In efforts to connect around and develop soccer talent for youth and young adults, Forward Madison FC (FMFC) has announced the creation of a new training program, Forward Futures.
Forward Futures will be available for local players aged 13 to 20, and players 16+ will also have a chance to play matches with some players even getting a chance to train with the FMFC first team.
Aaron Hohlbein, long-standing men’s soccer assistant coach at UW-Madison, will be leading the Forward Futures program along with former UW co-worker Keith Teimeyer, who is currently the Forward Madison Director of Soccer Operations and Development.
Hohlbein is a Middleton native and played with the Badgers during his collegiate soccer career before going on to play for four seasons in Major League Soccer.
“The Forward Futures program provides an incredible opportunity for top youth players to train in a high-level environment,” Hohlbein said in a press statement. “The program can lead to potential opportunities with the first team. Ultimately, the club is committed to helping high-level local players reach their highest potential and that is exciting to be a part of.”
The program will be held primarily at Breese Stevens Field twice per week starting early this month and lasting through August. Sessions will also include FMFC first-team staff as well as Forward Madison players with the goal of preparing players for collegiate and professional play through an elite training environment on a smaller scale.
“We hope this program will serve as a direct pipeline to the Forward Madison first team,” said FMFC Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia in the statement. “We have committed to the local Clubs that we will stay club neutral and this gives us a chance to work with the Clubs and provide supplemental training. We are excited to launch a boy’s program with our sights on a girl’s program in the near future.”
To learn more about Forward Madison futures or to apply for Forward Futures, contact Keith Tiemeyer at email@example.com, and keep up to date on Forward Madison news and events on their website.