About Us


Chuck Scharte- Founder

About Us

The Pacesetter Soccer Club, a 501c3 nonprofit youth sports organization, was founded in 1980 in Sylvania, Ohio. We focus on training our players to become quality players while gaining lifelong lessons and experiences. We are committed to developing strong relationships with our players, families, and community businesses and organizations. Our mission is to create the best possible soccer experience for every player, regardless of skill level.

Since our founding in 1980, Pacesetter has expanded to include: Sylvania Soccer Academy and the Sylvania Recreation programs, Pacesetter Little Kickers and Pacesetter Junior Academy, Pacesetter Dynamo (formerly Ottawa Hills Dynamo), and Pacesetter South (formerly Findlay Soccer Club). The Pacesetter family currently consists of 1,300+ active members.

The Pacesetter Soccer Club is viewed as a model for player development throughout the state. We offer a comprehensive training program for players of every age and every level to maximize each players potential, supported by experienced and dedicated coaching staff. The club's vision is to empower young athletes to be confident, courageous, and creative. We are continuing to evolve, without compromising our core beliefs and values of being inclusive to all. We have seen success at the local, state, regional and national levels.

We are proud that our alumni have moved on to play at various colleges domestically and internationally.

Today, Pacesetter's emphasis on holistic development creates life-long friendships and relationships that are maintained throughout their alumni years. This is evident in the individual and collective accomplishments in the Local, State, Regional and National levels. This is all made possible thanks to the support network of families, coaches, developmental staff, administrative staff, volunteer network, community and sponsors. This tremendous support network enables the club to bring the long-term vision to fruition.

Is Pacesetter Soccer Club For You?

A player centered environment is at the forefront of everything we do at PSC. From first touch to first team, our vastly experienced staff members can tailor our training to all ages and abilities to ensure each person is developing holistically within the four pillars of performance. Technical, Tactical, Physiological and Psychosocial.  

PSC has a clear pathway for player learning and development, and moving through the stages of development, our coaches are trained in all aspects of our club curriculum to ensure we have the capabilities to develop and progress every individual in the PSC Family.  

PSC is extremely proud to be a small part of people’s journey and we have seen many members of the family represent the club on the international, professional, Semi Professional, and Collegiate stage. This is not to mention the hundreds and thousands of High School players ranging from District, Regional and State pool level who have experienced wonderful memories of: winning as a team, competitive spirit and true passion to help each other on and off the field using Soccer as the vehicle for transferable knowledge in any vocation following a playing career. PSC wants to illuminate people to shine and thrive on the highest of stages, on and off the field.  

It’s commonly understood Talent without hard work is nothing and as coaches, we have a huge responsibility to provide a high challenge, high support culture within the club to ensure each person maximizes their limitless potential.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pacesetter Soccer Club is to provide area youth the opportunity to develop individual and team soccer skills to their fullest potential through access to expert training and opportunities for high levels of competition. The Club will address the physical, psychological, technical, and tactical components of the game while training to ensure the best soccer experience for each player. We endeavor to help our members develop into outstanding players and will encourage the development of important life skills such as good sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and fair play.


The name of this organization is the “Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer League (NWOYSL).  This organization is a non-profit, educational organization as described under the United States Internal Revenue Service Code, which must be maintained.  NWOYSL is affiliated with the “Ohio Soccer Association” (OSA), which is affiliated with the “United States Youth Soccer Association” (USYSA). NWOYSL is a local competitive league that contains teams from Sylvania, Perrysburg, Toledo, Wausseon, Oregon, Findlay, Lima and Swanton. 

Read More: http://www.nwoysl.org/


Office Hours

Monday to Thursday - 9:30-3:00
Friday - Closed