To provide additional skill development, and competitive opportunities for players interested in advancing in the game of soccer. The goal is to have a group of players at each age group prepared to compete successfully in future soccer endeavors.
Our Home Facility
Our main facility is the Sportsplex, located at 2946 S. Walnut Road in Freeport. With a dozen fields, ample parking, restrooms and a pavillion, it’s the perfect place to host youth soccer.
There’s a lot going on in the Freeport Soccer Club every year, with activities for every soccer enthusiast from age 4 to adulthood.
Club Travel Soccer Teams
Our travel teams give youth ages 7 to 18 the opportunity to compete in the ILLOWA League, an association of 23 teams from across Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa. FSC ranks among the top clubs in the league year in and year out. Games are played in both spring and fall, giving players plenty of time in the best skill-building environment: On-field competition.
FASA – Freeport Area Soccer Academy
This annual event is perfect for kids 4-11 who love soccer but may not be ready for a competitive schedule. Held in the spring and early summer each year, FASA is a low cost way to learn the fundamentals of the game and improve basic skills. In fact, we put the fun in fundamental by focusing on playing the game and having a great time.
If you love soccer, how about attending an annual summer event that is truly a festival celebrating the sport? Our annual 3v3 Tournament is open to all players and gives boys and girls from U6 on up a chance to play at least three games with awards for the top two teams in each age group. There’s also an Adult Open Division, so don’t just stand on the sidelines, go for a trophy!
We believe strongly in the benefits of youth sports. Sports programs not only help kids equate exercise and self-improvement with fun, they teach them life skills which serve them well in adulthood.
- Being part of a team can provide important learning experiences for children, including how to deal with authority and structure, how to set and meet goals and the relationship between hard work and success. They also learn how to deal with winning and losing in a positive way. Youth athletes often become effective leaders, but all learn to be effective followers.
- Promoting teamwork and sportsmanship is another important outcome. Young athletes not only learn how to work as a group, they learn that everyone can contribute and everyone should be respected and treated fairly no matter how tough a competition gets.
- Youth athletes develop confidence as a result of participation, not only physical confidence but confidence in their ability to learn new skills and meet new challenges. One study found that youth athletes participating in a program over just two weeks experienced an increase in self-confidence, hopefulness and showed improvement in their family relationships.
- Being active as a child brings significant benefits that continue into the teen and adult years. Active kids are one-tenth as likely to become obese, have lower rates of smoking, drug use and other dangerous behaviors, have higher test scores and are 15% more likely to go to college. They also have higher incomes, greater work productivity, lower rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes and one-third the disability rate.
- Coaches, parents, and fans should be setting good examples for the players. We need everyone’s help to make sure youth see us leading by example, creating a positive competitive environment by practicing good sportsmanship and positive fan support.