What is our mission?
It is the mission of Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club to provide a comprehensive program of advanced youth soccer education, athletic development, and progressively challenging competition, in an environment that emphasizes personal and team achievement through accountability, commitment and good sportsmanship.
Why play soccer?
Soccer is the world's popular competition sport. It is the largest participation sport for women of all ages in the US and the 2nd largest for men. Soccer offers players the ability to develop a unique combination of skill, athleticism, endurance and problem solving ability that will benefit them throughout life.
What is Select Soccer?
Select Soccer is organized, competitive soccer played against other select teams with the ability to play in any sanctioned tournaments. The primary differences between recreational soccer (SAY or YMCA organized) and select soccer is the competitive level of games and the method in which teams are formed. Select soccer is similar to traveling baseball or basketball programs where players "try-out" and are chosen based on their level of skill and talent as opposed to recreational teams where the key purpose is to have all players participate regardless of individual talent or skill. We believe that both types of organizations are needed in every community. Another difference is that select soccer is played two seasons per year ? starting in the Fall and continuing into the Spring.
Who or What is Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club? And why play for NWC Alliance?
NWC Alliance SC operates out of the Centerville / Springboro / Lebanon area of southern Ohio. The Northern Warren County Alliance Soccer Club has been in existence since 1994. NWC Alliance is a fully integrated, developmental youth soccer club that provides education and competition opportunities for players U8 through U18. The club which operates as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, maintains a professional, USSF licensed training staff with over 60 years of coaching experience involving youth, collegiate and professional players. A board of trustees highly experienced in youth soccer, the majority of whom have no children in the club, oversees club operations.
What can players expect to gain from NWC Alliance participation?
Players can expect to learn the game of soccer in an environment that emphasizes personal commitment, academic achievement and a high standard of sportsmanship. As NWC Alliance players advance in age and ability, they can expect opportunities for elite competition and experienced guidance in support of their interscholastic and intercollegiate careers.
Is there a balance between training and competition?
Yes. And it varies by player age:
U8 - U11: The emphasis is one of "Learning to Play", which involves skill development, elementary tactical concepts and small-sided competitions.
U12 - U14: The emphasis is on "Learning the Game" and involves advanced technical and full field tactical concepts, as well as basic athletic development.
U15 - U18: The emphasis becomes "Learning to Compete" and involves advanced athletic development, results oriented competition.
Read more about NWC soccer training
Where do NWC Alliance team compete?
NWC Alliance teams compete in a variety of leagues and tournament competitions, in the southern Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana areas. These include the Cincinnati United soccer League (CUSL), the Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League (BPYSL), US Club Soccer, and the Elite Players League (EPL) as well as many local, regional and national competitions.
Who is training/coaching my player?
The club's Director of Coaching (Brian Kohen) has a USSF National "A" license and all of the trainers used by the club have a USSF National "D" license or higher. All coaches within NWC Alliance SC are required to obtain a USSF State "F" license within one year of joining the club and most coaches have USSF State "E" licenses or higher. This means your player is exposed to the best level of soccer training available in the Southern Ohio region.
What about Practices?
Teams within the soccer club typically schedule 2 to 4 practices a week with scheduled practices usually starting the first two weeks of August and continuing until the end of October for the Fall season and starting the first two weeks of March and continuing into the month of June for the Spring season. All teams have the option to vary their training schedule as needed and have the ability to add winter sessions as well.
Tell me about the Tournaments?
Most NWC Alliance SC teams play 2-3 tournaments each season. Some teams choose to attend out of state tournaments as a method of building team unity and exposing the players and parents to different rules and styles of play.
What are the Costs?
The annual player fee ranges from $600 to $1200, depending on age, and includes both for the Fall and Spring seasons. This covers all player, team, club and league registration fees, training fees, referee fees and entry fees to 4 tournaments for both the fall and spring sessions. This fee can vary from team to team depending on the number of tournaments each coach chooses to participate in, any training above what the club offers and any winter/indoor sessions.
How are Player Fees Utilized?
• Player & Coach Cards
• League Fees
• Referee Fees for all games
• Field Maintenance (Lining Fields, Goals, Nets, Corner Flags)
• Tournament Entry Fees (Each team is budgeted for two Tournaments per season)
• Fees for Training (Director of Coaching & Technical Directors)
• Team Camp
• Insurance & Taxes (Liability Insurance, Workers Comp, State & Federal Taxes)
• Club Web Site & Team Web pages
• Indoor Field Rental
What about the Uniforms?
Each team is required to wear the club uniform at all games which consists of: 1 primary and 1 alternate jersey, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of socks. All parts of the uniform are manufactured by Adidas. The cost of the uniform is approximately $100 and will include screening and numbering on jerseys. These select soccer uniforms typically last two years. More details will be provided by your team's coach or team administrator.
Is financial aid available?
The club is committed to helping defray the cost of participation for all siblings, as well as for families with financial need on a first come basis. The club undertakes a variety of active fundraising efforts - from its Kroger rebate program, through golf outings and corporate sponsorships - with all of the proceeds going to fund sibling reductions and scholarship programs.