Sporting Iowa is a partnership between West Des Moines Soccer Club (WDMSC) and Johnston/Urbandale Soccer Club (JUSC), and is responsible for implementing the select phase of our pathway. The partnership between WDMSC and JUSC to create Sporting Iowa was born out of a mission to transcend the level of play that existed in Iowa previously. The select soccer program provides a high quality learning environment and competitive opportunities to enhance the mental, physical, tactical and technical abilities of each player and maximize their potential. Select soccer is for players with a strong technical foundation and motivation to learn.
- Professionally coached, year-round, indoor and outdoor training sessions
- Individual player evaluation and feedback
- Strength and conditioning sessions for older teams
- Game video review and analysis for older teams
- College advisement and mentoring for older players
- Participation in the most comprehensive competitive league platform for boys and girls in Iowa: Club Development League (Boys & Girls, Iowa)
National Premier League - Central States (Boys, Regional)
Elite Clubs National League - Regional League (Girls, Regional)
Elite Clubs National League (Boys & Girls)
- Participation in State, Regional and National Events (Boys & Girls)
- Team placement is based on player ability using a tryout and bid process in June of every year.
- 11U-15U (8th Grade) activities span the late summer, fall, winter and spring.
- 15U-19U (High School) activities span the late summer, fall and winter.
- Training and home games are held in Des Moines metro (soon at the new Sports Complex in Grimes)
- Games and events are held at various local, state, regional and national venues.
We develop the PERSON, and then the PLAYER. We IGNITE a love for SOCCER.