Chattanooga FC Academy expands to younger ages
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The training program is designed to be more organized and structured than existing recreational programs in Chattanooga. The players will train at two locations (North & South) under the guidance of professional coaching. Coaches follow detailed lesson plans designed to systematically develop each player.
Travis Markum and Johnny Lowery will oversee training. Both are licensed coaches with histories of developing players across many ages.
Because of the higher level of training than a rec program, the CIDP can only accepted a limited number of players per age group. Players will be assessed for inclusion in the inaugural year at the following times:
- U8 Level: Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Redoubt Soccer Complex and Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at North River Soccer Complex.
- U6 and U7 Level: Last week of July with a makeup date in the first week of August if necessary.
Chattanooga FC began in 2009 with a men's soccer team. The organization added a youth academy in 2012 for u9-u18 teams that compete across the eastern U.S. In 2014, CFC added a women's team.
CFC is the current U.S. national amateur champion and was a finalist for the NPSL national championship last year.