The Greater Springfield Community Sports Development Program (CSDP) provides training and development in the sports of Archery, Ice Hockey, Tennis and Volleyball. An average of 600 athletes a year receive comprehensive mental and physical training in their sport, both in the competitive arena and off the field. Most athletes are from the Springfield area, though some travel from out-of-state to receive training. Numerous locally-trained athletes have gone on to compete at the state, regional, national, collegiate and international levels. Four athletes are named Athlete of the Year each October, one for each sport.
The program also reaches about 2,000 youth a year in outreach through schools, after-school programs, camps and neighborhood events.
The CSDP maintains strong working relationships with national governing bodies USA Archery, USA Hockey, the United States Tennis Association and USA Volleyball, which all emphasize athlete development and growing the sport.
Established in 2003 as part of the US Olympic Committee’s former Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), the program is overseen by a volunteer board which includes local sports leaders, advocates and four Olympians. The program is administered through a partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, which provides coaches, equipment and facilities.
Athletes of the Year 2018
- Archery - Breahna "Hayden" Catron
- Hockey - Megan Fisch
- Tennis - Reid Jarvis
- Volleyball - Birdie Hendrickston
- The overall Athlete of the Year is Birdie Hendrickston, Volleyball
Athletes of the Year 2017
- Archery - Hailey Timmons
- Hockey - Gage Robb
- Tennis - Hannah Loder
- Volleyball - Holly Luginbill
- The overall Athlete of the Year is Hannah Loder, Tennis
Special Thanks to Our Community Partners
- Ozarks Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Call 417-838-1275 if interested in contributing or sponsoring!