The purpose of the Bavarian Soccer Club is to provide, in a non-profit setting, a premier-level soccer experience through the application of Bavarian Soccer Club-specific training and player development program built upon the US Soccer Federation guidelines. Further, the Club aims to perpetuate the unique history of the game and its German cultural heritage through non-soccer events such as Oktoberfest and the spring Bock Bier Festival held on its complex.
The Bavarian Soccer Club competes in the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer Association Midwest Regional League, US Club Soccer Midwest Development League, National Premier Soccer League, and Wisconsin Adult Soccer League. The Bavarian Soccer Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Founded in Milwaukee in 1929, the Bavarian Soccer Club is one of the country’s oldest soccer clubs. It serves boys and girls with development programs for players ages 4 through college and adult. Youth teams from the Bavarian Soccer Club have won numerous State and Regional Championships. The Club’s adult teams have won 8 National Championships in both Amateur and Open Cup play, a record for Wisconsin-based clubs.
Founded on July 29, 1929, at Milwaukee's Lake Park under the name Fussball Club Bayern, the Club's founding fathers were originally from the province of Bavaria in Germany. The Club supported sports for men and women in bowling, fistball, tennis, swimming, pyramid groups, and soccer. In 1956, a new field site was purchased, and the Club's name was officially changed to Bavarian Soccer Club, Inc.
The Club's exclusive focus and concentration on soccer have paid off richly. During the past 40 years, many youth players have reached state, regional, and national championships through the Bavarian youth program. The Bavarian Soccer Club has produced hundreds of coaches who have gone on to teach the game in community-based programs throughout the United States, NCAA, NAIA, Major League Soccer, international leagues, as well at the US Soccer National Team level with Coach Bob Gansler.