The current 2019 spring/summer programs (Academy, Preseason, Competitive & Mini Kicks) will continue as advertised and registered for. Coaches, uniforms, locations, times, etc. all will remain unchanged.
You will start to be included on information coming from MN Rush as we begin to align.
Very similar to what we have now.
The easiest way to look at this, is that traditional Euro programming model with the same structure and coaching model will exist as we know it within the larger MN Rush organization.
To put it simply, if every player that has been choosing to play Euro in the past continues, we will see no more change in teams than would be typical from season to season.
Our goal as a soccer club has always been (and will continue to be) to place players on the most developmentally appropriate team. This has always meant that as players come and go, and/or develop at different rates, their teams could potentially change from year to year. This will be no different.
During the partnership discussion with MN Rush, this was important to both leadership groups. We feel that the final agreement provides this protection:
There are several reasons that we this was felt to be in the best interest of our membership.
After considering all the benefits of working with MN Rush and understanding our limitations and challenges when trying to provide the best programming for our players, this collaboration made complete sense. The soccer landscape is changing, clubs are consolidating across the state, and our local competition (rather than collaboration) was creating a competitive disadvantage for the youth of the community. When the leadership of both clubs came together, put the players first, and found a way to create a model that preserved the programming choices our members collectively cared about, this became a very obvious decision. We are truly excited for the future of soccer in our community and for all of the kids that love the game!