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Kaneland United SC

2016 / 2017 Report to Kaneland School District 302

A copy of the letter can be found here - kaneland united sc letter to kaneland d302 school board 10.17.2017.pdf


October 17, 2017

Dear President Witt, Dr. Leden, Members of the District 302 School Board and District Staff:

On behalf of the Kaneland United Soccer Club volunteer board members, our players, families, volunteers and coaches, thank you for the District’s continued support for youth athletics in our community. 

Our Club uses the fields on the east side of Kaneland High School to host fall and spring soccer programming for District residents and hosting travel soccer matches between our Club and other soccer clubs from outside of our community. 

We closed our 2016 / 2017 fiscal year and am sharing information regarding our programs and the impact the Club has within the community in cooperation with the District, including:

  • Provided free soccer programming for 12 special needs players in our TOPSoccer program
  • Registered over 700 participants across Little Knights, Recreational, Academy and Travel soccer programs
  • Provided need based financial assistance for nearly 30 participants 
  • Trained and developed over 90 volunteer and professional soccer coaches working with our youth
  • Trained and developed 32 area youth as soccer referees and helped 12 referees achieve national certification

 

In addition to the participation achievements, the Club’s activities also had a financial impact of nearly $20,000 for members of the District and youth soccer community, including:

  • $ 250 - Sponsored the Kaneland Sports Boosters March 2017 Casino Knight
  • $ 560 - Donated raffle items to the Kaneland John Shields, Kaneland McDole, Kaneland Blackberry and Kaneland John Stewart Elementary PTOs
  • $ 500 - District facilities use fees
  • $ 921 - Provided and maintained  Port-a-Pots at the Kaneland High School fields and open to community use 
  • $ 621 - Provided and maintained a dumpster  at the Kaneland High School fields and open to community use 
  • $ 7,362 - Field mowing, field lining and field improvements and repairs at the Kaneland High School fields used by the Club. Of special note – we’re continually complimented by visiting club coaches on the condition of the field areas we maintain
  • $ 8,580 – Referee payroll for the District student athletes who participate in our soccer referee development program. In the referee program, we help  youth referees and  develop valuable life skills, including how to earn money, lead, make decisions and communicate with players, coaches and parents

 

We’ve begun the 2017 / 2018 year and are planning to have a similar impact. In addition, we’re looking forward to achieving significant milestones, including:

  • Graduating our first group of players who started with the Club in Kindergarten and have participated together through 8th grade.  In the fall of 2018, these players will move as a group to the Kaneland High School soccer programs
  • Celebrating the Club’s 10th anniversary of incorporating as a Not-For-Profit 501c3 organization
  • Hosting our first invitational tournament
  • Expanding the Club’s youth sports infrastructure and organizational expertise into other sports programs beginning with Lacrosse

 

If you have any questions or comments about the Club, our philosophy, programs or plans, please feel free to visit www.KanelandSC.com or contact me directly at SCarmody@kanelandsc.com.

Thank you and I’m looking forward to writing you again next year.

Best Regards,

Sean Carmody

President

Kaneland United SC