“Changing Lives in Our Community through Sports”

SOAR’s Vision

"We seek for lives to be changed as coaches invest in players and their families, sharing sports skills, life lessons, and the truth of God's word. It is our goal to see our community experience positive change by bringing people of all beliefs and backgrounds together under the banner of sports to create a culture of unity, inclusion, service and respect."

What Sets SOAR Apart:

  • We are family and faith friendly! No Sunday activities, no travel, no Wed Night activities, one game and practice per week

  • We care about more than just sports.  Yes, we aim to have quality coaches and responsible player development, but we believe we will have failed if we train good athletes who not are ready for life. While there are other leagues committed to changing athletics, SOAR Columbia is the only rec league committed to changing lives while developing player skill.

  • Our board and coaches are Christian.  While we do not force faith on anyone, it does shape what we do and the way we do things.  In addition to learning sports skills, we aim to model and teach character, resilience, perseverance, self-control, humility, respect and cooperation to our athletes.  Sometimes these lessons will come from experiences on the field and sometimes through personal illustrations or portions of the Bible.

  • We seek to invest in Columbia’s future! We join hands with others in our community to work towards a more just, respectful, cooperative and honorable society.  As we invest in children now, we shape the future of the greater Columbia area and the world. 

  • Excited about our mission and vision?  Volunteer to coach or sponsor a student or team.