321 E Central Ent, Duluth, MN, 55811
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As we look forward to the 2024 Gitch season we find ourselves awaiting information from our governing organization, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, MYSA. They are working on forming a new league structure for the '24 season. They have yet to finalize the details of this. Their decision on which teams they select to their top league will then have a direct impact on our teams that do not get selected into this league.
For us as a Club it is hard to move forward with our plans for all of our teams until we learn more from MYSA.
We have our assessment dates all set for all of our age groups. I do not foresee these changing, so you can plan accordingly. But without all the info from MYSA we feel it is impossible at this stage to set our player fees for our league teams until we know the structure and what the expectation for these teams will be next year.
This is why currently we have decided only to open up registration for players who will play in our tournament only teams, U12 (born in 2012) and younger teams. These fees are set.
MYSA were supposed to inform all Clubs of their plans by July 21st. We will give them 2 more weeks max, before we will have to create a registration for our league teams, U13 (born 2011) and older. We certainly hope we have all the info we need within that time frame, if not we will do an educated projection for fees and open up registration so all can be registered prior to the assessment dates which is required from a liability perspective.
We appreciate your understanding and we will obviously keep you informed as and when we have more info.
All the best with your Fall leagues and HS games, I am sure your players will represent Gitch very well!
We have an important update to share regarding our club's sponsorship. Unfortunately, Essentia Health will no longer be sponsoring our club in the upcoming season.
We understand that this news may come as a surprise, and we want to assure you that we are actively exploring new sponsorship opportunities to support our club's activities and initiatives. While the loss of a sponsor is never easy, we remain committed to providing the best experience for our players.
We will keep you updated on any developments regarding new sponsorship agreements and how this will affect you as members. In the meantime, if any of you have connections or suggestions for potential sponsors, please feel free to reach out to me. (email@example.com)
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Our club remains strong, and together, we will navigate this change successfully.
For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Greg Cane and Barry Chastey, who serve as coaches for the Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club which is celebrating 30 years in existence in 2021.