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Each year, PRSC is proud to celebrate the memory of Scott Wade with our annual Scott Wade Memorial Scholarships.  Scott was a graduate of Maine South High School and was involved in soccer on many levels.  He participated in youth soccer, varsity soccer at Maine South, and college soccer at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  He also officiated many youth soccer games for PRSC.  While officiating a youth soccer game on June 17, 1996, he was tragically struck by lightning and killed.  That tragedy led PRSC and other Park Ridge Park District affiliates to contribute to the purchase and installation of our Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System.

PRSC is excited to announce Colin Schermerhorn and Ethan Kasicki are this year's winners. Colin has played soccer his whole life, served as a referree, and also servies as a volunteer with TOPSoccer. Colin mentioned that being a referee has enabled develop stronger leadership and communication skills. Ethan started playing soccer when he was five years old, volunteers as a TOPSoccer buddy, and serves as a referee. His time as a referee has taught him how to react quickly and communicate respectfully. Congratulations to Colin and Ethan! 

You can learn more about the scholarship here


We are proud to announce our inaugural winner of our Coach K. Award, Jake Chaplin

Jake Chaplin is a long time member of Park Ridge Soccer Club's TOPSoccer program - our program for young athletes with disabilities to learn to play soccer. At each practice, the players are paired up with a high school buddy. Jake has been involved in TOPSoccer for years, originally as a player, and more recently, as one of the buddies. On Friday, May 19th, Jake received the Coach K award for Sportsmanship, Humor and Fun from Park Ridge Soccer Club. Jake is a student at Notre Dame College Prep. 

Nobody deserves it more than Jake! Congratulations and well done! 

About Coach K. 

Coach K. (AKA Bruce Kowalski) was a longtime board member, club treasurer, and trusted friend. He passed away after a short battle with ALS in 2023. Bruce spent many years volunteering with several aspects of our program, including our House League and his favorite program, TOPSoccer. You could see the joy and energy in Bruce’s eyes every time he spoke of the TOPSoccer program and specifically of any of the kids whom he coached and mentored throughout the years. We are honored to present this award to a TOPSoccer individual who exemplifies the qualities that Bruce instilled in our program. 


Join PRSC for Summer Soccer Camp!

By Jess Lewis 05/16/2023, 9:30am CDT

Don't miss out on the fun!

Looking ahead to summer, we are excited to share the schedules for PRSC's summer camps this July for your planning purposes. Registration is now open! 

  • All camps will be run by PRSC's professional coaching staff.

  • Each session will include speed and conditioning activities, technical skill work, and a tactical component.

  • Topics will include ball control and dribbling, 1v1 attacking, short and long passing, and shooting.

  • We will create a fun and competitive learning environment for all players. Players will be grouped by age and ability.


1. PRSC Summer Skills Camp

Dates: Mon. July 10th - Thurs. July 13th (*rainout date Fri. July 14th)
Location: Woodland Park
Who: PRSC House & Travel Players
Fee: $110


  • U8/U9 (2016/2015 birth years): 9:30AM - 11AM, daily

  • U10/U11 (2014/2013 birth years): 11AM - 12:30PM, daily

  • U12/U13/U14 (2012/2011/2010/fall 2009 birth dates): 12:30PM - 2:00PM, daily

Registration link:

2. PRSC Summer Skills Camp 5 & 6 year olds

Who: 5 & 6 year olds (2018 & 2017 birth years)
Dates: Mon. July 10th - Thurs. July 13th (*rainout date Fri. July 14th)
Location: Woodland Park
Fee: $75
Times: 12:30PM - 1:30PM, daily
Registration link:

3. PRSC Travel Player Performance Camp

Who: PRSC travel players
Dates: Mon. July 17th-Thurs. July 20th (*rain date: Fri. July 21st)
Time: 10:00am - Noon, daily
Location: Woodland Park
Cost: $145
Registration link:

In addition to the camps, PRSCs plan to offer Friday 3v3s and Footwork & Finishing Clinics for travel players again. Advance registration through SignUp Genius will be required -- you'll be able to register for all sessions, or select the week(s) that fit your schedule. Details will follow!

Join us for loads of fun!