Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club
2001 Maywill Street
Suite 203
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement Mission Statement

To provide an opportunity for our young people and our community to develop healthy life skills and team skills through active participation in the beautiful game of soccer.

Values
Teamwork - Working together to achieve common goals
Fairness - Treating others as we would like to be treated
Communication - Sharing and respecting diverse ideas to improve our teamNurture - Providing a positive environment where our young people are challenged to strive for excellenceStewardship - Committing to make our community a better place 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Leigh Cowlishaw
Board Chair Mr. Rob Ukrop
Board Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer
Contact Information
Address 2001 Maywill Street
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 644-5425 307
Fax 804 591-2680
E-mail dnunnally@richmondkickers.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,267,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,350,000.00
Statements
Mission Mission Statement

To provide an opportunity for our young people and our community to develop healthy life skills and team skills through active participation in the beautiful game of soccer.

Values
Teamwork - Working together to achieve common goals
Fairness - Treating others as we would like to be treated
Communication - Sharing and respecting diverse ideas to improve our teamNurture - Providing a positive environment where our young people are challenged to strive for excellenceStewardship - Committing to make our community a better place 
Impact 2015 Highlights:
Recreational program served over 2,000 players.Travel program grew to 82 teams and over 1,000 players.RVAccess has grown into the largest TopSoccer program in Virginia serving special needs kids and families throughout the region.Provided over $50k of financial aid assistance to families throughout the region.
 
2016 Goals:
Provide additional financial aid assistance to families with need in our soccer family.Continue to develop partnerships betweenRVAccess and other like-minded organizations.Continue using soccer as a platform to develop young people on and off the field.
Needs Financial Aid assistance to help us to serve more families in the region.
Background The Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) formed in May of 2000 when the Eastern F.C. and Richmond United youth clubs joined forces with the Kickers pro club. In the fall of 2001 the youth clubs of Midlothian and Ashland Dragons also became affiliated with RKYSC, with the Kickers managing their travel programs. In the fall of 2002 Pocoshock Valley Youth Soccer League’s travel program merged with the Kickers. In the Fall of 2004 Pocoshock Valley Youth Soccer Recreation league merged with the Richmond Kickers.


The Club provides opportunities for all players of all abilities and unites soccer in the Richmond community. Benefits include economy of scale, consistency of coaching philosophy, professional administrative and coaching staff expertise, positive role models for youth players, a clear pathway from youth to pro for aspiring young players and the ability to combine resources to draw additional sponsorships and grants.


Club play starts at age 4 or 5 with the recreational soccer level, for young girls and boys who want to have fun and to learn about the game of soccer. The recreational level will extend into the teen years and will allow players to play in a competitive environment without the commitment and expense of travel soccer.


The Club also will provides advanced skills for young players under the age of ten who have the talent and desire to play travel soccer in the future. “Our goal is to provide an advanced skills program for every member of our club. There would be no tryouts — just the opportunity for all talented players to participate in the course and be exposed to a high level of technical instruction within a fun-filled environment,” says Coach Cowlishaw.


Once players reach the U-11 level, the Kickers will field Elite teams that bring all of the best players together. The Elite teams are for players who are serious about the sport and who want to compete at a higher level.
CEO Statement "The Richmond Kickers have a vision,” says Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer, Leigh Cowlishaw, “to be the model for the future of youth soccer development in the U.S.” The dream is based upon a united approach to development that is common practice throughout the rest of the world. The United States Soccer Federation calls it Vertical Integration which emphasizes that all soccer players, parents and coaches are all part of one big soccer family. The integration plan advocates a basic commitment that everyone work together to provide the same age-specific/player specific developmental scheme.
Board Chair Statement We are excited about the future of soccer in our region.  Since 2000, we have been providing a platform for young boys and girls to participate in the beautiful game of soccer.  We are excited to see these young players grow into terrific students, volunteers and ambassadors for our community.  As a non-profit, we are so thankful for our loyal families and donors who help us fulfill our mission of providing access to all.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Tri-cities Region
We serve the entire metropolitan community.  We have families coming from Stafford County, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach to participate in our club.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Rob Ukrop
Company Affiliation community volunteer
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2017
Email dreamhigh6@aol.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. John Brooks Community Volunteer
Mr. Custis Coleman Community Volunteer
Mr. Ed Fallin Community Volunteer
Mr. Vernon Inge LeClair Ryan
Mr. Larry Palmer Community Volunteer
Mr. Ken Piazza Community Volunteer
Mr. Rob Ukrop Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 40
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 40
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
We have a small board by design based on the influence of a Chuck Loring Seminar from November of 2013.  We are in the process of Strategic planning to rebuild our board as we chart the future of our organization.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Leigh Cowlishaw
Experience Leigh is our Director of Soccer and runs our soccer operations.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mrs. Shelley Sowers
Term Start Jan 2006
Email ssowers@richmondkickers.com
Experience Shelley is our General Manager and runs the operational side of our business.
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We have a collaboration with the Richmond Strikers youth Soccer Club on top level boys and girls soccer programming called Richmond United.  Website is Richmondutd.com
Programs
Description Classic and Elite Teams
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Description ECNL and Academy teams
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Description RVAccess offers children with special needs the opportunity to play soccer.
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description Richmond Kickers Recreation Soccer Program provides an opportunity for young people in our community to develop healthy life skills and team skills through active participation in the beautiful game of soccer.
Description Kickers ADP is an instructional program dedicated to talented and enthusiastic youth players. The program is offered to young U-7 and U-8 players to provide a quality and enjoyable soccer environment that will enhance their skills, coordination, and understanding of the game.
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,267,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,350,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$54,994$191,410$883,613
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$2,861,664$2,676,546$2,547,689
Investment Income, Net of Losses($2,897)$24($6,490)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$5,490----
Revenue In-Kind$457,970$11,153$740,360
Other$67,519$81,250$8,943
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,979,912$2,897,905$3,039,112
Administration Expense$595,497$520,871$485,180
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.960.870.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%85%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$5,788,046$6,042,233$6,925,910
Current Assets$696,845$1,050,642$1,421,531
Long-Term Liabilities$3,044,142$3,167,014$3,591,480
Current Liabilities$1,068$1,048$1,866
Total Net Assets$2,742,836$2,874,171$3,332,564
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities652.481002.52761.81
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets53%52%52%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Stephen F. Perry, CPA, PC
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.
  • Financial information provided by Form 990, with supplemental information from the financial statements.