The Greater Cleveland Soccer Association (GRCSA) began in the Fall of 1992 with approximately 150 children. They played in the Fall only and for the next 5 years played on fields at Stuart Elementary School and American Uniform Company. The association grew to about 300 children. In the Fall of 1997, after 2 years of planning and construction, the GRCSA had a new home at the Cleveland Soccer Complex located on Mouse Creek Road.
The fields were sprigged with 419 Bermuda grass and can be configured in several different ways to accommodate recreational as well as competitive tournament play. We now have over 500 children that play in our Fall league and 400 that play in the Spring recreationally. We also have several competitive teams for the more serious players that travel to various tournaments throughout the South representing Greater Cleveland Soccer. The GRCSA also hosts the Ocoee Cup Invitational Tournament every Fall.
The GRCSA is in the business of teaching children all aspects of the game with qualified coaches while having fun. We are also striving to be the feeder program for the local school systems sports teams. Our main objective is to have fun while learning the sport. The GRCSA is a Class A member of the Tennessee State Soccer Association. The GRCSA has a 10 year lease contract with the city on the property and is the sole authority for field usage approval.