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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. 

Our goal is to prepare players to compete at the next level, from our youth division to premier divison and at 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.

 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 by 2020.

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 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.

SC 2016 / 2017 Competitive Tryout Schedule

Friday June 24th
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Girls     6:00PM - 7:30PM
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Boys    7:45PM - 9:15PM

Saturday June 25th
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Girls     9:00AM - 10:30AM
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Boys    10:45AM - 12:15PM
2002, 2003, 2004 Boys & Girls            3:00PM - 4:30PM
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Girls               4:45PM - 6:15PM

Sunday June 26th
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Boys    9:00AM - 10:30AM
2002, 2003 Boys & Girls                              10:45AM - 12:15PM
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Girls     1:45PM - 3:15PM
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Boys                        3:30PM - 5:00PM

*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. Teams who exceed their budget for tournaments and leagues may be expected to pay additional fees.

2016 / 2017 YEARLY Fees:
2005 - 2009                               $565.00          ($282.50 per season)
2002 (U15 8th graders) - 2004   $750.00          ($375.00 per season)
1998 - 2002 (U15 9th graders)   $650.00         

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 schedule will be determined by coaches and directors following team formation. 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 Pride Park 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 spent appropriately.

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 Competitive program 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 our Competitive Vice President or Executive Director. Contact information can be found on our Board page.


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