Athletics

Soccer | Black Rock FC

Play high-level soccer and get a world-class education...you can do both! FVS Soccer players are scholar-athletes, and our program ensures that you will thrive both on the field and in the classroom.
FVS is a proud partner of the Black Rock Football Club (BRFC). As part of a club soccer team, students will compete at an elevated level of play, with a higher likelihood of being viewed by college recruiters.

Do you like to play a lot of soccer? This 10-month season runs from mid-August through May, first competing in high school/prep matches in the fall, then transitioning to club events and friendlies representing Black Rock FC in the winter and spring. The BRFC Residential Academy | Fountain Valley School will begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.

 
 

Kevin Ray | Head Soccer Coach

I am very excited to be partnering with Black Rock FC and be the Program Director for the residential soccer program here at Fountain Valley School. Black Rock FC has a proven track record at some of the most elite college showcase events in the country, helping many student-athletes reach their goal of playing college soccer. This year-round program will help FVS offer a college prep soccer environment to go with its college-prep education.

Jon Moodey | Black Rock FC Founder

Our residential academy model is a fit for schools who take a progressive view on education. When you take into account Fountain Valley’s history, its diverse academic and co-curricular offerings, we couldn’t think of a better partner to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the FVS/Black Rock FC partnership?

    The FVS/Black Rock partnership is a 10-month boys soccer program that will serve high-achieving student-athletes who aspire to compete at the collegiate level. The team will compete in non-CHSAA high school/prep school matches and events in the fall then transition to club events and friendlies representing Black Rock FC in the winter and spring. The BRFC  Residential Academy | Fountain Valley School partnership will begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Who is eligible for the program? 

    This program is only open to enrolled Fountain Valley School students. Students will be recruited but there will also be a try-out for those seeking a full-time soccer environment, and who have the goal of continuing to compete at the collegiate level. Students will be part of the program for the entire academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). There is no additional charge for students participating in the program.
  • Are we replacing the high school team? 

    No. The Black Rock team does not replace the FVS high school team. It is an addition, not a substitution. Students that want to play soccer in the fall for FVS and compete in CHSAA can still do so. That said, the FVS/CHSAA team will practice separately from the FVS/Black Rock team due to CHSAA eligibility/recruitment rules and regulations.
  • Is this a club soccer program? 

    We will not be competing in any youth soccer club league(s). Instead, we will be seeking games against Olympic Development Programs from Colorado and other surrounding States, college  JV programs, and friendly games against non-CHSAA teams. We will play in sanctioned tournaments and college showcases to give the players exposure to college coaches. The aim of this team is to be a college prep soccer program.
  • Does this partnership model exist at other schools? 

    Yes. Black Rock currently is in partnership with three other boarding schools, mostly in the  Eastern half of the United States. Partnership academy programs are currently successfully in place at Northwood School (NY), High Mowing School (VT), and Western Reserve Academy  (OH).
  • How does this help Fountain Valley School?

    The partnership with Black Rock FC will help Fountain Valley identify and enroll highly motivated student-athletes that want a college prep experience both in the classroom and on the soccer field.

Fantastic Facilities

Julie & Spencer Penrose Athletic Center

The Penrose Athletic Center is state of the art and the primary training facility for all athletic teams at FVS. You’ll have access to the 60,000 sq.-ft. facility that features an Olympic-style weight room, athletic training room, outdoor turf field, world-class climbing wall, indoor running track, spin room, basketball gym, eight-lane pool, student lounge, classroom, and a full-time hockey and lacrosse locker room. The Penrose Athletic Center rivals most university facilities!

 

Meet Our Soccer Coaches

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  • Photo of Kevin Ray

    Kevin Ray 

    Assistant Director of Athletics, Program Director of Black Rock FC at FVS
    (719) 391-5242
  • Photo of Simon Walker

    Simon Walker 

    History Faculty, Round Square Director, Figge House Director
    (719) 391-5377
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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