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About Us

  • Mission Statement

    It is the mission of LAKE COUNTRY SOCCER, INC., to develop, promote and support the sport of soccer in Springfield and Southwest Missouri.

    In all areas we will encourage the soccer community to develop athletic excellence, self-esteem, responsibility and good sportsmanship.

    We will accomplish this through education, facilities, athletic development programs, tournaments, leagues and outreach programs.

    Adopted July 14, 1999


    The place to get your kicks in Southwest Missouri!

    Lake Country Soccer was founded in 1983 by parents and soccer enthusiasts looking for a home for their kids to play soccer in Springfield.

    Initially, Lake Country Soccer was started to provide middle school boys (6th, 7th and 8th graders) a league in which to play, in preparation for high school which was on the horizon in the Springfield Public Schools.

    Since then, Lake Country Soccer has grown into a 55+ acre facility with 20 outdoor fields (7 of which are lighted) and an indoor facility (2 fields) serving close to 2,800 registered youth players and nearly 120,000 facility visits annually by players, coaches and fans.

    Lake Country Soccer is a dynamic sport specific driven organization serving all of Southwest Missouri and hosts programs, activities, events, leagues and tournaments from ages 3 through adult.

    Lake Country Soccer is a recognized 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization which operates under the umbrella of the Springfield/Greene County Parks and Recreation Department.  The relationship is a public/private partnership with the parks department, meaning, the land is owned by the parks department, but Lake Country Soccer leases the land from the parks department.

    Lake Country Soccer's operations are conducted with its own staff and its own budget.  Lake Country Soccer does NOT draw funds from the Park's department budget.  Lake Country Soccer is responsible for its operations which include managing incomes and expenses.  As needed, the Parks department provides support and assistance throughout the year; usually dealing with maintenance issues or unusual circumstances.

    Lake Country Soccer is coordinated by a volunteer member board of directors with support & oversight by the Parks department.  Lake Country is managed by one fulltime executive staff member and several part-time support staff including administration, concessions and grounds/maintenance throughout the year.  

    The LCS family consists of supporters who have been involved with the organization since its inception.  LCS is a positive influence on the local economy and an established friend in the community.

    Lake Country Soccer hosts leagues and tournaments for youth and adults, indoors and outdoors virtually year round.

    • Indoor soccer for adults between Sept. through May

    • Indoor soccer for youths between November and April

    • Outdoor soccer for youths (ages 3 through High School)

      • Spring league runs from March through mid-May

        • Boys ages 3 through high school

        • Girls ages 3 through Under-14

      • Fall league runs from September through early November

        • Boys ages 3 through Under-14

        • Girls ages 3 through high school

      • Summer league runs from June through early August

    • Outdoor soccer for adults

      • Men's Amateur Competitive League

        • Spring league runs April through June

        • Fall league runs late August through mid-November

      • Adult recreational for leagues men and women

        • Summer league 7 v 7 (6 + a GK) June through August

    • Outdoor youth tournaments

      • March - Champions Challenge

      • April - Ozarks Coca Cola/Dr Pepper Cup

      • October - Incredible Pizza Fall Classic


    • Birthday party rentals (call for availability and rental fees)

    • Indoor & outdoor field rentals available

    • Sponsorship & Advertising opportunities available

    Please Note:  Lake Country Soccer does not allow usage of our fields or facilities for direct or indirect competitors to our primary purpose and mission

    For more information, call Lake Country Soccer at 417.862.3211



    John Markey

    Executive Director

    Ext. 101

    Katie Ellsworth

    Director, Guest Services

    Ext. 103



    Tawny Brown

    League Administrator

    Ext. 106

    Bobbi Box
    Ext. 111


    Jeff Kollmeyer
    Referee Program Coordinator
    Referee Assignor - Indoor Futsal and Outdoor Amateur

    Tonya Wade-Smith
    Referee Assignor - Outdoor Youth Leagues & Middle School

    Andy Wilkinson
    Referee Assignor - Tournaments



    Board of Directors as of 01/2015

    President Brenda Turnbull
    Vice-President Jan Stahle          
    Secretary Brent Garrison
    Treasurer Conor Haseltine
    Board Member - Springfield / Greene County Park Board Kim Reser  
    Board Member Jan Copeland     
    Board Member - Springfield Sports Commission Lance Kettering     
    Board Member Lisa Marcotte     
    Board Member Ryan Sanders     


    General Information:

    LCS Mission Statement (PDF)
    LCS Constitution (PDF)
    LCS By-Laws (PDF)

    In accordance with the LCS Constitution, (bylaw 2004), Section 2004a. - There shall be an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held the second Thursday in November in each calendar year for the purposes of election of Officers and representatives, consideration of a budget for the fiscal year, consideration of amendments to the Constitution & bylaws, policies, regulations and any other necessary business.

    In accordance with Bylaw 2010 - MEMBER VOTING RIGHTS
    Section 2010a. Each member in "good standing" shall have voting powers as set forth in the Constitution & Bylaws of this organization. Voting shall be one (1) vote per each registered team which competes, or competed in the Lake Country Soccer, previous fall or current spring outdoor league.

    Section 2010.a.1. Membership may be granted to any properly registered team or teams in age groups where Lake Country Soccer does not host a league in an age group for the fall or spring outdoor seasons. 

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