Matt Lombardino, his cousin Jeff Annen and Annen’s brother-in-law Mark Landgraf got together after a volleyball game and discussed building an indoor soccer facility. The three who had played hockey in high school and Lombardino who was the manager of Capital Sports Center, the first indoor soccer facility in Madison, quickly came up with plans and opened the Break Away Sports Center in September 1996. The facility flourished with the increased interest in soccer and the long Wisconsin winters.
The facility has programs for ages 2 and up and for all talent levels. For the younger group customized classes or training for day cares, pre-schools and youth groups are offered. There are also classes and personalized training for older individuals.
Besides training classes there are more than 300 teams that have used the facility for league play and tournaments. Teams can sign up for league play and individuals not on a team can also sign up and be placed on an appropriate level team. There are 6 seasons a year, spring, summer (an outdoor field is available), fall, and three winter seasons.
Besides soccer games and classes, groups can rent the soccer field for Flag Football, Bocce, corporate parties, volleyball and birthday parties which can include staff creating soccer activities.