We are holding Spring Kickarounds for our Blue Star Academy! Blue Star is an INVITE ONLY,  advanced technical training program within Lou Fusz Athletic that focuses on the elite development of our advanced soccer players. The academy starts for boys and girls age 6–9 years old. Blue Star is directed by former professional soccer players and coached by our staff who play (or recently played) collegiate soccer. You can find out more info about Blue Star here : Blue Star Academy

To get an invite to join the Blue Star Academy, your son or daughter can participate in the Spring Kickarounds March 3rd or March 10th. It is an identification process where our Blue Star coaches and directors oversee the skills and techniques of the players during the session and determine if they would be a good fit for our advanced program. 2011 & 2012 age boys & girls sessions are at 9:00am on both days. 2010 boys & girls sessions are at 10:30am on both days. 2009 boys & girls sessions are at 12:00pm on both days. You are NOT required to participate on both days in order to be considered for the Blue Star Academy, one or the other will suffice.

Randy Schwentker, a multi-media journalist for KSDK, came out to the LFA Training Center at Rams Park to see what we have going on here. Rams Park was the former NFL St. Louis Rams training center that Lou Fusz is now the the tenant of. We’ve made big changes and have big plans for the future of it. Schwentker made a video that was featured on the news that shows off our facility and our youth athletes training hard during their evening practices. Our own Dan Gargan was interviewed in the process as well and talks about some of the things we are hosting at our new and improved facility. If you missed it on prime time, check out the video on the KSDK website here : A state of the art facility that’s now home to a different kind of football

Lou Fusz Athletic is excited to announce that we will be hosting club-wide age specific tryouts this fall for all high school boys’ soccer teams at our new indoor facility at Rams Park. These tryouts will be open to all boys high school players from outside the club that are looking for a Lou Fusz team. Players that have previously been on Lou Fusz teams but have not yet committed to a coach are also invited to attend these tryouts.

· All events will be held the week of November 13 – 17 with three sessions for each age bracket.
· These tryouts are FREE for players to attend.
· Players should pre-register for one or all sessions that they are available to attend; onsite online registration will also be available.
· In this registration, players can indicate if they are trying out for specific coaches only or if they have no team preference.
· Players trying out for teams will be given a number to wear each evening for identification.
· Players should arrive ½ hour before their session wearing soccer appropriate gear including cleats and shin guards. For ease of identification, please DO NOT WEAR RED (shirts or shorts).
· At the conclusion of the week on Sunday November 19th, the prospective players will be sent coaching bios, team bios and budget outlines of all teams they have received offers from.
· Players will be asked to accept and make a financial commitment to their chosen team by Tuesday November 21st.

Lou Fusz Athletic is proud to announce the formation of our first indoor league hosted at the Lou Fusz Facility at Rams Park. Registration is open through OCTOBER 15th, sign up today before slots fill up (there is a single division per age group). Please go to 7v7 Winter League 2017 for more details.

The Lou Fusz Soccer Indoor Winter Skills will consist of (8) one-hour training sessions for boys and girls ages 5–12. Players will be sub-divided by age and gender (depending on the number of participants).  Each session emphasizes proper technique to improve the individual’s ball skills. All programs are open to the public. Enrollment is limited.

Please go to PROGRAMS / CAMPS & TRAINING / Winter Indoor Skills A to register for our camp.

Lou Fusz Athletic is very excited to announce the return of the club sponsored (and FREE to our players) Technical Training!

There will be multiple sessions weekly on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays targeted to specific age groups and focused on passing, finishing, 1v1 to keep the ball and 1v1 to score starting on September 15th.  Additional sessions will be added in the spring months.

Led by our Director of Technical Training Herb Schuyler and assisted by other Lou Fusz coaches, St. Louis University soccer players and STL FC players, these Technical Training sessions should be a fun learning tool for all of our players.

Attached you will find a Google sheet for your age group.  It will list the training dates for September.  Training will continue through October and part of November. This sheet with the specific times and session topics will be updated at least one week prior to the start of the month.  All players that plan to attend should open this Google sheet by following the link on the right and adding your name under each session that you plan to attend.

If you have additional questions about the programming, please contact Coach Herb directly at herbschuler@gmail.com.  Be sure to bring a ball, a water bottle and a winning attitude!  We look forward to training with you!

Soccer programs fall 2017

2017 Fall Outdoor Program at a glance

Programs 1, 2, and 3 meet twice a week and consist of  7 practice sessions and 6 games. The 6 games are held on Friday nights (game schedule and uniforms will be handed out at practice).

Programs 4, 5, and 6 meet once a week for players interested in training only. Each program has 7 practice sessions (no games).

All programs are open to the public.

Bad weather hotline (314) 393–1164

Location Gender/Age Program Practice Dates Practice Time
Lou Fusz Soccer Complex
2155 Creve Coeur Mill Rd
St. Louis, Mo 63146
Boys & Girls
5–12
Program 1
(Sundays)
September: 10, 17, 24
October: 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00am–11:15am
Field #1
Program 2
(Mondays)
September: 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23
6:00pm–7:15pm
Field #4
Program 3
(Wednesdays)
September: 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00pm–7:15pm
Field #4
Program 4
(Sundays)
September: 10, 17, 24
October: 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00am–11:15am
Field #1
Program 5
(Mondays)
September: 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23
6:00pm–7:15pm
Field #4
Program 6
(Wednesdays)
September: 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00pm–7:15pm
Field #4

Back to Soccer was a huge kick!

Thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors who helped put on a great event with us. There was music from the St. Boogie Brass Band, happy hour specials, games like soccer darts, and so much more! We also created a 3v3 and 5v5 tournament for the kids to be able to have free touches on the ball to prepare them for the fun and exciting year that they would have with Lou Fusz Athletic. Children’s Hospital Young Athlete Center taught the children how to properly stretch and take care of their bodies before and after playing the games. SKLZ and Elite Performance Academy introduced the kids of fun ways to boost their speed and agility with the training services they provided. STL Youth Sports Outreach was able to collect so many donations of gently used sports equipment for the teams and leagues in the Maryland Heights, Earth City areas. We are so happy with the outcome of Back to Soccer and can’t wait to make each year bigger and better!

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Back To Soccer is FREE and open to the public.

We’re hosting our first Back To Soccer event to help get you pumped up for the coming soccer season, and getting ready to go back to school. There’s going to be tournaments, live music, happy hour specials, games and more! Starts at 2pm on Saturday August 12. Please direct all inquiries to b2s@LouFuszAthletic.com

Check out our new uniforms celebrating 25 years of the Lou Fusz Soccer Club. They feature our new club crest in black and silver to celebrate 25 years of our soccer club, along with the automotive network logo across the chest. The Lou Fusz SC-Carotenuto 01 boys team was the first team to wear it in tournament, in which they were the National Finalist in the Presidents Cup Tournament just outside of Orlando, Florida.

Framed photos provided by Michael Koehler. Presidents Cup photos provided by Emily & Courtney Helmick.

Our very own Lou Fusz Jr. was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.  He received the August A. Busch award for Excellence in Sports business.  We are so excited for Lou and wanted to share some of the photos from the night with everyone!  Congratulate him when you see him!