The Fond du Lac Soccer Association (FDLSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth organization governed by an elected Board of Directors who serve in a volunteer capacity. The FDLSA offers soccer opportunities for both the youth of our community, as well as adults, creating an environment where the whole family can become involved. The Fond du Lac Soccer Association annually has youth soccer programs including Little Kickers, Rec League, Academy League, and Select (Travel) Leagues for more than 1,500 boys and girls, ages 4 to 18.
The 53-acre Fond du Lac Soccer Complex, constructed in 1996, is home to over 2,000 soccer games annually and is maintained by the Fond du Lac Soccer Association. With all the programs and games at the soccer complex, the FDLSA provides an annual economic impact of nearly $750K to the Fond du Lac community.
The past five years have seen many upgrades and enhancements to the soccer complex as part of a “Safe Places to Play” campaign by the FDLSA. Improvements have included new permanent field lighting, automated security lighting at the pavilion and restrooms, new field signs, an expanded concessions stand, field repairs, field drainage, new nets, a new scoreboard, new multi-purpose ticket booth, automated restroom upgrades, new roofs on all the buildings, additional handicap parking spaces, and an official crosswalk across Campus Drive to name a few.
The biggest enhancement is the installation of a turf field at the Soccer Complex. National Exchange Bank Foundation has teamed with Fondy Soccer in a $500k Turf Field Fundraising Challenge (they will match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $500,000 to get the club to the 1M mark)! The installation of artificial turf will serve the entire Fond du Lac region and beyond regardless of their school choice. The soccer complex is not tied directly to any one school district or receives any funding from them or the city of Fond du Lac. Again, the FDLSA is a 501c3 organization managed 100% by volunteers and relies solely on our programs and the generosity of our community members to help us continue to enhance the Soccer Complex for our young athletes.
Donations of all kinds are greatly appreciated. Thanks to generous organizations and individuals, the construction is underway but we have a great need for funding ($300,000+) to complete this and future projects. You can assist in this wonderful addition to our community by going here. The club is led and operated by volunteers, so you know all donations go directly to the programs and projects.
The most important aspect to know about the Fond du Lac Soccer Association is that the programs offered are for everyone, regardless of your address, your school district, or your financial standing. The FDLSA offers financial assistance across all programs and gives out on average $7500 annually in assistance. If anyone knows of or hears that a child cannot participate in youth soccer due to financial constraints, please reach out directly to Club President Chad Collett who will ensure that they are able to participate.
To learn more about the happenings and opportunities through the Fond du Lac Soccer Association, please visit www.fondysoccer.com!