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Competitive Soccer Program

The Sporting Columbia's competitive teams compete in competitive leagues and tournaments.  Our Club is dedicated to providing the highest level of coaching and training available anywhere. 

As players move from our Academy program to our Competitive program, our focus shifts to more advanced training and tactical development.  Our goal is to prepare players to compete at the highest levels in high school and college soccer.  Learn more about our competitive soccer program below.

Why Play for SCSC?

SCSC 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.

 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 Competitive Age Groups?

Our Competitive program is available for age groups ranging from 12 years of age to 18 (U13-U19).  See age matrix.

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 Club Calendar for official try-out dates.

SCSC Competitive team tryouts will be held June 13 - 15, 2014.

U13 & U14 Boys
     Saturday June 14th 12:00 - 1:15 PM
     Sunday June 15th 9:00 - 10:15 AM
U13 & U14 Girls:
     Saturday June 14th 3:30 - 4:45 PM
     Sunday June 15th 10:30 - 11:45 AM                                                   U15, U16, U17 & U18 Girls:
     Saturday June 14th 5:00 - 6:15 PM
     Sunday June 15th 1:30 - 2:45 PM

*Players are encouraged to attend both 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 Competitive division Cost?

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 ball, 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 additional fees.

2014 / 2015 Fees:
U13 - U14   $788.00
U15 - U18   $655.00

Please see 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 Financial 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 Competitive 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 Pride Park.  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.  Most teams schedule a few out-of-town tournaments each year. 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.

Volunteer Obligations

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.  Learn more about BingoLearn about other volunteer opportunities.

Additional Questions?

If you still have questions about our Competitive program please contact Kevin Roderique, Competitive Vice President at, scscvp (@) sportingcolumbia.net


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