Who is Team Challenger FC?

Team Challenger FC was founded in 2007 in an effort to bring together the best players in each age group so they could continue developing in a challenging environment.  Since then we have been consistent in providing a platform for the best players in Northeast Ohio. Every year we have teams competing locally, regionally and nationally in some of the country’s best youth leagues and tournaments. Naturally, when the teams do well so does the individual player. We are very proud of our players who annually move into top performing universities, as well as earn local, regional and national recognitions (National Team call-up, All-American Honors, etc). It has also been a great Honor to represent Northeast Ohio consistently in national rankings.

Our primary focus is continued growth and development of all our players and teams. Ball mastery, individual skills, tactical knowledge, teamwork and determination is the cornerstone of our program. We firmly believe that serious and skilled players must compete at the highest level possible in order to test themselves and continue to improve.

Therefore, our teams are formed with players of similar abilities and so not every player that attends tryout gets a roster spot. Accepted players usually exhibits a solid foundation of skill, understanding, coachablity, competitive nature and athleticism, however, in some cases we take chances with players who are not at the level we would like but shows promising potential. It is essential and required that all players within the TCFC program must strive for continuous improvement.

It is our belief that high-level training and competition helps our players develop the discipline and commitment necessary to excel now and in the future. Continued physical fitness, mental toughness, tactical understanding, self-comfort & confidence, building and maintaining relationships and learning life’s lessons are all very important aspects of our end result.

We believe soccer should be enjoyable, so we strive to provide a positive yet demanding environment for all players and hope that we can achieve our goals through the combined efforts of the coaches, parents and players.

At Team Challenger there is a simple and clear understanding of our organization. There is Club First, Team Second, and the individual is Third. TCFC provides players with the opportunity of pursuing their soccer goals, while becoming a part of something much greater than themselves.

The players understand and respect those who came before them-those who created the legacy that defines our program. And they accept the challenge of making the future better for those who follow behind us. This understanding can be observed when the younger and older players interact with each other.

Our primary goals can be summarized as follows:

  1. Create a learning environment that is safe, fun, encouraging, inspiring and challenging.
  2. Provide a competitive atmosphere that is both age and ability appropriate for each player.
  3. Develop competent soccer players who are able to function at a high level for TCFC and beyond TCFC: Technically, Tactically, Physically and Socially.
  4. Foster the future generation of citizens by instilling the character and confidence needed to succeed in their future careers.

Soccer is our passion. We love the game, thrive on competition, and attempt to be extraordinary each and every day.

April 23, 2018
2010 & 2011 (YDA)

Our 2010 and 2011 classes have taken new members this winter and will be preparing to debut for the club officially in the 2020 season. Until then they will train and be mentored by the coaching staff and current older players as well as, former TCFC players.

April 23, 2018
2009’s

The TCFC South 09s are one of the age groups in our YDA program and they are very excited to watch and train. Our coaching staff had a chance to gage their progress this winter outside of training with a few small tournaments such as the Croatia Cleveland Tournament and St. Ignatius Spring Kick-off. They…

April 23, 2018
2008’s

2008s (Croatia Cleveland Champions) This winter we got a chance to see our 08s in a winter tournament and the performances of the players was impressive, the quality and future of the club is bright based on what we saw from TCFC South 08s in the Croatia Cleveland Tournament and throughout the winter in training.

April 23, 2018
2007’s

2007s Have been very impressive this spring with great performances in each game they have played. This group won 2 games and lost 1 at the Jefferson cup and so far have won 3 games and lost 1 in the State League. The improvements from individual players and collectively have been very exciting to watch…

April 23, 2018
2006’s

2006s TCFC South 06s had a great start to the spring season both in terms of performance and results despite a loss in the dying moments of the finals at the Jefferson cup, This team  had a great tournament winning 4 games before losing in the finals 2-1. Head coach and DOC Oliver Condell has been…

April 23, 2018
2005’s

2005s TCFC South 05s did not start the season as they would have liked at Jefferson cup with a 0-3 result but have bounced back with solid performances to start the MRL Season and has a current record so far of 1-1-0.