Midwest City Soccer Club
PO BOX 30586
MIDWEST CITY OK 73140-3586
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To promote an environment that will expose both children and adults to the great game of soccer. We strive to do this by creating a positive experience both on and off the playing field that will help people develop relationships as well as a love for the game of soccer. Commitment to excellence at all levels of participation in our club is our goal. We promote respect, a positive attitude, and good sportsmanship of our players, parents, coaches and fans. On the playing field our goal is provide a competitive experience, which allows our players to develop to the level of play they desire.
Contact Information
Contact Name Matthew Mercer
Contact email president@mwcsoccer.org
Address PO BOX 30586
MIDWEST CITY , OK 73140 3586
Phone (405) 760-9696
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 1799 National Blvd
Midwest City OK 73110
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donations can be mailed to PO Box 30586, Midwest City, OK 73140
 
Contact Matthew Mercer for credit card or cash donations.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $209,000.00
Projected Expenses $187,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
OK Country Soccer Club
Supported Organization Midwest City Soccer Club
Year Founded 1978
IRS Ruling Year 2016
State Registration Expiration Jan 2018
Statements
Mission To promote an environment that will expose both children and adults to the great game of soccer. We strive to do this by creating a positive experience both on and off the playing field that will help people develop relationships as well as a love for the game of soccer. Commitment to excellence at all levels of participation in our club is our goal. We promote respect, a positive attitude, and good sportsmanship of our players, parents, coaches and fans. On the playing field our goal is provide a competitive experience, which allows our players to develop to the level of play they desire.
Background Midwest City Soccer club(formerly Ok Country Soccer Club) was created in 1978 to promote soccer in Oklahoma County. We were affiliated with Frontier Country Soccer Association. The club has evolved with the times and is now affiliated with Oklahoma Soccer Association.
Impact
The current board took over the club Fall 2015 during a financial and management struggle. After prior boards  failed to file taxes for consecutive years and lost the 501(c)3 status, we have brought in an outside CPA to oversee the financial accounts of the club. We have reinstated, retroactively, our 501(c)3 and are now in a positive financial direction. We have increased our youth program enrollment and created an adult program. Several fields were not being utilized and were not taken care of prior to our arrival. All fields are now back up and running. The concession stand is now fully operation and is self sustained. Concession had lost money about every season for years prior to our arrival. We have created a partnership with the local YMCA, allowing them to play their games our our club fields.
 
We are interested in utilizing a scholarship program to reach out to lower income families and getting their children involved in soccer. 
 
We would like to create more partnerships with companies that have health and wellness programs to participate in our 7v7 adult league.
 
With schools under a budget crunch, we would like to look at partnering with local elementary schools and getting our coaches into the school physical fitness or recess programs with soccer related games.
Needs
Our fields are in decent condition, but have been neglected over the years. The land is property of the City of Mwc and our organization has a yearly agreement to run the soccer club on the land. We work well with the city with some field maintenance items, but their manpower and finances are stretched to the limit. We were able to purchase one new mower in the fall and have a worn out backup mower and tractor as fall backs. We are now working hard to repair and replace heads on the sprinkler system. I have currently personally replaced approx 36 sprinkler heads and have many more than need replaced or adjustments. I am trying to do myself to save funds. We need to install new sprinkler systems to some practice areas.
 
All of the fields need sanding to level out the bumps and tractor ruts that have come through time. A consultant or someone with knowledge on maintaining fields would be great. We currently just follow the city timeline on spraying and fertilizing the fields. We pay the city for the product and they will spray and fertilize.
 
We currently have 3 full size lighted fields, but would like to add lighting to a medium and small field. We currently run medium fields sideways on the large fields in order to utilize lights.
 
 
 
Board Chair Statement
My first experience with soccer was when I was asked to play on a U14 team by a friend at Carl Albert Jr High in about 1983. His dad was going to coach and they needed a goalkeeper. We became the Draper Lakers and played on a sticker filled field on SE 74th St just east of S Douglas Blvd. The field was no where near level and balls would end up in the woods, but it was the start of my love for the sport. Our team help put in some of the first fence posts for the current location of the Midwest City Soccer Club. I was the starting goalkeeper for the very first soccer team at Carl Albert High School from my freshman year until I graduated in 1987. I still play soccer in our clubs adult 7v7 and indoor soccer arenas.
 
I have a 20 year old son who I coached in multiple sports, including soccer at Mwc Soccer Club. I believe he learned many things through organized sports and is now serving proudly as a Marine. 
 
I have a 16 year old daughter that I began coaching at U5 with the Mwc soccer club and is now on a competitive team at our club and on the Choctaw high School varsity team. 
 
Mwc club has definitely been through some hard times and poor management. I took my daughter and left the club due to this a few years back. My heart has always been with this club and when I was able to return and take over as the president, I jumped at the chance. I am working hard at getting this club back or hopefully even better than it has ever been. This of course takes time, money and good people. I believe I have the people in place and just need the proper support. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Midwest City/Del City
Choctaw
Harrah
Nicoma Park
Oklahoma City - East
Oklahoma County
Spencer
Jones
Moore
The Midwest City Soccer club may be located in Mwc, but we have players from all over the metro area. Our main base is eastern Oklahoma County. We are the main club east of the metro with a competitive soccer program and draw from several highs schools in the area.
Programs
Description  The program itself is designed to get 3 year old kids interested in the idea and fun of soccer and to build some basic skills and touches on the ball that will get them pointed in the right direction as they move up in age. In addition to all the quality volunteers, older players and other certified coaches, we also have our experienced coaches on the field training your children in Lil' Legs! this program is the beginning to what we hope is a long soccer experience with our club. We currently charge $20 per player for 5 sessions. Includes a club t-shirt. Enrollment is generally 35-45. We pay 2 club coaches $500 per month to run this and our 5/6U program. It would be nice to offer this as a fully sponsored program to give lower income families a chance to see what soccer has to offer.


 
Strategy
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Bringing the 3 year old, tends to bring the older siblings and parents. This in turn creates a family activity and encourages outside activities instead on inside tv or video game time.
 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Our hope is that long term success of this program will be healthier, more active youth. Getting them out of the house and onto the field earlier in age to build the desire to run, exercise, play and socialize.
 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Retention of players and families through future registrations.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. We have seen retention of past players and enrollment of siblings.
Description  Our 5U-8U program is designed to introduce youth players to basic soccer skills and develops their physical motor skills along with mental thinking and problem solving. Soccer is one of, if not the best sport for this age group. Not only can they be physically active the entire game, but they learn to "think" about the game and solve problems as the game changes second to second. We target our local elementary schools in an attempt to get our younger generation off the coach and on the fields. We currently use paid club coaches for our 5U-7U players, but look to do this through 8U by fall 2018.
Strategy
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Increased number of kids being physically active.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The ultimate goal of all our programs is to get kids off the couch, video games, cell phones, and onto our fields. Create an environment where kids can socialize, make friends, exercise and learn to problem solve through the game of soccer.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Seasonal  registrations.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. Increased returning and new registration numbers from previous years.
Description 9U-19U youth recreational program is designed for our older kids that enjoy the sport of soccer, but don't want the full competitive side. It is still challenging, but not to the level of our competitive program. These team will travel to other clubs to play, but our club is their home club. This can be the age when parents are seeking a sport that requires physical movement to keep them busy and out of trouble. We hope to create a healthy environment through our facilities, coaches, staff and other players. These teams are coached by parent volunteers at no cost to our club. We encourage and try to assist them in getting proper training. This helps with the coaches and players confidence knowing they are giving and receiving soccer related skills.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description Our 9U-19U youth competitive program is designed for the player that wants to go beyond just kicking the ball around and learn the advanced art of soccer. We hope to prepare these kids for high school and college soccer. We have licensed coaching staff that is paid by the parents through club fees. These teams may travel to out of state or regional competitive tournaments. 
Strategy
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Retention of players through proper coaching and a more competitive environment.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. By having a competitive program, we enable the player that wants a stronger challenge to have an opportunity to step up and push themselves. Rather than sitting back waiting for things to be given to them, they learn to push themselves to achieve success. They can do that through small individual goals, but also through being part of a team. This will hopefully translate into their lives as an adult with a job and social activities. 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Return registrations monitored through com
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. We have increased competitive teams the past year.
Description We started this program Spring 2016 to get adults a fun way to get some exercise and stay physically fit. We have had from 4-6 teams each season. Many have been current youth players parents. We started to see a younger age group, 20's, that are fresh out of high school or in college come in last season or two. I am looking into partnerships with health and wellness programs that companies offer their employees to join this program.
Strategy
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Gain attention to the benefits of soccer to all ages. Another avenue for adults that are looking for physical activity to stay healthy.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. We hope to create a family of soccer players from young to old. As the generations that have now grown up playing soccer, we want to not only give them a quality environment for their kids to play soccer, but one for themselves to enjoy. By giving the parents an opportunity to play, its increases the strength of the family as a whole.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.  Monitor return registrations through computer software and face to face interactions.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.  The program has survived four seasons so far and am looking to grow the program through company outreach programs.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director N/A N/A
Start Date Jan 2017
Email N/a
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 30
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? No
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Risk Management Provisions
General Property Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Board Chair
Name Matthew Mercer
Company Affiliation Midwest City Soccer Club
Term May 2015 to May 2018
Email president@mwcsoccer.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Nov 28, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Stevid Adams Voting
Bob Bryan Community VolunteerVoting
Selene Chavez Voting
Becky DeHart Community VolunteerVoting
Lisa Esquivias Voting
Carrie Lowrie Voting
Randy May Voting
Matthew Mercer Community VolunteerVoting
Jan Oisten Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 0 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 0 %
Board Orientation No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

 One of our biggest challenges is getting lower income families the ability to participate. We do offer scholarships from our club funds, but those are limited and we are in a lower income area. Also getting the word out to those families that we are available and have scholarships funds can be tough. Schools allow us to put flyers in elementary schools, but tough to gauge how affective those are.

We created an adult league in fall of 2015 and are using some of the registration money from that for scholarship funds. But, we tend to have a tough time getting enough teams each season, so we are working on some ideas to get the word out on that league.

We also became an approved vendor for Epic Charter Schools for our fall 2017 season, which helped a couple families. We are looking for other opportunities like that in the metro.  
 
Our second biggest challenge is field maintenance. We currently keep up with the mowing, painting, goals, field trash pickup, etc with volunteers who are mostly board members. This easily becomes time consuming and overwhelming, which leads to short term board members who just get worn out and move on. 
We have addressed this somewhat by buying a new mower and repairing our lighter paint machine. We hope to be able to afford a paint machine that can be driven instead of pushed. A few turf fields would be a dream. 
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $209,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $187,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$173,628$154,348$125,134
Administration Expense$2,201--$3,121
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.871.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%100%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$77,794$69,780$89,689
Current Assets$30,323$56,687$76,596
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$77,794$69,780$89,689
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $183,843Contributions $134,439Contributions $141,250
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Our financial challenges are just ensuring we don't charge too much in registrations and push players away vs not charging enough to operate. We try to supplement that with company donations for banners and sponsorships.
Foundation Staff Comments

Current year financials are taken from the organization’s form 990. 

Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.

 The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources:  IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization.  We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

 

Address PO BOX 30586
MIDWEST CITY , OK 73140 3586
Primary Phone 405 760-9696
Contact Email president@mwcsoccer.org
CEO/Executive Director N/A N/A
Board Chair Matthew Mercer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Midwest City Soccer Club