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-
Sporting Columbia's Pride Park consists of approximately 50 acres and
has an estimated commercial value of approximately $7 million. The Club
currently has 6 fields developed (3 with lights) and plans to add 4 more fields
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 7 years of age to
18 (U8-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 Competitive Tryout Schedule
U15 / U16 / U17 / U18 Boys: November 18th & 19th
6:00 - 8:00PM
*Players are encouraged to attend both tryout sessions to ensure coaches have
ample opportunity to evaluate.
Tryouts will be held at Sporting Columbia's 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.
who exceed their budget for tournaments and leagues may be expected to pay
2015 / 2016 YEARLY Fees:
U8 - U12 $565.00
($282.50 per season)
U13 - U14 $750.00 ($375.00
U15 - U18 $650.00
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 schedule will be determined by coaches and directors following team
Sessions are dependent upon field availability.
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?
The majority of the team practice exclusively at Sporting Columbia's
while others may utilize additioanl locations for team convenience. 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. SC 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. An event schedule is provided to
each coach prior to the start of the season in order to ensure team budgets are
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 Competitive program
have obligations for Bingo.
other volunteer opportunities.
If you still have questions about our Competitive program please contact our
Competitive Vice President or Executive Director. Contact information can be
found on our Board page.