CRUSA/FC Bucks Announcement
For Immediate Release:
CRUSA/FC Bucks Longtime Director Chris Fehrle named Director of Player Development
CRUSA/FC Bucks announced today that Chris Fehrle has been named FC Bucks Director of Player Development for the 2020-21 Season. This is a reassignment for Fehrle within the club to focus his expertise on the younger age groups and shift his attention on establishing these players as they develop from the discovery phase and transition into the skill acquisition phase for each player as they comes through the FC Bucks youth system. This is a newly created position by FC Bucks Director of Coaching Chris McLain who has prioritized individual player development as one of the most important pillars within the club.
Coach Fehrle, who has spent several years as the Girls ECNL Director at FC Bucks will work primarily with the Youth Academy Ages (u7-u8), and the Pre-Academy Players (u9 to u14), as he will lead and instruct coaches in those age groups on the best methods to enhance technical skill development and individual skill acquisition.
Coach McLain was full of praise with the announcement of Chris Fehrle taking on this new role. “I’m more than ecstatic to have Chris continue being a major piece of this club and I am looking forward to seeing him put a tremendous emphasis on the bloodline of any great club. He will reshape our younger players and continue to lead/produce some of the best players on the east coast.”
“Having someone of Chris’s caliber, able to focus on the most important years of development for a soccer player is a direct reflection of our club’s new mission, I’m proud to have Chris take on this role and I’m convinced he will raise the bar to the highest levels possible”, continued McLain.
Coach Fehrle is not a new name in the CRUSA/ FC Bucks community. Chris has coached in the club since 2008 and brings success stories to every team he has coached. Fehrle was a decorated player in his time. He enjoyed success at Division 1 powerhouse soccer programs University of Virginia and Syracuse University and went on to play indoor soccer professionally with the Philadelphia Kixx in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
“I am extremely grateful for the new opportunity Chris McLain and the board have provided me, I look forward to working with Chris and the rest of the staff, and I am excited for the future for CRUSA/FC Bucks”, Fehrle expressed.
Fehrle played his college soccer at Syracuse University
2006 Neumann College (now University) - Men's assistant coach
2016-present Girls Varsity Head Coach at Central Bucks West High School, Doylestown, PA
2010-2015 Boys Varsity Head Coach at Germantown Academy High School
2008-2009 Boys Varsity Head Coach at Holy Ghost Prep
- 2008 BAL league champs
- 2008 District 1 Finalists
2007 Girls Varisty Assistant Coach at Germantown Academy High School
2005 Girls JV Head Coach at Germantown Academy High School
2015-Present Assistant Director Of Coaching
2016-Present WPSL FC Bucks Associate Head Coach
2016-Present FC Bucks Freedom 2005 Girls
2013-Present FC Bucks Storm 2002 Boys
2008-2016 FC Bucks Freedom 1997/98 Girls
2008/09: PAGS finalist, State Cup Finalist
2009/10: PAGS finalist, Indoor/Outdoor State Cup Champion
2010/11: PAGS finalist
2011/12: ECNL Midwest Conference finished 3rd in regular season
2012/13: ECNL Northeast Conference regular season champ, Advanced to ECNL National Finals - finished 6th in entire ECNL
2013/14: ECNL Northeast Conference 2nd place in regular season, Advanced to Champions league playoffs; Indoor State Champs
2014/15: ECNL Northeast Conference 3rd place in regular season, Advanced to Champions league playoffs
2015/16: ECNL Northeast Conference 2nd place regular season
Overall Record in all ECNL competition (regular season/events/playoffs): 68-18-23 (W-L-T)
2013 (U15) ECNL Nationals
2010 FC Bucks Freedom Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup Champions
2008 BAL coach of the Year
3 EPYSA State Championships
Big East All Rookie Team (Syracuse University)
2x Parade Magazine All-American (Holy Ghost Prep)
FC Delco: Hall of Fame class of 2003
Captain FC Delco Dynamo:
- State Champs (97, 98, 99, 00)
- Regional Champs (97, 98, 99, 00 )
- National Champs (98, 00)
- (3rd place at Nationals 97, 99)
Holy Ghost Prep: Hall of Fame class of 2004
Varsity team member (95, 96, 97, 98)
(second player In school history to make the varsity team as a freshmen)
1st Team all-B.A.L (96, 97, 98)
B.A.L. MVP (98)
1st Team Bucks County Courier Times ( 97, 98)
NSCAA All-State (98)
2x Parade Magazine High School All-American (97, 98)
Team Captain (98)
EPYSA ODP ( 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99)
Region-1 ODP ( 96, 97, 98, 99)
National Team Pool (97, 98, 99)
Fehrle played one year for the University of Virginia. He then played three years for Syracuse University, where he earned Big East All-Rookie Team honors.
Chris played professionally for the Philadelphia Kixx from 2004 to 2006 and was a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League’s All-Rookie Team in 2004-05.