Welcome to South Carolina United FC!
As the largest youth soccer club in the State of South Carolina serving players ages U4-U19, we offer quality soccer programs for any child who desires to play soccer at a level commensurate with his or her abilities regardless of race, religion or socio-economic background. Our "One Community-One Club-One Passion-All Youth-All Levels-All Soccer" brand is one we take extreme pride in as we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young adults through their involvement in the beautiful game of soccer. Based in the capital city of Columbia located centrally in our state in Richland County, our 4,400 registered players come to Columbia from more than half of South Carolina’s 46 counties and beyond into Georgia to play on our Jr. Academy and Select teams. And through formal trademark licensure granted to the Mount Pleasant Soccer Booster Club, Inc. which is a youth soccer club along the coast wholly independent and autonomous from us, we are proud of the successes it too has achieved in developing quality youth soccer players and otherwise improving the lives of children.
That said, we invite you to scroll through our website and related links to learn more! Our is a highly organized club which provides (a) introductory/basic participation programming to first time players in our 3,600 player Columbia United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League (Recreation), (b) ball skill mastery and team tactics programming for U8-U12 players (Jr. Academy) and (c) competitive team selection and higher level training programming for U12-U18 players (Select) which best fits the player’s current developmental needs. Since 2005, we have had over 186 players go on to play NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III soccer, NAIA soccer, Junior College soccer and have had players invited to various USYSA Region III and USSF National team camps and international competitions. In addition, our U13 –U18 players have direct access to be evaluated for the US Soccer Development Academy program operated by SCUFC Development Academy, Inc. whose U14, U16 and U18 teams plays under the banner South Carolina United Battery. At the next level, many of our former club players who are now playing in college are also members of South Carolina’s only PDL franchise operated by USL – the SC United Bantams.
At South Carolina United FC, we also take pride in the fact that no player has ever been denied the ability to play for our club because he or she cannot afford to play. Through generous support from our quality sponsors like BB&T of South Carolina, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina, Moore Orthopedics and charitable donors, our non-profit organization is able to provide financial assistance to families who truly need such help to enable their children to participate.
In 2013, you will see more organizational changes as we continue to evolve and improve our service for our players and their families. With the hiring of George Sasvari to serve as Club Programs and Training Director, you will see a renewed emphasis on coaching development and player development at all levels within our organization. Through creation and issuance of two new online publications – our Rec Newsletter and our Select Newsletter you will see an improvement of in the flow of timely information to our members. By year’s end, you will also learn more about our new 24 acre six (6) field soccer training complex we are developing centrally here in Columbia and other great things going on to better serve the players and their families.
To those players and parents who have always called us "home", thank you so much for your loyalty and support. We certainly would not be where we are today (and headed tomorrow) without you! To those of you who may be visiting our website for the first time, thank you for taking a look. If you are intrigued by what you see and would like to learn more, please click on our Club Contacts link and feel free to email or call any member of our Soccer Leadership team and they will be more than happy to speak with you!
At South Carolina United FC, Our Club is Your Club.
Yours in Soccer,
South Carolina United FC