USA CUP welcomes the U14 boys MidState Soccer Club from Decatur, Illinois. They are located three hours south of Chicago with a population of 74,000.
Since 2000, Decatur Park District’s MidState Soccer Club, from Decatur, Illinois, has earned a reputation of excellence for its competitive club program and Soccer Academy. The club objective is to provide all players, pre-school to college, the opportunity to reach their full soccer potential through structured, high quality training that instills a respect and love for the game.
This small team has successfully taken top honors in multiple tournaments throughout Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. They have also won their division every year since the U10 age in the annual MidState Cup tournament. With tournament experience in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Indiana, the team trains year-round indoors and out. Dedication is key; parents are frequently found at the soccer complex trying to convince these young men to leave the fields after training, only leaving when the lights are turned off.
Head Coach Todd Shumaker has implemented training with a creative approach to encourage fun, desire and success. His love for the game has encouraged each young man to love it and be selfless, creative and fair players.
The MidState U14 Boys are looking forward to Schwan’s USA Cup and are working hard to prepare for it. Promoting a family environment, the team takes their bond very seriously. Brothers on and off the field.