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Pacesetter Soccer Club accepted into Youth Premier League

Pacesetter Soccer Club is proud to announce our acceptance into the Ohio North Premier League starting in the Fall of 2018.  Pacesetter is one of the few clubs that was selected to be a part of this premier league!

Ohio North Youth Soccer is excited to announce the Ohio North Premier League will begin play this Fall.  The inaugural members of the club-based league are Cleveland Soccer Academy-United SC, Greater Toledo FC, Internationals SC, Pacesetter SC, Pittsburg Riverhounds, Team Challenger North and Team Challenger South.

The league will offer boys’ and girls’ competitive divisions for the 10U, 11U and 12U age groups. 

Participation is both Performance and Standards driven and steered by the member-club directors. 

Performance criteria include a Top-10 club ranking at the most recent Ohio North State Cup, as well as a Top-10 ranking in the 10U through 12U levels of the most recent Ohio North State Cup. 

Standards criteria include minimum coaching requirements for club directors and team coaches; the club-wide integration of players and teams; and the expectation to develop players within the “Constructive” ideals of the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives.  “Constructive” soccer is defined to include Shape, Building the Game through the Goalkeeper, Rhythm, Mobility, and Compactness. 

The league includes five “must-play” weekends per season and is a year-round competition.

Expansion is open to all clubs demonstrating the minimum standards.

2018-19 Try-Out Dates

Try-outs for the 2018-19 season are just around the corner and registration is now OPEN!!! 

Again this year we are offering Open Training for players outside the club to come and train with our current teams.  Please contact the DOC in your child's birth year to set up that training session if you are interested. 

To register click on the RED Box above that says 2018/19 Tryout Registration.  Get signed up today! 

NEW 4v4 Division Announced in NWOYSL League

The Pacesetter Soccer Club

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  • Players will develop skills with the ball faster, as well as become more confident and comfortable with the ball. 
  • With smaller roster sizes, the kids will get more playing experience, and more touches on the ball!
  • Small-sided games help kids to promote quicker decision-making, better awareness of the game, and develop soccer intelligence. 
  • The transition from 4v4 to 7v7 will be much smoother as the formats allow for an easy progression.
  • Finally, the small-sided games foster the relationships between player roles within the team. 



Sean Kaighin •   419-340-2868



Pacesetter SC names Walsh as Technical Director

Pacesetter Soccer Club is proud to announce that Ella Walsh has been appointed Technical Director for the Club effective from June 1st 2018.  

As a native of Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom, Ella represented the Wales National Team between 2008 and 2012 at the U15/16 and U19 events before moving on to play at Loughborough University from 2011-2014.  While there, she helped Loughborough win the British Universities and Colleges Premiere League in 2012 and 2013.  In addition, Ella competed for the Swansea City Ladies FC from 2008-2011.  That team played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2010 and 2011 and won the Welsh Cup championships in those same years.

Ella began her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Lourdes in 2015 and helped lead the Gray Wolves in the program’s inaugural season.  The following season she was promoted to assistant coach at Lourdes where she spent two more years working with the program.  In her latest role, she was assistant coach at Bowling Green State University. 

Executive Director Danny Fisher “We are very happy that Ella has accepted the role of Technical Director at Pacesetter Soccer Club.  Her passion for the sport and background in the game will be a tremendous asset to our players.”




Pacesetter Soccer Club and the Ottawa Hills Dynamo FC are proud to announce a collaborative partnership to form Pacesetter Dynamo, a collection of community-based youth club soccer teams within Pacesetter Soccer Club!

Consistent with Pacesetter’s commitment to the development of youth soccer in the Northwest Ohio region, Pacesetter Dynamo will offer professional coaching to boys and girls who are passionate about the game and demonstrate pride in representing the Ottawa Hills community -  while also providing the convenience of local training.

Pacesetter Dynamo will focus on developing both boys and girls in the U8 to U10 age groups. For the 2018-2019 seasonal year, we will be forming boys’ and girls’ teams between the birth years of 2009 and 2011.  Highly motivated 2012 players are also encouraged to tryout!

For the 2018-2019 seasonal year only, teams will also be formed for the U11 age group, 2008 boys and 2008 girls.

Current Dynamo FC parent-coaches wishing to remain involved will have the opportunity to do so, as assistant coaches with Pacesetter Dynamo.

Oversight will be provided by the Director of Coaching for Boys & Girls Youth Academies at Pacesetter Soccer Club – Sean Kaighin.  Please contact him directly for any inquiries: or 419.340.2868.

Tryouts will be held Friday, June 1st at Geresy Field across from Ottawa Hills High School, 2532 Evergreen Rd.


Registration for Try-Outs will be online! Visit  WWW.PACESETTERSOCCER.COM & Search for the “PACESETTER DYNAMO TRYOUT” LINK!

EPL Summer Camp

Pacesetter Soccer Camps are structured to give soccer players an opportunity to improve their technical and tactical abilities in practice and game situations. Players are grouped according to age ability, maturity, and competitive spirit.

Participation in all camps is limited to 150 participants to ensure quality instructionandgreatcoachtocamperratio. Each player needs to bring their own soccer ball and water. 


Pacesetter Pro-Training Camp U8-14 Boys & Girls

Session 1: July 16-20, 2018 Boys & Girls 9-11am
Session 2: July 16-20, 2018 Boys & Girls 6-8pm
Session 3: July 23-27, 2018 Boys & Girls 9-11am
Session 4: July 23-27, 2018 Boys & Girls 6-8pm

This camp is open to the serious soccer player and will be instructed by coaches who have coached and/or played at the Professional or Collegiate level. This is a great chance to go through exercises that the top young players experience at the highest levels. The camp will run from either 9-11am or 6-8pm Monday through Friday. It is open to players from any clubs in the area. Campers receive a camp shirt.


Pacesetter High School Team Prep Camp U8-14 Boys & Girls

Session 1: July 16-20, 2018 Boys & Girls 6-8pm
Session 2: July 23-27, 2018 Boys & Girls 6-8pm

This camp is designed for high school players, teams and Club teams U14-U18. It offers players an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming high school season under the guidance of College and Professional coaches from various levels. This is a great chance to be put into a competitive environment and experience the same training as top young players in the world. Competitive practices & games provide players an opportunity to get a touch on the ball and some much needed game fitness in preparation for the high school season.

Accepted teams should have a minimum of 15 players and Individuals attending the camp will be placed into teams. Individual registrations from players whose team is not participating will be accepted. Campers receive a camp shirt. The camps run from 6-8pm Monday to Friday.


GK Camps

Session 1: July 16-20,2018 (9-11am U8-U14 GK’s & 6-8pm High School GK’s only)

Session 2: July 16-20, 2018 (9-11am U8-U14 GK’s & 6-8pm High School GK’s only)

The Goalkeeping camps will be Directed Tom Piccirillo from PSC. Tom is a former NCAA Division 1 College coach and currently directs the GKs at PSC. The camps will run from 9-11 am for U8-U14 GKs and 6- 8pm for High School GKs 



New NCAA Recruiting rules for D1 programs

The NCAA has updated the recruiting rules for D1 program. Please see the link to find out more information.