Kris Ray will lead our Winter Training Series and Camps. He has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.

Prior to joining the CFC family in 2019, he served as Central Oregon Regional Director (ODP) and was a staff coach and director for Portland Timbers (MLS) and Portland Thorns ID Camps. He has been part of camp coaching staffs for Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Indiana University, MTSU, UNC, and Duke in his career.

He has also helped many players reach their goal of playing at the next level.

Click here to see what other players are saying about Kris and his proven coaching.



6 Sessions ($75)
3 Sessions ($45)
Single Sessions ($20)

Remaining Dates: Jan. 23, 30 - Feb. 6, 13, 20

Where: OLPH GYM - Indoor Session (NO CLEATS)

505 S Moore Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412

Times and Age Groups:

4:00-5:15 p.m. - 2010-2013 Birth Years

5:15-6:30 p.m. - 2009 & Older

Max Number - 35

Registration: CLICK HERE

Instructors: Kris Ray, Collegiate Coaches, CFC 1st Team Staff, CFC Pro Players/Coaches

About: Each session will include a 15 to 20 minute warm-up of technical work followed by 1 hour of small-sided and tournament play. Sessions will contain thousands of touches in a very short amount of time providing a wonderful winter training tool for anyone looking to increase their speed of play.

Spring Break Day Camp

April 11-14

Ages: 5-13 Boys & Girls

Time: 9 AM - 3:30 PM (early drop-off at 8:00)

Where: Grimes Soccer Complex

Weekly Cost: Full Day $150 - Half Day $95
Single Day Cost: Full Day $40 - Half Day $25
Early Drop Off: $20 Entire Week

Register Here!

Open to all skill levels. Participants do not have to be club members of Chattanooga FC Academy. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

50% off to each child after registering 1st camper. Please follow the steps to register each camper and the percentage off will be processed at the end of checkout.

A limited number of scholarships and financial assistance are available. Please contact our Director of Youth Development Kris Ray for more information at or 4232405737.

2022 Spring Break Advanced Striker & Keeper Camp

*collegiate & pro coaching staff

April 11-14

Ages: 11 to 19 Boys & Girls

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM

Where: Grimes Soccer Complex

Cost: Full Week ($125), Single Day ($30)

Registration: click here

Advanced players with a good soccer base and a strong work ethic are encouraged to attend. Participants do not have to be club members of Chattanooga FC Academy. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Summer Day Camps & Advanced Striker & Keeper Camps

June 6-9
June 20-23
July 11-14
July 25-28


(technical training & small-sided play)

  • Semi-Private Training Sessions (2 players) - 60-minute sessions

1 session - $20.00 per player

4 sessions - $70.00 per player

8 sessions - $120.00 per player

  • Group Training Sessions (3 to 12 players) - 75 minute sessions *Recommended Group Option

1 session - $15.00 per player

4 sessions - $60.00 per player

8 sessions - $100.00 per player *Recommended Package Option

  • Team Sessions - 90 minute sessions

8 players or more - $95.00 per team (8 to 20 players per session)

Instructors: Kris Ray, Collegiate Coaches, CFC 1st Team Staff, CFC Pro Players/Coaches

*List of Coaches besides Coach Ray to be added.

How to sign up:

Step 1: Please contact Director of Youth Development, Kris Ray to coordinate a time and location for sessions before paying. 423-240-5737 or">

Step 2: A coach will be assigned by Coach Ray.

Step 3: Time to pay for your agreed-upon sessions.

Step 4: Time to train and grow your game.

Step 5: A punch car will be provided at the 1st scheduled session.

Register here:

About: Each session will include a 15 to 20 minute warm-up of technical work followed by small-sided and tournament play. Sessions will contain 1000’s of touches in a very short amount of time providing a wonderful winter training tool for anyone looking to increase their speed of play.

Do youth soccer players need to take breaks for the winter?

Yes. Not only do you need time off during the winter but also during the regular season.

How does our program define “time off”?

Sometimes, time off means time off from a regular club training schedule and replaced with something a little different to change things up a bit. It is also okay for a player to take the whole time off. In those cases, it would be very beneficial to participate in some form of athletic program or sport to keep up a high fitness level.

Does taking part in the Winter Training program mean no break?

No. During the winter training months of November, December, January, and February there are plenty of opportunities for breaks. The weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years offer breaks. In most cases, the schedule for winter training and small-sided leagues or tournaments is less demanding than a regular schedule.

What about indoor soccer leagues without a structured curriculum?

There is nothing wrong with playing indoor and finding a few futsal tournaments to play in over the winter months. However, a fast-paced technical session or program can and will speed up their speed of play for the spring faster than playing one or two indoor games a week.

What are the primary benefits of Winter Series training with CFC?

  1. More Touches - An indoor soccer match will provide a few hundred touches at best. A player attending a typical technical session including a small-sided component will receive between 1,500-4,000 touches each session. In addition, these touches will be dynamic and always involve time, space, and opponent pressure.

  2. More Coachable Moments - Because of the multitude of field shapes, opponent locations, time restrictions, touch restrictions, and space limitations, the number of coachable moments increases. This means that a player is constantly exposed to circumstances that will require nearly a perfect touch and tactical insight.

  3. Technical Variety - Players are exposed to technical training that emphasizes dribble moves, Coerver ball-handling skills (quick feet), short-range passing, long-ball service, heading, volley sequences and finishing with different surfaces. During these sessions players significantly increase their speed of play through participation in demanding passing and receiving exercises. During these technical sessions, players are taught from a very young age to pass and receive efficiently while under opponent pressure, time constraints, and playing in limited space. Players will be taught to play quickly, play on the move, and be able to adapt to severe opponent pressure in a training environment that limits time and space.

  4. Tactical Insight - Participants are constantly being taught how to anticipate play. They gain an awareness of where the ball, teammates and opponents are located while learning to scan the entire field with proper body shape. Being able to anticipate what is going to happen, being aware, maintaining open body shape, and then being able to execute technically are the hallmarks of a great soccer player.

  5. Physical Training - Every training session will have a speed, strength, quickness, and power component.

  6. 1V1 Confrontations - Every training session will involve hundreds of 1v1 confrontations, or, 1v1 opportunities. Players will develop the mental confidence and technical ability to seek out 1v1 opportunities and take great pride in going at a defender with the ball at their feet. Our training environment absolutely thrives on teaching the skills and helping players gain the confidence to execute these skills in a non-threatening and encouraging training program.

  7. Training Environment - Players are developed in training environments versus a game environment where playing for results inhibits technical training.


Soccer training at the youth level MUST be positive. If your training environment is positive youth players will train harder and become much more effective soccer players. Also, an environment where players are encouraged to take chances and failing is only an act of learning. In a positive learning environment players become comfortable with being uncomfortable and accept failure as part of the learning process. By failing a time or two one can learn from those mistakes. During these sessions, players will develop confidence, thinking skills, and hopefully become players who will experiment on the field to do amazing things. Sessions concentrate totally on developing players, encouraging players to take chances, and helping players to mentally seek challenges where they may fail, but will be positively encouraged to try again. Players who are afraid to make mistakes and do not experiment end up playing without skill and technical flair.


These sessions include exercises that engage the brain, require constant scanning of the field, emphasize movement in different directions, as well as passing and receiving on the move. This structure provides technical excellence in an environment where the brain is receiving multiple variables and conflicting information. This training leads to tremendous increases in speed of play where players must perform in tight spaces under severe opponent pressure. These sessions over the winter months are for players looking to improve their technical ability and decision-making on the soccer field.

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