The Waunakee Area Soccer Club, founded in 1978, is celebrating over 40 years of soccer success in Waunakee. The club was formed with the vision of serving the soccer needs of the greater Waunakee area. The club was focused on building the recreational soccer program for most of its first 20 years of existence. Since then the club, in additon to continuing our strong rec program has also embraced a competitive focus and have become one of the most visible and successful soccer entities in the state of Wisconsin, consistently placing teams into the state leagues, regional leagues and winning tournaments throughout the midwest. The club has flourished over these years under the guidance of our solid Board of Directors and a exceptional coaching staff dedicated to developing teams and players to achieve superior results.
In 2005 the WASC staged its first annual Waunakee Cup Soccer Tournament to rave reviews from participating teams. The Waunakee Cup Tournament continues to grow each year providing great competition and camaraderie. This year will be no exception as we expect many top teams from the region to make their way to Waunakee for another great weekend of high level youth soccer.
WASC instills a love for the game in our young players and cultivates that passion as each athlete matures. We build pride in our individuals, our teams, our community and our club. We foster an environment that allows each player to experience the thrill of competition and participation, and the challenge of development. WASC takes pride in the growth of club members as athletes, students and responsible young men and women. We believe in creating positive learning environments for our players. In accordance with this guiding philosophy, the club launched the youth developmental academy in the winter of 2007. Over 60 young boys and girls aged 5-9 enrolled in the first developmental academy and were taught the basic fundamentals of soccer as well as a deep-rooted love for the game.
Our academy program flourishes and helps instill a love for the game in our area wide community's youth. Academy sessions are held annually during the Spring and Fall. Waunakee Area Soccer Club's tremendous success in recent years is demonstrated in the fact that of its approximate 1,000 players, over 385 are playing competitive soccer in Regional, Premier, First Division, and Classic level leagues at all appropriate ages and genders.
Participants in WASC teams are from all around southern Wisconsin, with a majority of them from the Waunakee area while our other communities' players continue to grow each year. Those players from outside Waunakee take their experiences and expertise back to their home towns and schools. Many succeed personally and lead their school teams to success as well. One of the best examples of the Waunakee Area Soccer Club's success is displayed by the Waunakee Community High School soccer programs.
Waunakee Area Soccer Club offers the opportunity for any player, including those that are serious about playing high school soccer and beyond, the opportunity to develop to the best of their abilities in the successful style and philosophy that our club and coaching staff embraces and teaches. In Waunakee, we are a real soccer community and a true community wide soccer club.