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
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
Director, Guest Services
Referee Program Coordinator
Referee Assignor - Indoor Futsal and Outdoor Amateur
Referee Assignor - Outdoor Youth Leagues & Middle School
Referee Assignor - Tournaments
Board of Directors as of 01/2013
|Board Member - Springfield / Greene County Park Board||Matt Baileyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Board Member||Jan Copelandemail@example.com|
|Board Member - Springfield Sports Commission||Lance Ketteringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Board Member||Lisa Marcotteemail@example.com|
|Board Member||Ryan Sandersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:00pm. Location - Lake Country Conference Room (Upstairs). There was a SPECIAL Meeting on August 1, 2013 to review potential Bylaw changes @ 4:30 PM in the Lake Country Soccer Conference Room.
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.