Due to the potential for strong thunderstorms the next two days, both Wednesday and Thursday’s Girls Travel Soccer Registration/Evaluation nights will be held at Soccer Sportsplex (31515 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH).
Posted by rabement on May 12, 2014
Posted by ofsaboard on February 26, 2014
Attention All Parents: Our spirit-wear vendor Ryco Sports as added NEW apparel to the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association’s ONLINE store.
To find out what’s new and to order…visit our store at: http://stores.rycosports.com/olmsted-falls-soccer-association/
Posted by ofsaboard on February 3, 2014
Spring 2014 fees for all travel players, playing in both leagues, are now due and can be paid online at the following two links, one for boys and one for girls:
Boys Payment – http://www.olmstedsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=523375
Girls Payment – http://www.olmstedsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=523358
Since teams are formed in the summer for the following season (running from Fall through Spring), any new players interested in joining the OFSA travel program should contact one of the appropriate travel directors to inquire about open roster spots.
Jeanine Colozza (Girls U14, U13, U12, U11, U10 teams) firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Schwecke (Girls U9, U8 teams) email@example.com
Ray Bement (Boys U14, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8 teams) firstname.lastname@example.org
For uniform information, please contact Joe Gumeny at email@example.com.
Posted by ofsaboard on February 3, 2014
U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Tony Lepore named a 37-player roster for a week-long training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., from Feb. 1-9. Congrats to Olmsted Falls’ Sean Zawadzki, who was named to the roster as a Midfielder.
Throughout the week, the players will train twice a day in the morning and evening either side of an afternoon break to focus on their academics. The group will play a pair of friendly matches against local club sides on Feb. 5, as well as scrimmage a U.S. Residency Program team on Feb. 8.
Twenty-three players who attended the team’s initial training camp of the cycle last September return for this camp alongside 14 players receiving their first call-up to a Youth National Team camp.
Posted by jvitale1 on July 14, 2012
We have been able to negotiate a lower rate with Frontline Soccer Shop in North Olmsted for the purchases of Adidas soccer bags.
Any parents interested in purchasing bags can do so directly through Frontline Soccer. The bags can be purchased in either BLACK or NAVY BLUE and include PLAYER NAME and PLAYER NUMBER (optional). The total cost for the bag and the embroidering is $44.
Frontline Soccer Shop is located at: 28621 Lorain Road | North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 | P: (440) 777-6083
Posted by jvitale1 on June 26, 2012
Any parents of NEW Girls Travel players (or girls with old uniforms that do not fit) OR NEW U7 or U8 boys players, please contatc Joe Gumeny about uniform sizing and purchase of the new Adidas uniform kit or the existing, Boys Travel alternate uniform kit.
Keep in mind that the Girls Travel teams are exclusively Adidas and purchase their uniforms at Frontline Soccer. Any new Girls Travel players, must purchase this uniform kit. Contact Joe Gumeny with Adidas uniform questions at (440) 227-4024 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, ONLY NEW BOYS PLAYERS on NEW teams, can purchase Adidas. Other teams, existing players, etc MUST purchase the alternate uniforms. Contact Ray Bement with boys travel uniform questions at email@example.com or (440) 409-2830.
Posted by jvitale1 on April 21, 2012
Over the past several years, the Schady Road property that plays host to the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association’s (OFSA) soccer fields has deteriorated and become difficult to manage and maintain to the high level we desire it to be. For a variety of reasons, field quality has been difficult to manage – some of these include changes in the topography of the land; changes in the ability of water to drain; excessive amounts of rain; increased activity throughout the year; and increases of overall usage due to record totals of players.
Unlike many communities who do not maintain their soccer facilities, the OFSA does and so it incurs costs for equipment, field fertilization, field striping, grass cutting, trash removal, temporary restrooms and more. Further, the OFSA does not own this property, but are leasing it from the Olmsted Falls School Board, who owns this property. This creates a burden upon the OFSA budget that is rare for associations like ours. However, this fact has never swayed the OFSA in its 30-year history from focusing on the development of our young soccer players; the development of competitive soccer teams; and maintaining an inclusive and fun experience for all levels of players.
At this time, the OFSA is happy to announce a new Capital Improvement Plan for the Schady Road fields. The OFSA board has contracted Zwick Associates, Inc. as we engage a phased approach to survey, develop and improve our soccer fields. The goal will be to execute an improvement plan aimed at improving drainage and to reduce standing water throughout the complex. Currently, the gravel parking lot area and the 12-acre site suffers from standing water after rains because of relatively flat topography, shallow and inadequate drainage outlets, heavy clay soils and lack of draining improvements.
The current plan is to have such improvements executed in phases – although this could change based predominately on the budget of the project and the OFSA’s ability to infuse funding to cover the costs. Step one in this process was to develop rudimentary plans and have those approved, in concept, by the Olmsted Falls School Board, which was achieved in January 2012. Next, the need for more specific and detailed plans for approval and the timetable for a suggested phased approach for this capital improvement plan – which is currently underway. We will then need to obtain permits and coordinate improvements with the seasons of rec and travel soccer in mind. (Read more about the plan here)
Next Steps / Help from Our Community
These plans for field improvement are predicated on a number of factors, the largest of which is funding. The expected cost for the aforementioned improvements are estimated to be in excess of $160,000. Since the OFSA’s discretionary budget is far less than that total, the need for a phased approach is necessary.
Additionally, and most importantly, the need for a large capital fundraising campaign will soon be launched. The goal of engaging our community, coaches, parents, players, governmental entities, local organizations and businesses will be announced in the form of fundraising activities. Never before has the OFSA sought to solicit the community in such a way, but we believe that an aggressive fundraising campaign is the necessary and only feasible way to achieve our goal of improving the fields of play for our young players and ultimately improving their experience.
For anyone who has any interest in serving as a part of a committee to assist in our field improvement efforts (fundraising, field work, etc) or who would like to assist the OFSA in other ways, please email your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to communicate our progress, timeline and events that support this initiative as things develop.
Olmsted Falls Soccer Association Board
PHASE II: Phase II is underway by AG Designs. The plan calls for the creation of swales along the eastern and northern boarders of the Schady Road property. The swales will offer drainage relief from the soccer fields and the adjoining properties. Work will also be done to existing 6″ PVC popes and the replacement of clay tile running beneath the parking lot. (see site plan)