In the midst of Covid-19 our club has looked for positive opportunities. This came in many forms and one of those was the start of talks amongst various directors and leaders in the KC soccer community. These weekly zoom meetings evolved to in-person conversations with the leadership in KCSG/Toca FC. What we quickly learned is that collaboration made us all better. We began to envision how we could work together to make positive changes for the kids that play in our two clubs. Both clubs were adamant that a classic “club merger” was not what we were looking for. We simply wanted to use our collective minds to engage in conversations that could lead to new ideas without affecting the teams. We have never seen this done in KC and so, just like Covid-19, we found ourselves in uncharted waters. We have committed to work together at the leadership level for the next 10 months. Our hope is that the platform we create will produce results in these key areas.
Events – Ex. Partnering to operate existing or newly imagined leagues. Imagining future opportunities for tournaments.
Buying Power - the ability to leverage the collective size of each club for various business services.
Governance/Influence - the opportunity to work with local and state organizations to make improvements in policies, by-laws, services, and education that will positively impact youth soccer.
Best practices - we will be sharing best practices in our clubs with each other in an effort to improve the quality of the experience at both clubs for kids and families.
We are excited to announce this new leadership collaboration with all of you. Please watch the video below. Our hope for the next seasonal year is that this new partnership will lead to positive changes in the KC soccer community.