Sporting Kaw Valley (SKV), which was formed after the merger between the Prodigy Youth Soccer Club (Topeka) and the Kaw Valley Soccer Association (Lawrence), is now one of the largest and most successful soccer clubs in Northeastern Kansas. Sporting Kaw Valley (SKV) was established as a non-profit organization in 1982 and provides the opportunity for nearly 2200 children, between 3-19 years of age, to participate in recreational, academy, and competitive soccer programs and activities each year.

Mission Statement: Building better people through the sport of soccer.

The mission of Sporting Kaw Valley (SKV) is to introduce the game of soccer to youth of all ages and skill levels with the purpose of providing the opportunity for each player to develop to their highest potential. SKV strives to maintain an environment that embodies the core values of integrity, leadership, perseverance, respect and teamwork while enhancing self- esteem, promoting self-confidence and cultivating a lifelong passion for the game of soccer.

Vision Statement: To be recognized as one of the elite developmental soccer academies in the region.

Organizational Philosophy

Sporting Kaw Valley is committed to developing boys and girls of all ages and ability. Like many successful academic institutions, our approach to education and development is influenced by the several fundamental characteristics and guiding principles. Some of these principles include:

1) Having a shared organizational mission, purpose, and passion
2) Established standards and expectations for players, coaches, and administrators
3) Creating and maintaining a supportive and adaptive learning environment and culture
4) Provide quality training and learning facilities
5) Age appropriate curriculum is used to guide training and development
6) Evaluate and appropriately place every player, every year, to maximize development
7) Recruit and retain exceptional coaches, trainers, administrators, and volunteers
8) Players and coaches shall be frequently monitored and provided feedback
9) Insure effective leadership and management over the organization
10) Continuous commitment to professional and organizational development
11) Create and maintain a culture that encourages family and community involvement