Programs & Leadership

FC Columbia was formed in 2017 following the merger of two outstanding local soccer clubs – the Chatham Soccer Club and the Crane United Soccer Club.  We strive to be a local, community based alternative to the out of area clubs, offering opportunities for all Columbia County children to join a competitive youth soccer program at a reasonable cost without the need to travel to larger clubs in the Capital Region.   Our games fields and practice facilities are located in northern Columbia County.

For more than 20 years, the Chatham Soccer Club and the Crane United Soccer Club have provided thousands of kids with opportunities for competitive travel soccer. FC Columbia is affiliated with the Capital District Youth Soccer League based in Colonie, NY. The league has more than 7000 players ages 6 to 19 forming 57 clubs.


The program consists of three main sessions:

Spring Session
Practices and 10 game CDYSL schedule which runs from mid-April through mid-June.

Fall Session
Outdoor practices and select tournaments.

Winter Session
Indoor training sessions at the Fieldhouse in Canaan, NY.

Players can choose to join any or all of the above sessions.

Leadership & Coaches

President, Joe McCollum, U8-U17
Treasurer, Nichole McCollum

Board Members
Warren Mistler
Joe McCollum
Nichole McCollum

All Coaches listed below

Mark DePace
Max DiOrio
Michael Stead
Brian Ellis
Dan Cohn
Joseph McCollum
Ian Maxwell
Warren Mistler
Josh Pierce
Chris Sutton
Isaac Nelson

Michael West
Ben Cannizarris