By Rob Kiser
Piqua High School boys varsity soccer coach Flo Loisy and girls varsity soccer coach Bret Ritter want the programs to be the best they can be.
And to give them the opportunity to take the next step, the two want to bring club soccer back to Piqua in the form of Ohio Extreme SC — with the Premier Soccer Club of West Central Ohio coming to Piqua.
“We felt like it was time to bring club soccer back to Piqua,” Ritter said. “I don’t know how long it has been, but it has been a long time. We felt like the people of Piqua deserved it and would support it.”
So what exactly is Ohio Extreme SC?
They will have over 40 professional and licensed coaches, directed by Loisy and Ritter.
The practices and games will be competitive and will be designed to improve each player within the team environment.
It is a proven development model to help kids get to the next level which will help all players reach their full potential.
It is affordable — it is a non-profit organization and payment plans are available for all families, along with multi player discounts.
It is also fun — a central component of this soccer club is to have fun playing and there is a family atmosphere — where everyone will support each other.
Players can play recreation soccer in Piqua and play for Ohio Extreme SC as well.
“It is nothing against the Rec program,” Ritter said. “There are just certain things that the Rec program can’t do for them. The instruction is better and the competition is better. There are a lot of opportunities for different types of instruction in Ohio Extreme. They really do a good job of that.”
Players must pre-register at www.OhioExtremeSC.com and can also get more information there. Anyone with questions should email info@OhioExtremeSC.com
“Right now, it has just been through word of mouth,” Ritter said. “It is in the early stages, but the reaction has been really positive.”
They are hoping to have boys and girls teams for ages 8-12 this fall.
Sessions for boys in that age group will be May 30 and sessions for girls will be May 31 — with both at Pitsenbarger Sports Complex.
Makeup sessions for both is June 1.
Times for each age group will be emailed to all players.
Please contact the coaches if you can not attend, but plan to play.
“It is time for club soccer to come back to Piqua,” Ritter said.
And there is no better time than now.
Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.