FRAM Soccer Club was established in 1972 to provide the highest level of soccer training, education and competition to motivated youth players in the South Bay. FRAM is now the only soccer club in Palos Verdes and has a heritage and a culture that seperates us from other youth clubs through our long standing affiliation with Nansen Field and the community. Our objective is to create a healthy, positive and fun competive environment where our over 500 talented athletes develop into teammates, citizens, students, leaders and soccer players through FRAM's licensed and professional coaching staff and Director of Coaching, Joey Hoffman.
FRAM Soccer Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth soccer with both an Executive Committee and Youth Board. Bylaws for the Club are in place that dictate the way the Club functions and methods by which Officers and other members are elected to the Executive Committee or Youth Board. Click here for the Club Contact page.
Led by our Director of Coaching, Joey Hoffman, FRAM coaches are among the most qualified and experienced in the South Bay. Our coaching staff has extensive and diverse playing and coaching experience including professional, US National Team, Olympic Development Program, NCAA, College, High School and Club. Many of our coaches are also currently coaching at the professional, semi-professional, national team, college or high school level. Most FRAM coaches have A, B or C USSF Licenses. Continuing coaching education is a core philosophy at the club benefiting both coaches and players. As a result of our focus on recruiting and retaining the best professional coaches, FRAM has become the club of choice for premier coaches looking for opportunities in the South Bay. Click here for the Coaching Staff page.
FRAM competitive youth teams participate in the Coast Soccer League in the Fall Season, and select older teams also participate in the California Regional League, Pacific National Premier League and the Far West Regional League. FRAM continues to evaluate, every season, which league and tournaments best meet our goals as a club in terms of level of competition, player development, travel, cost requirements and overall opportunity.
FRAM’s approach of coordinating the recruiting, formation and training of teams within each age group, and looking at each age group as one pool of FRAM players, provides the opportunity for players to guest with or move from one FRAM team to another as their skills, ability and performance continue to develop. FRAM teams operate as part of a true club -- with a common curriculum and goals.
FRAM Club Teams typically train at least twice a week, and play competitive games and tournaments on weekends. While there are breaks in the winter and early summer, it is a year-round experience and commitment to soccer, with teams playing between 30-50 games each year. At the younger ages, we emphasize player and team development. As the teams enter the older brackets, we expect that development to produce success on the field, and help our players take the next step to college and life beyond FRAM.
FRAM provides a comprehensive college program for its older players including College Showcases, Thanksgiving tournaments, Exhibition Round robins, CRL, FWRL or NL, and team Campus visits. Parents and players are assisted through the recruiting process including coach emails, campus visits, ID camps, recruiting rules, scholarships and financial aid.
OTHER FRAM SOCCER PROGRAMS
FRAM Juniors Program
This program, formerly called the FRAM Youth Soccer Academy, is a fun developmental program that is designed for boys and girls ages 6 through 10. It is designed for players interested in developing their individual ball skills, but not quite ready to begin competitive club soccer. Players work on individual skills in both 1 player - 1 ball and small sided game situations. The players work on turns, dribble moves, shooting, heading, control, etc. Sessions are once a week and run in 10 week sessions.
FRAM Academy Teams Program
The FRAM Academy Teams Program is designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 9 years, and is a stepping-stone to our competitive FRAM club teams. Now in its third year, the Academy Teams program has been a huge success, drawing some of the area’s best youth players, and producing club teams that have seen much success when they move on to competitive soccer.
The coaches focus on developing skills along with a love for the game. We emphasize teaching players the proper technique and form with regards to ball handling, dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Along with developing future stars on the ball, we emphasize good sportsmanship and passion for the game as we develop the players and the teams of FRAM’s future. Our coaches are truly dedicated to providing a great soccer experience for children and their families.
Players have two training sessions a week, participate in the club weekly skills training, play in the Fall U8 division of Coast Soccer League, play in tournaments and more.
Players must try out for this program and be selected to participate. Formal tryouts take place in December, but players can join the team at any time throughout the year.
Soccer for Tots & Soccer for Sixes
Starting at ages 3-5, we offer Coach Clive’s Soccer for Tots and Soccer for Sixes programs. The program is an age-appropriate soccer based curriculum. Classes are formatted to allow each child the opportunity to develop their soccer skills at his or her own pace without the pressure of competition. Our goal is to give kids the best possible introduction to the sport allowing them to develop a true love of the game, which in turn creates a desire to practice, improve and succeed.