Big Walnut Soccer Association

ODP News
Posted Dec 2, 2019

Freedom Soccer Club’s Ashley Schneider was selected to the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 2002/2003 National team.  Her selection came after being invited to the US Youth Soccer ODP National Training Camp in January.  Ashley will represent the US Youth Soccer ODP National team at an event later this year in France.  We wish her all the best.

Posted Nov 19, 2019

The Freedom Soccer Club, founded in August 2003, is a professionally coached Select Soccer Club. The select soccer year is broken into two seasons: Fall and Spring.  Fall season runs August - October. Spring season runs March - May.  Teams for each year are formed at tryouts which are held at the end  of May.  Supplemental tryouts can be held at anytime during the year for players interested in joining a team.     

Each team has an assigned professional coach that works with them throughout the year for practices, games, tournaments and winter training.  Players also get the added benefit of working with other professional coaches on staff throughout the year.

US Youth Soccer Hierarchy of Leagues
National - USYS National League
State - Ohio South State League (OSSL)
Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League (BPYL)
Mid Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL)
Recreational Soccer

Freedom teams participate in the Mid Ohio Select Soccer League (MOSSL), Buckeye Premier League (BPL), Ohio South State League (OSSL), and in the USYS National League.

US Soccer Hierarchy of Licenses

See for more detailed information on each coaching license

The club's Director of Coaching, Ian Pena, holds a USSF "A" license, and was OSYSA 2006 Girls' Coach Of The Year.   All Freedom coaches are licensed and have varied coaching (College, HS, ODP, etc.) and playing experiences (internationally, college, semi-professional).  More specific information on our coaching staff can be found at   Our goalkeepers are instructed by an experienced, licensed, specialized goalkeeper coach. 

US Youth Soccer Distinctions

In 2010, the Freedom U14 and U15 teams participated in the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup.  Both teams were State and Regional Champions. The U14 team finished as National Semi-Finalist and the U15 team was crowned National Champions.  In 2015, the Freedom U12 team competed in US Youth Soccer Ohio South State Cup and finished as State Cup Champions.  In 2016, the Freedom U15 and U16 teams were both Ohio South President's Cup Finalists.  In 2017, the Freedom U17 team was the Ohio South President's Cup Champions and again in 2018, the Freedom U18 team was the Ohio South President's Cup Champions. 

These accomplishments are great. But they could not have been possible without deliberate, purposeful and knowledgeable focus.  

The Freedom Soccer Club places emphasis on the following aspects of player development: 

  • Having fun while being challenged in a learning environment
  • Individual technical mastery 
  • Technical competence in game situations 
  • Developing independent thinkers 
  • Promoting creativity and teamwork 
  • Playing with confidence while demonstrating good sporting behaviour. 
  • Taking ownership of individual development as a soccer player and a person 
  • Developing a passion for the game while pursuing excellence

This excellence is not only nurtured on the soccer field but is promoted in the classroom. Our alums go on to continue their education and play soccer at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities.

If you are looking for a club where skills are nurtured and player development is the focus, then the Freedom  Soccer Club is the club for you!

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Who we are:

Committed to improving BWSA soccer                         Yes
Training at Souders                                                       Yes
Focus on player development                                       Yes
Values sportsmanship, discipline, a love of the game   Yes

Professional coaching staff                                            Yes
Volunteer parent coached                                              Yes
Professional staff with team for games                          Yes
Professional staff with team for practices                       Yes
Professional training in winter                                         Yes
Professional training from outside the club in season     NA
Coaching experience includes:  College, ODP, HS, Select, Rec
Coaches with National level licenses                              Yes

MOSSL (local)        Younger  teams
BPYSL  (state)       Older teams
OSSL   (state)        Older teams
USYS  (national)    Older teams

US Youth Soccer Accomplishments
Local                       Yes
State                       Yes
Regional                 Yes
National                  Yes


Freedom Soccer Club is sponsored by Big Walnut Soccer Association.