Why was the soccer field wet on a sunny day?

The players dribbled all over it.

The weather for Spring has been a rollercoaster. One day we are running around in our shorts and the next we are all bundled up. While the weather hasn't quite made up its mind on what it wants to do, the KC Islanders Futbol Club has been working hard through the weather conditions and making improvements to our programs. To find out what we have been up to, please read below:


We are pleased to announce that Coach Lester and Effrim have decided to join us at KC Islanders Futbol Club!


Although many of you may have seen him around or know him, there are a few that have not had the wonderful opportunity to be coached by Coach Lester.

He coached at KCA for the Fives and Overland Park soccer for 6 years. He has been training kids for over 15 years, including his own twin daughters.

Coad had played for a semi-pro team, Chicago Vikings but due to injuries, he had to leave his dreams behind about being a professional soccer player. This only caused him to find out that his true passion is the development of kids in the game that he He strives to assist players to reach not only their goals but also to reach their fullest potential. His unique lens makes playing soccer a memorable experience.


Coach Effrim has had a vast array of experience when it comes to soccer and is currently the head coach for Park University. Some of the many accomplishments that he has conquered include:

  • Has guided Park University to eight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013). In 2008, Park qualified for its seventh-straight NAIA National Tournament, which was the third-longest active streak in the country.

  • Before his appointment at Park, the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, native played professionally for the 1997 World Champion Kansas City Attack of the National Professional Soccer League, as well as the Daytona Speed Kings and Columbus Comets.

  • In 2002-2003, under coach Shimlis Eric Ongao was named the NAIA Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.

  • Has coached 15 individuals who have earned All-American designations in his 16 previous seasons at Park; two first-team, two-second team, four third team, and seven honorable mentions.

  • Shimlis has coached 25 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

  • Awarded AMC Coach of the Year in 2010 and MCAC and Region IV as Coach of the Year 2007.

  • In 2007, the team earned the NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award.


We had our ups and downs this past winter however, the cold and snow didn't stop our players. We have seen such growth in our players and we are extremely proud of the hard work that they put into their winter season.

Our Mustangs came out on top with 8-0 season, earning them the title of Soccer Dome's Winter Session 2 CHAMPIONS.


This year we are hosting tryouts for the upcoming 2022/23 season for our competitive teams which are listed below (Our recreational teams will not need to participate in the tryouts).

Chargers 2012/13 Division 8 (Boys)

Stingers 2012/13 Division 8 (Girls)

Mustang 2013 Division 3 (Girls)

Raptors 2015/14 Division 3 (Boys)

Eclipse 2015/2014 Division 3 (Girls)

For those who are existing players, you will need to attend tryouts. This is only to see where you would be the best fit and on what team. We are only looking to add additional players and not cut players from teams. If you know someone who is interested in joining KC Islanders Futbol Club, please have them register for tryouts or join a recreational team below in the upcoming events section.

As you may have noticed that there is a new team name on the list. We are adding an additional competitive girls team called the Stingers for the upcoming fall season. Stay tuned for more information regarding the Stingers.

Also, below we have provided the information on what the club fees will be starting the upcoming soccer season. We have kept it as close as to what it has been for the previous season. More information will be heading in your direction when the next season approaches.

Competitive ($1185)

Recreational ($865)

Fall, Spring and Winter Leagues

Fall, Spring and Winter Leagues

Practices twice a week for Fall and Spring

Practices twice a week for Fall and Spring

Practice once a week for Winter

Practice once a week for Winter

Heartland League Play

Youth developmental league (NSA/Metro)

Coaching Fees


Admin Fees

*additional fees for the competitive teams include: uniforms and tournaments (maximum of 3)


All teams except for the Raptors have started their Spring season. The Eclipse Team dominated their opponent in a 10-5 victory. The Chargers have been on a break and are starting back up this weekend. The Mustangs have been playing and working hard on the field. The Mustangs have had to play in a wide variety of weather conditions.

As a reminder, please make sure that you are all signed up and are utilizing the SportsEngine app. This is where you will receive important updates regarding games and practices.


We wanted to take a moment to thank all of the parents, players, friends, and staff for supporting KC Islanders Futbol Club. We would not be where we are today if it wasn't for every one of you. We tend to get busy running from game to game, so we don't always have the opportunity to express the gratitude that we have for you. However, know that we could not do what we do without YOU!

Upcoming Events:

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Be on the lookout for more news that will be heading your way. Thank you and have a great day!

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