Why Play for SCSC Pride?
Columbia Pride offers access to the most accomplished staff in Mid-Missouri,
with the majority of our coaches being former collegiate athletes and/or current
collegiate coaches. As a non-profit organization, the Club offers
affordable fees and a private training facility-
Pride Park consists of approximately 50 acres and has an estimated
commercial value of approximately $7 million. The Club currently has 5
fields developed (3 with lights) and plans to add 4 more fields by 2015.
The Club is dedicated to building soccer at all levels and is comprised of a
Board of Directors who provide oversight and management of the Club. The
Board ensures greater accountability for coaches, players and parents.
What are the Pride Age Groups?
Our Pride program is available for age groups ranging from 12 years of age to
18 (U13-U19). See
Do Players Have to Try Out?
Yes. Annual try-outs are typically held in June for most teams and are for the Fall
and Spring seasonal year. High School boys team try-outs are generally
scheduled for mid to late November. See
for official try-out dates.
SCSC High School Boys team tryouts will be held:
Tuesday, December 3rd
6:00 - 8:00PM U15,
U16, U17, U18 Boys
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 - 8:00PM
U15, U16, U17, U18 Boys
Saturday, December 7th *if needed
10:00AM - 12:00PM
U15, U16, U17, U18 Boys
*Players are encouraged to attend all tryout sessions to ensure coaches have
ample opportunity to evaluate.
Tryouts will be held at Pride Park, 5023 Roger Wilson Memorial Dr.
What Does SCSC Pride Cost?
Pride player fees are set each May for the next seasonal year starting in the
Fall. Fees vary depending on anticipated overhead, league, and tournament
costs. Player fees include practice jerseys & shorts; players are
responsible for uniform purchase. Fees include both Fall & Spring seasons. Teams
who exceed their budget for tournaments and leagues may be expected to pay
2013 / 2014 Fees:
U13 - $788
U14 - $788
U15 - U18 $655
Player Payment Policy for payment details.
Is Financial Assistance Available?
The Club does offer financial assistance to families who qualify. For
more information please visit or our
Assistance page. Applications are due July 1st.
What is the Commitment?
Games are generally scheduled during the weekends and generally some local
and/or out-of-town tournaments depending on age and team readiness.
When are Practices?
Practices for all Pride teams are left to the discretion of the team coaches.
Teams typically practice two times per week. Start times vary may and
practices generally last for 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the age group.
Where are Practices?
Practices are held at
Fields may vary depending on schedules. During times of wet field conditions
coaches and managers may plan for an alternate location.
Will Teams Play in Tournaments?
Yes. Many Pride teams schedule a few out-of-town tournaments each year. The Sporting Columbia
also hosts two tournaments per year and all of our
teams typically participate. SCSC Tournaments help boost our local economy and
provide revenue for the Club. Additional tournaments are at the discretion
of the teams and coaches. Tournaments generally
increase as players move to older divisions.
Our mission is to build the best soccer Club possible and leave it stronger
for the next generation of players and parents. Volunteers play an
important part in our mission. Parents are generally asked to contribute
20 - 30 hours of time to the Club each year.
The Club's primary fundraising efforts include managing Saturday night Bingo
at the Cosmopolitan Club. All parents in our Academy and Pride programs
have obligations for Bingo.
other volunteer opportunities.
If you still have questions about Pride soccer please contact Kevin
Roderique, Competitive Coaching Director, at KRoderique (@) sportingcolumbia.net