The Fort Wayne Sport Club has a long and storied history with the development of youth soccer in the Fort Wayne area. The FWSC family oriented soccer culture began with small sons watching dad, uncle and family friends playing the game on the “old field.” When the boys were old enough they joined in the mix with the adult in practices. These twice-weekly games were generational matches as players’ ages could range from 10 to 60. Eventually, the younger ones seasoned into a mature player who then earned a regular spot with the Men’s Team. This had been the pattern of the Sport Club soccer until the 1960s when the members made an historic decision to spread the game to the Fort Wayne area.
FWSC members introduced the game to the local community through the Catholic Youth League. And, by the mid 1970s there were enough players and interest in Fort Wayne that recreational, travel and high school soccer symbiotically blossomed into the competitive levels of today.
Currently, FWSC offers the opportunity to play Recreational and Travel competitive soccer from youth through adulthood. On the youth soccer side, the Club offers recreational soccer for 4 to 16 year olds. Registrations for the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons begins a few weeks before each season. On the competitive travel side, the Club offers competitive teams from ages 11U to 18U. A professionally licensed coach, who meets or exceeds the Indiana Youth Soccer's minimum coaching standards, coaches each travel team. Tryouts for the age groups begin in early June and in accordance with the IYS rules and procedures.
In addition to the youth recreational and travel formats, FWSC is in the unique position to offer Competitive adult opportunities beyond those programs. As players in both genders mature, the Club has U23, Open, and over 30 year old teams. These teams play in local and travel contests. Adult recreational soccer also flourishes at the Club through its Over 30 and co-ed leagues.
The Fort Wayne Sport Club began as a family oriented organization. It maintains those values with an emphasis on a soccer culture that reaches all ages and levels of interest. FWSC is a historic and unique soccer experience.