The Creation of Corvallis Soccer Club
In the spring of 2014 Valley Futball Club and Corvallis United Soccer Club voted to merge and become one. The combined clubs name going forward is Corvallis Soccer Club Storm.
This merger combines resources and provides better opportunities for the children in our community. We did this because it is the best thing for our kids. The goal was to create a community-based club which offers a high level of coaching and player development. Here are four main tenants and reasons for this merger:
- To build on our collective strengths, offering an environment that attracts develops and retains players of all abilities to improve character and physical fitness through the game of soccer.
- To attract and develop coaches and trainers who are invested in building these qualities in Corvallis’ youth. Creating a seamless soccer model with a Director of Coaching will ensure our coaches are being trained a developed at an excellent level.
- Through consolidation of administration and operations the merged club will gain economies of scale, operating efficiencies, and increased donor support. The combined club will have more negotiating power with uniform and equipment providers and a larger club attracts more financial support through sponsorships, partnerships with companies, and grants as well as more manpower for fundraising activities. In addition a larger club allows for economies of scale with practice facilities and training fields.
- To maintain a board that will continue to provide leadership to the organization and demand the same from its players, parents, coaches, and trainers.