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Futures Training Program

What is Futures Training?

Individual development in a small group setting focusing on technical mastery, maximizing touches & decisions 

  • Birthyears 2015-2010
  • 1:10 Coach to Player ratio
  • Coached by Crew Youth Staff
  • Hosted at Historic Crew Stadium 
  • Every player receives a training shirt 

Why Futures Training?

Futures Training is designed to allow players the freedom and creativity to take risks and embrace challenges in a secure environment.

Futures Training provides youth soccer players in the Columbus market and surrounding region the opportunity to train at our world-class historic professional facility. 

During the pilot season (2022-23), 33 boys from Futures Training were identified and selected for our Pre-Academy and Academy programming.

Registration Information

Participants can select any of the dates they wish to train that fits their schedule. 

Each training day is limited to 40 participants per training hour, to allow for maximum development.

Registration is first come first serve. 

Training hours are open to boys and girls

Please see the birthyear age groups and training times listed below.

 $50 per 1 hour training session 

Futures Selection Game Added!

We're excited to announce Futures Participants will have the opportunity to play in a Friendly vs Columbus Crew Pre-Academy team(s) on Monday April 29th.

  • Futures Participants will be selected by Futures Coaches & Crew Scouts
  • Must attend at least (1) Futures Training session in April to be eligible for selection
  • Friendly match is a free added on experience to the training
  • U11 Crew Pre-Academy (2013) vs Futures Selection (2014, 2013, 2012)
  • U12 Crew Pre-Academy (2012) vs Futures Selection (2012, 2011)

The Pre-Academy consist of players throughout Ohio and Midwest region who train with our academy staff once a week. Futures players will have the opportunity to play against these teams and showcase their talent.

*Not all participants will be selected

**Futures Training is not a tryout

Please check back for our Fall Training Dates


"Overall, this program is excellent. Trainers seem to be very knowledgeable and dedicated. My son has really enjoyed this opportunity and hopes to have the opportunity to train again."

"Excellent program! My daughter truly enjoyed the environment, coaches, and training. She would be upset if I didn’t sign her up again and is sad to see the 4 weeks end. She’s already asking when she can come back."

"This was overall great, it gave him a chance to feel what it could be like to play for a team like the crew and crew 2 being on the field, it was inspiring! Thank you!"


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