Kansas City Scott Gallagher (KCSG) is a 501(c)(3) Missouri not-for-profit established in 2005 as KC Select, initially based in Lee’s Summit, MO. KCSG has grown to over 1,400 member players, over 100 teams and over 600 families spread across all major cities of the greater Kansas City Metro Area in both Missouri and Kansas. KCSG has male and female players ranging from 5-19 years old playing at all levels of soccer: recreational, developmental, competitive and premier. KCSG has developed teams who have won State, Regional and National-level events. Through its programs, KCSG has trained, mentored and developed over 60 local youth to earn athletic scholarships at the NCAA Division 1, 2, 3 through NAIA or Junior College levels. Since October 2014, Paragon Star, LLC has selected KCSG as the anchor tenant for soccer field usage. KCSG will also have training fields at the Olathe Soccer Sports Complex, plus various locations in the Northland.
KCSG Values and Community Involvement
KCSG is affiliated with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and Saint Louis FC. KC Scott Gallagher in partnership with St. Louis Scott Gallagher strives to build the best club in the country. A club that positively impacts the development of our players on and off the field and positively impacts our community. To further guide our conduct as players, coaches, parents, and fans, KCSG teaches 5 Shield Values: Unity, Humility, Passion, Respect, Tradition. These Shield Values are included in our curriculum and a large part of how we develop our players on and off the field. In addition to player character-building, KCSG has a strong history of community volunteerism and activism. KCSG has run or sponsored events benefitting the H8 Cancer Foundation, Banded Brigade Outdoor, Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Victory Project and Stephanie Vest Foundation. In Summer 2018 the Club donated hundreds of uniform kits to refugees and orphanages in South Sudan through Harvesters Reaching the Nations organization. KCSG teams also conduct local team building activities by volunteering together at local charities.
KCSG leaders are deeply involved in the local community with careers spanning entrepreneurism, finance/banking, insurance, education and athletics. KCSG is governed by an elected Board of Directors who have employed various full-time and part time positions to manage business and soccer operations. Business operations are led by an Executive Leadership Team and Soccer Operations are led by the Technical Director and various Directors of Coaching. KCSG has one of the most educated and experienced coaching staff in the area and region. Over 80% of KCSG coaches have earned a USSF “D” license or higher with over 10 coaches earning a “C”, “B”, or “A” license. A majority of KCSG coaches have playing or coaching experience at the high-school & college levels, as well as the Club has over 5 coaches who have played professional soccer from indoor professional teams to playing in the USL, MLS and international soccer as high as the World Cup. KCSG coaches are required to continue their soccer coaching education through attendance at coaches meetings, clinics and higher-level licensing courses.
KCSG was initially founded in 2005 as KC Select SC resulting from of a merger of the Scream SC, Renegades SC, KC Nationals SC. In 2005, the Club consisted of 6 girls teams and 65 players. Throughout the years KC Select absorbed various geographic Clubs in the Northland (Liberty United) and in Kansas City (Bayern Munich & ALBA FC) growing to over 500 players and 60 teams by 2015. In April 2017, KC Select re-branded to Kansas City Scott Gallagher establishing an affiliation across Missouri with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and growing to about 700 member players and 75 teams. In April 2018, KC Scott Gallagher merged with Kansas Elite and KC Prime forming a combined Club under the KC Scott Gallagher brand consisting of over 100 teams and 1,400 member players spanning all parts of the KC Metro Area in Missouri and Kansas. KCSG legacy teams have won multiple KSYSA & MYSA State Cup/Presidents Cup Championships plus these teams play in the Midwest Conference of the USYS National League or Heartland Soccer League. KCSG is one of the largest and most successful Clubs in the KC Metro area. KCSG currently has teams ranked on the State, Regional and National level by GOTSOCCER.COM and Youth Soccer Rankings USA.
Scott Gallagher Soccer Club History
The Scott Gallagher Soccer Club traces its roots back to 1976, when St. Louisan Jim Scott – the owner of a sheet-metal company called Scott-Gallagher, Inc. – began lending sponsorship assistance to a small soccer club from north St. Louis County called Ruiz S.C. One year later, Mr. Scott assumed the sponsor role of the club, and after a two-year transition period, the club officially began playing as Scott Gallagher Soccer Club in 1979. At that time, the club consisted of only four select boy’s teams. Just two years later, the Scott Gallagher U-19 boys team went on to win the club’s first national Championship in the 1981 McGuire Cup. In 1983, the club received wide recognition for its unprecedented achievement of winning four Regional Championships in the same year. In 1984, Scott Gallagher S.C. notched its second McGuire Cup National Championship. Regularly ranked among Soccer America’s list of the top 20 boy’s soccer clubs, through 2008 Scott Gallagher S.C. achieved 11 National Championship titles and countless Regional and State championships.