About us

Who We Are

Topeka Soccer Club is the home for soccer in the greater Topeka area. We're proud to provide boys and girls teams for ages U3 up through high school, giving them the chance to learn and play the game in a fun, safe, inclusive, and family-oriented organization. We believe youth sports play an important role in a child’s life. Children who participate in youth sports develop both physical, social, and life skills, including self-confidence, discipline, focus, friendship, and motivation.

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers from within our community. Each member has a connection to the club in some direct way, usually as either a parent or a coach or both. They meet every second Monday of each month except December, and these meetings are open to the public. Please reach out to us if you have a question for any Trustee, the Board of Trustees at large, or any staff member.

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Our Mission

The Mission of Topeka Soccer Club is to provide a fun, fair, and safe environment to promote
the love and development of the game of soccer in and around the city of Topeka.

Sunflower Soccer Complex

We are incredibly fortunate to have the facilities available to us within the Sunflower Soccer Complex. Our 46-acre facility includes 11v11, 9v9, 7v7, 5v5, and 4v4 practice fields, as well as an office building, which includes bathrooms and a concession stand.

Thanks to a generous family, the Whitemans, who offered a great purchase price for the land on which our complex sits. This model is unprecedented for most American soccer leagues. For example, of the five youth leagues across Kansas City, the leagues rent space from other organizations, and those costs show up in player fees. We are proud to say that Sunflower Soccer club costs are able to stay lower because of this outstanding fact.

Our full-time, dedicated maintenance and office staff oversee this facility to ensure we have best-in-class fields on which to practice and play. We work hard to keep the grass green and the fields in top condition, and our Board of Trustees oversees how the facilities are used and maintained.

In 2020, we added a Championship Turf Field to our complex. We were fortunate to receive funding for the field from the City of Topeka. The funds came from the city’s Transient Guest Tax, charged to guests visiting hotels in the area, and designated to organizations that will help bring in additional tourism to the greater Topeka area. That means all of us—the City of Topeka, Sunflower Soccer Association, and Topeka’s economy—all benefited from this opportunity.

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Office Staff

Dave Marshall

Executive Director

dave@topekasoccerclub.com

Steve Loy

Director of Coaching

doc@topekasoccerclub.com

Tyler Branwen-Williams

Operations Manager

tyler@topekasoccerclub.com

Erin Mayfield

Office Assistant

office@topekasoccerclub.com

Melody Alexander

Communications Coordinator

melody@topekasoccerclub.com

Matt Mercer

Referee Assignor

assignor@sunflowersoccer.org