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Expanded Youth Development Program

By Gitchi Gummi, 04/06/20, 1:15PM CDT


New In-House League

Due to the great success of our Youth Development Program over the past decade we have decided to expand our offerings in this area.  We have had many requests over the years to expand on our youth development programming.  Now with facility and coaching options we feel we are in a position to do so.

First, we will continue to offer our six-week week programs,  our Lil' Kickers program for 4 to 6 year-old players and our Juniors Program, aimed at 7 to 10 -year-olds.  These programs focus on fun, skill-building activities and games, two days a week.

These youth development programs have been the foundation of our Club for the past two decades.  Greg Cane, a founder of Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club back in 1991 and UMD Women's Soccer head coach, leads the player development program.  His wife, Patti Cane, has been involved with our younger soccer enthusiasts in the Lil' Kickers program now for 19 years.  She does a fantastic job with the little ones as she uses her preschool director background to encourage, motivate, and engage our future stars.  Often times we’ve been told that this was the highlight of a child’s summer.  We make learning fun, which builds passion for the game. 

These 6-week camps will take place at St. Scholastica's Saints Field.  Each group gets two sessions a week, every Monday and Wednesday starting May 18th and running until June 24th (no session on Memorial Day). The Lil' Kickers take the field from 5:15 to 6:15 and Juniors follow from 6:30 to 7:30.

To register please use this link:  Lil' Kickers and Juniors Programs




In addition to our Juniors and Lil' Kickers programming, we are delighted to announce a second session for Late Summer! This program would have a slightly different look to it.  We plan to create 4 groups; each group would have two, 1-hour sessions a week -- Mon. and Wed. or Tues. and Thurs.  

There would still be the emphasis on skill development through instructional coaching but we would also add a game component to this program with an in-house league.  All of these sessions will be open to players 7 to 12 years old.

Our new 7 week program will start on July 27th and it would run until September 10th.  Sessions would be between 5:30 and 8 PM each night at one consistent site.  The fee for this will be $125 per player. 

To register please use this link.  In-House Late Summer League

Hope to see you on the pitch this summer!