as a team.

  • Academy Fees: $790 (August to June)

  • Financial Assistance is Available for Those That Apply
  • Additional Fees for Additional Events

For future tryouts and evaluations, please contact ty@columbusexpress.com.  

JUNIOR & SENIOR TEAMS (2004-2012)

Our Junior & Senior programs are our most competitive formats.

Our Junior teams compete in a Fall, Winter, & Spring range playing in a 9v9 (11U & 12U) or 11v11 (13U & 14U) format.  These players will be focusing on improving their decisions with the ball, improving their ability to move the ball, and understanding the tactical nuances of the game.

At the Senior tier, our players are focusing on performance and competition.  These players (15U-19U) will train in a Winter & Spring model that closely imitates an environment that players will see during collegiate soccer.

  • Juniors Fees: $1525 (August to June)

  • Senior Fees: $850 (November to June)  

  • Senior Fees: Tournament Only:  $900 (November to June)

  • Senior Fees: Great Lakes Conference Teams:  $1150 (November to June)
    • Financial Assistance is Available for Those That Apply
    • Additional Fees for Additional Events

For future tryouts and evaluations, please contact ty@columbusexpress.com.

2021-2023 UNIFORMS

The current uniform cycle will be in effect until the end of the 2023 Spring season.  All players that participate in Columbus Express must purchase the complete training uniform and game uniform. 

Uniforms and additional items can be purchased through Soccer Village and TeamHubSports.  The code is CESC21

It is recommended that once you are accepted into a program that you purchase your training and game uniforms as soon as possible.  Due to an influx of players and complications with transit caused by Covid-19 there may be delays in production.  

Training Uniform
Training Top – Black
adidas Parma 16 Shorts – Black
adidas Copa Zone Socks – Black

Game Uniform
adidas MiSquadra Uniform – Orange
adidas MiSquadra Uniform – White
adidas Condivo Shorts – Navy
adidas Condivo Shorts – White (Juniors & Seniors Only)
adidas Copa Zone Socks – Navy
adidas Copa Zone Socks – White

Optional items such as jackets, pants, long sleeve training and game uniforms, and backpacks are also available.  

JOIN OUR COACHING STAFF

Columbus Express is looking to add to our esteemed coaching staff for the 2022-2023 season.  If you are a decdicated and ambitious coach that is interested in working with a professional staff, improving the lives of players, building a soccer culture, and growing in your coaching education, please apply.  

Opportunities are limited within the organization.  For additional information, contact ty@columbusexpress.com. 

To fill out an application, click below: 

Become a Referee

Our game needs referees.  No refs.  No games.  

Indiana Soccer & Columbus Express are teaming up with the Indiana Soccer Referee Association to host a Referee Certification exam in Columbus.  

Referee Course
July 15, 2022
Columbus North High School
Time TBD

There is about 3-5 hours of pre-course work. 

Follow theses steps to start the process.  

  1. Start Here to Become a Referee: http://www.indianareferees.org/referees/how-to-become-a-referee/
  2. Check Available Classes: https://indianarefs.omgtsys.com/AvailableClinics.aspx 
  3. Select “Never Been a Referee Before” from Menu
  4. After the Refresh, Select “2023” as Badge Year

For any questions, please email Brian.e.lavelle@gmail.com

 

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