Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in America, with an increased number of youth recreational and competitive clubs across the country participating in the sport and needing new facilities in which to train and play. We are proud to announce that one of the best – KC Scott Gallagher – will serve as our anchor youth soccer club at the Paragon Star Sports Complex.
Founded in 2005, KC Scott Gallagher (formerly known as KC Select) is the Kansas City region’s premier youth soccer organization. The club began as 6 initial girls teams and has now expanded to over 100 teams consisting of over 1,400 male and female athletes ranging from 5-19 years old. The club is affiliated with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and Saint Louis FC and is currently ranked at state, regional, and national levels. The club’s players have been recognized for their excellence with more than 60 local youth earning athletic scholarships at the NCAA Division 1, 2, 3 through NAIA or Junior College levels.
With core values centered around family, education, and soccer excellence, KC Scott Gallagher has created a positive club environment that not only celebrates the sport, but also promotes youth development through a blended focus on individual skills and age-appropriate tactical training. The KC Scott Gallagher 5 Shield Values (Unity, Humility, Passion, Respect, and Tradition) are an integral part of the team curriculum, and a large part of how players are developed on and off the field. Emphasizing fun while playing at a competitive level, KC Scott Gallagher’s approach to soccer helps create an experience for youth athletes unlike any other.
Along with a dedication to the sport of soccer, the teams at KC Scott Gallagher are also dedicated to the local community. Through sponsored events and fundraisers benefitting Banded Brigade Outdoor, H8 Cancer Foundation, and other cancer-related organizations, athletes consistently volunteer to help give back to their city.
With the advantage of the Paragon Star Sports Complex facilities, KC Scott Gallagher will be able to provide a best-in-class environment for its club members to sharpen their skills and continue to grow their brand of soccer. Complete with 10 lighted synthetic turf all-weather FIFA regulation soccer fields, as well as 6 junior fields, the Paragon Star Sports Complex will be unmatched in the region and will create an unparalleled athletic experience for both coaches and athletes.
The Paragon Star Sports Complex will also be just a short walk away from The Village, which will be home to hotels and a variety of dining and entertainment options for players and their families after practice, during league play, in-between tournament games, and more.
Paragon Star is thrilled to have KC Scott Gallagher anchor the new Sports Complex. Together, the club and the Complex will bring new opportunities to youth soccer players across the Midwest.