Club History & Biography
The Augusta Raptors Soccer Club was originally founded to actively promote the game of soccer and provide young players in Butler County an opportunity to develop their skills and compete at the highest level in the area in preparation for high school and beyond. We recognized that there was not a single club that catered to players looking for a higher level of skill development and competition in Butler County . We also recognized that many clubs make it financially difficult for some players to play at this level. In 2012 we started with a single boy’s team at SCSA which proved to be a learning experience for both our coaches and players. Within a year we added two additional teams and this signified the beginning of our club’s quick growth. We now have a plethora of boys and girls teams and have established ourselves as one of the largest clubs in the Wichita area. Our original intention was to create a feeder program for the Augusta High School Soccer program but the high level of interest in our club has caused our footprint to grow far beyond the city of Augusta. We have attracted players from surrounding cities such as ElDorado, Rose Hill, Winfield, Douglas, Andover and even as far as Wichita. Since our beginning we have seen an explosion of local interest in soccer which has translated into tremendous growth for our club. We currently offer boys and girls teams ranging from U5 through High School age and we are always interested in adding new teams.
Our focus is on player development rather than simply wins and losses. While we enjoy seeing our teams have success on the field the club’s philosophy is that games are a time to apply what is worked on in our practices. We feel that In order to maintain a high quality of development we must bring in quality coaches to work with our players. Our goal is to provide players with the skills necessary to play soccer in high school and beyond if they so choose. Our coaches are passionate about the game of soccer and it is our intention to transfer that passion to every player that comes through our club.
Our mission is to promote the game of soccer and develop our young athletes mentally and physically by stressing preparation, teamwork, strong values, skill building and healthy competition.