ISC was founded in 1984 and is proud to be a member club of Kentucky Youth Soccer. Kentucky Youth Soccer represents over 40,000 youth players, 6,000 active coaches, and thousands of volunteers through its network of over 83 local member associations across the state of Kentucky. Membership in Kentucky Youth Soccer also brings with it membership in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and US Youth Soccer. US Youth Soccer develops and promotes youth soccer in all 50 states and currently has over 3,000,000 youth soccer players. USSF is the governing body of soccer in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee that develops soccer at all levels, youth and adult, amateur and professional.
The mission of ISC is to promote the growth of and appreciation for the game of soccer by providing opportunities for the youth of Northern Kentucky to learn the Laws of the Game and participate in organized programs of soccer; to organize and promote youth soccer organizations, clubs leagues, and associations for youth up to and including those 18 years of age; and to encourage good sportsmanship and fair play of all participants therein. It is the vision of ISC to provide the best atmosphere for an enjoyable and affordable soccer experience for everyone, whether participating in our recreational or competitive program. ISC advocates continued development and good sportsmanship for coaches, players, parents and officials. ISC will always uphold the best interest of all of its families, players, coaches and officials and place it first above everything else. ISC will provide all members with the opportunity to participate in, develop and enjoy the game of soccer. In short, our goal is to provide an atmosphere in which all youth can continue to play and love soccer!
The game of soccer is just that--a game. The number one reason children PLAY soccer is to HAVE FUN. Accordingly, our number one goal as an organization is to ensure that every child is provided opportunity to have fun at every game, training session, etc. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game. Youth soccer is not about wins and losses or how many trophies are collected. It is about having fun, bonding on a team, and developing as a player, teammate and person.
Proper soccer development means children are playing child-centered, age appropriate activities, so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute the game as it relates to where they are in their cognitive development. It's about receiving equal playing time, so the players are all given equal opportunity to learn. It's about learning the techniques of the game through a variety of fun games where players have as much contact with a ball as possible. It is about playing all the different positions on the team, so the player learns all the skills necessary to develop in the game.
ISC demands that all participants respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the club as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players.