Our History, Our Mission, Our Future
Movedon Soccer League was founded in 2008 by Rob Sigmon and some equally crazy friends at The Next Level Church in Denver, CO. After unsuccessfully signing up as a free agent for different teams in various adult “recreational” leagues throughout the metro area, Rob gave up after five years. He turned to putting together 10 other people, who had either never played soccer before or had not played in decades to form their own team. The first team was called Deliriou5? Nightmare. “Deliriou5?” from the British Christian Contemporary band favored at TNL services and “nightmare” to accurately describe their playing style. The team purchased bright orange jerseys fashioned after the National Team of Holland (not the Broncos). As it turned out several members of the first team were Dutch.
"My Goal: Provide a fun atmosphere for adults to play real soccer again!"
Rob Sigmon, Founder
The team joined a local indoor “recreational co-ed” league and lost their first game 0-10. In the first 60 seconds of play, 50-year-old keeper, Scott Carlson had his glasses smashed from a direct shot on goal and was bleeding in the box. After the game, Rob asked the captain of the winning team, if they were a “recreational” team? They replied that they were actually the US Air Force team from Colorado Springs but came up to Denver to play in recreational leagues!
The team tried another outdoor adult recreational league for $1,000 only to find that fields were not reserved, nets were not set up, and referees weren’t scheduled for their first game. The league required each player to buy an $80 annual soccer association ID after the team paid the season registration fee! Rob thought all of this was a very bad way to run a business and figured he couldn’t possibly run a league any worse…Movedon Soccer League was born the next season!
Over the years, thousands of adults of all skill levels have come through the MSL system, participating at our weekly Meetup (which has met EVERY week regardless of weather, since 2009, with over 1,700 members) or through our seasonal outdoor and indoor leagues. And what happened to Deliriou5? Nightmare? It’s still in the league and has won 14 league championships, the most of any team in the league. Proving that perseverance and commitment still win in the long run! All league champions are etched into the League Chalice after each season for posterity.
MSL continues to schedule leagues, camps, and tournaments year round on outdoor and indoor facilities in Colorado, Florida, and Texas with new markets opening every month. MSL is committed to offering a fun and welcoming atmosphere for men and women of all ages and all (or no) playing background to improve their performance on the pitch and have a blast playing the beautiful game.
We are an inclusive league with players from all over the world, with different backgrounds and beliefs. We remain the recreational alternative over highly competitive adult leagues. We look forward to having you experience the MSL difference and join us on the pitch for our next season!