Player Development Program for Ages 7+

*Now forming Junior Legends teams for players born in 2012-2015*

Club soccer can be overwhelming for parents and players. We design our teams and programs to help players from all backgrounds reach their maximum potential. Our coaches focus on individual development first, so your player can become skillful and successful on and off the field.

Interested in joining a Legends Club team for Spring 2023? Click below to visit a practice

Don't settle for unorganized leagues with negative team cultures.




The right ENVIRONMENT, COACHES, & CURRICULUM, will ensure a positive introduction to soccer, and create a foundation to help your player reach their full potential.

Read more about Our Approach.

Your Player's Development

"In school you will benefit to the maximum degree from striving for individual brilliance. Soccer is no different. You will benefit optimally from striving for mental and neuromuscular superiority. The only way to achieve this is to develop:

  • The most incredible individual skills. 
  • The tactical speed to utilize those skills successfully under the greatest physical pressure. 
  • The self-concept and leadership mentality necessary to embrace and relish the challenge of learning to do this at the very highest level of competition."

-Andy Barney

Legends Soccer Trainer

Join the Family

Player Placements

Player Placements are fun, soccer sessions designed to bring out the best in your player.

Our coaches will be looking for confidence, athleticism, and positive attitudes. Skillful dribblers with a willingness to take on other players are legendary players! Players will also be rated on their work rate and overall attitude toward other players, the coach, and themselves. We want players that bring their best effort to the field and can respond positively to mistakes and pressure.

Official Player Placements for the 2022-2023 Year will be held on June 20th-23rd, 2022. Ongoing Player Placements will happen on a team by team basis throughout June and July. Register for our June 2022 Player Placement event by clicking the link below.

Program Commitment

The Legends Philosophy teaches our players to become BRAVE, CREATIVE, LEADERS. We learn and develop on our own timeline and to make sure all of our families get the most out of our club we offer multiple commitment options for our younger families. Beginning with our U11 team our Legends soccer year is 11 months long: July - May. Teams will practice twice per week (U14+ sometimes up to 3 per week) and have weekend games during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. We ask players to commit to an entire year with the team, just as the coaches are committing to their team for the year.

Follow this link to see the full overview of the Program Commitment, Club, and Team Fees. 


Legends Club players get to wear the exclusive New Balance Legends kits. These are purchased directly through our club store with Soccer.com. Follow this link:



U8: Springfield Legends Reign (2015)

Team: Springfield Legends Reign (2015)

Coach: Josh Ganson and Ashlyn Gibbs

Emails: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U9: Springfield Legends Endure(2014)

Team: Springfield Legends Endure (2014)

Coach: Josh Ganson and Ashlyn Gibbs

Emails:  josh@springfieldlegends.com

U10: Springfield Legends Courage(2013)

Team: Springfield Legends Courage (2013)

Coach: Josh Ganson

Emails: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U11: Springfield Legends Valor (2012)

Team: Springfield Legends Valor (2012) Contact Coach Ganson

Coach: Josh Ganson

Email: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U12 & Up (2011 & Older)

Team: (2011 & Older) Contact Coach Ganson

Coach: Josh Ganson

Email: josh@springfieldlegends.com


U8: Springfield Legends Two Teams (2015)

Team: Springfield Legends Dynamo (2015)

Coach: Josh Ganson & Brandon Peck

Emails: josh@springfieldlegends.com

Team: Springfield Legends Timbers (2015)

Coach: Josh Ganson and Brandon Peck

Emails: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U9: Springfield Legends Crew (2014)

Team: Springfield Legends Crew (2014)

Coach: Josh Ganson and Brandon Peck and Jared Cantrell

Email: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U10: Springfield Legends United (2013)

Team: Springfield Legends Intrepid (2013)

Coach: Josh Ganson and Jared Cantrell

Email: josh@springfieldlegends.com

U11 & Up (2012 & Older)

Team: 2012 & Older (Contact Josh Ganson)

Coach: Josh Ganson

Email: josh@springfieldlegends.com


How much time and travel?

Parents today are busier than ever. We get that. Our Legends Club teams play soccer year round, but we schedule in appropriate breaks throughout the year, and practice twice per week. Players that want more training can participate in our optional Academy Training Sessions, which are open to all players across the club. We keep travel to a minimum. We play most games in the Springfield area, and have limited travel for tournaments.

Who are the coaches?

By age 13, 70% of kids drop out of sports, often due to negative pressure from parents and coaches. Legends coaches are trained professionals who have a passion for youth development - and the beautiful game of soccer. Many of our coaches have their own story about the negative impact from one of their youth coaches. We're working hard to break that cycle. Our coaches put players first. We create an encouraging, empowering environment and we challenge our players to "go for it!"

How do we get started?

Don't worry; we're here to help! Depending on the time of year, you can participate in our club-wide Player Placements that happen during May-June or you can visit a practice for your age-group. Either way, you'll have an opportunity to meet the coaches and your player will get to practice with the team. This gives you the chance to make sure Legends is the right fit for your family. Use the "Visit a Practice" link below to send us some basic info to start the conversation.

Legends players continually stretch their comfort zone to reach their maximum potential. Legends crave more knowledge never fear exploring new concepts in performance development. As part of our commitment to educating players and parents, we share helpful resources to read, watch, and discuss together. Becoming a Legendary player doesn't happen overnight; it requires a daily commitment to living the "Legends lifestyle."


What you eat and drink become the fuel to power your performance. Click to learn more about nutrition for youth athletes.

Eating to Play

Athletic Nutrition for Young Athletes


"Performance is 90% mental."

The mindset and attitude of a player are a huge factor in long-term success.

Attitude and Performance

9 Mental Skills


Our bodies have limitations. Often overlooked, the quality of sleep athletes get will determine how well their body functions. Sleep improves physical and cognitive function - the skills we perform and the decisions we make.

Is Sleep Important?

5 Ways Sleep Impacts Athletes


Top athletes live a daily lifestyle of various types of training. During team practices we're striving for "deep," specific repetitions of soccer-specific movements. Outside of practice, your player will ultimately decide how far they go, by how they train.

Legendary Tracker

Exciting changes are here! We want you to know our coaches and staff are excited to serve you with the approach, philosophy, and values they have built over the years. You can check out our new website at: