Early Years – Columbus United at Bibb Fields
Columbus Youth Soccer Association formed its first select division many, many years ago, which was called Columbus United. This club yielded many great soccer players who went on to play college and professional level soccer. Much gratitude is due to the many Columbus soccer coaches who developed these players out at the Bibb Fields.
New Name & New Fields – Red Star & Woodruff Farm Rd
Columbus United took the new name of Red Star Soccer Club. Red Star hired their first Director of Training and appointed a full training staff. Red Star began traveling to club tournaments and to many more out of state tournaments. The number of teams had increased, the training was more formalized and the club progressed during this time. In 1999, Red Star hired Tony Frankovich as Director of Coaching. With an internationally trained staff of 3 A license, and many other highly certified coaches and trainers, the Red Star players are receiving the best soccer training in the area. Red Star is managed by a seasoned select committee, 14 trained team managers and a full volunteer base. CFC Red Star has many select teams at Classic (boys) and Athena (girls) ranging in age groups from U13 to U18, as well as Academy teams from U8 age group to U12 age group. All in all, over 350 players wear the CFC Red Star jersey every weekend, representing the best soccer players in Southwest Georgia.
Red Star Soccer Club will continue to develop soccer players, host several annual high-quality tournaments and promote college scholarship opportunities for the players achieving that level.
Club Reaches To Higher Levels – Columbus Futbol Club (CFC) Red Star
In 2003, CYSA decided to branch off into several different various clubs in order to meet their growth needs and potential. In doing this, commitment and strategy can be applied specifically to each area of soccer development in the area. With this change, CYSA Red Star Soccer Club has become Columbus Futbol Club (CFC) Red Star. Our Technical Director, Tony Frankovich, continues to lead the club in a positive direction of growth and development. Our coaching staff continues to grow and develop. We are currently comprised of fourteen select teams, at all levels, including two Super Y teams. We also have a strong developmental program in place to assure we are developing the younger age groups. The Tournament attendance schedule for CFC Red Star is set to participate in competitive tournaments with increased exposure for the players. CFC Red Star will continue to host tournaments at our state-of-the-art complex.