Welcome to the Milwaukee Simba Soccer Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing young athletes into good citizens and excellent soccer players.
Founded in 1996 by Floyd Debow and Jimmy Banks, and re-established by Demitrius White in 2013, our club focuses on promoting soccer fundamentals, physical fitness, and healthy life skills. With more than 10 teams and over 125 players per season, we emphasize competitiveness and excellent sportsmanship.
As a nonprofit, we rely on donations, grants, and fundraisers to support our mission.
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THE MILWAUKEE SIMBA SOCCER CLUB (MSSC) utilizes soccer as an organizing tool to channel urban, minority, and low-income youth into organized activities that are designed to promote soccer as part of a healthy lifestyle and academic achievement. The work of MSSC is to build a strong, diverse soccer culture in the central city of Milwaukee whose members are afforded an opportunity to play and compete at the highest levels their soccer skills will allow.
FOUNDED IN 1996 by Floyd Debow and Jimmy Banks, and then re-established in 2013 by Demitrius White, the Milwaukee Simba Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, city-based soccer club, that works in Milwaukee’s central city, focusing on the development of young athletes as good citizens and excellent soccer players. After going dormant for several years, the club has been experiencing a renascence as a central city soccer club. During the past 10 years, the Simbas have developed 10 teams with over 125 players per season. By emphasizing soccer fundamentals, physical fitness, and healthy life skills, Simba teams are noted for their competitiveness and excellent sportsmanship.
GET A MEMBERSHIP To be a Simba teammate, the only requirements are a desire to learn, appreciate, respect, and love competition in the beautiful sport. Of course, team members must adhere to the policies and procedures of the club, and satisfy any club fee requirement.
GET INVOLVED Join us on our journey as we continue to build a thriving soccer community in Milwaukee. Whether you're interested in playing, coaching, or supporting our efforts, there's a place for you at Milwaukee Simba Soccer Club.
For more information on how to join or support our club, please visit our Donate page or reach out to us directly.
MSSC Program Outreach & Development
THE MSSC is a 501c3 nonprofit membership organization that has provided soccer and life skills development programming for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools Soccer Program, the Children Outing Association (COA) Riverwest, COA Goldin Center, Operation Dream, Purposeful PLAY, Milwaukee College Prep School, Northcott Neighborhood House, Hopkins Lloyd, and the YMCA.
OUR OUTREACH THROUGH PROGRAMMING is an incredibly powerful tool that we use to introduce soccer, nutrition, and healthy life skills lessons to the youth in the central city. Through this program, we also identify players who display the passion and talent to pursue opportunities in playing, refereeing, and coaching soccer along with other resources and avenues for success outside of sports.
WE TAKE PRIDE in the fact that our outreach program has successfully introduced hundreds of African-American youth to soccer. Our club strongly encourages ethnic diversity among its teams, and we have achieved an exceptionally high degree of diversity. We firmly believe that our outreach program and our efforts to promote diversity are integral to our success.
Our staff consists of experienced former professional and college soccer players from diverse backgrounds, whose main goal is to introduce soccer to Milwaukee's urban population.