case statement

THE MISSION

West-Mont United Soccer Association creates a positive soccer experience that values sportsmanship and character building by:

Providing programs for all levels of play: recreational, travel and premier

Focusing on the development of players of all abilities

Delivering our programs at top quality facilities

Educating our players and members through experienced professional staff


West-Mont United Soccer Association strives to be the leading soccer organization in the region for player development and competitive play at all ages and abilities. WMUSA fulfills this vision by providing organized recreational, travel and premier youth soccer for any child who wants to learn and play soccer. The organization is not school district restrictive and is considered an open soccer club (meaning any child can enroll with WMUSA). While most of the boys and girls come from the communities served by the Spring-Ford Area, Perkiomen Valley School Districts and the surrounding vicinity in Western Montgomery County, WMUSA does have members from the greater Philadelphia area who participate in various levels of WMUSA’s soccer programs. To-date, over 200 WMUSA players have gone on to play competitive college soccer. While primarily serving youth, West-Mont also provides soccer leagues and teams for adults of all ages and abilities. WMUSA provides local adult recreational leagues as well as adult travel/semi-pro competitive programs.


 

"My daughter started with West-Mont at the age of 5. Over the past 7 years, I have watched her grow into not only a talented soccer player but an extraordinary young woman who has the confidence, persistence and mental toughness to accomplish anything she puts her mind to. She found a home quickly at West-Mont and bonded with many of the coaches and players, who have become our extended family."

- Nicole Boyd  (WMUSA Player)

  

"We strive every day to make the soccer experience at WMUSA top notch for our families within the club. This capex project falls in line with the requests of our members and provides the continuous improvement needed to service a growing base. This exciting project will allow WMUSA to utilize our 40 acres facility more effectively and significantly offset the rising costs associated with securing rental facilities."

- Joseph Kent (WMUSA President) 

 


OVERVIEW

West-Mont United Soccer Association (WMUSA) is one of the oldest organized youth soccer programs in the region; it was founded in 1976. The organization was originally named the Valley Soccer Association (VSA) by its founding members and ran at the Perkiomen Valley High School with just 2 co-ed teams. The name reflected its roots, which were affiliated with the Perkiomen Valley School district. Over the years the program’s popularity steadily increased. By the early 1990’s, player enrollment reached 1,000 members. As the population of the area expanded, so did the needs of the local school districts. By the late 1990’s, enrollment of VSA had surpassed 1,500 members.

Shortly thereafter, VSA’s growing success lead to the search for a new permanent location. In 2001, through the goodwill of the Gottshall family, VSA purchased the 37+ acre HillTop farm on Royersford Road in Limerick. At the time of the purchase, VSA realized that the demographics of its membership had changed and that an equal majority of its members were from the Spring Ford Area School district. Thus, the association needed to change its name to better represent its constituency. In the Spring of 2001, the organization changed did just that to its current operating name of the West-Mont United Soccer Association. The organization’s name change further enabled its growth potential, and by 2003 player enrollment reached its present-day number of 2,500 members.

December 2005 brought a change in leadership to WMUSA that paved the way to its present-day operation. The WMUSA Board of directors hired Conver and Smith Engineering in the Summer of 2006 to complete the HillTop Farm Land Development Plan. The hiring of Arthur Altemose Architects quickly followed to produce the necessary drawings for the long awaited barn-to-clubhouse renovation. These renovations created the resources that WMUSA currently operates with today.

The WMUSA complex includes:

  1. 1.5M square feet of usable land
  2. 14 playing fields on natural grass
  3. 3,500 square foot finished barn
  4. Full service food & concession service
  5. 5,000 square foot maintenance facility
  6. 2,000 square feet of corporate offices

 "West-Mont isn’t just about soccer, but also in giving our youth the tools necessary to succeed in life. This project will give us the resources to expand our program and hopefully reach more and more kids each year."

- Michael S. Robustelli (WMUSA Player Parent)

 

"I owe a lot to West-Mont. They taught me how to be a leader not just in soccer but outside of soccer too. My coach worked with me to teach me my role as center back and showed me how my vocals, on and off the field, will help me and my team mates."

- Jackson Gilman (Philadelphia Union Academy Player/Former WMUSA Player)