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7 Ways To Experience Soccer In Kalamazoo

Posted on April 3rd, 2021

Kalamazoo is the perfect place for soccer enthusiasts. Did you know that we have more than 50+ soccer fields in Kalamazoo County? There are so many opportunities for experiencing soccer in Kalamazoo, whether your child is interested in playing, you’re looking to join an adult league, you’re in search of fields to host a tournament, or you want to catch a live game. If soccer is what you’re searching for, Kalamazoo is the spot for you.

 

Kingdom Sports

 

 

Kingdom Sports is a 60,000 square foot indoor facility that offers a wide range of leagues and classes aimed at improving the skills of recreational and elite players. Kingdom offers a wide range of youth soccer camps, leagues, and classes as well as programs designed to help players of all ages develop their skills. Whether you’re looking to play competitively, interested in recreational play or you’re trying to find a new way to exercise, Kingdom has an option for you. Kingdom offers the following drop in hours for adults, youth, and individuals over 40. To learn more about their drop in hours, visit their website.

 

Kingdom Soccer also hosts two large scale annual soccer tournaments in Kalamazoo. The Kingdom Cup and Crusader Cup, both staple regional events hosted by Kingdom Soccer at River Oaks County Park each year and bring a combined $2 million+ of estimated economic impact to the Kalamazoo region.

 

Dan Bulley Soccer School (DBSS)

 

 

The Dan Bulley Soccer School (DBSS) is committed to educating young soccer players in the game. They focus on providing players with a challenging and fun environment that will stretch far beyond the soccer field. DBSS is committed to placing emphasis not only on soccer but school work, the way to treat others, and being a polite and contributing member of society. Dan Bulley himself was raised in England, where soccer is a way of life which has molded his philosophy into one that centered around the physical and mental growth and success of his athletes.

 

DBSS offers summer camps, winter training and league opportunities. They also partner with The Learning Community (TLC) in Kalamazoo to offer homeschooled children the opportunity to grow through the sport of soccer.

 

To learn more about the Dan Bulley Soccer School, visit their website.

 

 

Kalamazoo Football Club

 

 

Kalamazoo FC is our very own semi-professional soccer team located right here in our backyard. Kalamazoo FC’s home base is located at Mayors Riverfront Park’s Soisson-Rapacz-Clason Stadium. The club is made up of diverse individuals from all around the world – United States, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, England, etc.

 

Witness these aspiring professional football players go head to head for a date night out, family fun, or team outing.

 

Season passes for the 2021 Kalamazoo FC season are now on sale! Purchase yours on their website today!

 

 

Portage Soccer Club (PSC)

 

 

The Portage Soccer Club (PSC) promotes the development of amateur player through quality coaching, clinics, and team play. They provide an equal balance between competition and fun in order to enhance player development while making sure players enjoy the game.

 

Most PSC teams practice twice a week, and typically play an average of eight (8) league games each season on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. The Fall Season typically runs from mid August to the end of October, and the Spring Season usually starts in mid April and lasts until mid June. The teams also participate in a variety of tournaments throughout the seasons, including the Portage Soccer Classic, both of which takes place at the Portage Soccer Complex.

 

River Oaks County Park

 

 

River Oaks County Park sits on 330 acres and features one of Southwest Michigan’s premier soccer facilities with 20 fields that regularly host youth leagues, adult leagues, and regional tournaments. River Oaks has hosted sports events ranging from soccer to quidditch, lacrosse and ultimate disc. Fun fact, River Oaks County Park hosted the 2017 U.S. Quidditch Great Lakes Regional Championship.

 

At River Oaks you can also find multiple softball fields, a dog park, splash pad, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, hiking trails and much more. River Oaks is the perfect outdoor venue for your next flat field event.

 

 

TKO Premier Soccer Club

 

 

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TKO Premier SC has been offering soccer player development for youth across Southwest Michigan since 1983. TKO’s home fields are located at the Kalamazoo Community Soccer Complex, featuring 10 full size soccer fields. Their plan, known as the “TKO Way” allows them to reach their player development goals and objectives, creating exceptional soccer players. The TKO Way includes 5 levels of development with level one (junior level) focusing on U4-U9 and working it’s way up through intermediate all the way to advanced at level five for U15-U18.

 

Each level places emphasis on different parts of the game and player development to ensure all areas of the game, both mentally and physically are forming them into the best soccer player that they can be.

 

Learn how you can join the TKO Way here.

 

 

Local Collegiate Soccer

 

 

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Home to both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College Men’s and Women’s soccer teams, we have many ways to experience collegiate soccer in Kalamazoo.

 

Fun fact there have been three Western Michigan University Men’s Soccer players drafted to the Major League Soccer (MLS) within the past 4 years – Tommy Clark, Brandon Bye, and Drew Shepherd. Prior to that, WMU only one other player drafted to the MLS in school history and that was Eric Progue in 2001.

 

Kalamazoo College MacKenzie Field is home to the Men’s & Women’s Soccer teams. This newly renovated field (2011-2012) is a state-of-the-art lighted turf field and features the Hornet logo as its centerpiece. It’s said to be one of the best field complexes in the entire West Michigan region and features a new electronic scoreboard, bleacher seating for nearly 400 fans, and an enclosed press box facility.

 

Follow these teams along throughout their seasons and catch a game when they’re playing at home!

 

Western Michigan University Men’s Soccer

Western Michigan University Women’s Soccer

Kalamazoo College Men’s Soccer

Kalamazoo College Women’s Soccer

 

 

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