Statewide, soccer clubs like Batesville’s are challenged with finding volunteers and qualified coaches and referees. Indian Soccer has been very supportive and progressive in the development of players, coaches and referees through initiation of guidelines and standards. Naturally, certifications are necessary for referees in order to maintain the integrity and safety of the game, but Indiana Soccer has gone so far as requiring certification for coaches as well. Their focus is not only on player development but player enjoyment as a soccer player progresses through the age groups, so that the child does not lose interest in the game.
None of this would be possible without the continued support of our volunteers, parents, coaches, the City of Batesville and the local business community. We are very fortunate to have a corporate citizen in Hillenbrand Industries. Without their support and generosity the completion of Bill Gillespie Soccer Park would have been extremely challenging. The Batesville Street Department has been instrumental in the care and maintenance of the facility and fields, and through their dedication the players of Batesville Soccer have a quality, safe environment in which to play.