The Crew Juniors were formed to create the premier youth player development program in Major League Soccer. We strive to assemble the finest coaching staff and to be committed to their long-term development through continuing education. We commit to establishing an outstanding learning environment for young people, on and off of the field. We pledge to run The Crew Juniors organization with a sense of community, and a commitment to give back to the game and assist with its growth at all levels.
Crew Soccer Academy
Crew Soccer Academy is the program that provides the greatest opportunity and exposure for players to reach their highest level, remains one of the few programs in the country that is fully funded, and has had the most success over a 5 year period of any youth program ever in Ohio. No costs for player fees, travel, accommodations, meals and Crew replica gear are incurred by families. Players train and play at the Obetz Training Facility and Crew Stadium and have a more frequent and better training environment combined with fewer, more meaningful matches. Players have unparalleled access and exposure to U.S. Youth National Team, professional and collegiate coaches.
Crew Soccer Academy is a charter member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA). A U.S. National Team program, it is the top level of competition in the country. Crew Soccer Academy is the only member of the USSDA in Central Ohio, and is the top boy’s level in Ohio. CSA participates in exclusive MLS events during the year several players have had opportunities to play in MLS Reserve League matches.
This elite player development program is designed to prepare players to compete on the Crew Soccer Academy teams by replicating the training, competition and travel formula that has made the U.S Soccer Development Academy so successful. The Pre-Academy player pools will compete in several unique MLS only youth events and the National Premier League (NPL). The Crew Youth is the ONLY program in Ohio that can provide this level of programming and environment that will replicate the highest academy standards required by U.S. Soccer.
Crew Juniors Elite
Crew Juniors Elite is an all new level of programming focused solely on our U12 through U18 girls teams. This level is designed to develop and provide players an opportunity to play at the highest levels of youth soccer and prepare them for college. The training, competition and travel will be very similiar to our boys Pre-Academy level and these girls teams will compete in the highest competitive platforms including several unique MLS only youth events throughout the year. Players benefit from being part of the most innovative and comprehensive player development system in the nation while training and playing right here in central Ohio. These Elite level girls teams will have programming 4-5 days per week throughout the fall and spring and winter training will be included.
Crew Juniors East
A critical part of the first level of the Crew Youth Pyramid, Crew Juniors New Albany is the select soccer program of the New Albany Youth Soccer League. Crew Juniors New Albany partnered with the Columbus Crew in 2011 to become the host community for one of the most comprehensive player development programs in the nation. Crew Juniors New Albany strives to offer the highest level soccer experience to players of all ages and levels for an affordable price. Crew Juniors New Albany will offer multiple boys and girls teams from U7 to U19.
Crew Juniors South
Crew Juniors Pickerington and Crew Juniors South have combined into Crew Juniors South. A critical part of the first level of the Crew Youth Pyramid offering players one of the most comprehensive player development programs in the nation. Crew Juniors South strives to offer the highest level soccer experience to players of all ages and levels for an affordable price. Crew Juniors South will offer multiple boys and girls teams in the Pickerington, Bexley, Groveport, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala and Canal Winchester communities from U7 to U19.
Crew Juniors West
A critical part of the first level of the Crew Youth Pyramid, Worthington select soccer partnered with the Columbus Crew in 2008 to become the host community for one of the most comprehensive player development programs in the nation. Crew Juniors Worthington strives to offer the highest level soccer experience to players of all ages and levels for an affordable price. Crew Juniors Worthington offers multiple boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 to U19.