About Us
About Our Business
JIM CLINE - CAO, CYSA, Principal, The Goals Group

A former general manager with several indoor soccer companies, Jim consults full-time
for facilities all across America. Founder and principal of The Goals Group, an indoor
soccer and sports management consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio, Jim has been
involved with soccer teams, soccer stores, and indoor facilities for more than twenty
years. He is on the boards of several youth soccer associations in two states and has
operated more than 75 youth soccer tournaments. His career has included more than
thirty years in real estate development, commercial design and construction for several
national firms. Mr. Cline has always worked in the development end of businesses and
has always seen the significance of thorough strategic planning on profits and growth.  
Jim was recognized recently by Major League Soccer as one of the top 100 soccer
leaders in Ohio. His practice is limited to indoor soccer and sports facilities and their
related operations. He is a member of the United States Indoor Soccer Association's
team of professional consultants and has been a featured indoor soccer speaker at
several USIndoor Operators Conferences and several Athletic Business Conferences.
In 2005 he will be organizing the indoor sports curriculum for the Athletic Business
Conference. Seminar topics he has presented include financing, indoor sports trends,
marketing, business start-up procedures, and writing business plans amongst others.

In addition to current projects in Illinois, Alaska, Florida, Virginia, Michigan, New York,
South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, California, Georgia, Texas,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Washington, Tennessee,
Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island he is also an indoor soccer consultant to indoor
sports equipment manufacturers and vendors as well as development groups, non-
profit organizations, and municipal parks and recreation departments. Jim is also active
on indoor sports projects in several foreign countries.

Jim has written several indoor soccer management articles for GOAL Indoor and
Athletic Business magazines. Article topics have included food concessions, facility
security, sports attitudes, and facility management. He is currently writing a textbook on
commercial indoor sports management to be published in 2014.

Mr. Cline has done consulting, marketing, community relations and game presentations
for both indoor and outdoor professional soccer teams and is currently working with a
Major League Soccer team on a new multi-faceted sports complex.

The Goals Group’s practice is limited to select indoor sports projects in viable markets
that have a combination of adequate population, exceptional sports demographics, and
a demand for indoor sports. A key element of the projects accepted by The Goals
Group includes previously successful entrepreneurs that are goal oriented, persistent,
and motivated by success and excellence.

Jim Cline  Sports Service Includes:

Director - USIndoor Soccer Association CAO Certified Arena Operators Program  
Member - NSCAA – National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Member- US Lacrosse Association
Certified Youth Sports Administrator – National Alliance for Youth Sports               
Trustee - Ohio South Youth Soccer Association Since 1996
President- KID’S Inner-City Developmental Soccer League
Vice-President - Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League Since 1991
Board Member – Westerville Amateur Soccer Association Since 1994
Founder – Michigan Internationals Labor Day Youth Soccer Tournament
Founder – Fireball Soccer Classic
Past President – Lakeshore United Soccer Club        
Director - Starburst™ Soccer Spectacular Youth Soccer Tournament
Committee- Dublin Charity Cup
Director - Tomato Cup Soccer Challenge
Director - Early Bird Spring Soccer Invitational        
Grant Recipient – Columbus Foundation 1994 & 2005
Grant Recipient – United States Soccer Foundation
The Goals Group
640 Lakeview Plaza Blvd
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Phone 614-785-0060
Fax     614 785-0063