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Fort Wayne Sport Club Earns the First Star in the 5-Star Program

Fort Wayne Sport Club Earns the First Star in the 5-Star Program

Westfield, IN, Wednesday, June 19th, 2019: It is with great pleasure that Indiana Soccer would like to take this time to announce that FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB is the first club to earn their first star.  Today, FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB is being recognized for taking and completing the necessary steps to earn their COMMUNICATION & MARKETING Star.


Indiana Soccer introduced the idea and concept of the 5-Star Program about two years ago.  The purpose of this initiative is to ensure legal corporate compliance and increase the capacity and quality of member clubs.  Member Clubs and leagues are invited to elevate their performance in a few fundamental areas in order to meet the criteria established to earn "stars" in those areas.  Once a member club or league has reached all 5 stars, they will be recognized and promoted for being a 5-STAR CLUB or 5-STAR LEAGUE. 


Indiana Soccer published the 5-Star Program and corresponding checklists after investing significant time and resources in the program’s development.  The details of the 5-Star Program were shared during the March 2019 Workshops.  These checklists serve as a guide with established benchmarks to assist in earning the respective stars.  The objective of this effort is for each member to become a more high-performing, not-for-profit organization with an enhanced capacity to serve their respective communities.  Indiana Soccer looks forward to promoting the clubs that earn this achievement.


"I had the privilege of assisting Jim Huth of Fort Wayne Sport Club on their 5 Star journey.  Jim was selected as the club’s 5-Star Champion who was tasked with working “on” their club vs working “in “ their club.  Jim, after a few last-minute tweaks, recently positioned the club to score a "goal" by being the first club to earn a star in Indiana Soccer’s 5-Star Initiative.  Indiana Soccer is confident that Fort Wayne Sport Club will continue the good work as they pursue 5-Star status."  Angel Hall, 5-Star Program Director, Associate Director - Indiana Soccer.


“It is encouraging to see Fort Wayne Sport Club invest in the club’s development in order to increase their service capacity.  I very much look forward to observing the enhanced way Fort Wayne Sport Club services the needs of their community over the next several years.” – Dave Guthrie, Executive Director – Indiana Soccer


"Fort Wayne Sport Club is honored to be the first club in Indiana to earn a star in the Indiana Soccer 5 Star Club program. This program is the future of soccer in the state. It is important that parents know the investment in their children is with organizations that are held to the highest standards. We look forward to continuing to work with Indiana Soccer in the 5 Star program to ensure a safe, healthy environment for all who love the "Beautiful Game." - Todd Gilpin, Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer, Vice President
The key people for the 5 star program at Fort Wayne Sport Club:
  • Oliver Reelsen - Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer, President
  • Todd Gilpin - Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer, Vice President
  • Jim Huth - Fort Wayne Sport Club Youth Soccer, 5 Star Champion

To learn more about how your club can become a high performing 5 Star Club in Indiana, please visit our program website (  or contact Angel Hall at or 317-975-2022.