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.
Our goal is to prepare players to compete at the next level from our youth division to the premier division and at the highest levels in high school and college.
Sporting Columbia 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 nearly $7 million. The Club currently has five full size fields developed and plans to add four more in the near future.
Dedicated to building soccer at all levels Sporting Columbia 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 age groups?
Our Competitive program is available for age groups ranging from 7 years of age to 18. Click here to view our age matrix.
Do players have to try out?
Yes. Annual tryouts are held in early to mid June each year for all age groups.
Players are encouraged to attend all tryout sessions for their age group to ensure coaches have ample opportunity to evaluate.
Tryouts are held at Sporting Columbia's Training Facility located at 5023 Roger Wilson Memorial Drive.
What are the fees?
Player fees are set each May for the next seasonal year. Fees vary depending on anticipated overhead for the seasonal year. A separate Club fee and Game fee are part of the new structure.
Club fee includes ball (U8-U12), practice jerseys, practice shorts, salaries, Pride Park mortgage & maintenance and general club operating costs.
Breakdown of Club fee is as follows:
Pride Park 44.76%
Coach / Manager / Staff Salaries 36.35%
Membership / Insurance fees 6.92%
Miscellaneous (phones, ink, paper, banking, etc) 11.97%
Club fees include both the fall and spring seasons and are non-refundable.
Game fees will be collected separately based on team events and the number of rostered players (determined following tryouts).
Game fees are refundable should an event be cancelled.
Players are responsible for uniform purchase and travel expenses.
When & Where are practices?
Practice schedule will be determines by coaches and directors following team formation. Sessions are dependent upon field availability. Teams typically train two times per week. Start times vary and generally last for 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the age group.
The majority of teams train exclusively at Sporting Columbia's Pride Park while others may utilize additional locations for team convenience. Fields vary depending on schedules. During times of wet field conditions coaches and managers may plan for an alternate location (school gym, etc)
When & Where are games?
Teams typically play in a league (M3, Heartland, SLYSA, KCML, etc), and one to two tournaments per season. 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 that mission. If you are interested in serving on the Board or Directors, as a team manager, fundraising committee, etc. please let us know!
The Club's primary fundraising efforts in previous years included managing Saturday night Bingo at the Cosmopolitan Club and hosting tournaments. . After a full review of finances and operations in January 2018 the Board of Directors voted to discontinue Bingo and tournament hosting beginning with the Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 seasonal year.
New Club fee structure now covers our Pride Park mortgage payment. We will host a Club trivia night for fundraising during the winter each seasonal year.
Please contact Executive Director Stephanie Daugherty via email