Our Principles

These guiding principles shape the Columbus Express brand of soccer and how we coach, play, and improve.

Columbus Express Values

EducationDisciplineRelationships, & Effort

  • Value 1: Education
    Instill Lifelong Learning Skills
    Value the Process of Learning
    Improving Our Techniques & Approach
  • Value 2: Discipline
    “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” – Jim Rohn
  • Value 3: Relationships
    Strength in Unity
    Instill Trust
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass
  • Value 4: Effort
    Devote Energy to Improve
    Commitment to Pursuit of Excellence

Columbus Express Key Components

Player DevelopmentCoachingParent Engagement, & Competition

  • Component 1: Player Development
    Age Specific Curriculum
    Individual Development
    Educational Opportunities
  • Component 2: Coaching
    Coaching Education
    Director of Coaching Support
    Professional Development
    Organized & Purposeful Training
  • Component 3: Parent Engagement
    Understanding Processes
    Development > Results
    Educating Influencers

  • Component 4: Competition
    Competitive Training Environment
    Compete to Improve
    Competitive Tournaments & Leagues