Locker Soccer School of Excellence

FREE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING SESSION & ORIENTATION


Coach Steve is developing a training program for Elementary, Middle School, & High School soccer players in the area. This program will start in the summer. There will be a Free Introductory Training Session & Orientation for each age group. Goals & Objectives of the program will be discussed, as well as the “How” & “Why” behind it. There will be a presentation with all of this information, then time for a Q&A session at the end of the training.

For those soccer players, girls & boys, looking to get to the next level, we are offering the Free Introductory Training Session & Orientation at Locker Soccer Academy the first week of June. Here are the dates:

  • Elementary (Ages 6-10): Tuesday, June 1st @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Middle School (Ages 11-14): Wednesday, June 2nd @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • High School (Ages 14+): Thursday, June 3rd @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm

 We are excited to be expanding our programming for Locker Soccer families! If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please reach out! Our email is [email protected]. Feel free to spread the word to any fellow soccer player in the specified age group who is looking for extra training! It is recommended cleats are not worn on the indoor turf. All you need to bring is a water bottle & yourself!

Locker Soccer 2021 Summer Camps!!

Mark your calendars! Locker Soccer Academy will be hosting 2 Summer Camps this summer! Our goal is for your child to come home smiling each day, looking forward to the next day of camp, while having fun and learning soccer skills along the way. Summer Camp is open to Members and Non-Members! Please see below for more details:

  • Monday, June 7th – Friday, June 11th
  • Monday, June 21st – Friday, June 25th
  • Where: The NEW and BEAUTIFUL Seldom Seen Park, located between Sawmill Parkway and the rail road tracks (3232 Seldom Seen Rd., Powell, OH 43065)
Camp is for Ages 3+ 
● Preschoolers Ages 3-4 
● Beginner Skill Development Ages 5-12 
● Advanced Skill Development Ages 8-14 

Schedule
(M-F) 9:00AM – 10:30AM: Ages 3-4
(M-F) 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Ages 5-12
(M-F) 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Ages 8-14 

What to Bring: Players should bring a soccer ball, water, snack, and sunscreen!

Registration
Cost: $85 – $145 depending on the Age Group. Check out our TeamUp website to register for our 2021 Summer Camps! (TeamUp (goteamup.com) Once you are on our TeamUp registration site, you can go to the “Courses” tab and select the designated Age Group for the designated week of camp you want to register for. Make sure you select the 2021 dates you are looking for!

Get ready for water gun fights and FUN!

Locker Soccer Safety Protocols

What Safety Protocols are in place at Locker Soccer?

Safety is our number one priority for your child. There are multiple protocols in place in order to to follow state & local government guidance, & provide the best experience for our family members. Before coming to our facility, please be aware of the following safety protocols:

  • Masks MUST be worn at all times by spectators.
  • Coaches MUST wear masks at all times.
  • There are no High 5’s or stamps during classes.
  • Tables & spots that may have been used are cleaned after classes.
  • Cones that may have been used, chairs, door handles, the desk area, & restrooms are cleaned daily.
  • Tables are spaced six feet apart from each other in order to provide physical distancing.
  • There are no more than four chairs at a table. It is recommended family members stay together. Standing room is available if desired.
  • Doors are open, weather permitting, for air flow.
  • There is allotted time between classes in order to clean.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use in the entrance & exit, as well as on all tables in the facility.
  • Tissues & paper towels are available in the entrance & exit.
  • Signage on facial coverings, social distancing, & hygiene is displayed in the facility.
  • We kindly ask families to limit the number of members as spectators in the facility.

Before coming to any class, we still ask you pre-register for class & pay online to reserve your spot & reduce the need for contact at the Academy. It is also important for us to know how many kids are in a class & keep track of attendances for staffing purposes. We thank you for your understanding.

Locker Soccer Advanced High School Training

Coach Steve is looking to develop a training program for advanced High School soccer players in the area that will begin in March & if there is enough interest, it will last through this summer. For those high school players looking to get to the next level, we are offering open pick up play at Locker Soccer Academy SOON. This is Club Neutral. Here are the dates:


High School Boys: Saturday, February 20th @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm

High School Girls: Saturday, February 27th @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Training will include a focus on Speed of Play, Technical Expertise, & Decision Making. This will be accomplished through demanding technical training, a limited space & touch environment, & small-sided games in a highly controlled & intense environment.

These two sessions will be of no cost. For the training that will begin in March, we are waiting to see how many players will be involved & we will make the cost reasonable based on the number of players & how often we are able to train. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please reach out. Let us know if you or any high school soccer players are looking to get to the next level!!

Hear from college players who have trained with Steve:

“Over the summer, I always looked forward to going to Locker Soccer and training with other top collegiate players. The quality of play was always very high and Steve always made sure we were working hard. The warmups and drills that we did helped refine my fundamentals and sharpen my decision making. At the end of training there was always time to play small sided games and practice what we had learned that day. I was also fortunate to be able to make new friends through Locker Soccer.” 

“Training at Locker Soccer this past spring was incredibly beneficial for my game. Each session I was able to fine tune my technical abilities and raise my soccer IQ. Training with other high quality players ensured high level competition and intensity. It was amazing to train with other committed players like myself. Steve has a lot of knowledge about the game and gave me meaningful insight about what can improve my game. The drills Steve offered were focused on specific areas of the game to improve on. I would highly recommend training at Locker Soccer if you are looking for high level training with other committed players.”

New Year, New Blog

In years past, Locker Soccer has created blogs that highlight Coach Steve’s valuable experience in hopes of passing along impactful messaging to families. We want to share our knowledge in order to help grow youth sports – the right way. This year, we would like to bring Locker Soccer Blogs back!!

Coach Steve and Mary will work to share a blog post routinely through multiple platforms. Some topics will include parent’s role in coaching, why 3v3 is so valuable, decision making on the field, bee hive soccer, growing confidence, and developing young players. Other topics will be discussed and we want to hear from YOU if there is anything specific you would like to learn more about.

Stay tuned for our first blog post coming soon. We look forward to sharing with you and hope you enjoy the conversations as much as we do!

Your Locker Soccer Staff

LSA Gahanna Announcement

Dear Locker Soccer Gahanna Families,

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that we have decided to close Locker Soccer Gahanna. As we examined the entire Locker Soccer business model, making a comeback after the pandemic presented us with a very ominous outlook for the Gahanna Academy. We will be continuing with our Powell operation and our club team program.

With a more streamlined focus on one academy, we hope to increase our chances for success in returning the academy business back to the level that we enjoyed prior to the pandemic. More than anything, we would love for our Gahanna families to join us in Powell for continued programming., but we also realize that logistics may not always cooperate with such an effort.

Below is what we plan to offer our Gahanna families as we transition out of this facility:

Gahanna to Powell: It is an 18 mile, 25 minute commute between facilities
Credits: Any family with a COVID-19 credit may redeem that credit for twice its value at our Powell Academy. (If you had a $100 credit, we will give you a $200 value in Powell.)
Refunds: If you are holding a credit from the COVID-19 closure, simply file a request through Mary ([email protected]) before September 30th and we will process a refund.
Not Sure: We will offer “FREE” classes for our Gahanna families in Powell during the week of August 31st through September 4th. Give it a try and find out if the commute works for your family.

Our last day of classes in Gahanna will be Saturday, August 29th. We have enjoyed such wonderful experiences and made so many great friends with our families in Gahanna and this decision is not easy, nor taken lightly. We sincerely hope that many of you will consider joining us in Powell. We thank you for your incredible loyalty and patronage.

Sincerely,
Steve Locker & our entire staff

Locker Soccer Powell Will Begin Fall Classes September 1st

Hello Locker Soccer Families!!

We are excited to announce class offerings for our Fall Schedule, starting Tuesday, September 1st & lasting for the remainder of 2020. There are new times, new classes, & a new unique offering for children who are in virtual schooling! We wanted to offer all sorts of programs for children who are either in hybrid or online schooling to participate in physical activity. This is where Locker Soccer Physical Education comes into play! These are new one hour classes Tuesday-Friday for any elementary school kids with FUN-based activities including: fitness, races, obstacle courses, & soccer. Soccer activities are geared toward confidence & development in the game. 

We want to be a part of impacting the continued fitness of the community. Especially during this unprecedented time, it is more important now than ever to keep our kids active & having fun. Locker Soccer is dedicated to safely offering different classes to keep the kids coming back for more. Tell your friends! We’d be happy to welcome new members. 🙂

To give you an idea, please see below for the Powell Academy class schedule. Please visit our TeamUp registration site for more class details.

LSA Powell 2020 Schedule

Monday
– 5:00pm: Special Needs
– 6:00pm: Sharks & Minnows
– 7:00pm: 6-9 Skill Development

Tuesday
– 9:45am: Yoga (NEW!)
– 10:45am: 5-7
– 12:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 4-8)
– 1:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 9-13)
– 2:00pm: Open Gym
– 5:00pm: 3
– 6:00pm: Fitness/Agility (NEW!)

Wednesday
– 9:45am: 2
– 10:45am: 4-5
– 12:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 4-8)
– 1:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 9-13)
– 5:00pm: Yoga
– 6:00pm: 5-7
– 7:00pm: 6-9 Skill Development

Thursday
– 9:45am: 3
– 10:45am: 2
– 12:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 4-8)
– 1:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 9-13)
– 2:00pm: Open Gym
– 5:00pm: 4-5
– 6:00pm: Intro to Rec

Friday
– 9:45am: Sharks & Minnows
– 10:45am: Open Gym
– 12:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 4-8)
– 1:00pm: LS Phys. Ed. (Ages 9-13)

Saturday
– 8:20am: 4-5
– 9:10am: 2
– 9:50am: 3
– 10:40am: 4-5
– 11:20am: 6-9 Skill Development
– 12:10pm: 3
– 1:00pm: Intro to Rec


New to the monthly-based Locker Soccer Membership system?
Here’s how to register:

  1. Check out our registration website.
  2. Set up an account for you & your child/children, & purchase your membership for your child or multiples for your whole family. (For those families who still have credit from the cancelled spring session, you are able to use the discount code given to you to apply toward your Locker Soccer Membership!)
  3. View the schedule.
  4. Sign up for classes. Up to 10 per month! Or, if you want to just do a class or two you can drop-in for $25 per class, without a monthly membership, & you get your first class free. (Use the free trial membership to get this perk.)
  5. Show up & HAVE FUN!
  6. To make it even easier you can download the TeamUp app on your phone (Apple App Store or Android) to register and track your registrations.

Some quick tips:

  • Not sure about the membership? You can drop-in to any class for $25. We still ask you pre-register for the class & pay online to reserve your spot & reduce the need for contact at the academy.
  • You can register for classes up to 60 days ahead, so feel free to jump ahead in the calendar & select the classes you want now.

2020 Summer Camp

We are excited to announce our Locker Soccer Academy 2020 Summer Camp! Due to planning a camp as safely as possible and working with the city parks to see if we were able to hold camps, we decided to offer one camp this summer. We have reached out to all families who registered for camps that were supposed to take place this summer. They will be receiving a credit they may use toward the upcoming camp. Please see below for details on our 2020 Summer Camp. Fun is the order of the day at Locker Soccer Camps!


When: Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 7th 

Where:
Seldom Seen Park
3242 Seldom Seen Rd.
Powell, OH 43065

What time:

(M-F) 9:00AM – 10:30AM: Ages 3-4 (Preschoolers)
(M-F) 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Ages 5-12 (Beginner Skill Development)(M-F) 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Ages 8-14 (Advanced Skill Development) 

What to bring: Players should bring a soccer ball, water, snack, and sunscreen! Camp includes a free t-shirt! 

You may sign up for your child based on age and skill level for all 5 days of camp. Cost is $85-$145 based on age range. Please stay tuned for more details on Summer Camp as the week gets closer! If you have any questions about registering, feel free to send us an email. We thank you so much and look forward to seeing all our Locker Soccer campers.

Locker Soccer is OPEN!

We are excited to return to presenting classes after our COVID-19 delays! We are abiding by all state requirements and are utilizing a stringent safety protocol to protect our participants, families, and employees.

We have taken this break as an opportunity to re-structure our membership and class offerings, and now are able to offer an expanded membership system that works similarly to what you may use in your yoga studio or other youth sports program.

Here’s how it works:

  1. One membership per child, $88 per child.
  2. Once you purchase this membership you get access to any class you wish to attend, up to 10 per month! This means you can come on Tuesday evening one week, and Friday the next. Or, three classes in one week! You’re the boss!
  3. Our classes still include our structured, professionally developed offerings, but are tweaked a bit to create a positive and fun environment that you can drop in and out of more easily.

How to get started:

  1. Check out our registration website.
  2. Purchase your membership for your child or multiples for your whole family.
  3. View the schedule.
  4. Sign up for classes. Up to 10 per month! Or, if you want to just do a class or two you can drop-in for $25 per class, without a monthly membership, and you get your first class free (use the free trial membership to get this perk),
  5. Show up and HAVE FUN!
  6. To make it even easier you can download the TeamUp app on your phone (Apple App Store or Android) to register and track your registrations.

What if I was registered before the COVID delays? What do I get?

We will be reaching out to all registered families with a coupon code to provide free months of membership with an extra thank you bonus. Please email [email protected] if you do not receive this code. We sincerely appreciate your support through this difficult time.